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2020-12-04 6:33:03 AM  
You can just cast from your laptop/ipad to your roku, or use the app on your PS4/5 or Xbox.

/roku tv owner
// oh noes, one extra step to stream something!
 
2020-12-04 6:41:39 AM  
Assuming an effective vaccine, there's no way I'm seeing Villaneuve's Dune on a small screen.  Probably not Matrix 4 either, pending decent trailers.  But I'm happy to watch the rest of these from home.
 
2020-12-04 6:43:37 AM  
Like havocmike said, Roku updated their system to allow for Apple Airplay so you can mirror your phone screen on your Roku device very easily. Not the same as an app, but good enough for me.

Although this warner brothers move may be what finally gets hbo max on roku.
 
2020-12-04 6:50:27 AM  
Max will be on Roku a week before X-mas
 
2020-12-04 6:51:42 AM  
I used to complain about that, but, since you can now officially add it to an Amazon Fire Stick (instead of that side loading hack), I have to find something else to whine about, which won't take long.
 
2020-12-04 6:57:53 AM  

CarnySaur: I used to complain about that, but, since you can now officially add it to an Amazon Fire Stick (instead of that side loading hack), I have to find something else to whine about, which won't take long.


The sideload one stopped working as soon as the real one went live.
 
2020-12-04 7:00:47 AM  

Naido: Assuming an effective vaccine, there's no way I'm seeing Villaneuve's Dune on a small screen.  Probably not Matrix 4 either, pending decent trailers.  But I'm happy to watch the rest of these from home.


If enough people do that and hold out to watch Dune on big screens then you will artificially deflate attendance numbers and the bean counters and Hollywood will see that as an excuse not to fund the next movie in the series.

Watch it at home and enjoy it and then watch it again in the theaters if you really have that much of a hard-on for big screens.
 
2020-12-04 7:05:05 AM  
Oh no, you'll have to use your smart TV, Xbox, Playstation, Chromecast or other streaming platform.

You want to talk about horror? As 3,000 Americans died every day I had to use my non-preferred steaming method!
 
2020-12-04 7:26:16 AM  
Im watching Dune and I dont care how I have to do it.
 
2020-12-04 7:31:44 AM  

Naido: Assuming an effective vaccine, there's no way I'm seeing Villaneuve's Dune on a small screen.  Probably not Matrix 4 either, pending decent trailers.  But I'm happy to watch the rest of these from home.


The thing for me about the rest is that I'm not exactly champing at the bit to see them.

There's roughly 3 ways I see films:-

1. Huge blockbusters/cinematic I really want to see. I want a big screen/best sound, IMAX if possible.
2. Smaller/art films I really want to see. e.g. Portrait of a Lady On Fire. I might make a trip to an arthouse cinema, but it's also the case that these films get a rapid release on streaming.
3. Everything else. I really don't care that much about seeing them right away, anyway. It's not like they're better than something from 2 years ago. I will wait for Netflix.

And I don't see that adding up for me. How many months subscription do I have to get for a bunch of films, most of which are in "everything else"? How does that compare to some good tickets for the 3 films from that list that I'd like to see? (and that's not even counting how much better Dune is going to be in IMAX).
 
2020-12-04 7:48:15 AM  
Disney will do it with Black Widow. Me and my neighbor swapped my Max creds for his Disney+, so it's a win win. On the plus side I could drink and smoke as much as I want at home while watching a new movie without having to sneak it in at a theater via girlfriend purse.
/Bonus: You can watch in your underwear while pigging out with strangers getting offended.
 
2020-12-04 7:50:52 AM  
I'm curious to see how drive-in theaters fare in all this.
 
2020-12-04 7:52:12 AM  
 
2020-12-04 8:13:04 AM  

EyeballKid: I'm curious to see how drive-in theaters fare in all this.


Around me, they started to exist, which is nice, I guess. I don't understand what advantage they have over watching it at home, though.
 
2020-12-04 8:21:40 AM  

CarnySaur: I used to complain about that, but, since you can now officially add it to an Amazon Fire Stick (instead of that side loading hack), I have to find something else to whine about, which won't take long.


The press releases for that said you can access HBO Max if you subscribe through Amazon. Can you use the app if you subscribe through a cable provider?
 
2020-12-04 8:22:26 AM  
I have a full 7.2  home theater of Kef Reference series speakers powered by Emotiva amps and an LG OLED TV and I still only want to watch blockbuster movies at a theater.

