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HBO Max is it worth it?

I currently get HBO and HBO2 through AT&T TV Now.

What will we get with it?

by Anonymousreply 5206/12/2020

What I read yesterday you qualify to get it free....

by Anonymousreply 105/25/2020

If you are already an HBO subscriber you will have access to HBOMax.

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by Anonymousreply 205/25/2020

Like we all need yet another TV channel

by Anonymousreply 305/25/2020

It's not really new, it is just the HBO library with more shit included. If you have HBO/HBONow, will now you get some extra stuff. And they are hoping maybe it will encourage some people who don't pay for HBO right now to pay for it.

by Anonymousreply 405/25/2020

Does it start tomorrow?

by Anonymousreply 505/25/2020

There are many great classics and foreign films that are part of HBOMax. I’m considering.

by Anonymousreply 605/25/2020

I thought I saw the Muppets on HBOMax. I thought Disney ownedthem.

by Anonymousreply 705/25/2020

Will they have old HBO movies? Comedy specials?

by Anonymousreply 805/25/2020

It dropped today. They have a very good selection of classic and foreign language movies, which was a surprise. However overall it is not that different from HBO Now in that the majority of films are from their output deals with the libraries of Warner Bros, Disney and Universal. I am disappointed in the series offerings, which is nothing more than HBO current and legacy shows that were already available on HBO Max and Amazon, as well as a few blue chip sitcoms like Friends and Big Bang and a handful of BBC shows.

by Anonymousreply 905/27/2020

Wow, the app isn’t ready for the Roku interface at launch! WarnerMedia totally fucked this up.

These are the only interfaces on which you can currently access HBO Max:

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by Anonymousreply 1005/27/2020

[quote]However overall it is not that different from HBO Now

Like I said, it is HBONow with some extra shit.

by Anonymousreply 1105/27/2020

The DC section is also a disappointment, they don't have any of Christopher Reeve's Superman films or any of Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight series.

by Anonymousreply 1205/27/2020

I subscribed yesterday to get the $11.99 rate, then today I found out there is no Roku app. Shame on me for not doing proper due diligence, but I would have thought they would have a Roku app ready, there are only 27,000,000 active Roku users. Anyway, canceled it immediately due to poor planning on their part.

by Anonymousreply 1305/27/2020

I was happy to see some of the old HBO offerings like Autopsy and Indictment: McMartin Trial but disappointed there was no Robert Duvall Stalin movie or the old Encyclopedia show or Lifestories...

by Anonymousreply 1405/27/2020

I'd be surprised if they didn't have the App ready by the EOD

However the catastrophic failure IMO is that they don't really have anything particularly special coming down the pipeline

For example I subscribed to HBO Now at the start of the month with they offered the $12 special, so I could catch up on three seasons of Westworld, which I will probably be done with by next week. After that there's nothing in particular that I want to watch. There's no reason to renew, especially at this price.

by Anonymousreply 1505/27/2020

This fucking sucks. I have Amazon Fire Stick and can't access anything but Now meanwhile there is stuff on Max I want to watch but can only do it on my PC.

I want to lay in bed and not sit at a desk. What a fucking disaster to just shut out all the potential Fire customers.

It is not like they didn't have time to plan this.

by Anonymousreply 1605/27/2020

You can connect your PC to your TV via HDMI wire.

by Anonymousreply 1705/27/2020

People don't want to do that r17. They want to use their Roku and Amazon Firestick platform, that's why they have them in the first place.

Well over 60 million Americans use those two platforms, so this is a massive shortcoming in HBOMax.

by Anonymousreply 1805/27/2020

From what I've been hearing customers are already calling to cancel the service...ON THE LAUNCH DAY!

Massive fail.

Time Warner is going to have egg on their face. LOL

by Anonymousreply 1905/27/2020

I have HBO Now...I stream it for $14.99 a month..worth it for me

by Anonymousreply 2005/27/2020

I subscribed to HBONow and cancelled it to sign up for the Max promotion, 11.99 for 12 months. Saved a little money.

by Anonymousreply 2105/27/2020

I have HBOGO does that allow me to access HBO Max?

by Anonymousreply 2205/27/2020

Yes r22, if you have HBO then you have HBOMax. See r2.

by Anonymousreply 2305/27/2020

[quote] I'd be surprised if they didn't have the App ready by the EOD

Isn’t it a $$ issue between HBO and Roku/Amazon Fire Stick? So it could potentially go on much longer?

In the DC section how come we get Doom Patrol but no Titans?

by Anonymousreply 2405/27/2020

You’re correct, it’s a rights issue, not a bug

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by Anonymousreply 2505/27/2020

People on Twitter are PISSSSSSED

by Anonymousreply 2605/27/2020

They should be R26. Roku is the popular streaming player by far. To not have an app ready to go on launch day is ridiculous.

