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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by techguy88, Oct 29, 2019.
While I'm no fan of AT&T how do you know for sure it wasn't the fault of those two popular streaming devices?
Obviously it was pretty easy since they did it! . Note that when ATT TV came out it wasn’t on Roku or AndroidTV OS. Hulu has some 5.1 audio, but not on AppleTV. And there are other seemingly stupid things they all do as they jockey for position and profits.
A lot of industry sources have said Amazon wants the Max content as a "channel" within the Prime Video app just like the HBO content and that is where WarnerMedia is saying no. WarnerMedia wants the Max only content viewed exclusively through the HBO Max app and website. Another issue that has been raised for both Amazon & Roku is possibly the revenue split. Keep in mind Disney+ almost launched without Amazon Fire device support.
Also a last minute distribution deal must have been reached... Comcast Xfinity-HBO subscribers can now select Xfinity as their provider and login to the HBO Max app. Xfinity was just added a few minutes ago.
I am shocked no 4K/HDR I heard the bit rate is good but still
I have a subscription to HBO both through DirecTV (Premier) and AT&T Wireless (Elite). I get a discount on my DirecTV bill for HBO. So I'm not on combined billing. When I try to log in to HBO Max through DirecTV I'm asked for my AT&T credentials. My DirecTV password did not work, but my AT&T Wireless password did (despite selecting DirecTV as the provider). I know it's not the biggest complaint in the world, since I am able to access, but I would prefer to be able to log in with my DirecTV password, as it's a simple one that the family already knows.
I read where someone sideloaded the HBO Max app on their Fire TV device. It worked but only if you put a mouse on it to navigate within the HBO Max app as the Fire TV remote keys didn't work.
The password has to be at least 8 characters. I ran into the same thing so I was able to change the HBO Max password on the HBO Max website without changing my DirecTV password.
I'm sure both sides have some responsibility in this. But considering AT&T's track record recently, I'll blame them
But seriously, I would have pushed this back until at least one of the two leading streaming devices had the app. This could wind up upsetting a lot of people who wanted this. At least they were smart enough to not remove the existing HBO apps.
My DirecTV password is 8 characters, so that's not the problem. May be a problem that I use the same username on DirecTV and AT&T, but different passwords.
When I used the 'sign on with tv provider' it created the user account at the HBO Max website but did not ask for or give the account a password. I had to go to the HBO Max website and give the newly created account a password so you might need to do the same. Is your DirecTV account still on DirecTV billing or was it migrated to AT&T?
Sign-in worked seamlessly on my PS4. Downloaded the HBO Now app, chose sign-in using TV provider. Gave me a web address prompt, used my phone's browser, entered the code, and then prompted to pick provider. Chose DirecTV, entered my AT&T sign-in info and was all set.
The service looks excellent.
When I sign into either HBO GO or HBO NOW using either my DirecTV provider info or my HBO Max username/password I get the regular HBO without the new content on HBO Max like Friends or The Big Bang Theory. That is on either the website using a browser on my computer or through those two apps on the Amazon Fire TV.
That is what would be expected.
Right after the pandemic started HBO put multiple original series out for free for everyone on every service. Sopranos was one of them. It was always going to end after a while and before max launched.
Some of those series may have also been on prime but I don’t believe all of them where.
HBO puts 'The Sopranos,' 'The Wire,' 'Succession' and 6 more shows free online
It does not surprise me to see them all Come off prime though with the launch of max and the evidently internal fight with Amazon on max being a channel in the prime app.
That's disappointing. I downloaded the app on my phone and I'll cast some stuff tonight to test it but I was hoping they'd have 4K content on launch. Hopefully it's coming.
I thought others here were saying they are getting HBO Max content using the HBO NOW app. I might be misunderstanding on that front.
It depends on the device you are using.
On my PS4, I downloaded the HBO Now app but it converted to HBO Max upon successful sign-in.
You will not get HBO Max content via HBO Now on devices not supporting HBO Max (Rokus, Fire TVs.)
OK thanks for that explanation.
Wow ! that HBO Max app popped up in my apps list on my TV and says stream now.
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