By Hdgwhd ls
Don't bother if you purchased a subscription somewhere else (like google play store). You have to buy a separate subscription if you have a different device. No you can't get around it by watching through the website
Love it! Can't wait for my game of thrones to start back up. Easy to use app along with your favorite movies and tv shows!
the worst app I saw 1/5
Apple TV App, Reverse Scrolling 3/5
With the new Apple TV 4th Generation, when ever you scroll through episodes of a series, the scrolling is unnatural. If you could please reverse the scrolling so it matches Apple's 'natural scrolling' (like ok the Mac and iPhone) it would be soooo much better. Especially since the new Apple TV remote and iPhone remote are touch screen/pad, it makes sense to use natural scrolling. Please fix this really annoying usability feature.
Embarrassing AirPlay experience 2/5
The AirPlay functionality is abysmal and bug-ridden, making it impossible to watch on an external device without having to reset and replay constantly. I do not encounter the same poor AirPlay experience with other apps. I can't continue to subscribe to this service if I'm unable to watch on my TV.
Much Better 4/5
By Dave Om7
So many bugs 1/5
I downloaded this to be able to watch HBO on my iPad. This this is so buggy and glitchy it makes the viewing experience unbearable. It resorts to audio stream only way too often (even when i have good wifi availability), closes on it's own (3 out of ever 5 times i use it), and freezes up way too often.
Video does not play / fuzzy video when it does 1/5
Some times it works, sometime it just show a grey screen with no action. Premium channel charging a premium price (twice as much as Netflix or Hulu).
Video quality seems poor, not true HD. Video quality comparable to Crackel (free) Hulu video quality easily out performs. Netflixs video out performs HBO with more content.
Do not believe I will be continuing the subscription past the trial period.
By Don't know the ending.
HBO Now has not allowed one movie or series to be watched completely. The screen goes blank and a message appears stating the video stream is not strong enough and only audio will be played. I have done everything HBO support has recommended. The only good part, I did not pay my subscription fee since it was during a free trial.
THIS is what I pay $15 for?? 1/5
The app has always taken FOREVER to load, but the last couple of days, it's like it suddenly got kicked in the head by a horse! ..and they wonder why people go through other means to get this content...
No Offline Viewing 2/5
This app sorely needs the ability to download shows (if not movies too) for offline viewing. $15/month and I can't use this on the plane.
Can't watch bill maher 1/5
There has been a bug in the app for the past few months where it crashes whenever I press play on Real Time. I'm paying to watch these shows and the app is so buggy it won't let me. I've reinstalled and it hasn't fixed the issue and HBO developers haven't bothered to fix it either. Considering cancelling...
Streaming Over WIFI is Awful 1/5
During playback on my iPad or iPhone the app displays error message and only plays sound telling me to use a stronger signal. But, I can stream anything I like in Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, etc. Very poorly designed app.
Does not work 1/5
Endless renew subscription loop. Don't waste your time
Consistently crashes 1/5
This app crashes way too often. My watchlist never works and my "continue watching" list is outdated by 6months ago. The play bar on the screen when casting on Chromecast randomly stays on the screen every few episodes
The title will explain the app. Just terrible.
Great catalog, disappointing app. 2/5
By Nazeef Mashroor
2.Movies and TV Shows are easy to find.
1.Watchlist is very inconsistent.
2.Why is there an option of streaming audio only?
4.Very unfriendly to international travelers as the moment you step out of the USA the app is useless.
5.No offline mode.
6.Handles slower networks very bad.
7.Works only in landscape(on iPads)
This app needs some serious improvements by HBO if they want to compete with Hulu or Netflix.
Bad app.... just bad. 1/5
If I could give this a zero star review I would. Very poor app design. It works in the that you can watch content. Try to watch the next episode of a series that your watching.... you have to search for the series every time.
There are many things wrong with this app. HBO ..... are you serious. It's like someone told you you had to build an app that looks like Dwell magazine but you forgot to read a Popular Mechanics before you made this app.
Please update the app and just copy someone else.
Stops a lot watchlist has glitches 15 buks not worth it
This app crashes all the time! I thought HBO would do better. I like the content I wish I could make it through a whole movie without having to keep reopening the app
Works Perfect 5/5
I don't get the bad reviews. For me this app works perfect. May be other customers have some internet issues. For me the streaming and selection is perfect. Price is better than the cable company.
Useless for international travellers 1/5
By Watcher Abroad
I'm from New York but travel internationally frequently and am a huge fan of HBO shows. This is why I was originally thrilled to find out I could watch through this app while I waited at the airports during delays or long layovers, except for one catch. Nearly everything available on the HBO is not supported with an international VPN. I'm currently in Thailand and can get no show or movie to stream, even though the app claims it is available. I'm am disappointed with the app and its customer service and would appreciate a more user friendly guide on how to watch while abroad.
14.99$ and I can't use hbo 1/5
So i forgot my password and can't restore it. So i must pay 14,99$ and don't use it.
Can't watch movies 1/5
Every time I choose a movie it says that it is not allowed in my region
iPad Pro 1/5
By Mac Attack!
Not optimized for 12.9" iPad Pro
Awful at casting 1/5
They keep doing updates but casting is still super buggy. You'd think a company like HBO could afford to work it out but maybe it's just a ploy to get you to buy a cable package.
