HBO Max Releases Much Anticipated Updated App on PS5

1 : Anonymous2021/09/28 16:07 ID: px9n4k
HBO Max Releases Much Anticipated Updated App on PS5
2 : Anonymous2021/09/28 16:39 ID: hem3m8j

Serious question. How many people use these apps on their consoles rather than the TV app or something like a 4k Firestick/Nvidia Shield?

( I guess outside of the users that have their console in the bedroom which I can understand not having those)

ID: hem45s1

i use my PS5 for all my streaming apps. i even got the remote. i love it.

ID: hem77jf

yup. apps generally function better on my ps5 than on my television.

ID: hem78gw


ID: hem4f7k

All good man.

I didn't mean it as a "Plebs using consoles to stream media!" and was just curious to how many people do at this point with how saturated media devices are now-a-days.

ID: hem7l89

It's pretty convenient to use actually, if I'm playing for a few hours and then I feel like watching something I can just switch to it, rather than turning off the ps5 and then using the TV streaming apps.

ID: hemfe86

The PS apps are lagging way behind. Disney and Hulu still don’t have 4K/HDR. Haven’t checked the HBO update but that was also 1080P/SDR only.

If you have a 4K TV there’s a very good chance the native apps there will be far superior.

ID: hem84ph

I do like 95% of my media stuff on PS5 because I use it mostly at night and my cool headphones are hooked up to the PS5.

ID: hem4e6n

On my lg tv there is no app for hbo max or crunchyroll so i use my ps5 for those but everything else i use on the tv

ID: hem5ykg

They added an HBO Max app for LG tvs recently (at least on my CX)

ID: hem7k7i

Lg tv’s have HBO max, now. I have it on mine. They added it a couple months ago.

ID: hem8xbd

Definitely use it with my PS5. Mainly so I can use my headphones….and the media remote

ID: hem98n4

I use chromecast tv. It offers more flexabilty and more apps.

ID: hem9i0x

I use the PS5 because apps like Netflix will play 4K content without HDR; the native Samsung TV apps force HDR even though the TV produces a garbage picture with it enabled. I can also use my wireless headset so I don't disturb my wife & baby.

Mainly those two things for any streaming service, but this new HBO app is also seriously snappy. It's been out for a week or so and I now absolutely prefer to watch HBO on PS5 just to use the updated app over the old one.

ID: hem9eqq

I hate the interface on my smart TV and don't like fucking with inputs so I have the thing set to wake on console start and default straight to that input and basically never change it. I wouldn't mind going the firestick/shield route at some point but for now it's so much more convenient to just fire up the PS5 and run everything from there. I like that for most of the streaming apps I can just sleep the system and pick it right back up without too much trouble on wake.

HBO is basically the only streaming service that seems to run like ass on PS4/PS5, so I'm hoping this update fixes some of that.

3 : Anonymous2021/09/28 16:12 ID: helzn80

Need HBO max in UK

ID: hem6qrb

You are looking at 2023. Sky still has the contract I'm afraid.

ID: hem161o

Heard there's an existing licensing deal with Sky that's preventing it.

4 : Anonymous2021/09/28 18:14 ID: hemhef2

now I can pause The Wire without fear of the entire app blowing up

6 : Anonymous2021/09/28 21:21 ID: hen7tsp

Can I finally see my entire list now? They only show all of it on desktop versions.

7 : Anonymous2021/09/29 00:12 ID: henu7uv

They removed the option from PS and my Roku. It’s a pain in the ass.

8 : Anonymous2021/09/28 21:29 ID: hen90wr

No Atmos on apps on PS5 yet? Then I'll keep using them on smart tv.

9 : Anonymous2021/09/28 23:01 ID: henl5lt

Now if we could only get a Paramount Plus app so I don’t have to switch to the PS4 for Star Trek.

10 : Anonymous2021/09/29 01:50 ID: heo6pjh

Great, now bring HBO Max to Australia pls. I get we have some stuff on Binge, but I want the exclusives

11 : Anonymous2021/09/29 10:55 ID: hephwxo

The PS5 app is by far the best version of HBO Max. The loading times are finally bearable.

12 : Anonymous2021/09/28 18:38 ID: hemkxxk

Until they actually let movies play back at 4K on PS5 I will never use it on that platform. Any time I try to watch an HBO Max movie on my PS5 it's a blurry, over-compressed mess.

13 : Anonymous2021/09/28 20:49 ID: hen3ac7

Every syllable you typed is absolutely false. As I wrote in another reply earlier...

I just got HBO Max on my PS5 last weekend (it's free with my cable TV sub). One of the first thing I watched was Ford vs. Ferrari in 4K before they took it down, so yes, 4K stuff is up and running for certain items.

4K HDR movies for some content is working perfectly fine on HBO Max.

14 : Anonymous2021/09/29 02:17 ID: heoa7f0

Cool. Doesn’t change the fact that most things I’ve tried to watch were sub-1080p and super compressed. Those syllables are true, btw.

15 : Anonymous2021/09/28 18:46 ID: hemm1je

What isp so you have

16 : Anonymous2021/09/28 19:26 ID: hems030

Not to derail - but I just recently switched to ATV4k after streaming on my PS5 and there is a huge difference. Not to mention power consumption reduction but the image quality is just better overall.

Using ethernet on both.

17 : Anonymous2021/09/28 17:28 ID: hemasgj

Still can’t take advantage of Dolby Vision or Atmos.

