I really appreciate them for growing the content but things they are doing that are going to kill this app
1. The user interface: the user interface isn’t appealing it’s basically HBO NOW with a different color scheme and more content my child doesn’t like using it because it doesn’t look as nice as other apps like (Disney plus, Netflix , Hulu etc ) they need to figure out start over from scratch like Hulu which had a similar design initially and now it’s more user friendly which this app could benefit from HBO has great content a better UI would result in Millions more downloads I feel just from word of mouth)
2. The Revolving Door policy when it comes to content: no one wants curated lists....Disney plus is doing so well with Disney Plus because they are making ALL of the content they have streaming rights too available to their subscribers. Seems ATT has too many hand and too many thing and conflicting interests and it comes across clear when you have new line and Warner films which are owned by Warnermedia set as timed exclusives. New flash people like consistency and timed exclusives doesn’t scream consistent look at Disney pluses “through the years” category which literally breaks down every Disney film from the early 1900s til now it’s efficient and helps people who are nostalgic go back and look at older things that Disney has done Warner has been around just as long you should have a similar option for subscribers and stop dividing your content or this will never be as big as the other streaming giants
Seriously love the content! But this review is for the app. I wish it were easier to navigate to the list from the app. I’ve seen other streaming apps make it very simple. I feel like I have to push a couple of extra buttons to get there. I also wish it were simpler to play the next episode of a series. If I don’t allow It to autoplay, I have to go all the way back to the home screen to go back to my last and select the next option. Again, other streaming services make this option available. Speaking of autoplay, on my iPad, the next episode doesn’t play in full screen. It goes back to the partial and episode details screen. And lastly, I added all four a Star is Born to my list, and each item was available under the Star is Born search screen. But on my iPad when I go to my list, it only shows the 2018 version four times. It does show up on my AppleTV correctly.
I’ve been using this app since day 1.
While the additional programming is great, I really don’t understand why they didn’t keep the same exact series navigation that you could do in HBO GO and HBO NOW. It was so easy to get to the lists of seasons and their associated episodes, but now with max it’s definitely different. This new app also doesn’t pass through dolby digital 5.1 to Chromecast. I know this because I used HBO GO for years and they worked hard to fix a lot of the bugs along the way. I really hope for the same experience with HBO Max, we just have to report all the problems so hopefully they will work hard to fix them. At least things are generally functional, so that’s a good start, they just have several tweaks to make to get it up to par.
Where HBO had loads of high quality content and incredibly unique series and stories, the additional content added by HBO Max is loads of athetic and unsolved shows, where finding entertainment is like a needle in a haystack.
For now, I just go to the HBO section most of the time, but the app seems fully intent on mixing these disparate content sources together into some disgusting and repulsive media jambalaya.
If you enjoy picking at the carcass of old and expired attempts at entertainment, reruns, and the memory of HBOs greatness, than this overpriced app might be for you. Just don’t forget to cancel, this is not a place for new content.
Best content by far in a streaming service. The streaming itself, however, is frustratingly horrible. Can’t go longer than 5-10 minutes without it needing to buffer. On average it takes a solid 5 minutes to continue playing if you let it figure itself out. I’ve taken to hitting the 15 sec rewind, then pause and play. That seems to kickstart it. But it continues to happen. Makes watching things a task since I always have to be ready to nudge it along and can’t just sit back and enjoy. Hope it gets fixed with an update or something.
Well HBO has great shows and they were buying other shows left and right. So I decided to give it a try.
First thing that got me annoyed is ad. Subscription is $14.99 and you still get ads?! Really tho!?!
Secondly user interface deserves a bit of work I guess.
Additionally the buffering, it almost always buffers at a middle of video. Although I have good internet.
My guess is all big tv content companies trying to get into streaming business to compete with Netflix... but still not there yet. It is hard *that’s what she said.
I have downloaded, streamed, believed and more and yet this thing just doesn’t work. Gobble up a bunch of good movies and shows they executed well but then I can’t watch them for $15 a month. Downloaded movies don’t work when you’re even connected to WiFi and the whole point is they’re supposed to be free of WiFi needs. Try to watch a movie while sitting 3 feet from the router and that doesn’t work either. Get it together champs because you have 23 days till my subscription runs out and I’ll never download it again.
I can’t even log on. I’ve tried using my old hbo now password and log in, Nope. AT&T log in, nope. Resetting my password, nothing has been sent to my email yet so I guess that doesn’t work either. It even asked to verify my account by going to aT&T, when I click the link it provides it just refreshes back to the same page. The transition should never be this difficult and frustrating. I’m giving up tonight, maybe there’ll be an email to reset my password when I wake up in the morning.
Love that I can watch friends and quite a few shows from my childhood, but they really need to fix the fact that it won’t stay full screen between episodes. I travel for work and watch on my laptop on my bedside all night long and it’s a bit annoying having to click the full screen button every episode. It’s been about 2 months and there still hasn’t been an update, I know there are bigger fish to fry, buuuttt I think I can speak for a lot of us when I say that we’d LOVE this small change.
AppleTV app review.
I feel HBO Max has a lot of content to offer and is a fantastic upgrade from regular HBO. The navigation didn’t change too much with the switch to Max. But, compared to Netflix, the audio is horrible. I have to turn the volume up 20% higher compare to Netflix and even then the dynamic range isn’t that great. They need to stop doing their audio so compressed. If I have two movie choices of equal interest I usually pick something not on HBO Max due to the poor audio.