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

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  1. moob

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    That's good news. It was kinda head-scratching that it'd be more on DirecTV considering you could get it for less on its own. I left it on because of the convenience, but if the HBO Max app popped up on my Vizio's Home screen (like Disney+ did a few months after it launched), I would have canceled it through DirecTV and gotten the stand-alone version.
     
  2. techguy88

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    I would have probably done the same if I didn't get HBO/HBO Max through my AT&T Unlimited Elite plan tbh. I use the HBO Go app more anyway than I do the linear channels.

    FYI: According to the countdown on AT&T's HBO Max page HBO Max will launch exactly at 12:00 AM Pacific Time on May 27th (3:00 AM Eastern)

    If you don't have HBO or HBO Now and want to lock in the pre-order discount of $11.99/mo for 12 months you have until May 26th 11:59 Pacific Time / May 27th 2:59 AM Eastern. Unless there is some sort of 11th Hour announcement later today, as of 5/26 4:05 AM Eastern there is no deals/announcements at present for the HBO Max app to be available on the Amazon App Store or the Roku Channels Store. The #1 MVPD Comcast also don't have an agreement to include HBO Max as part of their HBO subscriptions for their subscribers.

    See this post for the most recent updated table of who is getting HBO Max included with their HBO subscriptions at no additional cost.
     
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  3. ThaPhenom

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    So based on this, as a DirecTV customer who also has AT&T Internet 1000, I should get HBO Max for free, even though I don't subscribe to HBO. Correct?
     
  4. MysteryMan

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    Per AT&T. If you have DIRECTV Premier, LO MAXIMO, U400 and U450 TV, AT&T Unlimited Elite wireless plan or AT&T Internet 1000 you'll get HBO Max for free.
     
  5. lacubs

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    what app do i download tomorrow? is there a HBO MAX APP? or just the regular HBO GO APP? thanks
     
  6. techguy88

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    You will get HBO Max included with your AT&T Internet 1000 plan. You login with your AT&T credentials and AT&T would be your provider.

    It would be the HBO Max app. The HBO Go app will most likely remain separate for a while for providers with no deals for HBO Max or for those who want just HBO content.
     
  7. bamasat22

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    I doubt they'll slip up for the nominal patron / subs, but.. who knows it might show in the clear.
    -info went out by internal intranet and vocal meetings today.

    [​IMG]

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  8. techguy88

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    The lower 9000s are Private Network Broadcasts channels and an employee account type is required. There is a special coding on the employee accounts allowing them access to those channels. My consumer receivers never let me watch them but I popped in on my friend one time that works in the call center while he was watching that same channel when he was watching some sort of internal employee town hall on that channel. He had to quickly press record and turn away from the channel so I didn't hear much of what was said.
     
  9. techguy88

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    HBO Max has launched however it looks like WarnerMedia has changed some of their initial plans.
    • HBO Go remains untouched (most likely for distributors who have no agreement in place to upgrade their HBO customers at no additional cost.)
    • HBO Now is only available on un-supported devices like Amazon Fire TV devices and Roku devices and hbonow.com.
    • The existing HBO Now app was upgraded to HBO Max on supported devices.
      • Android TV users will only see HBO Go or HBO Max
      • Roku users see HBO Go or HBO Now
    Supported devices
     
  10. bamasat22

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    We ARE aware.. . ( Broadcast vs ch numbers)
    ...Thus no reason to turn away. It WILL be in the clear here regardless.
    Also the app has been functioning through 2 sources ( Samsung TV app / Android phones) in flawless fashion.;)


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  11. MysteryMan

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    I added the HBOMAX app to my Android 4K HDTV earlier this morning. It's best feature is "Who is Watching?" which allows you to add adults and children on the account. After making these selections you simply select the person on the account who is using it and it goes to that person's settings. Very convenient.
     
  12. lacubs

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    Xbox one is having problems with the download right now, will try later
     
  13. techguy88

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    It had a small issue briefly this morning where it didn't want to play anything. I had to switch back to old reliable HBO Go to watch the most recent episode of Last Week Tonight I missed then after that it worked without issue. So far much better than when Disney+ launched when it was down for several hours.

    I'm loving being able to watch the Ghibli movies in HD finally defiantly better than upscaled Disney DVDs lol. I eventually plan on upgrading my Ghibli DVDs to Blu-Ray but having the movies on HBO Max will do until then :)

    I haven't tried Xbox One yet I was able to download the HBO Max app to my beta AT&T TV device, Nvidia Shield TV, PS4 Pro, iPhone XR and Apple TV (4th Gen) without issues so far.
     
  14. techguy88

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    Also I'm just wondering when they pulled a Disney and got the streaming rights to the eight Harry Potter movies back?! They gave no indication they got those right back. I was very surprised to see the Harry Potter films available on HBO Max on Day 1.
     
  15. lparsons21

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    HBO Max was already installed on my ATT TV box this morning.

    One thing I noticed that in ‘Browse’ it shows that Cinemax series are on it, but you can’t select that nor are any of the Cinemax series on the service yet. I tried searching for some of them, nope, none there.
     
  16. b4pjoe

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    OK I downloaded the new app on my Apple TV and installed. I used the 'sign in with your TV provider' and it accepted that info and it created the account on the HBOMAX.com website but never prompted me for a password. When I tried to sign in to the app using my DirecTV credentials on the Apple TV I got a message that the password had to be at least 8 characters and my DirecTV password is fewer than 8 characters so I had to go back to the hbomax.com website and create a new password that is 8 characters. Then the TV app worked fine on the Apple TV. Then I went to my Fire TV Cube. There is no HBO Max app for it. I tried the HBO GO app and it only gives the regular HBO content that was previously available. So for kicks I tried the HBO NOW app that I had never previously been able to use. It let me sign in with my HBO Max credentials I created earlier. However it only shows the same content as what I have on the HBO GO app which is just the old HBO content. So is it not possible to get HBO Max on a Fire TV device?
     
  17. lparsons21

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    Yep, no HBO Max for FireTV or Roku yet.
     
  18. lparsons21

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    Oops! My bad. I should never read/watch until I’ve had my first coffee! It was referring to HBO Max originals, none of which are enticing to me.
     
  19. RVD26

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    How could they launch and not be on FireTV or Roku?
     
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  20. Steveknj

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    I find it hard to imagine that they release this app and it's not available on the two most popular streaming devices. Leave it to AT&T to screw this up.
     
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