AppleInsider reports today that HBO has just released a new update for its HBO Go app, giving HBO subscribers in the US the ability to stream content to their TVs via AirPlay. The new update also enables the user to multitask, streaming content to a TV in the background, while simultaneously running other apps on their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. AppleInsider notes that HBO Go 2.1 also introduces some new interactive features for the “Game of Thrones” series, in particular, whereby you can use your iOS device as a second screen while watching the programme, although it might be difficult if you have to watch the somewhat gory show from behind the sofa due to being too squeamish! Big thanks to forum Super Moderator AQ_OC for the heads up on this story; he told me that he is very impressed with the multitasking feature, having given it a test run last night, when he was able to watch Band of Brothers at the same time as typing a message on the forum on his iPad. He was also able to check his email, and surf the web, all while streaming HBO programmes to his Apple TV. Sounds like a winner from HBO! It’s also worth noting that Cinemax has also added AirPlay streaming via its MAX GO app.
Thanks to Super Moderator AQ_OC for his input on this news story.
HBO subscribers can click here to download the free app: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hbo-go/id429775439?mt=8
Cinemax subscribers can click here to download MAX GO: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/max-go/id453560335?mt=8
Source: HBO Go app update brings AirPlay multitasking, interactive features for 'Game of Thrones'