Encouraged, no doubt, by the huge success of their Android and iOS mobile clients for HBO GO (over 1 million downloads within the first week of release), Home Box Office Inc. has rolled out a mobile app for Cinemax’s (US-only) MAX GO online streaming service. The app provides on-demand streaming of 700+ hours of programming including popular Hollywood movies and series as well as Cinemax’s first original series Strike Back. The app itself can be downloaded free of cost from the
Android Market Google Play Store and iTunes App Store while the service, too, is free for MAX GO subscribers.
As mobile phones and tablets gain popularity and adaptation across the globe at a phenomenal pace and as more and more regions across the world get high-speed wireless broadband access, the idea of getting access to our media right from our mobile devices is becoming increasingly popular. That’s why we are seeing more and more entries in application stores of Android, iOS and Windows Phone by big media names, and MAX GO is just one of the latest in this scene.
The app’s interface and functionality matches that of its predecessor. You can stream Cinemax content over WiFi or 3G, create a Watchlist of movies and/or series that you plan to watch later and share your favorite shows with friends and family over Facebook and Twitter. On a broadband connection with decent speed, the streaming experience is quite good and viewing on a large screen device such as one of the 4.3″ or larger handsets is an absolute pleasure, giving you the effective view of a large screen display, when held close.
Although there is a separate MAX GO client for the iPad, a tablet variant of the Android client is yet to be released. You can download the app for free from Google Play Store or iTunes App Store via the links provided below.
Do you frequently stream media on your iPhone, iPad or Android device? If not, do you plan on doing so soon? What do you think of MAX GO? If you have tried it out, how was the experience? What is your most favourite online media streaming service on iOS or Android? Don’t forget to let us know in the comments below.