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Old 05-27-20, 11:40 AM
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Re: HBO Max Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Originally Posted by davidh777
-Beware the Batman is included but not other animated Bat series.
I wonder if this means DC Universe is going to stick around for a while, since they have most of if not all of the animated Batman series.
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https://variety.com/2020/digital/new...ia-1234617114/

Comcast officially signed on.

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Re: HBO Max Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

I was just going to post that. I just signed on with my X1 account. I'd prefer it on Roku, but I have an android TV.
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Re: HBO Max Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Come on Roku. Just had to teach my wife how to watch the app using the PS4
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Re: HBO Max Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

The iOS app just updated again today.
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Re: HBO Max Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

If you're still confused, here's CNET's walk through that attempts to explain it all.



Bob Greenblatt, who is in charge of HBO Max, said today that eventually Go and Now will merge and become only HBO Max.
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Re: HBO Max Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Originally Posted by fujishig
I couldn't find any of these (the Jonny Quest and Yogi Bear Show series are there, but not the movies that I could see). I wouldn't expect deep cuts here, at least not yet.
Thanks, I appreciate you looking!
Old 05-27-20, 01:34 PM
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Re: HBO Max Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Can't you watch HBOMax on Amazon Fire TV with their internet app?
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Re: HBO Max Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

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Can't you watch HBOMax on Amazon Fire TV with their internet app?
I doubt it (though I haven't tried). On ios it redirects to the app when you go through a browser, and if you force it it won't play anyway. I can't imagine chrome/silk on fire tv will work.
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Re: HBO Max Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Sepinwall and David Fear compiled a list of 50 movies to watch on HBOMax.

https://www.rollingstone.com/movies/...o-max-1003967/

Note: I've been on an Altman kick while I've been in quarantine. I think they erroneously included the Long Goodbye on their list. I didn't see it out there.
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I haven't read anything yet about it, but I'm guessing all content will be 1080p and not 4K (where available)?

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Re: HBO Max Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Just checked my 2016 Samsung smart TV and indeed the app is there and I installed it.

And yeah it doesn't look like there is any 4K content yet.
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Re: HBO Max Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Supposedly it is in the works for the future.

https://www.cnet.com/news/you-cant-w...thats-a-shame/

Still, like with other things, why not have it ready to go at the launch.
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Originally Posted by fujishig
I doubt it (though I haven't tried). On ios it redirects to the app when you go through a browser, and if you force it it won't play anyway. I can't imagine chrome/silk on fire tv will work.
I watched the Roku Channel on the Amazon Silk web browser.

But I guess HBO Max won't work.
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Re: HBO Max Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Still can't DL to my Xbox One X.
Old 05-27-20, 02:08 PM
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Still can't DL to my Xbox One X.
I thought it was just me. Is the app just not available because all I got this morning was an error.
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Re: HBO Max Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

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Still can't DL to my Xbox One X.
Here's the link

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/hbo-max/9pjj1k9dzmrs?rtc=1&activetab=pivotverviewtab
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Nothing to do with finding it. Errors abound. Their support Twitter has been tweeting about it, saying it is fixed, but it is not.
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Yeah, it's been saying this all day, "Something happened on our end. Waiting a bit might help."
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And of course....I tried again and it installed. Little glitchy on the sign in, but I got in. Now they need to iron out the Roku issue so we can really get going.
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Kind of bullshit there is no 4k or HDR. What is this, 2017?
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Re: HBO Max Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

So this is interesting factoid:
"Wondering how big of a deal this is? In 2019, market research firm Parks Associates said that Roku has 39% of the installed base of streaming media players in the United States, with Amazon Fire TV trailing behind at 30%. That means that somewhere around 69% of streaming media devices in households around the US do not have access to HBO Max."
https://www.tomsguide.com/news/hbo-m...whats-going-on
I wonder what's included in "streaming media players". I assume not a PC, laptop, or tablet, and maybe not a gaming console either. Probably just things like Roke, FireTV, AppleTV. What else is there? I really wouldn't call a Chromecast a "streaming media player" because to my understanding, it doesn't really "stream" anything. So not as meaningful a stat as it could be.
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The parental controls kind of suck.

When you set up a kid profile, you put their date of birth and the service will restrict what they can watch. However, it doesn't seem to mask all of the titles. For instance, for my youngest, she's too young to watch PG-13, but the tiles still show up for PG-13 movies, it just tells her it's restricted. It would be better I think to just remove them from her profile.

Also you can put a passcode on a kids profile so if they want to change profiles they have to enter it. Pretty good. Except when you enter it it doesn't mask the numbers on the screen so the first time you do it and the kid's there, it's plain to see.
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Smooth sailing on the Apple TV.

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