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HBO Max: Stream and Watch TV, Movies, and More

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  • Not binge-friendly, not inconvenient streaming Dec 7, 2020

    By A_Schemin
    Great content, nice looking interface, and easy to search for things to watch. Also, I like the fact that whatever algorithm they use doesn’t hide content from you. It still shows you suggestions based in on your watch history, but unlike Netflix it doesn’t flood your feed with suggestions and cause you to miss things you may have wanted to watch. HOWEVER.... 1. Will not auto play episodes if you are watching a series 2. If you didn’t subscribe via Apple TV then you can’t cast to your tv 3. If you subscribed via the HBO Max website and not via the Apple store then you will not be able to watch on your phone unless you pay for another subscription 4. In order to watch on my Roku TV, I have to connect it to my laptop with a HDMI cord. All of the other streaming services I subscribe to allow me to cast from my phone or download the app straight to my tv. This is very annoying!! Especially when I’m watching a series and the episode ends. If you don’t have a super long hdmi cord, you’ll have to get up after every episode and click on the next one. It also kicks you out of full screen , so you’ll have to expand the screen after every episode as well. YOU CANNOT HBO MAX AND CHILL!!! lolol ****You can now click onto the next episode as the episode you’re currently watching has ended. Still have to get up after every single episode when watching on the big screen though. Also seems less glitchy when watching with hdmi connection
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  • Jan 7, 2021

    By Juancho Cruz
    I like the content, and it plays pretty smooth. It needs more language options to reach more people and for kids. Different language options are already available for some of the content and are not being used in this app. The app needs work, I can't play full screen on my phone. The video is somehow fixed to play that I have to put my phone top side left if I don't want to see the video upside down, this sucks when I have to charge.
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  • Good content, bad User interface Aug 8, 2020

    By Goldentoast01
    Sorry HBO I really love your shows, but here are the things I have issues with your App and your Xbox One version of the app (it seems like others are having a problem with this too, like Ps4) My List- this is always a great function in a streaming service. When it’s accessible... My List does not always appear in HBO Max. Additionally doesn’t not list all the things you’ve added to it when it does. This is frustrating for people who are trying to watch something they have added, only to have to search for it again. Big no no. Episode Selection- watching a show sometimes you miss something, wether you got busy around the house or fell asleep, I know I can find the episodes.. if I search for it again. But unlike other apps I can’t select another episode from the episode I’m in. For example. Netflix on the Xbox, or PlayStation. While watching an episode you can hit (X on Xbox) (square on PS) to view the episode list. Why do I need to search it again. All in all I respect the Swift Roll-Out for HBO Max, and switching the subscriptions from HBO to HBO Max. But the Max App for Console and Phone is MISSING vital features to a streaming service. I highly suggest fixing these issues because I don’t want to see your app use slow down or disappear all together. Even after a boost in advertisements, not having these functions could end the popularity of your service. Please consider these thoughts and I hope to look forward to these changes.
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  • Functionality not quite there Jun 22, 2020

    By Madelinebelton292016
    The app seems to work for the most part, but I don’t like a few things: it seems weird that when I click on something in the continue watching section, there is no way for me to pick another episode from there. It seemed I had to go to the search option to find the show and THEN I could pick the episode I wanted, rather than where I left off (I often fall asleep while it’s on auto play and have to go back.) Also, it keeps giving me the cellular warning over and over, even tho I’ve turned that fiction off in the settings. One time it changed my setting for streaming with cellular data, and wouldn’t play at all until I switched the setting back. So weird. One more comment, why does the iPhone app allow you to jump ahead 15 seconds but the browser version on my computer does not? All in all the app is okay, and I like the extra content as compared to HBO now. But why the separate version of HBO? Just come out with one for goodness sake!
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  • Broken downloads feature Sep 2, 2020

    By Shardik
    For the most part, this is a decent app. The content is great, of course. Download management is poorly designed. Currently you must click edit, then scroll through your list, X out the download you don’t want, then scroll back up and click Done. It’s a lot of real estate to go through. Secondly, downloads don’t play on their own off of the phone unless the phone is taken off network. So if I have a slow or poor internet connection, shows don’t play immediately or at all, and I suspect that they’re eating data instead of playing off of my phone. Downloads only play well in these circumstances if I set the phone to Airplane mode. Finally, the Renew option doesn’t work. If I click on the exclamation point to renew, I get a dialog to Renew or Cancel. Click on Renew and nothing happens; no shows or movies renew. I can only get them back if I delete and redownload them. Like I said, it’s a decent app, but this part proves to be a frustrating experience.
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  • HBO Max: Have I become YOUR product? Dec 19, 2020

