HBO Max updates the Apple TV app with new features and improved stability

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WarnerMedia announced today that it will be rolling out a revamped HBO Max app for Apple TV over the next few weeks.

According to Variety and The Broadcast, the new tvOS app offers much-needed performance and stability improvements. The updated app is said to look like the original version, but it will feature a new main screen view with a scrolling “hero” banner, a new “frenzy mode” with the ability to skip credits and auto skip to the next episode in a series and a simplified account registration and login experience.

The new app will also offer users a new “My Stuff” experience that allows users to edit and sort their “My List” and “Keep Watching” lists.

WarnerMedia executive Sarah Lyons said the original HBO Max app for Apple TV was built on the same code base as the existing HBO GO and HBO Now apps to bring the app to market faster, but the experience was poor and led to widespread usability complaints. users. The new HBO Max app for tvOS is based on cross-platform technology from You.i, which WarnerMedia acquired in December 2020.

Tom’s GuideHenry T. Casey tested the new app and said it was improved:

The best thing I can say about the new HBO Max app is that I didn’t see the “Oops, something went wrong!” error – which has often occurred when opening the app after it has been in the background – once since I tested it. This has been one of my biggest issues with the app since it arrived, and not encountering it in the weeks I’ve had the app? It’s a huge upgrade.

Overall, the new HBO Max app for Apple TV is more like Netflix when it comes to load times and navigation.

The updated HBO Max app will roll out next week, so the revamped experience might not be available to all users immediately.

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