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

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according to this variety And streamableThe new tvOS app delivers much needed performance and stability improvements. The updated app is said to look identical to the original version, but will have a new main screen view with a scrollable “Hero” banner, a new “binge mode” that includes skipping credits and automatically playing the next episode. Will have the ability to jump. One chain, and a simplified account sign-up and sign-in experience.

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

WarnerMedia executive Sarah Leone 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 subpar and caused widespread usability complaints. from users. The new HBO Max app for tvOS is based on You.i’s cross-platform technology, which was acquired by WarnerMedia in December 2020.

Tom’s GuideK. Henry T. Casey tested the new app and says it has improved:

The best thing I can say about the new HBO Max app is that I was like, “Oh, something went wrong!” Haven’t seen The error – which often occurs when opening an app after it is in the background – is one time since I’ve been testing it. This has been one of my biggest beefs since the app came out, and who can’t face it in the weeks that I’ve had the app? This is a huge upgrade.

Overall, the new HBO Max app for Apple TV seems on par with Netflix when it comes to loading times and navigation.

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

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