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Old 07-15-21, 06:09 PM
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Netflix does that too sometimes.
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Do you need a provider to watch HBO Max? I do not have cable or any existing provider except for Amazon Prime Video which I just subscribed to. I had a monthly HBO Max subscription a few months ago and went to subscribe again to watch Space Jam 2. I clicked on the ad free plan for $15. I paid through apple on my iphone using paypal as the method of payment. HBO Max sends me an email saying I am in a free trial which I don’t qualify for. I haven’t been charged yet for anything after about 8 hours. However when I try to watch HBO Max, it wants me to sign into a provider like Hulu or Apple TV.

I was able to watch a few months ago on my iphone however now I cannot even watch on my iphone without being asked to sign into a provider. I even signed up for Amazon Prime Video with the aim of subscribing to HBO Max through Amazon Prime Video. Amazon Prime Video is listed as a provider. I watched a few youtube videos and it seemed like it would work since if you buy HBO(The order page says HBO Max on Amazon) you should have access to HBO Max when you sign into the provider on the HBO Max app or website.

Is there another way around the provider sign up? It says on my HBO Max profile that I don’t have an active subscription maybe because they need to verify through a provider first.

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re: Max — Warner Bros. Discovery streaming service

You absolutely do not. You can sign up directly from www.HBOMax.com. You just need a credit card. It's $14.99 regular or $9.99 ad-supported (no first-run theatrical features included).
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Old 07-16-21, 11:37 AM
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Yeah Like Decker said...HBOMAx is a stand alone service. No cable tv sub needed.
I subbed to it directly through HBOMax and watch it on their apps on my Roku and Phone. I haven't had a Cable TV sub for years.
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Originally Posted by Jdvdtalk
Do you need a provider to watch HBO Max? I do not have cable or any existing provider except for Amazon Prime Video which I just subscribed to. I had a monthly HBO Max subscription a few months ago and went to subscribe again to watch Space Jam 2. I clicked on the ad free plan for $15. I paid through apple on my iphone using paypal as the method of payment. HBO Max sends me an email saying I am in a free trial which I don’t qualify for. I haven’t been charged yet for anything after about 8 hours. However when I try to watch HBO Max, it wants me to sign into a provider like Hulu or Apple TV.

I was able to watch a few months ago on my iphone however now I cannot even watch on my iphone without being asked to sign into a provider. I even signed up for Amazon Prime Video with the aim of subscribing to HBO Max through Amazon Prime Video. Amazon Prime Video is listed as a provider. I watched a few youtube videos and it seemed like it would work since if you buy HBO(The order page says HBO Max on Amazon) you should have access to HBO Max when you sign into the provider on the HBO Max app or website.

Is there another way around the provider sign up? It says on my HBO Max profile that I don’t have an active subscription maybe because they need to verify through a provider first.
You have two options when you sign into HBO Max, Sign in with a Provider or with the HBO Max account directly (Email and Password). Sometimes a third "Restore Purchase" option appears.

I would just do like the others said - go directly to hbomax.com and sign up from there.
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Old 07-16-21, 06:21 PM
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Thank you all for the replies. However I have tried at least multiple times to play a movie on HBO Max on HBOMax.com and in the HBOMax app in google play store and it always leads me to the page where I have to use a provider to watch. In my iphone app page it says I am subscribed to HBO Max but I did receive an email from HBO Max saying I am in a free trial which I don't qualify for. I haven't been charged anything in paypal or bank account since 4am EST when I subscribed on iphone through the app. Furthermore, HBO Max says I am not subscribed in the subscriptions tab in my profile. I may end up seeing Spacejam 2 soon in theaters at this rate. I could try to subscribe to HBO Max through Amazon Prime Video as a provider but I not sure if it will work.

I just tried the HBO Max App through google play and it now works and says I am subscribed through apple.
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What do you see when you click this link :
https://www.hbomax.com/subscribe/plan-picker
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What do you see when you click this link :
I was able to get HBO Max to work through the HBO Max app on chromebook. Thank you. Still not sure why it took so long for it to work, I didn't do any additional steps.
Old 07-22-21, 11:31 AM
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https://comicbook.com/dc/news/lois-c..._content=Image

Lois and Clark, the 1990s ABC Superman series, is coming August 3rd.
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re: Max — Warner Bros. Discovery streaming service

I have found the interface for HBO Max seems to vary by platform. When I used the Comcast App it behaves and displays differently than when I use the Firestick. I wonder if this is a platform-specific thing. Lost my access to Max recently so I can't check.
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Originally Posted by jpcamb
I have found the interface for HBO Max seems to vary by platform. When I used the Comcast App it behaves and displays differently than when I use the Firestick. I wonder if this is a platform-specific thing. Lost my access to Max recently so I can't check.
You'd think that even though the apps are different and probably have different developers, that they would try to unify at the very least the look and feel, but nope.
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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service

