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(Variety)   In preparation for its new movie distribution strategy, HBO Max ends free trials   (variety.com) divider line
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2020-12-04 3:03:32 AM  
I just signed up for HBO max
Got to support that
Great idea and about time
 
2020-12-04 3:25:01 AM  
Paying extra for HBO Max to watch basic cable content without commercial interruptions was getting old in hurry. 'Bout time they upped their game because its going to be another bajillion years before we get another season of Rick and Morty, and I can only loop Sealab 2021 for 23 hours a day without getting bored.
 
2020-12-04 3:52:33 AM  
If you subscribe to HBO through Amazon Prime you now get HBO Max included at no extra charge.
 
2020-12-04 3:55:26 AM  
I have a PS4 Pro had a hard time figuring it out

you can get it through Hulu I think it's like 14 bucks more

I don't have a provider
 
2020-12-04 5:12:56 AM  
To be fair, it's a service that sold itself. It's as viable a platform as Netflix or Hulu, and easily more valuable as a whole than Disney+.

I was skeptical, but after poking around, it's just a solid chunk of streaming, especially if you miss Hulu's old Criterion Collection section. Plus, the DC content opens up the animated films and series that were their real strength for the last 30 years.
 
2020-12-04 5:41:15 AM  
HBO Max is just about the best platform for content with the WORST marketing department ever concieved.
 
2020-12-04 7:08:35 AM  

fragMasterFlash: Paying extra for HBO Max to watch basic cable content without commercial interruptions was getting old in hurry.


shiat, we pay for HBO Max for original content alone. Their commercial stuff is just gravy. And now this? If it's still $15/mo, it's a steal. (I'm guessing they'll raise it to $20 or $25, but I'll pay.)
 
2020-12-04 9:31:31 AM  
You can still get a free trial from HBO Max, just record their programming and charge your neighbors admission to watch it in your home.

Boom, you'll be in court within weeks.
 
amb [TotalFark]
2020-12-04 9:33:55 AM  
We're cutting the cord finally at the end of the month. Upgrading to gigabit internet too. We'll be using hulu, netflix, d+, maybe google tv, and considering HBO max. Will be less than cable with the premium channels. We'll lose some niche stuff like Willow (cricket is better when it is time condensed, a one day international under 2 hours). Some of the kids channels my daughter will miss, but hulu and d+ will get most of it.

For me I've been ready to cut the cord for a long time, I watch more youtube than tv.
 
2020-12-04 9:36:58 AM  
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2020-12-04 10:34:21 AM  

hubiestubert: To be fair, it's a service that sold itself. It's as viable a platform as Netflix or Hulu, and easily more valuable as a whole than Disney+.

I was skeptical, but after poking around, it's just a solid chunk of streaming, especially if you miss Hulu's old Criterion Collection section. Plus, the DC content opens up the animated films and series that were their real strength for the last 30 years.


Doom Patrol is also really good.

Butt Monsters | Killer Butts | DOOM PATROL 1x12 [HD] Scene
Youtube ozvIxnIsn4w

Kinda NSFW
 
2020-12-04 10:38:16 AM  

amb: We're cutting the cord finally at the end of the month. Upgrading to gigabit internet too. We'll be using hulu, netflix, d+, maybe google tv, and considering HBO max. Will be less than cable with the premium channels. We'll lose some niche stuff like Willow (cricket is better when it is time condensed, a one day international under 2 hours). Some of the kids channels my daughter will miss, but hulu and d+ will get most of it.

For me I've been ready to cut the cord for a long time, I watch more youtube than tv.


If you add HBO to your Hulu package you get HBO Max for free.  That's if you don't have a Roku, in which case you're currently SOL.
 
2020-12-04 11:04:14 AM  

fragMasterFlash: Paying extra for HBO Max to watch basic cable content without commercial interruptions was getting old in hurry. 'Bout time they upped their game because its going to be another bajillion years before we get another season of Rick and Morty, and I can only loop Sealab 2021 for 23 hours a day without getting bored.


Yes, HBO really, until now, hadn't found a way to differentiates itself. It was late to the streaming party and, while it's original shows pulled large audiences, eyeballs were going elsewhere as the other streamers figured out how to do some masterful originals of their own.

I remember asking myself a number of times why I even have HBO?
 
2020-12-04 11:20:54 AM  

dodecahedron: If you subscribe to HBO through Amazon Prime you now get HBO Max included at no extra charge.


That's standard, now that HBO and Amazon reached a deal. Back when HBO Max launched, if you had the HBO Now app, it upgraded automatically.
 
2020-12-04 12:12:21 PM  
Question for my fellow Canadians, we already get HBO/HBOMax content here through Crave, does anyone know if we'll get the movies also through Crave?
 
2020-12-04 2:25:14 PM  

dodecahedron: If you subscribe to HBO through Amazon Prime you now get HBO Max included at no extra charge.


But. But, you have to use HBO Max's app to see content exclusive to HBO Max. Because HBO wants user data and they're not gonna get it through Amazon. First world problems, for sure.
 
2020-12-04 3:36:58 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: dodecahedron: If you subscribe to HBO through Amazon Prime you now get HBO Max included at no extra charge.

