If you're an HBO subscriber one of the best perks of the premium cable channel besides the boatloads of movies and original programming is the 'HBO GO' service. 'HBO GO' lets you watch over 1,400 of your favorite HBO shows, including original programming like 'Boardwalk Empire', 'True Blood', 'Hung' and of course tons of movies, sports, comedy and more all on your Android tablet and I'm happy to announce that it is now finally available for your Nexus 7 Tablet. Here's a brief overview of 'HBO GO' on the Nexus 7 by our friends at AndroidCentral:
• Keep up with your favorites. Watch everything you love about HBO, including HBO original programming, hit movies, sports, comedy and every episode of the best HBO shows, including True Blood®, Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire®, Entourage®, The Sopranos®, Curb Your Enthusiasm®, Sex and the City®, The Wire® and more. Plus, get bonus features and special behind-the-scenes extras!
• Take it with you. Get instant access to HBO GO whenever you want, wherever you are—and never miss a moment of your favorite HBO shows.
• Make it your own. Create a customized Watchlist to catch up on all your favorite HBO shows and hit movies at your convenience. Plus, set a Series Pass® to automatically load your list with all the HBO Original Series you love.
• Enjoy more HBO. Get even more of your favorite HBO programming with HBO GO—FREE with your HBO subscription through participating television providers.
Pretty awesome isn't it? Now as we stated before you need to already be a subscriber to HBO in order to use 'HBO GO'. It requires you to use information from your standard HBO subscription and cable operator to register the app. The app itself looks stunning on your Nexus 7 with a pastel of tiles each representing an original HBO show or movie that you can slide in all directions with just a finger to reveal even more. Once a show is selected you can choose to immediately play or go to an 'info' screen that provides you with information like a description of the episode or film as well as time and availability information.
You can access your shows from virtually anywhere you take your Nexus 7, although quality depends on how fast your Wi-Fi connection is. You can discover and choose from different categories of entertainment in the pull down menu and make customized watchlists so that you'll never miss out on the latest episode of 'Entourage', 'Game Of Thrones' or your favorite movie. You can even set a 'Series Pass' which loads an entire season's episodes to your list automatically as they become available. If you're an HBO subscriber who also owns a Nexus 7 then this is a 'must have' app. Grab it at the link below in the Google Play store and remember it's free from most cable providers with your HBO subscription.