HBO Max

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  1. jimpmc

    jimpmc Active Member

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    Yes, it did this on Android TV as well...you had to update the app from the play store to a newer version.
     
  2. Noelmel

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    Apparently HBO is fighting with Amazon there’s an article about it somewhere on here. Roku also but they expect an agreement soon the last I read. Maybe not ever for Amazon


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  3. lparsons21

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    Nothing new about this at all, here’s some examples of other irritants when it comes to apps and streaming boxes

    ATT TV Osprey box - No Amazon Prime or Hulu
    Roku - No HBO Max
    FireTV - No HBO Max

    It should be noted that all this is nothing new. Remember when Amazon Prime wasn’t on AppleTV? Sooner or later these things will work themselves out.
     
  4. Noelmel

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    I know I was replying to the person above who said for some reason they couldn’t find hbo max on their fire tv. I agree I think especially with Roku it’s only a matter of time.


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  5. JimT48

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    I used this to install HBO MAX:
     
  6. moyekj

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    But the problem with side-loading is apparently when there is an update it stops working and you have to manually side-load a new version which is painful.
     
  7. schatham

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    Amazon and Roku should pull all HBO apps (Now and Go) from their service until HBO allows HBO Max.
     
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  8. WVZR1

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    That certainly is an 'idea'! I really think there's likely much more that's not known or disclosed that's the hold up. I wasn't an HBO subscriber so I did the 1 year price agreement just to see if i actually might have interest! I'll hang for a while to see if it gets to Roku or the XG1V4 first. The fact it's NOT on the XG1V4 I'd say is significant. Xfinity says 'patience'!! Having not used HBO for years leaves me with much to watch until........................
     
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  9. cwoody222

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    So punish their own customers by disallowing them to access a service they pay for and potentially break an existing contract with the content owner?

    Yea, that’s a sound business idea.

    Heck, why you’re at it, why don’t Roku and Amazon just detonate all Warner-media apps?

    That’ll show ‘em...
     
  10. lparsons21

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    And it should be noted that on ATT’s box they don’t have Amazon Prime and Hulu, so maybe they are both wearing the same shoe.

    It is all about the benjamins and when the numbers get right HBO Max will be on Roku and FireTV and ATT’s little box will have Prime and Hulu.
     
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  11. Steveknj

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    This exactly, and that's how these companies do business. I live in the NYC Metro and one of our local RSNs is MSG Network. At one time Viacom owned that network and there was a deal in place that Viacom wanted MSG Network on the "free" tier of Cable providers systems. My local cable company, Cablevision, fought this, as their own RSN, Sports Channel was an extra charge channel on theirs and most systems. Cut to a few years later. The Dolans, who own Cablevision, buy MSG Networks from Viacom. So what happens? Time Warner Cable wanted to make MSG Networks an extra charge channel.....and Cablevision, the same company that fought MSG's attempts to put them on the free tier when they were owned by Viacom, fought Time Warner to put them on THEIR free tier.

    It's all a business decision. I'm sure part of the issue here is exactly what you say above. Since ATT won't carry AP, Amazon won't carry HBO Max (owned by ATT)

    To me it's always been a problem when the content providers also own the means for distribution. For lots of financial and political reasons I won't go into here. Either way the consumer always winds up paying in the long run.
     
  12. MScottC

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    This is why decades in the past, TV networks were not allowed to own the entertainment programs they put on the air. The entertainment shows had to come from outside studios.
     
  13. schatham

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    HBO Max is live. You need to activate it. When choosing shows that say HBO now it will open in HBO Max.
     
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  14. stuart628

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    When you say live, do you mean in the stream app itself? just double checking as this thread split in three different directions
     
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  15. schatham

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    Yes.
     

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  16. Noelmel

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    Cool if you search inside the stream app will it find the max originals and let you add them to my shows now?


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  17. schatham

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    I haven't tried yet. I know HBO Now shows in My Shows are labeled HBO Now still, but the Max app opens when choosing them.

    I did have to activate when I first opened it, by entering the code online at HBO Max.

    This just appeared, I did nothing, no side loading or anything.
     
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  18. Noelmel

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    Ok I tried it. Seems to be more on the Android tv side. Before even tho I had upgraded the app to MAX it still showed NOW where the recommendation rows and watch lists are. It is now updated and shows all MAX icons and MAX originals. On the TiVo Stream side tho it’s still the same. Google voice search can find the MAX original shows but there’s no way to add them to the TiVo “My Shows”. Searching regular HBO shows has the NOW icon still.


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  19. reneg

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    HBO Max updated on my Tivo Stream to version 50.1.0.64. Took about a minute to update my firesticks. I did have to update it manually which is a pain.
     
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  20. melissaru

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    Is anyone having a sound issue on HBO Max via Tivo Stream? I have to turn the volume up to about 60 for normal sound and a few shows (e.g., "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "The Larry Sanders Show") have no sound at all. I can watch them on HBO Go through Tivo, but I'd like to figure out these sound issues with HBO Max via the Stream (and I have turned on all sound settings, such as Dolby, etc.). Thanks for any advice!
     

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