    By TheTaintedOne
    When I checked under “App Privacy” in this app, it was immediately concerning to me to see that HBO is tracking me extensively on my iPhone across apps and websites and in a variety of ways: my location, my search history, my usage data, my contact information, my identifiers, and my “other data.“ (Sounds ominous, doesn’t it?) Why is this necessary, HBO? I am paying you each month, so it doesn’t seem as though you need to monetize me like this. Is that what you are doing? It says, “Data Used to Track You: The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies.“ If HBO Max were a freebie, I guess I could understand this *to a degree* – but HBO Max bills self as a premium channel, and it is by no means free! It sounds to me like HBO Max needs to do better by its customers’ privacy rights. While I normally would’ve given HBO Max five stars— it truly is a wonderful premium service that I enjoy very much! — I’m giving it one star until this is convincingly explained to me. Oh, and I’m also deleting HBO Max from my iPhone; since I feel it necessary to do that, HBO Max just became a whole lot less valuable to me, and I may also have to reconsider my entire relationship with the company moving forward.
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  • Content Good - App Bad Oct 18, 2020

    By S.C. Watts
    I’ve only had the app for a couple of weeks but already it’s got major issues compared to other streaming apps that I am not sure how they aren’t fixing... When connecting to watch on my TV via Chromecast it will just stop a few episodes (or sometimes halfway into the very first episode I watch) and look like it’s “buffering” but really it’s just a connection issue, or something along those lines and it will never actually resume. The only way to continue watching is to disconnect, restart the app and reconnect which is ridiculous. Other issues include some of the user interface irritabilities others have pointed out like the “continue watching” section giving you no options to go to the show details, episode selection, etc. and the fact that you can skip the ads and intros when watching in the app on your device, but not when casting from your device. All of these issues make for a very clunky, unprofessional and honestly overpriced viewing experience. I’m really just binge-watching all the shows I got the subscription for so I can cancel after one month, and resubscribe in the future once they learn how to build a proper streaming app.
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  • Jan 3, 2021

    By Alicia B
    It's unfortunate that the buffering issue isn't being addressed, and it has gotten worse. It used to only be about once an episode. Now it is every minute or so... i will then restart everything and i can watch maybe one episode before it starts buffering again. After all, this is one of the more costly apps! Please note: I have the highest level of a Wi-Fi package that can be purchased so it isn't on my end. One more thing, why can't I add to my new LG tv?
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  • Great idea but poor execution Jun 12, 2020

    By Isome2000
    I love the idea of HBO streaming service. Since I’m a Direct TV customer I was even more excited because it’s included for no extra charge. However, I’m very disappointed to find that not only is there a maximum download limit for the entire household of 30 downloads and worst of all it seems like every time you leave the app screen it pauses your downloads. Perhaps it’s just me but even when I leave the app open in the background while I text or check email I go back to the app screen to find everything was paused while I multitasked. The 30 downloads per household maximum, if you are using all 5 profiles, really limits your ability to download much depending on what the other users download for themselves and frankly if the app can’t/won’t download your selections if you leave it open in the background so you can multitask it will take so long for people like myself to download our selections it becomes counterproductive and makes it far quicker and more efficient to simply buy the series you’re interested. I sincerely hope the app improves as time goes on, as I recognize that it is new, because I love the idea but hate the poor execution.
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  • Jan 6, 2021

    By kathy kobayashi
    You should really fix all the complaints in these posts, I agree to all of them. I've downloaded and deleted this app many of times, trying to like it. At first if was mostly old movies, then it got better. But then it doesn't do picture-in-picture. Other things.. closed captioning, have to do it in the beginning of every movie or show you watch is quite irritating. Crashing is the same. I should stop here, as I can go on and on.
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Reviewed by Kaylin on January 14, 2019

