HBO Max promises a long-awaited fix for its broken tvOS app.
Apple TV users know that the HBO Max streaming app is subject to frequent crashes and crashes and is often overloaded during important release dates. In a review that will continue into next week, the company billed the new app as completely redesigned with some useful new features (though Varietywhich previously reported the news, said the two apps weren’t all that different visually).
According to the company, the new app will have easier login and registration protocols, as well as an “improved” home page with a scrollable hero. The company also says the app will have an editable “My Stuff” experience so users can better manage their Continue Watching and My List categories. Finally, the company promises better “binge mode” experiences, which Variety said will include skipping credits.
The new app is linked to WarnerMedia’s 2020 acquisition of You.i, which specializes in cross-platform development tools. WarnerMedia described the acquisition as “a key piece to our growth strategy,” noting that the following are already in the new technology stack: Roku, Playstation, Android, Samsung, LG, Vizio, Vodafone, Comcast and Cox.
HBO Max said the new Apple TV app will roll out “slowly” over this week and into the next. And not a moment too soon.