10 exclusive WB movies for HBO MAX next year: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/bu...22-1234986624/
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re: Max — Warner Bros. Discovery streaming service

It could just be my perception, but it feels like they've backed away from some of the made for HBO movies, so this may be just a way of rebranding those...maybe adding a few more.
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10 exclusive WB movies for HBO MAX next year: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/bu...22-1234986624/
I did a relatively long survey a few weeks ago asking about this. It was WB trying to gauge the best interest for HBO Max and their exclusive movies and theatrical releases.
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Old 07-24-21, 09:06 PM
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HBO Max: Every Movie & TV Show Coming In August 2021

On August 6, James Gunn's The Suicide Squad will hit HBO Max the same day as theaters. The DC Comics adaptation will feature a team consisting of names like Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Bloodsport (Idris Elba), Peacemaker (John Cena), and Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman) for a special mission orchestrated by Viola Davis' Amanda Waller.

As for Max Originals, the streamer will welcome Titans season 3 (August 12), Looney Tunes Cartoons (August 19), and The Other Two season 2 (August 26). Sprinkled among those releases is the return of Godzilla vs. Kong (August 17) and another WB debut in Reminiscence (August 20), starring Hugh Jackman.

Here's what else subscribers can look forward to in August.

August 1
2 Days in the Valley, 1996 (HBO)
9/11: Fifteen Years Later, 2016
A Mighty Wind, 2003 (HBO)
A Walk Among the Tombstones, 2014 (HBO)
The Accidental Spy, 2002 (HBO)
The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl, 2005 (HBO)
Americano, 2017 (HBO)
Anna to the Infinite Power, 1982 (HBO)
Backtrack, 2016 (HBO)
Basic Instinct, 1992 (HBO)
Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction, 2006 (HBO) (Extended Version)
Best in Show, 2000 (HBO)
Betrayal at Attica, 2021
The Betrayed, 2008 (HBO)
The Birdcage, 1996 (HBO)
Black Death, 2010 (HBO)
Blue Ruin, 2014 (HBO)
Brown Sugar, 2002 (HBO)
Changeling, 2008 (HBO)
Chasing Mavericks, 2012 (HBO)
Collateral, 2004 (HBO)
Constantine, 2005
Deep Cover, 1992 (HBO)
The Devil’s Double, 2011 (HBO)
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, 1988 (HBO)
Dolphin Tale, 2011 (HBO)
The Double, 2014 (HBO)
Empire of the Sun, 1987
The End, 1978 (HBO)
Envy, 2004 (HBO)
Epic, 2013 (HBO)
Extranjero (aka Foreigner), 2018 (HBO)
For Your Consideration, 2006 (HBO)
Freejack, 1992 (HBO)
The Fugitive, 1993
Ghosts of Mississippi, 1996
The Great Gatsby, 1974 (HBO)
The Great Gatsby, 2013 (HBO)
Gun Shy, 2017 (HBO)
Hangman, 2017 (HBO)
Heaven Can Wait, 1978 (HBO)
Hitchcock, 2012 (HBO)
Horror of Dracula, 1958
How to Deal, 2003 (HBO)
Hudson Hawk, 1991
Humpday, 2009 (HBO)
Imperium, 2016 (HBO)
Inception, 2010
Joe, 2014 (HBO)
Johnny English Reborn, 2011 (HBO)
Julia, 2009 (HBO)
Last Action Hero, 1993
The Lincoln Lawyer, 2011
Malcolm X, 1992
Man Down, 2016 (HBO)
The Man in the Iron Mask, 1998 (HBO)
Mean Streets, 1973
Mr. Soul!, 2018
New in Town, 2009 (HBO)
Nobody Walks, 2012 (HBO)
Nurse 3D, 2013 (HBO)
One Hour Photo, 2002 (HBO)
The Out-of-Towners, 1999 (HBO)
Popeye, 1980 (HBO)
The Pope of Greenwich Village, 1984 (HBO)
The Prince, 2014 (HBO)
The Reader, 2008 (HBO)
Red, 2008 (HBO)
Red Riding Hood, 2011
Requiem for a Dream, 2000
Scary Movie, 2000
The Score, 2001 (HBO)
Sex and the City, 2008
Sex and the City 2, 2010
The Shawshank Redemption, 1994
Spawn, 1997
The Spirit, 2008 (HBO)
The Square, 2017 (HBO)
Stand and Deliver, 1988 (HBO)
Tango & Cash, 1989
Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo, 2006
Thirteen Ghosts, 2001
Vice, 2015 (HBO)
War, 2007 (HBO)
Woodstock (Director’s Cut), 1994
You’ve Got Mail, 1998

