Review from A Google User
Plz allow HDMI The technology is available for HBO to let users have HDMI access... C'mon epics and verizon apps have it, HBO is big enough to have same capability as the other companies... If not buy it just keep your customer happy!!! WILL GIVE 5 STARS AFTER THAT HAPPENS!
Would like to see better experience when I'm binge watching shows. The next episode doesn't come on automatically while Chromecasting and I have to open the app and scroll through shows to get to GOT. Then pick the season, then scroll to my episode, then hit play. It would be nice if there was an easier way to get to the next episode. Also I would like to be able to put a series in the watchlist instead of just one episode. Seems to take longer to buffer when streaming thru 4g. Netflix and Comcast apps don't have as many freezes on same network.
Quality is great on my Chromecast, but feel the app and UI itself is a big step below Netflix and other apps. No ability to just sit back and watch episode after episode, I have to go and find the show I was watching and manually hit the next show, not end of the world but Netflix has this down. Also adding a show to your watchlist is just that episode not the show itself which is also a pain. If HBO can add those couple of features then I would score it 5 stars.
I have chromecast and several other apps work just fine with it. HBO go does not. Just within the past 3 hours ive had to restart the app and/or device several timea. Took all that time to get through an hour long episode. This happens every time I use the app. This is the first comment and review period I've left for an app. I usually don't complain about this stuff in general beause i I'm still very blessed to have it. But this app made watching through chromecast impossible.
It's ok, I would like an option to use the pin to watch mature content. For example: I keep the parental controls on to block anything higher then pg-13, in case my kids open the app, but when I want to watch GOT- instead of just putting in a Pin # I have to go through settings and turn off Parental controls completely. Then turn them on again after. This should change to simply asking for a Pin to watch locked content. 5 stars if they fix!
This app is total garbage now. Total garbage. Only use it because there isn't an HBO app available for my smart TV. This app worked OK before the update, still had a few issues with connection and quality, but now, dear Lord, this app is broken. It takes forever to load, more bad quality, and is constantly disconnecting from the chromecast. You try to navigate to somewhere in an episode, it disconnects. You pause it, it disconnects. Absolutely atrocious. You'd think since we pay a decent amount for HBO that their app would at least work as it is a part of the service that I am paying for. Seriously disappointing, HBO.
It's tricky and time intensive to find shows your looking for, and it's difficult to find new shows you may like. In addition to the above, you can't switch to chromecast until you watch the stupid ratings and hbo logo droll across the screen. The quality is also really hit and miss, it never stays HD. Fix your app, HBO.
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