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Old 11-16-20, 10:20 PM
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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

I found an in-depth article on the current situation between HBO Max and Roku.

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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Originally Posted by Alan Smithee View Post
You'll have to install the official app yourself. If you want you can keep both versions active.
thanks.
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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

And still no 4K, as long as we’re complaining
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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Airplay on Roku has been a life-saver. I can get fiber internet with HBO Max for the same price I'm paying for my current internet, so will bite the bullet and change over to that soon- hopefully that'll stop the "shitty internet" people here say I have Want to see if they'll also bundle my landline into one account, still have that since I'm old-fashioned and have also had cell phones die and be without them for a few days, which would've cut me off completely had I not had the landline as a backup.
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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Originally Posted by Alan Smithee View Post
Airplay on Roku has been a life-saver. I can get fiber internet with HBO Max for the same price I'm paying for my current internet, so will bite the bullet and change over to that soon- hopefully that'll stop the "shitty internet" people here say I have Want to see if they'll also bundle my landline into one account, still have that since I'm old-fashioned and have also had cell phones die and be without them for a few days, which would've cut me off completely had I not had the landline as a backup.
off topic, but unless you're worried about cell towers ceasing to function or need to fax something, why do you have a landline? And if you do make sure it's not a VoIP landline which will go out as soon as your router does.

If you're worried about cell phones dying, I'd just keep an old phone around to activate in an emergency rather than pay a fee for a line I rarely use and which is probably on a bunch of spammers' lists already.
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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

We got the Airplay thing to work yesterday, on my wife's iphone (I have an Android).
Apart from that fact that we shouldn't have to do that, I guess it technically worked.
Logging in took a few minutes because 'sign up' or 'sign in', and they had a million providers to scroll through.
Browsing was annoying because while I could see the screen on the phone, it was teeny on the TV and hard for her to see.
Maybe three times while watching something the picture froze/stuttered for a second - sort of like a layer change on a dvd, but a little more so. And twice the TV showed some weird Airplay screen for a few seconds.
I have a long charging cable that was able to stretch from the outlet to the sofa so we didn't use up all her battery.

Anyway, yes, technically it worked. We probably won't use it much because she browses on the streaming service on the TV and not on her phone where you can only see like three things or the website, and it's still more cumbersome than going to a dedicated app.

I'd be ticked if I were paying for it especially if I committed to a year or so. As it is, it's just disappointing and cumbersome.

Yeah, and cancel the land line, don't even bother going with a VoiP either I can't recall a time when I had access to VoiP, but didn't have access to cell.
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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

As posted in the TV section, HBO Max has tapped Conan O'Brien to host a weekly variety series for them.

Conan O’Brien to End TBS Late-Night Show in 2021, Sets Weekly HBO Max Variety Series
Old 11-17-20, 02:38 PM
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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

If anyone wants a 14 day trial:
Code: BBYA6PWFVK79
To redeem your 14-day FREE trial:
1. Go to HBOMax.com/redeem
2. Enter a Promo Code
3. Create your HBO Max account.
4. Add your payment information.
5. Choose Start Your Free Trial.
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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

This is pretty big for HBO Max:
https://www.engadget.com/wonder-woma...234420280.html
The next 'Wonder Woman' movie will come to HBO Max at no extra cost on December 25th.

They really need to sort out this Roku disagreement before Christmas for a title this big I would imagine. Too much at stake here.
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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Not really since Roku now allows Airplay.
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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

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Not really since Roku now allows Airplay.
I get your point, but it would be easier for the average user to have a dedicated app on the Roku. No muss, no fuss so to speak. I'm sure AT&T wants the maximum amount of eyeballs on this on Christmas Day, and the fewer hoops to jump through for the typical end user, the better. Not to mention the publicity benefits on this for both Roku and AT&T. It is great that the Airplay option is now available for most Roku owners though.
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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Also hoping for the Roku app. Can't airplay from an Android or Win10 Laptop.
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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Originally Posted by dex14 View Post
If anyone wants a 14 day trial:
Code: BBYA6PWFVK79
To redeem your 14-day FREE trial:
1. Go to HBOMax.com/redeem
2. Enter a Promo Code
3. Create your HBO Max account.
4. Add your payment information.
5. Choose Start Your Free Trial.
Now that it's available for the Fire Stick, I can seriously look at free trials. I've never used one so I have some stupid, wishful questions:

1. HBO Max has a 7-day free trial. I imagine they're not stackable?
2. I got a 14-day free trial when I purchased Joker 4k. I imagine I can't use that one now and this one later? (I'm looking at you, Wonder Woman 1984 and Justice League Snyder Cut).
3. I don't have multiple payment methods to create another account, fyi.
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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Potential good news

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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

If anyone wants a code for a 14 day trial, send me a PM. I got one when I bought Beetlejuice from Best Buy.
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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Of course HBO Max is going to work out a deal with Roku now...they want as many new subscribers as possible by December 25, and not having a deal with Roku is just throwing money out the window.
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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

^ great point. Definitely done deal by then. I simply can’t believe that this could’ve been a billion maker and now, who knows? Still grateful I can see for free on X-Mas day of all days. That’s perfect.
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I have two free 14 day trials if anyone wants one.
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I'm confused. Is this the trailer or the actual premiere? There's no way this is the premiere. Just to throw it up with no trailer or promotion. I'm guessing trailer.

Edit: Okay, I think I get it. It's not the premiere. No way it could be. They are revealing Starfire's new outfit.

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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Really stupid to put the Flight Attendant on YouTube. I understand they wanna attract people to Subscribe to Max but why not put it up on both services???
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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

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Really stupid to put the Flight Attendant on YouTube. I understand they wanna attract people to Subscribe to Max but why not put it up on both services???
Is that a new show on HBO?
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Is that a new show on HBO?
Yes it’s the new HBO Max series, not HBO with Kaley Cuoco. They posted the first episode as a preview on YouTube, but not on the app. It comes out officially on Thanksgiving.
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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Big news about WW84 for those with 4K HDR TV's and Dolby Vision and Atmos

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https://deadline.com/2020/12/the-mid...al-1234635788/

HBO Max will be the streaming home for The Middle. The ABC comedy that lasted 7 seasons.

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Big news about WW84 for those with 4K HDR TV's and Dolby Vision and Atmos

https://twitter.com/PattyJenks/statu...695875584?s=20
Cool, I hope they start offering a lot of their titles in 4K. It’s just lame to not even have the blockbusters.

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