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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Originally Posted by RichC2
Sometimes. It isn't before every program but it isn't not there.
Thanks. Minor in the grand scheme but disappointing for a paid service.
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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

I really wish they had a auto play next, especially for the Looney Toons stuff. My kids are loving it, but you need to hit play for the next one to start.
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Originally Posted by E Unit
I really wish they had a auto play next, especially for the Looney Toons stuff. My kids are loving it, but you need to hit play for the next one to start.
Big Bang Theory plays one after the other so I don't know why they wouldn't have that for the Looney Toons. Yeah it's a major pain to keep hitting the start tab since the cartoons are only 7-8 minutes long.

What other classic animation are they planning to add in the future? Wouldn't mind Wally Gator and Quick Draw McGraw.
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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Originally Posted by E Unit
I really wish they had a auto play next, especially for the Looney Toons stuff. My kids are loving it, but you need to hit play for the next one to start.
What device are you streaming on? Apple TV has the auto play feature with no way to turn it off. Annoying as hell for me but I get some people want it. It's 2020 and the switch should be in the settings/options page. Lazy programming.
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I’m using the XBox app. I agree, lazy programming indeed.
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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

They still have a lot to fill in on the classics side: Only three Bogart films (granted, great ones in Casablanca, Sierra Madre, and Maltese Falcon), only one of 10 Astaire-Rogers films, and only one James Cagney, and that’s a Busby Berkeley Footlights Parade film.

Granted I know I’m an extreme minority for being interested in this stuff, but if they’re going to highlight TCM Classics and make use of their catalog, they might as well. And these are already on digital services, plus I wouldn’t think they’d run into conflicts with other deals, unless the TCM or Warner Archive services are still around. I haven’t kept up on those.
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I’m a pretty huge fan of TCM stuff, but I own just about all of it. So a little less interested on the old classics showing up here.

However I am very interested in how the Warner Archives will be put into this service.
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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

I opened my iPad yesterday and noticed my HBO Now app had updated to this.
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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Originally Posted by RichC2
Haha sorry I dipped out but it looks like you figured it out
it was complicated too. use downloader, the cursor, then aptoide or something, put in web address, but i did it in minutes. of course it took one video, but still...

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Where did you find the video.....?
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Here's a good podcast going over the HBO Max service and suggesting several movies it might be worth your time seeking out. After 30 minutes he talks to the filmmakers of On The Record, which is a documentary that premiered on the service about Russell Simmons alleged sexual harassment victims.

HBO Max Isn’t TV—It’s Movie Paradise. Here Are 25 You Should Watch.


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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Originally Posted by E Unit
I’m a pretty huge fan of TCM stuff, but I own just about all of it. So a little less interested on the old classics showing up here.

However I am very interested in how the Warner Archives will be put into this service.
I own a lot of them but like maybe six Bogies so I’d be interested in seeing more, or stuff I’ve never gotten around to watching like The Thin Man. Plus I like the digital convenience so I’ve been acquiring a lot on sale or through D2D. Services are pretty erratic about whether they offer HD, etc., which makes my collecting erratic too.

Anyway, I hope to see them add more, like Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, which I have only on DVD.
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My billing date is next weekend. If there isn't a Roku app by then, I'm going to cancel.
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My billing date is next weekend. If there isn't a Roku app by then, I'm going to cancel.
Same here. I'll subscribe again when they get their shit worked out, but I've got plenty to watch on Netflix and Prime for now.
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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

now, why is it we can't get series' like First and 10, Dream On, etc.?
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Originally Posted by Cellar Door
Same here. I'll subscribe again when they get their shit worked out, but I've got plenty to watch on Netflix and Prime for now.
It's a shame I'll lose the promo discount. But without a Roku app it's a waste of money.
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now, why is it we can't get series' like First and 10, Dream On, etc.?
I'm guessing it'll be put on there eventually. I think they need to stabilize the service - and get all the streaming platforms onboard, before they expand. I'm waiting for Not Necessarily the News - for those who remember that one.
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I'm guessing it'll be put on there eventually. I think they need to stabilize the service - and get all the streaming platforms onboard, before they expand. I'm waiting for Not Necessarily the News - for those who remember that one.
it sounds familiar. i'm saying it hasn't ever been on HBO Go or Now, why would it come now? they were HBO series' and fine ones at that...
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it sounds familiar. i'm saying it hasn't ever been on HBO Go or Now, why would it come now? they were HBO series' and fine ones at that...
HBO likes to pretend that their original programming started with "Oz". I imagine a lot of stuff wouldn't age well (gratuitous boobs on Dream On, Barry Bonds cameos on Arli$$), but geez, we never even get Tales From the Crypt!
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1st and Ten is currently on Amazon Prime so I'm sure when that deal expires, it'll show up. I'd love to see the old stuff no matter how badly it ages.
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HBO likes to pretend that their original programming started with "Oz". I imagine a lot of stuff wouldn't age well (gratuitous boobs on Dream On, Barry Bonds cameos on Arli$$), but geez, we never even get Tales From the Crypt!
Don't forget that those shows were made long before internet video streaming was a twinkling in anyone's eye. HBO paid for broadcast rights, and that's all, and those could've potentially expired by now. If those shows weren't originally produced by WB (and many weren't), HBO/WB will have to go back to negotiate streaming rights, and that's only worth it for the really big ones, like The Larry Sanders Show, which was produced by Columbia, so they're just lucky Sony doesn't have its own competing streaming service yet.

Not to mention that Dream On is likely a licensing nightmare, having to get clearance for all those old film clips. It'd be like the music clearance issues some older shows have on streaming platforms, but worse.

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I wonder if there was no actual HBO licencing deal or ownership prior to Oz. Tales From The Crypt has been available to own on DVD and Digital HD but not under the HBO label.

Edit : Jay basically said what I was getting at while I was posting it.
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Yeah. They must have sold rights. Too bad. Would love this in any definition, especially Dream On. Don’t remember much except Brian Benben, Tv clips and I loved it. Haven’t seen since it was actually airing on HBO, whenever that was. Even Fraggle Rock was theirs they must have sold bc I know you can get in various formats. Good to know about 1st and Ten. Thanks ^. All seasons? Even though ranked towards end, didn’t Burke and most leave?
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Originally Posted by Jay G.
Don't forget that those shows were made long before internet video streaming was a twinkling in anyone's eye. HBO paid for broadcast rights, and that's all, and those could've potentially expired by now. If those shows weren't originally produced by WB (and many weren't), HBO/WB will have to go back to negotiate streaming rights, and that's only worth it for the really big ones, like The Larry Sanders Show, which was produced by Columbia, so they're just lucky Sony doesn't have its own competing streaming service yet.

Not to mention that Dream On is likely a licensing nightmare, having to get clearance for all those old film clips. It'd be like the music clearance issues some older shows have on streaming platforms, but worse.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...er_programming
but if they (HBO) bought it for show, which I’m sure was a bundle, wouldn’t make sense to buy it for any type of media release? They made the show, they bought the clips, they should own for show sake only...
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BTW, for a time capsule of HBO in the 90s:

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