HBO Max News

Discussion in 'Internet Streaming Services' started by techguy88, Nov 13, 2020.

  1. NashGuy

    NashGuy Well-Known Member

    Jan 30, 2014
    Nashville, TN
    Hooray! Warner has acknowledged that they messed up and they updated the HBO Max app for Apple TV to switch it back to the native tvOS player/controls.

    HBO Max Fixes Apple TV Bugs: Technical Errors Resolved With Update - Variety

    I just launched the app and, sure enough, it's back to the old controls. Even asking Siri "What did she say?" worked.

    I still don't understand how they made such an error to begin with but I give them credit for admitting fault and fixing it fairly quickly.
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  2. b4pjoe

    b4pjoe New Member

    Nov 19, 2010
    I read earlier today they had a new version out but haven't been home to try it. Good to hear it is fixed. Now lets just hope they don't try to go back to their own media player again.
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  3. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

    Jun 14, 2003
    Salem, OR
    Are they serious about this new ad-supported offering?

    I just received an e-mail with the feature list and I have to say that the ad-supported version appears to be a serious compromise in my mind.

    The ad-free version includes movie premieres, downloading and UHD content that you don't get with the cheaper version. I understand that Nexflix bends you over an additional $4 for UHD content alone but the UHD on Netflix is perhaps an order of magnitude better. For their part, Amazon prime doesn't discriminate against UHD.

    I suppose that HBO Max is probably looking more at Paramount+ but I'm not sure I buy that comparison either.
  4. lparsons21

    lparsons21 Hall Of Fame

    Mar 4, 2006
    Herrin, IL
    Yes they are serious and considering that they have so much to offer, even without the UHD and movie premiers, it is a decent offering for those so inclined IMO.
  5. billsharpe

    billsharpe Hall Of Fame

    Jan 25, 2007
    I'm willing to pay $14.10/month (with 6% off using my credit card) at least for the next few months for HBO Max. We expect to watch "In the Heights" as well as "Mare of Eastown" in the next few weeks.
  6. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Gold Club DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    The offer is available ... not some theoretical proposed offering rumored to be in the works. I'd say that is serious.

    If people subscribe to the full version there is no loss. But they will probably pick up subscribers who don't want the current release movie or UHD. Not everyone shares the same interests.

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