I will say though I am/was happy to see that I get access through my Xfinity cable subscription for no additional money (because I get HBO through XFinity).

by Anonymousreply 2705/27/2020

What a mess. They’re getting destroyed on each of their sparkly, launch day Twitter posts.

AT&T and Warner Media should’ve just created a new service with a new name and included HBO programming within it.

The HBO brand has already become cluttered with Go, Now... Many still don’t even understand what exactly HBOMax is.

by Anonymousreply 2805/27/2020

Getting ripped on Facebook, as well.

Did they not think there would be a backlash?

by Anonymousreply 2905/27/2020

I bet a lot of people are in R13's same situation. They signed up assuming there would be a Roku and Amazon Fire apps (because why wouldn't there be? They are the most common), but nope. I wouldn't have checked either R13.

by Anonymousreply 3005/27/2020

Yeah I planned on checking out something on Max after work today, but since it is not on Roku yet that's a bust.

Warner needs to cave and quit arguing with them about money

by Anonymousreply 3105/27/2020

Are there any good sitcoms?

by Anonymousreply 3205/27/2020

Meh R32.

They have TBBT as well as Friends. I'm sure DL will slam them as trash, but there is no denying they were enormously popular.

They have all the HBO sitcoms. SATC, etc.

The movie catalogue is impressive IMHO.

Don't know if I'd pay $15 a month for it.

by Anonymousreply 3305/27/2020

I was annoyed that they don't have an agreement (yet) with Roku. I use Roku for all my entertainment and was pissed when I learned that HBOMax and Roku don't play well together. HBO should have mentioned this in the millions of emails they sent leading up to the conversion.

Then, to add insult to injury, when I updated the app on my iPad, it blew out all the (carefully curated) items in "My List."

I still like HBO's program, but this was not a very well thought out conversion/upgrade!

by Anonymousreply 3405/28/2020

Analysts have decided that the answer to OP's question is "No."

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by Anonymousreply 3505/29/2020

I got a text from AT&T that said I would get HBO Max free. I tried to sign in and it said I didn’t qualify.

by Anonymousreply 3605/29/2020

I get HBO thru Verizon Fios. I called Fios the other day and asked them if HBO Max would cost me anything extra. They said NO. I'm already watching something on it. It's called First Dates. Mostly straight couples but right now I'm watching an episode that has a gay couple. It's a reality show that show couples going on a blind date. I'm enjoying it.

by Anonymousreply 3705/29/2020

I am still using HBONow until they work out a deal with Roku, and the article at r36 thinks it will be a while.

Very disappointing.

by Anonymousreply 3805/29/2020

Why so many HBOs?

by Anonymousreply 3905/29/2020

Because it wants to outdo Netflix?

by Anonymousreply 4005/29/2020

The long term plan is to have everything roll into HBOMax. HBOMax will be HBO.

by Anonymousreply 4105/29/2020

Because my phone and internet is At&t I was able to get it for free but only on my iPad and Samsung tablet. It was a long process a very nice and very patient customer service guy named Phill helped me every step of the way. I'm really surprised how many classic films they have. Someone has good taste.

by Anonymousreply 4205/30/2020

Does it show hole?

by Anonymousreply 4305/30/2020


"We believe AT&T’s dispute with Amazon comes down to one thing: data. AT&T wants Fire users who open HBO Max to be essentially transferred to the HBO platform, so that HBO captures all the data about the customer’s usage, improving the ability to target ads in other parts of the WarnerMedia universe. Amazon, however, wants to keep as much of that data as possible in house." But the analyst predicted the companies to reach an agreement over time.

The Roku dispute, meanwhile, seems "primarily to center around advertising," he suggested. "While HBO Max doesn’t currently have ads, AT&T does expect to launch an ad-supported version, likely next year, and Roku will want to benefit from that advertising revenue." But Jayant concluded: "We expect this dispute to eventually be resolved, since neither AT&T nor Roku benefits from not having HBO Max available on Roku devices."

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by Anonymousreply 4406/01/2020

I cancelled my subscription today, as it was due to renew on Friday. I thought this was going to be resolved by now but obviously it may take weeks if not months. What a colossal fuck you to consumers.

by Anonymousreply 4506/01/2020

You can't make this shit up

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by Anonymousreply 4606/10/2020

R16 I can stream from my phone through my Roku. Can you stream your phone through your Firestick?

by Anonymousreply 4706/10/2020

I was about to ask that R47. The answer is yes, but not elegantly. Thanks for answering my question on Roku. I keep a chromecast on one of my HDMI ports for that very reason.

by Anonymousreply 4806/10/2020

This whole launch seems to be one disaster after another...

by Anonymousreply 4906/10/2020

HBO Go will be shut down and HBO Now will now just be called HBO.

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by Anonymousreply 5106/12/2020

No. I’d rather pay for Gone With the Wind. #teachdontcensor

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