For Infinity War and Endgame, we had a tribe of cosplaying Wakandans on opening night. Star Wars brings out the 501st, a full size R2D2 and this one chick who has a Queen Amidala in episode I outfit. We get a princesses (I'm the one bringing a couple of them) for Disney and Pixar movies. I legit love opening night at my local theater.

I finished my 4k Lord of the Rings a few hours ago and while it's breathtaking every time, nothing beats seeing it with a bunch of my fellow nerds.
 
2020-12-04 8:25:14 AM  
They just worked out their deal with Amazon.  I'm sure Roku is next in line and you will be able to add an HBOMax channel very soon.
 
2020-12-04 8:30:08 AM  

havocmike: You can just cast from your laptop/ipad to your roku, or use the app on your PS4/5 or Xbox.

/roku tv owner
// oh noes, one extra step to stream something!


The only reason i want hbo max over 2160p torrents is HD and 4k remasters of their older shows. If i have to buy a PS4 Pro or fire TV with an HDMI2 switch box, it ceases to be worth it.
 
2020-12-04 8:30:51 AM  

havocmike: You can just cast from your laptop/ipad to your roku, or use the app on your PS4/5 or Xbox.

/roku tv owner
// oh noes, one extra step to stream something!


No.  You can't.  You can only cast to roku apps that are already on roku.  That's how roku works.  Also, it means you're saying this knowing it can't be done or you just don't have a roku and you're guessing.  Either way, it makes you look like a total idiot.

You can cast to chromecast, though.  Chromecast is janky as hell, but it gets the job done.

/Roku and HBO MAX are SUPPOSEDLY close to a deal, so maybe there's a chance this is all moot.  If not, get a chromecast, it's pretty cheap.
 
2020-12-04 8:34:44 AM  

ColSanders: CarnySaur: I used to complain about that, but, since you can now officially add it to an Amazon Fire Stick (instead of that side loading hack), I have to find something else to whine about, which won't take long.

The press releases for that said you can access HBO Max if you subscribe through Amazon. Can you use the app if you subscribe through a cable provider?


Yeah I use my Uverse creds. Just click sign in and they will give you a code and the link to the signin page with the providers list.
 
2020-12-04 8:36:45 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: ColSanders: CarnySaur: I used to complain about that, but, since you can now officially add it to an Amazon Fire Stick (instead of that side loading hack), I have to find something else to whine about, which won't take long.

The press releases for that said you can access HBO Max if you subscribe through Amazon. Can you use the app if you subscribe through a cable provider?

Yeah I use my Uverse creds. Just click sign in and they will give you a code and the link to the signin page with the providers list.


Make sure you you hit the Max app instead of the old HBO one.
 
2020-12-04 8:53:45 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: BTW: WW84 will stream on Max in 4K https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2020/1​2/a-good-day-for-ultrahd-hbo-max-and-t​he-lord-of-the-rings-will-stream-in-4k​-hdr/


And there goes our AT&T data cap...


/AT&T sucks
//no cable out here in the boonies
 
2020-12-04 8:58:45 AM  

jake3988: havocmike: You can just cast from your laptop/ipad to your roku, or use the app on your PS4/5 or Xbox.

/roku tv owner
// oh noes, one extra step to stream something!

No.  You can't.  You can only cast to roku apps that are already on roku.  That's how roku works.  Also, it means you're saying this knowing it can't be done or you just don't have a roku and you're guessing.  Either way, it makes you look like a total idiot.

You can cast to chromecast, though.  Chromecast is janky as hell, but it gets the job done.

/Roku and HBO MAX are SUPPOSEDLY close to a deal, so maybe there's a chance this is all moot.  If not, get a chromecast, it's pretty cheap.


Or just do it old school and use an HDMI cable:

https://help.hbomax.com/Answer/Detail​/​2345

You can connect a supported device(computer, phone, or tablet) to your TV using an HDMI cable and watch HBO Max on a big screen.
 
2020-12-04 9:08:13 AM  

Gleeman: drjekel_mrhyde: BTW: WW84 will stream on Max in 4K https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2020/1​2/a-good-day-for-ultrahd-hbo-max-and-t​he-lord-of-the-rings-will-stream-in-4k​-hdr/

And there goes our AT&T data cap...


/AT&T sucks
//no cable out here in the boonies


I'm shocked that they will count Max on some of their home internet service, but not against their mobile customers. I guess you can watch it in 1080P still. Max 1080p looks just as good as Netflix in 4K HDR. Something about the bitrate and compression.
/Max 1080p streaming even looks better than 1080 p HBO on At&ts own HD STBs
 
2020-12-04 9:38:31 AM  

EyeballKid: I'm curious to see how drive-in theaters fare in all this.


