Update: Okay, as of today, 10/8/2013, HBO has released a working HBO Go app for Android 4.3. No Chromecast support, but it works.
Okay, so, right after HBO fixed the HBO Go app to work with Android 4.2.2, out comes Android 4.3. And guess what? It’s listed as not supported in the Play Store for Android 4.3 devices. If you already had the app installed and then upgraded your device to 4.3, then the app either force closes or hangs when trying to run a video.
The DirecTV app, which worked fine on 4.2.2, just hangs with a spinning circle when trying to start a video on 4.3.
I’m sure both companies will get this sorted out, but for now it means I’m back to my iPad 3 for watching HBO video. The Starz app still works fine on Android 4.3, so I’m covered there.
Just an FYI, in case you’re struggling to get either of these apps working on your freshly upgraded Android 4.3 device.
Update: The DirecTV phone app received a recent update that now works on Android 4.3. So, that’s good news. Here’s hoping that HBO does the same sometime soon.
Update 2: I tweeted HBO Go about this today (9/9/2013), and they responded. Typical, really, but at least they’re listening.