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HBO Max Becomes 'Max', Abandons Native Apple Video Player

HBO Max Becomes 'Max', Abandons Native Apple Video Player

Posted May 23, 2023 at 4:28pm by iClarified
The HBO Max streaming service has officially become 'Max', bringing together a catalog of over 1000 films and episodes in 4K UHD. Existing HBO Max subscribers will have access to Max at the same price as their current subscription and can access their current plan features for a minimum of six months.

It's all here. Iconic series, award-winning movies, fresh originals, and family favorites, featuring the worlds of Harry Potter, the DC Universe, and HBO. Discover the best entertainment for every mood. Introducing Max – the one to watch.

Unfortunately, it appears that the new Max app no longer uses Apple's native video player on the Apple TV. That means a lack of support for Up Next, Picture in Picture, jog wheel skipping, and more. HBO Max tried to make this change in the past but was forced to revert back to Apple's player due to host of issues and complaints.

HBO Max Becomes 'Max', Abandons Native Apple Video Player

Max App Features:

• Browse or search with ease across HBO, movies, series, genres, and brands.
• Download shows and movies you love to watch on-the-go with select plans. (Download limits vary by subscription plan.)
• Personalized profiles for the entire family with customizable ratings, profile PIN protection, and kid-proof exit.
• Pick up episodes and movies where you left off across your favorite devices.
• Keep up with everything you love, all in one place with My Stuff.
• Watch on multiple devices at the same time. (Limits vary by subscription plan.)
• Stream with high quality video and surround sound on select plans.

How much does Max cost?

Max Ad-Lite | $9.99/month or $99.99/year.
2 concurrent streams, 1080p resolution, 5.1 surround sound quality.

Max Ad Free | $15.99/month or $149.99/year.
2 concurrent streams, 1080 resolution, 30 offline downloads, 5.1 surround sound quality.

Max Ultimate Ad Free | $19.99/month or $199.99/year.
4 concurrent streams, up to 4K UHD resolution, 100 offline downloads, Dolby Atmos sound quality.

You can download Max from the App Store for free.


HBO Max Becomes 'Max', Abandons Native Apple Video Player

HBO Max Becomes 'Max', Abandons Native Apple Video Player

HBO Max Becomes 'Max', Abandons Native Apple Video Player
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dgadirector - May 26, 2023 at 8:39pm
Absolutely hate that Up Next “feature.” I want to catch the credits of what I just watched and those just shrink into the corner.
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