Seriously, with all the money HBO makes, you can't have an app that actually works? Shame on you!
Pay the same price as everyone else who watches HBO yet you can't watch any of the shows live.
Worst app ever 1/5
This app is horrible. Developers of hbo now, please see netflix app for how to conduct yourselves.
Leave hbo now app, and it disregards any search. It's way to buggy to be a usable app.
Audio stream only 1/5
HBO Now is a great app, but lately it's been refusing to stream video to me. I pay for a subscription but the app will only stream audio (and displays a message that says as much). My network streams video fine; I had to find what I wanted to watch on YouTube. Not cool, please fix.
Great Updates 5/5
I am not sure what app version fixed it, but the fact that the pause works well across restarts and switches now is awesome. Super happy now!
Offline Viewing 3/5
What would make this app truly great is offline viewing. Allowing episodes/movies to be downloaded locally to the device for a set amount of time. Netflix/Amazon do this (just requiring that you connect via wifi after 48 hours to verify your subscription is still active). This would be a game changer for this app/my HBO subscription, especially for those of us who travel a lot and can't stream while flying.
Disappointed customer 1/5
I am constantly having trouble casting from my HBO Now app onto my TV via chromecast. My Netflix and Hulu apps work perfectly fine, 100% of the time. It's only my HBO Now app that works about 50% of the time which is ridiculous if you ask me. Please fix these glitches!
Horrible app, can't stream over perfect 5 bar LTE connection 1/5
Every other video streaming app on my phone works great except HBO now. $15??? Are they seriously charging money for this crap?
Freezes and glitchy 1/5
The app will constantly freeze, making it a useless icon on whatever platform it is being used on. Freezes on Xbox, smart tv, and iPhone. All around terrible app.
No offline viewing? What year is this? Bugfest is a new show? 1/5
Incredible shows misrepresented by one of the worst streaming apps available. Too many issues. Come on, get your s hit together.
Only Audio Available 70% of the Time 1/5
Getting sick of paying $15 a month for broken episodes!! Can't watch anything with out wifi!!
Terrible App 1/5
It crashes and freezes all the time
Buyer Beware 1/5
Don't get this app...it constantly crashes and freezes. The playback feature shouldn't even be called that because it never works. Whenever the app crashes/freezes, I have to reopen the app and look for the show and then hope and pray that it works and then find where I left off. I see it's apparent that HBO only cares about the dollar and not the customer.
Almost perfect 4/5
By Cuckoo for Coco
Really wish the app would jump forward to the next episode instead of having to manually do it. Pretty sure would lead to more views in general. Would be great to see this in the next update
Glitchy/buffers too much 1/5
I'm paying $15 a month for this service and it continually buffers when I'm casting this to my tv via Comcast. YouTube and Netflix don't buffer nearly this bad while I'm casting, and YouTube is free! Fix this, give us a choice of quality so we can lower the quality to keep the show streaming.
Watchlist doesn't work 3/5
Generally I like this app - works OK on my iPad Pro buy occassionally crashes and the watchlist feature, which is fairly important, almost never works. Same is true for the Apple TV versionh - I can't believe HBO hasn't addressed this yet.
Would be great to be able to watch content offline on a single device (like Netflix does).
This app is a ripoff I pay 15 dollars for it to tell me that all of the videos are not available in my region. They could have warned me😡. It doesn't even deserve a single star.
By Michele E.
Sometimes the sound cuts out for no apparent reason. This app could also be better designed. If I am watching a series then close the app, the next time I open it I have to find the show and episode from the menu each time. It's tedious. HBO Go was much easier. Seems like it could be more user friendly. I certainly hope they are working on upgrades because this is not worth the money.
This app is a joke. AGAIN, Real Time crashes EVERY SINGLE TIME YOU TRY TO OPEN IT. How much money do you make HBO that you can't hire someone to make a decent app???? MAKE IT A PRIORITY or give me my money back.
Why are many HBO programs uploaded on YouTube before they are on HBO NOW?
Tons of bugs. Videos now don't play. It doesn't even remember where you left off!
Makes Frequent Stops 3/5
I've used this app for quite a while on two continents. While I'm grateful for the opportunity to get GoT via an app, this one is buggy. I blamed the pauses formerly on the bad African infrastructure, but not that I'm in the US and using excellent Internet, there's no excuse for how often this stops. Whether HBO doesn't provide enough juice at the source to service all its customers or if the app itself is unreliable, I couldn't say. All I know is that with the same connection, neither Netflix nor Amazon Prime has the same issues. Sad. Very sad.
Poorly Designed 1/5
By HBO Not
As with most dissatisfied reviewers, I don't normally leave bad ratings but this is terrible. HBO Now is a poorly designed app with no way to sign out of all devices. Customer support can't even do this. That's a HUGE security risk if someone hacks your account which is my current circumstances. I've changed my password and everything, but unless hacker signs out they have access to view my subscription. Needless to say I've canceled my subscription. HBO can take cues from Netflix when it comes to app design and security.
Very well made 5/5
Disregard anyone who says otherwise. Great app. Quality is based off of individual devices not the HBO APP