But. But, you have to use HBO Max's app to see content exclusive to HBO Max. Because HBO wants user data and they're not gonna get it through Amazon. First world problems, for sure.


The email from them says, "To access HBO Max, you can log into the HBO Max app using your Amazon credentials." I don't have a problem with that.
 
2020-12-04 4:16:18 PM  
Roku and HBO are leaving a lot of money on the table here.
Perhaps they should stop fighting and start collecting more monies.
 
2020-12-04 4:21:41 PM  
DirecTV hands out free previews of HBO Max just for asking.

/YRMV
 
2020-12-04 6:56:33 PM  

Mad_Radhu: hubiestubert: To be fair, it's a service that sold itself. It's as viable a platform as Netflix or Hulu, and easily more valuable as a whole than Disney+.

I was skeptical, but after poking around, it's just a solid chunk of streaming, especially if you miss Hulu's old Criterion Collection section. Plus, the DC content opens up the animated films and series that were their real strength for the last 30 years.

Doom Patrol is also really good.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/ozvIxnIs​n4w?start=60]
Kinda NSFW


Though you can get that cheaper through a DCU sub, at least until next month when it migrates to Max.
 
2020-12-04 8:33:33 PM  
jokes on y'all.  i get it for free with my internet
 
amb [TotalFark]
2020-12-05 1:17:33 AM  

nursetim: amb: We're cutting the cord finally at the end of the month. Upgrading to gigabit internet too. We'll be using hulu, netflix, d+, maybe google tv, and considering HBO max. Will be less than cable with the premium channels. We'll lose some niche stuff like Willow (cricket is better when it is time condensed, a one day international under 2 hours). Some of the kids channels my daughter will miss, but hulu and d+ will get most of it.

For me I've been ready to cut the cord for a long time, I watch more youtube than tv.

If you add HBO to your Hulu package you get HBO Max for free.  That's if you don't have a Roku, in which case you're currently SOL.


We have a Roku. Maybe we'll get a Firestick or something else if we go with HBO.

Even adding a few more streaming services, we'll save a bit each month, plus upgrading to gigabit should help some with working from home. We have 100Mb right now. We are keeping our landline for now. Had the number so long, and it doesn't change the price much to keep it.
 
2020-12-05 9:53:55 AM  

amb: We have a Roku. Maybe we'll get a Firestick or something else if we go with HBO.


I have a Roku and get HBO through Amazon, and Hulu offers it as well. No need for a fire stick.
 
2020-12-05 1:06:30 PM  

dodecahedron: AliceBToklasLives: dodecahedron: If you subscribe to HBO through Amazon Prime you now get HBO Max included at no extra charge.

But. But, you have to use HBO Max's app to see content exclusive to HBO Max. Because HBO wants user data and they're not gonna get it through Amazon. First world problems, for sure.

The email from them says, "To access HBO Max, you can log into the HBO Max app using your Amazon credentials." I don't have a problem with that.


I wouldn't have a problem with that if I could get the app on my Roku. But as I said, first-world problems.
 
2020-12-05 1:21:45 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: dodecahedron: AliceBToklasLives: dodecahedron: If you subscribe to HBO through Amazon Prime you now get HBO Max included at no extra charge.

But. But, you have to use HBO Max's app to see content exclusive to HBO Max. Because HBO wants user data and they're not gonna get it through Amazon. First world problems, for sure.

The email from them says, "To access HBO Max, you can log into the HBO Max app using your Amazon credentials." I don't have a problem with that.

I wouldn't have a problem with that if I could get the app on my Roku. But as I said, first-world problems.


Why can't you get the Amazon Prime or Hulu app on your Roku? I'm not trying to be argumentative. I have a total of five ROKU TVs at my home and in my vacation cottages and I have both apps downloaded on each. Have you contacted ROKU? You may have a password you need to use.
 
2020-12-05 2:28:23 PM  

dodecahedron: AliceBToklasLives: dodecahedron: AliceBToklasLives: dodecahedron: If you subscribe to HBO through Amazon Prime you now get HBO Max included at no extra charge.

But. But, you have to use HBO Max's app to see content exclusive to HBO Max. Because HBO wants user data and they're not gonna get it through Amazon. First world problems, for sure.

The email from them says, "To access HBO Max, you can log into the HBO Max app using your Amazon credentials." I don't have a problem with that.

I wouldn't have a problem with that if I could get the app on my Roku. But as I said, first-world problems.

Why can't you get the Amazon Prime or Hulu app on your Roku? I'm not trying to be argumentative. I have a total of five ROKU TVs at my home and in my vacation cottages and I have both apps downloaded on each. Have you contacted ROKU? You may have a password you need to use.


Prime and Hulu apps work fine. But there's no HBO Max app for Roku, so the only way to watch HBO Max content is to connect my laptop to the TV. Which is fine, but I have a Roku precisely so I don't have to do that. Next streaming device will not be a Roku.
 
2020-12-05 2:51:43 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: Prime and Hulu apps work fine. But there's no HBO Max app for Roku, so the only way to watch HBO Max content is to connect my laptop to the TV. Which is fine, but I have a Roku precisely so I don't have to do that. Next streaming device will not be a Roku.


I understand now.
 
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