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Old 05-18-20, 12:22 PM
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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Here's a very long article that covers pretty much everything you need to know including device support. It looks like Roku and Amazon Fire devices don't have deals yet.

https://www.cnet.com/news/hbo-max-di...ovies-bundles/
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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Originally Posted by Shannon Nutt
I'm reading a lot of threads on Facebook, Twitter and elsewhere where the vast majority of people/posters think HBOMax is just some kind of HBO subscription with some old TV shows thrown in the mix. They really have no idea it's a Warner Bros. subscription service with exclusive shows and HBO added as a "perk." I think Warners is going to regret the name they chose for this. I thought so at the time (earlier in this thread) and it looks like it's coming true. I wonder if they'll rebrand it in a year or so.
Yeah, maybe i haven't been following it closely enough, but it seems like they haven't differentiated it that much. It's a tough balance - the name "HBO" definitely has a brand loyalty and certain representation so I totally get they don't want to lose that, but it really did sound like just a slightly more expansive HBO subscription. I don't care about Friends or BBT though I know millions do, but that's a lot of good, varied movies that'll be on the service. I'm looking forward to it, I hope it'll be available via Roku (I can't imagine it won't, but how long will it take.) I haven't heard anything official AT&T about access other than a "learn about" plug when I log into my AT&T account.
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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

That's a lot of Criterion titles that I feel no need to subscribe to the Criterion Channel.
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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Yeah I read comments on an HBO Max post on Facebook where some asked, "I have HBO Go or Now, why do I need this?" Seems like most don't get that this is a WB service with HBO included and has a much more expansive library. I had to explain to one person and then he finally understood what it was.
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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Yeah the "HBO" in the name will make this a hard sell to the wife.

Me: "Hey I'm going to subscribe to HBOMax"
Her: "...Why? We already have HBO GO..."
Me: "Yeah, but it's not just HBO. There is way more to it. And lots of my DC stuff will be there"
Her: "...But it says HBO in the name. And you already have DC Universe. There's your DC stuff there."
Me: Yeah but...
Her: "Yeah but nothing. You don't need HBOMax. And look! HBOMax costs almost $20 a month too?!?! REALLY??!!"
Me: "FUUUUUUUUUCCCCCKKK!!!"
Old 05-18-20, 03:40 PM
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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Originally Posted by Giantrobo
Yeah the "HBO" in the name will make this a hard sell to the wife.

Me: "Hey I'm going to subscribe to HBOMax"
Her: "...Why? We already have HBO GO..."
Me: "Yeah, but it's not just HBO. There is way more to it. And lots of my DC stuff will be there"
Her: "...But it says HBO in the name. And you already have DC Universe. There's your DC stuff there."
Me: Yeah but...
Her: "Yeah but nothing. You don't need HBOMax. And look! HBOMax costs almost $20 a month too?!?! REALLY??!!"
Me: "FUUUUUUUUUCCCCCKKK!!!"
Your wife has to sign off on it?

It's a $11.99 per month special until launch day.

Then it goes back up to $14.99


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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Originally Posted by DJariya
Your wife has to sign off on it?
It helps. Ever been married? Have you ever discussed finances with the SO? Something tells me NO...

It's a $11.99 per month special until launch day.

Then it goes back up to $14.99
Sill high at almost $20 when compared to the other things we have ranging from FREE to 7.99mo
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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Originally Posted by Giantrobo
It helps. Ever been married? Have you ever discussed finances with the SO? Something tells me NO...



Sill high at almost $20 when compared to the other things we have ranging from FREE to 7.99mo
Understood. You have other bills that take priority over entertainment and you can't get everything you want no matter how enticing it is.



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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

It says in the article I posted above, if you're paying for HBO Now (at $14.99), you might as well change to this service. You're going to pay the same price for much more content on this one.

Here's the excerpt on who can get it for free if you already have HBO:

Subscribers to HBO Now can upgrade to HBO Max free, and HBO subscribers via AT&T can get it free too (that is, HBO customers through DirecTV, U-verse, AT&T TV Now, AT&T TV and AT&T wireless users who can add HBO with certain unlimited plans). And through an April deal with Charter, all of Charter's existing HBO subscribers, including subscribers in its Spectrum Silver and Gold video packages, will automatically be given access to HBO Max for no additional charge.

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Since it's coming up soon, are there details in how these grandfathered account get access? Like do we need to create a new login and link it or do we login via our att account?
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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Originally Posted by E Unit
That's a lot of Criterion titles that I feel no need to subscribe to the Criterion Channel.
I feel like some of those Criterion films aren't on the Criterion Channel either which is weird.
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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Will there be a Criterion category on the service, or did someone just pick out the Criterion films among those listed?
On one hand it seems like a big number of Criterion titles to appear just by chance, but on the other I don't see what Criterion gets out of allowing HBO Max to designate a Criterion section of streaming that will directly compete with their streaming service.
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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

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Will there be a Criterion category on the service, or did someone just pick out the Criterion films among those listed?
On one hand it seems like a big number of Criterion titles to appear just by chance, but on the other I don't see what Criterion gets out of allowing HBO Max to designate a Criterion section of streaming that will directly compete with their streaming service.
Criterion is a small niche service. I did see they rotate out movies. So I think licensing out their movies to AT&T helps their ability to keep their own service running. I don’t see them competing against each other. Criterion is way too niche.
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So there will be a Criterion section? They should put Harold and Maude there.
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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

My guess is that the movies that was shown on Criterion Channel was because of the licensing agreement that WB has with them and nothing to do with partnering up with Janus Films to have a tab in their service otherwise they would have made the announcement in a similar fashion like they did with Crunchyroll.

I’m not privy of the details of the licensing agreement with Criterion Channel but I hope it doesn’t hurt the rotating slates of titles from WB.
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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Just read over at Cord Cutter News that the A T & T TV app was added to the Roku Store so maybe there is hope that they have a deal coming with HBO Max.

No mention in the article about A T & T TV Now which has been a disaster with Roku devices since they pulled support earlier in the year.
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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

More deals signed. Still no Roku or Amazon yet

A week before the long-awaited launch of WarnerMedia’s HBO Max, the company has locked distribution deals with seven partners, ranging from small cable operators to major gaming and smart-TV platforms.

Altice USA, Cox Communications, Microsoft Xbox, Samsung, Sony PlayStation, Verizon and the National Cable Television Cooperative have all signed on to offer HBO Max starting May 27. They join Charter Communications, Hulu, YouTube TV, Apple TV and AT&T’s own outlets, including DirecTV, in offering the $15-a-month streaming service. Three notable holdouts, for now, are Comcast, Amazon and Roku.

I have an Apple TV, so I should be good next week as they were one of the first who signed on.
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Hmm... as someone who has a Fire Stick in the main room and a roku TV in the other, that's not good news. Is it going to be on Android TV (Shield)?
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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

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Hmm... as someone who has a Fire Stick in the main room and a roku TV in the other, that's not good news. Is it going to be on Android TV (Shield)?
According to this yes

https://variety.com/2020/digital/new...de-1234593154/
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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

I just got an email from Hulu saying my HBO add-on gets me HBO Max. I'll just wait until the app is available on Roku.
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I figured the Ocho would have gotten the exclusive.
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https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/he...nPYY2P69Soqlt0

They are spending between $20 and 30M to finish work on it.

It will either be a 4+ hour movie or formatted as a miniseries.
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Originally Posted by DJariya
More deals signed. Still no Roku or Amazon yet




I have an Apple TV, so I should be good next week as they were one of the first who signed on.
I just got another Samsung TV the other day so I will be able to watch on at least 2 TVs and 2 PCs.
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