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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

From what I read, if you are HBO Now subscriber, it basically converts to that or is in addition to. I assume there will be an app update? The HBO Now app sucks major ass.

I honestly would consider cancelling HBO Now if there is a new HBO Max app, just because I hate the app so much.
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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

I’ve been wanting to revisit The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, but I never felt the urge to pick up the DVD box set or spend money on the SD digital copy. So I’m glad I can do it on here.
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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

I’m still waiting to see if my cable subscriber is going to include it. If they don’t I guess I’ll have to cancel HBO with them.
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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Originally Posted by Deftones
From what I read, if you are HBO Now subscriber, it basically converts to that or is in addition to. I assume there will be an app update? The HBO Now app sucks major ass.
If you subscribe to HBO Now directly through HBO (including gift cards) it will convert to HBO Max automatically. If you go through a third party like Amazon, Apple or Google Play, it may not.

And while the HBO Now app is pretty no-frills, it never really bothered me. It's a stable, functional app. What bothers you about it?
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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Looney Tunes Cartoons interests me a bit just to see how it is. Also, The Not Too Late Show With Elmo might be fun to check out. Neither of those are selling me on buying into the service at launch though and are things I’d check out if there was more there I’d want to watch. Maybe if there’s a trial offered I’ll give that a go at some point. Otherwise I already have HBO Go anyways.
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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Originally Posted by Mike86
Looney Tunes Cartoons interests me a bit just to see how it is. Also, The Not Too Late Show With Elmo might be fun to check out. Neither of those are selling me on buying into the service at launch though and are things I’d check out if there was more there I’d want to watch. Maybe if there’s a trial offered I’ll give that a go at some point. Otherwise I already have HBO Go anyways.
Are you a paid HBO subscriber through your cable company? If so, I believe you will have access to it anyways.
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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

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If you subscribe to HBO Now directly through HBO (including gift cards) it will convert to HBO Max automatically. If you go through a third party like Amazon, Apple or Google Play, it may not.

And while the HBO Now app is pretty no-frills, it never really bothered me. It's a stable, functional app. What bothers you about it?
Yes I sub directly. May be the time to start using all those GCs I have accumulated. I have been waiting to see if I had to sub to this separately or if it tied in with HBO Now.

As to, HBO Now, the search is atrocious. I can search for upcoming shows (Westworld was latest) and it doesn't even come up in the search. It lacks profiles and the list feature is garbage. Everything about it is crap. Netflix and Hulu are far more intuitive interfaces.
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Originally Posted by Deftones
Yes I sub directly. May be the time to start using all those GCs I have accumulated. I have been waiting to see if I had to sub to this separately or if it tied in with HBO Now.

As to, HBO Now, the search is atrocious. I can search for upcoming shows (Westworld was latest) and it doesn't even come up in the search. It lacks profiles and the list feature is garbage. Everything about it is crap. Netflix and Hulu are far more intuitive interfaces.
Are you talking about the console app? That is terribly slow. On the phone it's pretty quick. Agree the lack of profiles is disappointing. Especially for a service that has both Sesame Street and VERY mature adult content.
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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

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Are you talking about the console app? That is terribly slow. On the phone it's pretty quick. Agree the lack of profiles is disappointing. Especially for a service that has both Sesame Street and VERY mature adult content.
Roku app. Buggy and shitty. I hope they relaunch the app and it is completely redesigned. It is my least favorite streaming app.
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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

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Are you a paid HBO subscriber through your cable company? If so, I believe you will have access to it anyways.
I work for a cable company and have HBO as part of my cable so get HBO Go that way.
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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Originally Posted by DJariya
Are you a paid HBO subscriber through your cable company? If so, I believe you will have access to it anyways.
I thought you only got it if you were with AT&T and/or an HBO Now subscriber (which is direct through HBO). The rest of us cable users go through HBO Go, not HBO Now, and I don't think we're getting it (i.e., those of us who have Fios, Xfniity, etc., and get HBO via them).
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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

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I thought you only got it if you were with AT&T and/or an HBO Now subscriber (which is direct through HBO). The rest of us cable users go through HBO Go, not HBO Now, and I don't think we're getting it (i.e., will need to pay for a subscription if we want it).
yeah I think you’re right, thanks for the correction. I have DirecTV and forgot about the smaller cable companies or non AT&T providers.

so for you, cancel HBO then you can get Max since it’s the same stuff and more.
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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

This is gonna piss off the cable companies, isn't it? Why get HBO through your cable provider when you can get a shit-ton more content for the same price by getting the streaming version directly from HBO instead.
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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

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This is gonna piss off the cable companies, isn't it? Why get HBO through your cable provider when you can get a shit-ton more content for the same price by getting the streaming version directly from HBO instead.
That has to be what they're worried about, but don't they have agreements with most of the major providers to give Max to anyone that has access to Go?
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I dunno, are cable companies still a thing? Honest question. A few years ago I bailed as well as my parents. Now, I can't think of anyone who still uses old school cable with a set top box.
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I still use cable. I don't think getting rid of it would actually save me that much over all.
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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

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That has to be what they're worried about, but don't they have agreements with most of the major providers to give Max to anyone that has access to Go?
That doesn't look to be the case :

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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

So if you get HBO through Hulu, Amazon and such, it's a no go for you. You're better off cancelling that.
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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

I don't have AT&T or any cable service (I subscribe to HBO NOW through Roku) but I saw this on reddit and found it in a yahoo.news article also:


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Yeah getting HBO Now through Roku is considered a 3rd party. Once this launches, you're better off cancelling that Roku subscription.
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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

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So if you get HBO through Hulu, Amazon and such, it's a no go for you. You're better off cancelling that.
Yes, for now. That was in the FAQ info that was posted a while back.

HBO NOW Subscribers
HBO NOW subscribers who are billed directly through HBO will also get access to WarnerMedia's new offering, HBO Max, at launch for no extra cost. Offer available only to new and existing HBO NOW subscribers who subscribe through hbonow.com and are billed by HBO. Offer not currently available to HBO subscribers that obtain their subscriptions through third-party providers that are authorized to distribute the HBO NOW service.

If your HBO NOW subscription is billed through a third-party subscription provider, stay tuned for more details as we get closer to our launch date.

HBO Subscribers
If you subscribe to HBO through a cable or TV provider, stay tuned for more details as we get closer to our launch date.

AT&T Subscribers
Subscribers who get HBO through AT&T video services (such as AT&T TV or U-Verse TV) will also get access to WarnerMedia's new offering, HBO Max, at no extra charge. Also subscribers of premium AT&T mobile and broadband services, will be offered bundles with HBO Max at no extra charge.
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Awesome, I have internet 1000, so free for me.
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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

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I dunno, are cable companies still a thing? Honest question. A few years ago I bailed as well as my parents. Now, I can't think of anyone who still uses old school cable with a set top box.
I do, but mainly because they ("they" meaning Comcast) jack up the price of high-speed Internet so much if you don't bundle cable with it, it's just more cost-effective for me.
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It is way easier to cut the cord if you have no interest in sports. If you do have an interest in sports, especially if you live in a major metro area where the sports teams have their own channel, you're out of luck. Of course, this is the perfect time to cut the cord because there are no sports.

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