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hsfolk
Louisiana Tech Fan
Member since Sep 2009
17459 posts

Is HBO Max the best streaming service?
they have so much including TCM


theunknownknight
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50215 posts

re: Is HBO Max the best streaming service?
Only if you have a cloudlifter


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EuphoricSSP
Member since Feb 2021
701 posts

re: Is HBO Max the best streaming service?
Content wise, yes. They need to adjust their interface though, it's shite.
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GetCocky11
South Carolina Fan
Arlen, TX
Member since Oct 2012
42525 posts

re: Is HBO Max the best streaming service?
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They need to adjust their interface though, it's shite.


The interface is fine. It has search and A-Z listing and continue watching. Not sure what else you'd want.


wildtigercat93
UNLV Fan
Member since Jul 2011
105708 posts

re: Is HBO Max the best streaming service?
Yeah and it really isn’t close. I mean you have all the HBO originals which is enough for a streaming service in itself, add on the deepest movie collection of real movies of any service, all the additional connections they have with DC/Anime/adult swim etc and the cherry on top is they are getting real access to movies that are in the theater for the first time in the same month and it’s really a decisive victory

Now part of that is because they fricked up their streaming service direction so many times and in so many ways for the past decade that they had to basically juice up what they had to steal more users from more established streamers like NF and Hulu. So id expect the depth of the quality to dip in a year or two once they feel more established


hsfolk
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Member since Sep 2009
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re: Is HBO Max the best streaming service?
I was recently browsing Netflix on my brother's account and didn't get what all the fuss was about


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EuphoricSSP
Member since Feb 2021
701 posts

re: Is HBO Max the best streaming service?
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The interface is fine. It has search and A-Z listing and continue watching. Not sure what else you'd want.



Trying to get it to restart the movie can be a bitch and depending on which screen you go through requires you to rewind or fast forward the whole film to 'restart' it. Yes thats a problem.

Other than that, its great.


Dr RC
Alabama A&M Fan
The Money Pit
Member since Aug 2011
48266 posts

re: Is HBO Max the best streaming service?
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The interface is fine.


Nope.

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Not sure what else you'd want.


I want it to not be slow to load and buggy if I move too quickly from movie to movie or section to section. I want to be able to scroll more than one movie or show at a time w/my forward button like you can do on nearly every other service. I want to be able to move around on the listed movies w/o being forced to be all the way to the right and for the scroll to always move. I want them to dump the idiotic purple highlight box on purple background.
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Fewer Kilometers
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Member since Dec 2007
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re: Is HBO Max the best streaming service?
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Is HBO Max the best streaming service?

Yes.

They have The Sopranos, Batman the Animated Series, and Ciizen Kane. You don't need much more than that.


Philzilla2k
Atlanta Braves Fan
Member since Oct 2017
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re: Is HBO Max the best streaming service?
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Trying to get it to restart the movie can be a bitch and depending on which screen you go through requires you to rewind or fast forward the whole film to 'restart' it. Yes thats a problem.

This is a huge pain in the ass.


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hsfolk
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re: Is HBO Max the best streaming service?
I'm currently watching The Year of Living Dangerously


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Ed Osteen
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Oct 2007
51590 posts

re: Is HBO Max the best streaming service?
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I want it to not be slow to load and buggy if I move too quickly from movie to movie or section to section. I want to be able to scroll more than one movie or show at a time w/my forward button like you can do on nearly every other service. I want to be able to move around on the listed movies w/o being forced to be all the way to the right and for the scroll to always move. I want them to dump the idiotic purple highlight box on purple background.


Image: https://media.tenor.com/images/c460accf5f103e05298d9e19b967a973/tenor.gif


Jokes aside, being able to hold down the arrow and have it flip through the movies would be nice. My remote clicks when you press the buttons and I get bitched at by my sleeping wife a few times a week to just pick something


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GeauxAggie972
LSU Fan
Poterbin Residence
Member since Aug 2009
27129 posts

re: Is HBO Max the best streaming service?
Only thing it's missing is the ability to download episodes to watch on Airplane Mode. Other than that, it has the best catalog of shows


TigerintheNO
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Jan 2004
36134 posts

re: Is HBO Max the best streaming service?
Yes


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BottomlandBrew
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2010
23085 posts

re: Is HBO Max the best streaming service?
I agree that it has great content, but it's not available on my LG tv as an app, so I'm forced to use it through my chromecast and I hate HBOmax's mobile app. It's just as shitty as the old HBOGo app.


hsfolk
Louisiana Tech Fan
Member since Sep 2009
17459 posts

re: Is HBO Max the best streaming service?
you don't get it through a cable provider?


JoeHackett
Iowa State Fan
Member since Aug 2016
2277 posts

re: Is HBO Max the best streaming service?
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Only thing it's missing is the ability to download episodes to watch on Airplane Mode


I was curious about that, so I downloaded an episode of the new Superman show, put my tablet in airplane mode, re-opened HBO Max, was notified I wasn't connected to wifi (no mobile plan either) and was able to start watching the episode.


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Hayekian serf
Member since Dec 2020
601 posts

re: Is HBO Max the best streaming service?
It’s up there. I’m about to cut a couple and it isn’t one of them.

I am addicted to The Great Courses Plus so I have to make a cut or two to keep it.


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BottomlandBrew
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2010
23085 posts

re: Is HBO Max the best streaming service?
It's included with my ATT fiber internet. HBO apparently has some contract with Samsung and won't make an app for an LG tv in the US region.


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3nOut
Texas A&M Fan
Central Texas, TX
Member since Jan 2013
19605 posts

re: Is HBO Max the best streaming service?
We got it for fun just to watch Wonder Woman at Christmas and to try it out and I watch TF out of it now. It’s probably supplanted Netflix at this point.

I got turned off after GoT and Big Little Lies endings sucking and the BS white suprematism in Watchmen, so I bailed for a year or two.

While Netflix has more new content, for every show I like in the last year(shadow and bone, ) HBO has a 2x as much (undoing, nevers, mare of east town, flight attendant, succession)

There’s also so many series I didn’t watch in my 20s and early 30s because of being poor and having young kids, but going back and catching Wire, Band of Brothers, Entourage, etc. has been nice.

In order of cutting,

Apple+
Sling
Prime
Hulu
Disney+
Netflix
HBO
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