18 : Anonymous2021/09/28 21:16 ID: hen76tt

Really blows my mind ps5 doesn’t support this.

19 : Anonymous2021/09/28 21:26 ID: hen8mbj


20 : Anonymous2021/09/28 16:36 ID: hem33jp

Wonder if this update applies to Xbox as well. I know the app has been pretty bad on PS but I’ve been always using it on my Xbox because it runs way better for whatever reason

21 : Anonymous2021/09/28 21:55 ID: hencjwy

Not to be that guy, but the whole media streaming platform is ass to me without Dolby Vision. Great for games though

22 : Anonymous2021/09/28 22:02 ID: hendjg4

Agree. Missing DV/Atmos was a huge oversight . Especially given that Sony wants this to be a Streamer box replacement as well; given that there's a remote.

For many people lacking DV is a deal breaker as every modern TV (except Samsung) supports it. And all modern soundbars also support Atmos

23 : Anonymous2021/09/28 16:53 ID: hem5mul

I hope they release the proper hbo max app in spain for tje ps5 since we don't have one

24 : Anonymous2021/09/28 17:27 ID: hemalsu

Hopefully hbo max will come to Canada cause right now iirc it’s a part of crave and it’s not all on that

25 : Anonymous2021/09/28 18:38 ID: hemkur5

if someone can successfully instruct me on the ability to run HBO Max in Canada, with the PS5, I will PM you a gift card. I ask because even as owner of Nvidia Shield, I cannot even search for the app from Googleplay store.

HBO max is highly desired for little ol me in Canada. I'll even buy a 2nd PS5 to make Sony happy.

26 : Anonymous2021/09/28 18:56 ID: hemnhjs
27 : Anonymous2021/09/28 19:30 ID: hemsjv6

My fiancé will he much happier now lol.

28 : Anonymous2021/09/28 19:31 ID: hemsqe0

Thank god, maybe it will stop giving me the “oops, an error occurred” notification every 20 minutes

29 : Anonymous2021/09/28 19:44 ID: hemujru

Still waiting for Paramount Plus/CBS all access

30 : Anonymous2021/09/28 20:31 ID: hen0q0p

Yoooo! I don't have HBO but I'm still happy lol. Every little improvement Sony makes to the PS5 is exciting.

31 : Anonymous2021/09/28 20:31 ID: hen0qgh


32 : Anonymous2021/09/28 21:14 ID: hen6we9

Should my app have updated?

33 : Anonymous2021/09/28 21:14 ID: hen6y8e

Can you download the app outside of the us?

34 : Anonymous2021/09/28 22:06 ID: hendyil

Wasn't aware the app had issues on Roku. I use it all the time on my Roku Express and never run into issues. Unfortunately my Roku model doesn't do 4K, so I was hoping this update would finally add that to the PS5 app, but not seeing any indication of that. Unfortunate.

35 : Anonymous2021/09/28 23:00 ID: henl29y

Tbh Hbo Max just has a bad user interface, they just need to redesign it all

36 : Anonymous2021/09/29 00:46 ID: henymt6

Is there an official PS5 app or is it still only PS4?

37 : Anonymous2021/09/29 01:47 ID: heo6e2f

Still only PS4

38 : Anonymous2021/09/29 01:22 ID: heo34z9

Anyone else having issues with subtitles being minuscule in HBO Max?

39 : Anonymous2021/09/29 04:01 ID: heomdbi

Now I can’t seem to log in

40 : Anonymous2021/09/29 06:26 ID: heozdg4

Wish they had att tv or direct stream

41 : Anonymous2021/09/29 09:20 ID: hepb8kc

Question. How are you guys dealing with the HDR switching issue (automatic hdr content detection)? Because the ps5 setting for that is only applicable to games and not for the streaming apps. It's either i have to keep on turning ON and OFF the hdr by going to the settings everytime i want to watch a different content. Cause we all know watching non hdr content while hdr is on is just not good at all.

42 : Anonymous2021/09/29 13:19 ID: hepwf5i

And let me guess, no Dolby Vision support.

43 : Anonymous2021/09/29 14:34 ID: heq6ehb

Ps5 needs to add Dolby vision support. So cheap of Sony not to include it.

44 : Anonymous2021/09/29 19:25 ID: herd4y6

Dolby Vision is a licensed product… it would be pretty expensive for Sony to add Dolby Vision support for each manufactured console

45 : Anonymous2021/09/29 20:00 ID: hericeh

Microsoft did it for their Xbox. A 50 usd Google TV dongle has it. Honestly I think it's cheap for a 500 usd console to not have it.

46 : Anonymous2021/09/29 15:30 ID: heqega8

Oddly. Runs amazing on Apple TV so I’m curious how this will work.

47 : Anonymous2021/09/28 22:09 ID: henegms

Wow! When can I buy a ps5? Can't wait to see it

48 : Anonymous2021/09/28 22:12 ID: heneu10

Will this be in Europe now ?

49 : Anonymous2021/09/28 22:32 ID: henhg95

HBO is never in Europe

50 : Anonymous2021/09/28 19:34 ID: hemt5ta

Thank god. It would crash consistently after like 15-20 of watching anything. Have to reload a movie multiple times

51 : Anonymous2021/09/28 22:36 ID: henhzmi

The app runs like ass no matter where it is. Worst designed steaming app ever


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