A lot of posters don't seem to know how to distinguish between the previous app, their inadequate broadband speed, or both. HBO GO was a problem since HBO tried to roll its own backend. They got smart and contracted with MLB for Advanced Media. Blazing fast, no latency, as good a service as you'll find, and it works transparently with Chromecast. A superior service.
The movies and shows are great! However there are a lot of streaming issues. It won't load or freezes and drops. I don't have any issues like this with my other apps so I feel it is an isolated issue with the HBO app. It takes forever to watch just one show.
HBO needs to use their damn app and fix all the obvious problems. It disconnects from Chromecast, doesn't remember what should you are watching, doesn't keep track of recent shows so you can resume watching. No way to favorite. Recommends random movies and shows without providing star rating, so you have to leave the app to get reviews. Basically the shows are often good, but the app is a dumpster fire.
Edit, Still terrible streaming, feeezes and fast forwards constantly. Poor quality app. 10/2016 Edit. I Did what was recommended. I uninstalled the app and reinstalled but still the app would skip ahead and lag. I also have the app on my Xbox one and experience the same issues. ----- HBO content and programming is great but the actual video streaming ability of this app leaves much to be wanted. App freezes constantly and fast forwards in both audio and video. Never once have I watched a show without this happening. For a paid app I expect much more.
You have one job.... Both Android HBO app and Samsung Smart TV have exact issue. Constantly freezes and drops. No other steaming app had this problem. You have one job... It would be interesting to know how much money you have lost from people dropping it due to a glitchy, buggy, freezing, buffering, user experience.
Shows aren't available when they are airing. Why the delay! On Dish you could watch the East Coast broadcasts even earlier than Pacific time. And provide a more stable connection to Chromecast. Flakier than most other streaming apps I use.
• Various bug fixes and feature enhancements