They'll linger. At this point none have survived that didn't make expensive digital distribution and projection changeover over a decade ago. The remaining ones are 1. Inherited family businesses with minimal or no debt, 2. Essentially play projects for moneyed nostalgics, 3. A retirement investment account that'll pay off in sale to property development, 4. Historically protected site with beaucoup tax benefits

Kansas City had three active drive ins when I moved here. One sold off all the usable hardware and "decor" to a young boomer couple who reportedly used it to open or reopen one in Nebraska. I'll assume the land is awaiting development. One is a legacy property for a midsized local chain that has a dozen or so other regular movie houses. The other is a well run local survivor with a big property, one screen, all tucked in around a mixed industrial neighborhood just barely on the Kansas side, but close to a bunch of different mixed income, rich, or up and coming in middle of slow gentrification neighborhoods. It's very seasonal, but runs daytime swap meets and car shows. Plan on hitting that one in Spring when it reopens. Been going to one in Arkansas small town when I'm in exile and distance visiting mom. Saw the last "blockbuster" release of New Mutants in October.
 
2020-12-04 10:30:14 AM  
Um, she misses $6 soda?
FTFA "I want nothing more than to spend 6 dollars for a soda because there's just something about movie theater sodas that hits differently than anywhere else."

I'm not sure poppycock is a strong enough word for this tomfoolery. If she just likes huge cups, I can loan her my wife's bra.

I enjoy the movie theater experience too, but I'm not waxing romantically about the awesome Dyson hand dryers at my local cinema.

I don't miss $15 imports  at the local concert shed, but I would pay it to see a good live show, and buy one for whoever is in line behind me in celebration.
 
2020-12-04 10:54:40 AM  

EyeballKid: I'm curious to see how drive-in theaters fare in all this.


This is how I saw Tenet.  Worked out fine.
 
2020-12-04 11:20:40 AM  

Geotpf: EyeballKid: I'm curious to see how drive-in theaters fare in all this.

This is how I saw Tenet.  Worked out fine.


It doesn't matter where you watch Tenet.  You still can't understand the dialogue.
 
2020-12-04 11:50:44 AM  

shabu: I enjoy the movie theater experience too, but I'm not waxing romantically about the awesome Dyson hand dryers at my local cinema.


Dyson hand dryers? The ones where you have to stick your hands into a too small slot with air blowing around, basically guaranteeing you bump into the thing? I had no idea people considered those anything besides shiat.
 
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2020-12-04 12:21:02 PM  

havocmike: You can just cast from your laptop/ipad to your roku, or use the app on your PS4/5 or Xbox.

/roku tv owner
// oh noes, one extra step to stream something!


Oh noes, I don't own any of those devices to cast from!

Your shiatty post is shiatty.
 
2020-12-04 1:06:25 PM  

wee: havocmike: You can just cast from your laptop/ipad to your roku, or use the app on your PS4/5 or Xbox.

/roku tv owner
// oh noes, one extra step to stream something!

Oh noes, I don't own any of those devices to cast from!

Your shiatty post is shiatty.


Software engineer that collects firearms but cannot shell out 20 bucks to fix his problem. biatches on internet instead.
 
2020-12-04 1:34:27 PM  

aedude01: Geotpf: EyeballKid: I'm curious to see how drive-in theaters fare in all this.

This is how I saw Tenet.  Worked out fine.

It doesn't matter where you watch Tenet.  You still can't understand the dialogue.


Funny you would mention that.

The way a modern drive in broadcasts sound is not by those stereotypical speaker boxes any more.  It's by a low powered FM radio station.

This means it is in stereo, but plain jane stereo, not surround of any sort.

And, in the plain jane stereo mix of Tenet, the dialogue was perfectly understandable.  Apparently a very significant difference from seeing it in an actual theater with super duper surround sound, where the music and sound effects were mixed too loudly (maybe on purpose?) so parts of the dialogue were apparently unintelligible.

So seeing it at a drive in was actually a better experience, apparently.
 
2020-12-04 2:17:49 PM  
I have an LG smart TV, an Android phone and an iPad.  Also a Roku. I pay for HBO via my cable package, but I can't get HBO Max on the TV. What is my best option to do that?
 
2020-12-04 2:23:30 PM  
Canadian, pirate, this is the way.
 
2020-12-04 2:23:37 PM  

impantsless: I have an LG smart TV, an Android phone and an iPad.  Also a Roku. I pay for HBO via my cable package, but I can't get HBO Max on the TV. What is my best option to do that?


