HBO Go – which offers on-demand streaming of HBO’s massive video library, including new episodes of popular shows for anyone with a subscription to the channel – is one of the best apps on Android. But the greatness of the app was previously unavailable because it didn’t support Android phones running Ice Cream Sandwich.
Today, HBO has addressed the problem and added support for phones up to Android 4.0.4. So all of you Galaxy Nexus owners upset when I recommended HBO Go as one of the best apps for Game of Thrones fans can watch the schemes of Westeros on your mobile. HBO also states in the version notes that it has included some bug fixes and performance enhancements to improve the app’s stability and speed.
Max Go, the similarly-themed app available for Cinemax subscribers, was also updated today. Much like it’s HBO cousin, the app has also gotten the “performance enhancement” bump and is available for download on phones running up to version 4.04.
Tablet support is still elusive from both HBO Go and Max Go, so let’s hope that HBO keeps the update train rolling and gets around to extending support for those devices soon. There’s already an HBO iPad app, so there’s really no excuse for taking this long to rollout device-wide support for the apps.
Download HBO GO (US only) or Download Max Go (US only)
Add another country to the list of nations that support Google Play Movies. Google has announced today that customers in Australia can now rent movies from the Play Store. The announcement follows rollouts in France and the United Kingdom, showing that Google is finally making progress – however small it may be – in rolling out its service globally.
Play Movies is an on-demand rental service that streams movies to Android phones or tablets. Price and selection varies in different countries, but it’s typically a mix of old films, international blockbusters, and some home-grown produced content as well. In the case of Australia, their are hits like Moneyball and Bourne Ultimatum, as well as the locally-made Snowtown and Chopper.
Android users can rent Play Movies for $3.99 to $6.99 depending on the age of the film. New releases are $5.99 for Standard Definition and $6.99 for High Definition. Older films rent for $3.99 and $4.99 for SD and HD respectively. (All prices in AUD.)
Renters have 30 days to start watching the film, but the viewer has only 48 hours to view the film once play has started. The app can download a film for temporary cache, so it can work if you need some entertainment while on a plane on long trip.
Head to Google Play if you’ve been itching to rent on your mobile. Please be aware that you cannot access Play movies if you have a rooted device.
Here’s something you don’t see every day: a U.S. television provider recognizes that its paying customers would like to be able to access video on their mobile devices, and that company steps in to provide it. And as an added bonus, it’s available to Android users first.
DirecTV has updated its official Android application to support on-demand streaming to phones. The latest version allows users to view movies and original programming from HBO, Cinemax, Encore, Showtime, Starz and other popular destinations. The app works only in the United States and not all devices are supported, but as Engadget points out, this is one of the rare times when a media app is available on Android phones before it goes to iPhone. (And yes, the app supports some Android tablets.)
There’s no live streaming of DirecTV channels yet, but users can see plenty of their favorite shows at their convenience. The DirecTV Android app also supports browsing television listings by channel or broadcast time, and helps fans discover new content by seeing what’s trending. Once a user finds what he or she wants, the app can remotely set recordings through the DVR. It also sets parental controls from the device and includes account management tools.
DirecTV is available for download now in Google Play Device and version compatibility will vary.
Comcast today announced that the On Demand live-streaming feature of its Xfinity App for iPad is now live. This means that Comcast customers with the app can now watch many of their favourite TV shows and movies whenever they want and wherever they want.
This new feature is available as part of an updated version of the free Xfinity TV app, which Comcast subscribers can download from the App Store. Content that is now available completely free to Comcast customers On Demand includes output from such premium cable channels as HBO (True Blood), SHOWTIME (Dexter), Starz, Encore, Cinemax and MoviePlex. Comcast says that the selection available now is just the beginning, and customers can expect thousands more choices to be added for viewing via the iPad app in the weeks and months to come.
"The Xfinity TV app with video streaming is part of our ongoing effort to deliver great entertainment experiences for our customers on all screens and devices,? said Matt Strauss, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Comcast Interactive Media. ?We have an aggressive development plan to introduce even more features in the coming months that enable customers to more richly watch, control, and personalize their entertainment experience.?
If you’re a Comcast subscriber, click here to download the free app: XFINITY TV for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store
Pocket Gamer reports today that Dexter HD, the iPad version of the iPhone game based on the hit Showtime serial killer series, has just been released to the App Store. The game centres around the life of Dexter Morgan, a serial killer with a lust for blood who still manages to maintain a fa
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Season 5 jumped straight into the aftermath of that incident.The episode opened with Dexter stepping into his home to find a tub full of blood and a baby sitting in an even larger pool of blood.
He eventually sat speechless in the front lawn of his house, holding his blood soaked baby as officials make their way into the house to make sense of the scene. Of course, Dexter knows that the Trinity Killer is behind the death of his wife, Rita.Sponsored LinksNow he is left with her kids and his own son, and a serial killer must adapt to the life of a single father while trying to keep the fact that he is a killer hidden from the rest of the world.
As if that was not enough for Dex -Quinn (even after sleeping with Deb who is losing her mind) is zooming in on him as being involved in the death of his wife.During the entire episode Dex appears to be out of it in all of it, unable to deal with the emotions that come with the death and unable to figure out how to react to a death like a normal person. Previously, Dexter had thought that he did not feel emotion in the same way that other people do. Now, he has to deal with these feelings for the first time in his life while remaining razor sharp behind the scenes and killing random strangers who get upset for bathroom keys.
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