HBO Max finally revealed (AT&T video subscribers with HBO subscription gets it for free)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by techguy88, Oct 29, 2019.

  1. b4pjoe

    b4pjoe New Member

    Nov 19, 2010
    For side-loading apps to an Amazon FireTV device I recommend adbLink.
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  2. JoeTheDragon

    JoeTheDragon Hall Of Fame

    Jul 21, 2008
    They can make an channel with content , drop some on the hbo channels , use push VOD.
  3. TXD16

    TXD16 Icon

    Oct 29, 2008
    Agreed. It's an incredibly capable and solid app---definitely worthy of support---and goes well beyond mere side-loading. I've been using this app on every android-based device I own, including my phone, tablet, and all of my Fire TV devices. I keep finding new uses for it...
  4. techguy88

    techguy88 Well-Known Member

    Mar 19, 2015
    They can't do that with their current agreements for HBO Max and trying to go "Direct to Consumer" aka Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu in the streaming realm.

    If they hypothetically turn some of the HBO channels into "HBO Max" channels and create a VOD channel for the "Max content" just for D* then all the other MVPDs & vMVPDs are going demand they be treated the same as D*. Apple will then want HBO back on the Apple TV Channels platform with the Max content and the associated live channels, Amazon & Roku will increase their demand that the "Max content" be integrated into their respective apps with those same live feeds. The whole point of keeping the "Max content" exclusive to the HBO Max app and website is because WarnerMedia wants to take HBO Max direct to consumer.

    The only way D* will get any integrated solution is if the AT&T Communications and WarnerMedia engineers examine the Genie hardware lineup running the Modern GUI to see if it is even technologically possible with the various receiver tech specs and the proprietary OS to build a version of the HBO Max app for DirecTV hardware. TBH if AT&T and Dish could magically settle their dispute for HBO & Cinemax then building a version of the HBO Max app for Dish's Hopper hardware would probably be easier than the Genie hardware at that point.

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