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  • Jan 3, 2021

    By Gabriel Burns
    Good shows, but the app is missing some basic functionality that most of these have. Specifically, there is no next button for shows, so you're stuck watching the credits and title sequences like the old days of actual TV. Edit: It seems there are skip buttons when you're just watching in the app, but not when you're casting to another device (I watch on my TV with Chromecast).
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  • Jan 10, 2021

    By Katrina Wilcox
    I find that there are no issues on the mobile app. it is kind of weird to see different versions of the UI across different devices, i.e. Samsung smart TV, Roku, Android. it would be nice to have picture in picture capability for Android devices though. I did look it up online and it seems it is available for iOS devices only.
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  • One issue Aug 1, 2020

    By Mer-Gamer
    Overall it’s an amazing app, you couldn’t possibly run out of content to watch.. there’s one problem I’ve ran into to, that’s downloading movies or videos often times when the app is in the background or if the phone locks it destroys all progress coming back to see it’s not downloaded and having to find the movie or show again and download it.. you have to literally stay on the page to keep it there so it’s a shame however once done it does stay downloaded. If could please fix this I’d consider going from my trial and to full membership. However I feel my membership has been ruined by that because I was gonna use it for a week away into a area with hardly data or wifi.. it’s not likely I could get another chance either but good app just please fix that and I may consider coming back and buying a full membership
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  • Could use more content, but loving it 📺 Jul 10, 2020

    By AfflictionKing
    When I saw this app being announced, I wasn’t onboard on getting it. But when I saw this tweet from Cartoon Network that there were bringing some classics, I had to at least give it a try. So I downloaded, scroll through everything and I was like wowed on the contents from Cartoon Network, adult swim, crunchy roll, DC comics, and so on... it was like ultimate app to have if you’re a 90’s baby lol. My only minor complaint is that there’s not that much content from Cartoon Network like: Ed, Edd, n Eddy, the grim adventure of Billy & Mandy, courage the cowardly dog and so on.. same goes from some the other channels.... which was actually the very reason I decided to get it, since those shows were being teased in. But I understand could be some licensing thing and I do hope more and more content could be added. I am enjoying this and can’t wait for Harley Quinn
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  • Not binge-friendly, not inconvenient streaming Dec 7, 2020

    By A_Schemin
    Great content, nice looking interface, and easy to search for things to watch. Also, I like the fact that whatever algorithm they use doesn’t hide content from you. It still shows you suggestions based in on your watch history, but unlike Netflix it doesn’t flood your feed with suggestions and cause you to miss things you may have wanted to watch. HOWEVER.... 1. Will not auto play episodes if you are watching a series 2. If you didn’t subscribe via Apple TV then you can’t cast to your tv 3. If you subscribed via the HBO Max website and not via the Apple store then you will not be able to watch on your phone unless you pay for another subscription 4. In order to watch on my Roku TV, I have to connect it to my laptop with a HDMI cord. All of the other streaming services I subscribe to allow me to cast from my phone or download the app straight to my tv. This is very annoying!! Especially when I’m watching a series and the episode ends. If you don’t have a super long hdmi cord, you’ll have to get up after every episode and click on the next one. It also kicks you out of full screen , so you’ll have to expand the screen after every episode as well. YOU CANNOT HBO MAX AND CHILL!!! lolol ****You can now click onto the next episode as the episode you’re currently watching has ended. Still have to get up after every single episode when watching on the big screen though. Also seems less glitchy when watching with hdmi connection
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  • Jan 7, 2021

    By Juancho Cruz
    I like the content, and it plays pretty smooth. It needs more language options to reach more people and for kids. Different language options are already available for some of the content and are not being used in this app. The app needs work, I can't play full screen on my phone. The video is somehow fixed to play that I have to put my phone top side left if I don't want to see the video upside down, this sucks when I have to charge.
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  • Good content, bad User interface Aug 8, 2020

