HBO Go and MAX Go users who have devices running Ice Cream Sandwich were initially left out of the mobile on-demand options, but new updates today eradicates those issues. Those on Ice Cream Sandwich devices are now fully supported so you can watch all your favorite content on the go. They’ve also made performance enhancements and fixed bugs, but didn’t go into detail about what exactly changed there. Find both updates in the Google Play Store here and here.
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