August 2
Small Town News: KPVM Pahrump, Documentary Series Finale (HBO)

August 3
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, 1993
Obama: In Pursuit of a More Perfect Union, Documentary Premiere (HBO)

August 5
Furry Friends Forever: Elmo Gets A Puppy, Special Premiere (Max Original)

August 6
Sin Aliento (aka Breathless), 2020 (HBO)

August 7
All My Life, 2020 (HBO)

August 8
A Different World

August 10
Hard Knocks ’21: Dallas Cowboys, Sports-Based Reality Series Premiere (HBO)

August 12
FBOY Island, Season Finale (Max Original)
The Hype, Series Premiere (Max Original)

August 14
Jurassic Park, 1993 (HBO)
Jurassic Park III, 2001 (HBO)
The Lost World: Jurassic Park, 1997 (HBO)

August 15
The White Lotus, Limited Series Finale (HBO)

August 16
Hard, Season 3 Premiere (HBO)
Top Gear, Season 29

August 19
Eyes on the Prize: Hallowed Ground, Documentary Special Premiere (Max Original)
Marlon Wayans: You Know What It Is, Special Premiere (Max Original)
Sweet Life: Los Angeles, Series Premiere (Max Original)

August 20
Half Brothers, 2020 (HBO)
Reefa, 2021 (HBO)

August 22
100 Foot Wave, Documentary Series Finale (HBO)
San Andreas, 2015

August 24
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (HBO)
Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy, 2021

August 25
Lincoln: Divided We Stand, 2021

August 28
Magic Mike XXL, 2015 (HBO)
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Did HBO Max remove the option of using HBO Now gift cards to pay for the service? I was a subscriber to the latter for a while in 2019, but let it lapse. Around Christmastime then I bought some gift cards during a Best Buy sale, in anticipation of HBO Max. Now that they offer a cheaper $10 tier, I'd like to cash them in. So yesterday I went to the HBO Now gift card redemption site, inputted my username and password - which are still active on the main site and also logs me into HBO Max - but I get an error saying there's a problem with my username and password.

I did everything their troubleshooting said. I reset my password, tried a different browser, tried a different device, attempted to sign up for a new account with a different email, etc. I kept getting that error. I'd really hate for these gift cards to go to waste.
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I still have a few of those cards, so I hope you can still use them. I know you can only use them if you don’t have an active account. You basically have to cancel and let your subscription lapse before using the cards. At least that’s how it was the last time I used them.
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Originally Posted by DJLinus
Did HBO Max remove the option of using HBO Now gift cards to pay for the service? I was a subscriber to the latter for a while in 2019, but let it lapse. Around Christmastime then I bought some gift cards during a Best Buy sale, in anticipation of HBO Max. Now that they offer a cheaper $10 tier, I'd like to cash them in. So yesterday I went to the HBO Now gift card redemption site, inputted my username and password - which are still active on the main site and also logs me into HBO Max - but I get an error saying there's a problem with my username and password.

I did everything their troubleshooting said. I reset my password, tried a different browser, tried a different device, attempted to sign up for a new account with a different email, etc. I kept getting that error. I'd really hate for these gift cards to go to waste.
I had same issue the other day. I changed my password and somehow got it to work. But it was a 15 minute process that annoyed the shit out of me. I still have 5 more cards to use.

And Decker is right. Let your account lapse. Then go in and add one. The system is absurd. Like they can't figure out a way to incorporate them to HBO Max?

FYI the $30 card gave me just shy of 2 months.
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Y'all give me hope. Ha ha. However, I attempted to redeem a card yesterday and kept getting the same error. Tonight I'll reset my password again and see what happens. I'd ask, "don't you want my money?!", but since these are gift cards, they already got it.
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Please let me know how it turns out. I still have cards to redeem.
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Any of you with an LG OLED? Looks like you can install the HBO Max app if you switch your location to Mexico, download it, then switch back to USA.
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Please let me know how it turns out. I still have cards to redeem.
Will do. I just now tried it again with yet another reset password. Still get the error. Also tried signing up for a new account with a different address. No dice. I sent an email to customer service detailing the problem. Hopefully they can fix it and don't just send me a list of troubleshooting tips. (All of which I've tried.)
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Basic Instinct, 1992 (HBO)
*Looks to see if it's the Unrated Cut*

Yup, it is.

It's interesting how the Unrated version now passes itself off as the R-cut. The R-version has gone extinct! (That is, if you're able to find the VHS or the old DVD at a thrift store)
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Can't believe they actually launched a new reality series called FBoy Island. Seems like Jack Donaghy has finally found a new landing spot!


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