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What are the minimum system requirements for HBO GO and MAX GO?

Minimum System Requirements for HBO GO and MAX GO

Find out what you need to view HBO GO or MAX GO on your:

iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

The HBO GO and MAX GO apps require:

  • An iPhone 3GS or or higher.
  • An iPad running iOS 4.3 or higher.
  • A third or fourth generation iPod Touch.


  • The HBO GO and MAX GO apps require Android version 2.1 or higher.
  • HBO GO runs on some 7-inch tablets running version 2.1 or higher.
  • Some Android devices are not supported, including:
    • Motorola Flipout, Motorola CLIQ, Motorola CLIQ XT, Motorola Backflip, and Motorola DROID.
    • LG Ally, LG Apex, and LG Axis.
    • HTC myTouch 3G, HTC Droid Eris, and HTC Hero.
    • T-Mobile G1.
    • eLocity A7.


  Windows Mac
Processor Intel Pentium 4.3 GHz Intel Core Duo 1.83 GHz
Video memory 128 MB of video RAM 128 MB of video RAM
Memory 512 MB of RAM 512 MB of RAM
Connection speed 3 Mbps (for HD content) 3 Mbps (for HD content)
  • Internet Explorer 7
  • Mozilla Firefox 9
  • Google Chrome 3
  • Safari 5
  • Mozilla Firefox 4
  • Google Chrome 3
Software Adobe Flash Player 10.1 Adobe Flash Player 10.1

Xbox 360, Roku player, or Samsung Smart TV

  • For the Xbox 360, you must have an Xbox LIVE Gold membership to access HBO GO.
  • You can use HBO GO with any Roku player or Samsung Smart TV.

Kindle Fire

You can use HBO GO with any Kindle Fire.

Apple TV

You must have version 5.3 of Apple TV software installed.

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