    By Goldentoast01
    Sorry HBO I really love your shows, but here are the things I have issues with your App and your Xbox One version of the app (it seems like others are having a problem with this too, like Ps4) My List- this is always a great function in a streaming service. When it’s accessible... My List does not always appear in HBO Max. Additionally doesn’t not list all the things you’ve added to it when it does. This is frustrating for people who are trying to watch something they have added, only to have to search for it again. Big no no. Episode Selection- watching a show sometimes you miss something, wether you got busy around the house or fell asleep, I know I can find the episodes.. if I search for it again. But unlike other apps I can’t select another episode from the episode I’m in. For example. Netflix on the Xbox, or PlayStation. While watching an episode you can hit (X on Xbox) (square on PS) to view the episode list. Why do I need to search it again. All in all I respect the Swift Roll-Out for HBO Max, and switching the subscriptions from HBO to HBO Max. But the Max App for Console and Phone is MISSING vital features to a streaming service. I highly suggest fixing these issues because I don’t want to see your app use slow down or disappear all together. Even after a boost in advertisements, not having these functions could end the popularity of your service. Please consider these thoughts and I hope to look forward to these changes.
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  • Functionality not quite there Jun 22, 2020

    By Madelinebelton292016
    The app seems to work for the most part, but I don’t like a few things: it seems weird that when I click on something in the continue watching section, there is no way for me to pick another episode from there. It seemed I had to go to the search option to find the show and THEN I could pick the episode I wanted, rather than where I left off (I often fall asleep while it’s on auto play and have to go back.) Also, it keeps giving me the cellular warning over and over, even tho I’ve turned that fiction off in the settings. One time it changed my setting for streaming with cellular data, and wouldn’t play at all until I switched the setting back. So weird. One more comment, why does the iPhone app allow you to jump ahead 15 seconds but the browser version on my computer does not? All in all the app is okay, and I like the extra content as compared to HBO now. But why the separate version of HBO? Just come out with one for goodness sake!
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  • Broken downloads feature Sep 2, 2020

    By Shardik
    For the most part, this is a decent app. The content is great, of course. Download management is poorly designed. Currently you must click edit, then scroll through your list, X out the download you don’t want, then scroll back up and click Done. It’s a lot of real estate to go through. Secondly, downloads don’t play on their own off of the phone unless the phone is taken off network. So if I have a slow or poor internet connection, shows don’t play immediately or at all, and I suspect that they’re eating data instead of playing off of my phone. Downloads only play well in these circumstances if I set the phone to Airplane mode. Finally, the Renew option doesn’t work. If I click on the exclamation point to renew, I get a dialog to Renew or Cancel. Click on Renew and nothing happens; no shows or movies renew. I can only get them back if I delete and redownload them. Like I said, it’s a decent app, but this part proves to be a frustrating experience.
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  • Content Good - App Bad Oct 18, 2020

    By S.C. Watts
    I’ve only had the app for a couple of weeks but already it’s got major issues compared to other streaming apps that I am not sure how they aren’t fixing... When connecting to watch on my TV via Chromecast it will just stop a few episodes (or sometimes halfway into the very first episode I watch) and look like it’s “buffering” but really it’s just a connection issue, or something along those lines and it will never actually resume. The only way to continue watching is to disconnect, restart the app and reconnect which is ridiculous. Other issues include some of the user interface irritabilities others have pointed out like the “continue watching” section giving you no options to go to the show details, episode selection, etc. and the fact that you can skip the ads and intros when watching in the app on your device, but not when casting from your device. All of these issues make for a very clunky, unprofessional and honestly overpriced viewing experience. I’m really just binge-watching all the shows I got the subscription for so I can cancel after one month, and resubscribe in the future once they learn how to build a proper streaming app.
    more
  • Great idea but poor execution Jun 12, 2020

    By Isome2000
    I love the idea of HBO streaming service. Since I’m a Direct TV customer I was even more excited because it’s included for no extra charge. However, I’m very disappointed to find that not only is there a maximum download limit for the entire household of 30 downloads and worst of all it seems like every time you leave the app screen it pauses your downloads. Perhaps it’s just me but even when I leave the app open in the background while I text or check email I go back to the app screen to find everything was paused while I multitasked. The 30 downloads per household maximum, if you are using all 5 profiles, really limits your ability to download much depending on what the other users download for themselves and frankly if the app can’t/won’t download your selections if you leave it open in the background so you can multitask it will take so long for people like myself to download our selections it becomes counterproductive and makes it far quicker and more efficient to simply buy the series you’re interested. I sincerely hope the app improves as time goes on, as I recognize that it is new, because I love the idea but hate the poor execution.
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  • Dec 29, 2020

