HBO Max promises a long-awaited fix for its broken tvOS app.
Apple TV users know that HBO Max’s streaming app is subject to frequent crashes and glitches and is often overloaded during important premiere dates. In an overhaul set to continue next week, the company billed the new app as completely redesigned with some nifty new features (though VarietyThat previously reported the news, said the two apps weren’t too visually different).
According to the company, the new app will have simpler login and login protocols, as well as an “improved” homepage with a scrollable hero. The company also says that the app will have an editable “My Stuff” experience so that users can better manage their Continue Watching categories and My List. Finally, the company promises better “binge mode” experiences, which: Variety said it includes 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 “an important part of our growth strategy”, noting that the following are already on the new tech stack: Roku, Playstation, Android, Samsung, LG, Vizio, Vodafone, Comcast and Cox.
HBO Max said the new Apple TV app will roll out “slowly” this week and next week. And not a moment too soon.