Probably cancel HBO through your cable provider and sign up directly through the HBO website, then use the app on your smart tv to view it.
 
2020-12-04 2:25:32 PM  

debug: impantsless: I have an LG smart TV, an Android phone and an iPad.  Also a Roku. I pay for HBO via my cable package, but I can't get HBO Max on the TV. What is my best option to do that?

Probably cancel HBO through your cable provider and sign up directly through the HBO website, then use the app on your smart tv to view it.


Nevermind, everything you own is non compatible.  Bad luck for you, I guess.
 
2020-12-04 3:13:17 PM  

trialpha: shabu: I enjoy the movie theater experience too, but I'm not waxing romantically about the awesome Dyson hand dryers at my local cinema.

Dyson hand dryers? The ones where you have to stick your hands into a too small slot with air blowing around, basically guaranteeing you bump into the thing? I had no idea people considered those anything besides shiat.


Hey big hands! How you doing?
 
2020-12-04 3:52:44 PM  
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2020-12-04 4:06:52 PM  

impantsless: I have an LG smart TV, an Android phone and an iPad.  Also a Roku. I pay for HBO via my cable package, but I can't get HBO Max on the TV. What is my best option to do that?


You can get it on your iPad obviously.  For the TV: buy an Apple TV? I kid, mostly.  You could get an older generation one cheap on eBay
 
2020-12-04 5:23:33 PM  

Naido: impantsless: I have an LG smart TV, an Android phone and an iPad.  Also a Roku. I pay for HBO via my cable package, but I can't get HBO Max on the TV. What is my best option to do that?

You can get it on your iPad obviously.  For the TV: buy an Apple TV? I kid, mostly.  You could get an older generation one cheap on eBay


I subscribed to HBO Max through Hulu so that I could get it on Roku. It works for most things - except for HBO Max originals (like Doom Patrol). I have to watch those through the HBO Max app on another device.
 
2020-12-04 6:10:40 PM  

debug: impantsless: I have an LG smart TV, an Android phone and an iPad.  Also a Roku. I pay for HBO via my cable package, but I can't get HBO Max on the TV. What is my best option to do that?

Probably cancel HBO through your cable provider and sign up directly through the HBO website, then use the app on your smart tv to view it.


LG does not have an HBO Max app.
 
2020-12-04 7:45:28 PM  

impantsless: debug: impantsless: I have an LG smart TV, an Android phone and an iPad.  Also a Roku. I pay for HBO via my cable package, but I can't get HBO Max on the TV. What is my best option to do that?

Probably cancel HBO through your cable provider and sign up directly through the HBO website, then use the app on your smart tv to view it.

LG does not have an HBO Max app.


I think I covered that already.
 
2020-12-04 8:06:36 PM  

debug: impantsless: debug: impantsless: I have an LG smart TV, an Android phone and an iPad.  Also a Roku. I pay for HBO via my cable package, but I can't get HBO Max on the TV. What is my best option to do that?

Probably cancel HBO through your cable provider and sign up directly through the HBO website, then use the app on your smart tv to view it.

LG does not have an HBO Max app.

I think I covered that already.


Sorry, I didn't see your post before I posted that.
 
2020-12-04 9:01:59 PM  

impantsless: debug: impantsless: debug: impantsless: I have an LG smart TV, an Android phone and an iPad.  Also a Roku. I pay for HBO via my cable package, but I can't get HBO Max on the TV. What is my best option to do that?

Probably cancel HBO through your cable provider and sign up directly through the HBO website, then use the app on your smart tv to view it.

LG does not have an HBO Max app.

I think I covered that already.

Sorry, I didn't see your post before I posted that.


I don't why I said Apple TV, momentarily forgot they have a deal with Amazon now.  I know it's more to buy, but fire sticks are really cheap right now.
 
2020-12-04 11:46:32 PM  

aedude01: Geotpf: EyeballKid: I'm curious to see how drive-in theaters fare in all this.

This is how I saw Tenet.  Worked out fine.

It doesn't matter where you watch Tenet.  You still can't understand the dialogue.


holy cow YES. I watched it today and the voices are crap.  Buried in the mix.
 
2020-12-05 5:45:25 AM  
I get it through Xfinity.  Just checked in for the first time and watched Raised by Wolves until 2:00AM.

That is a damn good show.
 
2020-12-05 4:32:05 PM  

Rent Party: I get it through Xfinity.  Just checked in for the first time and watched Raised by Wolves until 2:00AM.

That is a damn good show.


Lovecraft coutry episode 8
 
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