    By Sean Burke
    The service itself is great, the app is poorly designed. Numerous problems with the app crashing ("oops, something went wrong") or freezing, and beyond that it's just generally clunky. If you are really going to do this thing, rebranding HBO as a streaming service, put some time and money into hiring some coders and UI people, for the love of God.
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  • Jan 7, 2021

    By Tyler Dove
    App works ok on fire tv, but keeps crashing on my note 10+ phone. Come on HBO you can do better than this. Please fix and make it more stable for phones as well. Also please come up with a better way to browse movies and tv shows you offer. There so many hidden away movies that do not show up on the home screen. Have to go digging for them or use the search feature to see if you have something in particular.
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  • Jan 5, 2021

    By Elizabeth Middleton
    The app generally works, but has so many drawbacks it's very disappointing. For example, landscape mode only works in one orientation (upside down on the other side), there is no way to turn off auto-play, and the app still uses mobile data when playing downloaded content (or at least still shows notifications warning about it). Step it up HBO!
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  • HBO Max: Have I become YOUR product? Dec 19, 2020

    By TheTaintedOne
    When I checked under “App Privacy” in this app, it was immediately concerning to me to see that HBO is tracking me extensively on my iPhone across apps and websites and in a variety of ways: my location, my search history, my usage data, my contact information, my identifiers, and my “other data.“ (Sounds ominous, doesn’t it?) Why is this necessary, HBO? I am paying you each month, so it doesn’t seem as though you need to monetize me like this. Is that what you are doing? It says, “Data Used to Track You: The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies.“ If HBO Max were a freebie, I guess I could understand this *to a degree* – but HBO Max bills self as a premium channel, and it is by no means free! It sounds to me like HBO Max needs to do better by its customers’ privacy rights. While I normally would’ve given HBO Max five stars— it truly is a wonderful premium service that I enjoy very much! — I’m giving it one star until this is convincingly explained to me. Oh, and I’m also deleting HBO Max from my iPhone; since I feel it necessary to do that, HBO Max just became a whole lot less valuable to me, and I may also have to reconsider my entire relationship with the company moving forward.
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  • Jan 3, 2021

    By Alicia B
    It's unfortunate that the buffering issue isn't being addressed, and it has gotten worse. It used to only be about once an episode. Now it is every minute or so... i will then restart everything and i can watch maybe one episode before it starts buffering again. After all, this is one of the more costly apps! Please note: I have the highest level of a Wi-Fi package that can be purchased so it isn't on my end. One more thing, why can't I add to my new LG tv?
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  • Jan 6, 2021

    By kathy kobayashi
    You should really fix all the complaints in these posts, I agree to all of them. I've downloaded and deleted this app many of times, trying to like it. At first if was mostly old movies, then it got better. But then it doesn't do picture-in-picture. Other things.. closed captioning, have to do it in the beginning of every movie or show you watch is quite irritating. Crashing is the same. I should stop here, as I can go on and on.
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  • One of the Worst Streaming Apps Ever Dec 11, 2020

    By Epping112263
    You would think that a multi-billion dollar company with probably the most expensive streaming service around could make a decent app but apparently not. It has auto play but it only works half the time and you have to listen to the entire credits track unlike on other streaming services where they give you the option to play the next episode once the actual content of an episode ends. It’s casting capability is terrible, a lot of the time when you try to cast you just get a plain black screen on your TV. Other times it’ll cast but every time you leave and then open the app it has disconnected itself from the casting capability while the show is still playing so you can watch it but you can’t control it at all. It does this every single time. It also likes to say you’re offline when you’re clearly not, it mostly does this when I try to access my settings or account information. Overall it’s a terrible app, with a mediocre service, and it certainly doesn’t have enough content or functionally to be worth the price. 0/10 would not recommend.
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  • Dec 28, 2020

    By Daniel Paliuca
    Don't waste your money! HBO Max has some worthwhile content, but any positives it may have are dwarfed by the negatives. The entire service is glitchy. It takes MINUTES to load a stream and sometimes minutes just to continue on to the next episode in a series. It forces you to download the app on your phone or computer to sign in. 500 characters aren't enough to list all the problems. In short, it adds problems at every level that no other streaming service to date has had.
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