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"HBO Max (05/27/2020, Warner Media)"


          

I haven't downloaded the APP but if asked right now I know this:
They have a new show called Space Force with Steve Carrell.

They have Big Bang Theory and Friends.

Literally that's all I know.

I have HBO - I'm not sure if I get this for free. (I also have AT&T phone, same question.)

Let's use this post to document our journey.

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Subject Author Message Date ID
it's helped make basic cable even more of a wasteland
May 27th 2020
1
Space Force is Netflix. It's a solid launch lineup overall
May 27th 2020
2
I was very happy to see most of the OG Godzilla flicks
May 27th 2020
6
pleasantly suprised.
May 27th 2020
3
does this mean HBO archives are being removed from other places?
May 27th 2020
4
no.
May 27th 2020
5
Stuff that used to be on Prime Video is now behind an HBO add-on
May 27th 2020
8
I'm just hyped to see Looney Tunes on there.
May 27th 2020
7
Ugh. Already paying cable for HBO and have HBO GO
May 29th 2020
9
pretty sure you get it for free
May 29th 2020
10
you probably have it.
May 29th 2020
11
No up charge for me (spectrum)
May 29th 2020
12
I checked, and it used the same Fios login for my HBO GO. I may be good
May 30th 2020
13
I understand now: It's HBO Go/Now with MORE THINGS ADDED
May 31st 2020
14
I take back my initial excitement.
Jun 21st 2020
15
yeah im kind of annoyed it isnt in the LG Store
Jun 23rd 2020
17
      I am in the same boat with you
Jul 01st 2020
23
i got it free through fios. anything worth checking out?
Jun 22nd 2020
16
The Larry Sanders show is always a must
Jun 24th 2020
19
I'll wait for Boondocks to start my free trial
Jun 23rd 2020
18
I don't understand why there's no Roku
Jun 24th 2020
20
Money??
Jun 24th 2020
21
DC Universe probably has dibs on a lot
Jun 24th 2020
22
Doom Patrol back
Jul 02nd 2020
24
I just got into this show.
Jul 03rd 2020
25
      Cyborg ALWAYS sucks
Jul 03rd 2020
26
this is an incredibly shitty product outside of the content.
Nov 02nd 2020
27
wierd. I've never had any of those problems.
Nov 03rd 2020
28
yeah, it’s great on PS4.
Nov 03rd 2020
29
      I ADORE Peacock
Nov 03rd 2020
30
           maybe it's just me! but yeah, Peacock is super glitchy.
Nov 03rd 2020
33
The UX is terribad
Nov 03rd 2020
31
so many QOL features that are standard definitely screams
Nov 03rd 2020
32
You can tell that they built this thing at warp speed.
Nov 05th 2020
34
breh i get so frustrated navigating that shit. but the content >>>
Nov 05th 2020
35
Update: They enabled the link to the series/title page from player page
Dec 03rd 2020
50
it doesn't even do subtitles well
Nov 05th 2020
36
agreed
Nov 08th 2020
37
You can put the app on Amazon devices now, but still no Roku.
Nov 18th 2020
38
I think this is a good sign for a Roku deal
Nov 19th 2020
40
WW 1984 going straight to HBO Max feels kinda huge
Nov 19th 2020
39
maybe not?
Nov 19th 2020
41
yeah we'll see
Nov 19th 2020
42
Not sure on the financial upside on this
Nov 19th 2020
43
I'd guess Max subscriber underperformance
Nov 19th 2020
44
the mulan thing wasn't a "this is how we're going to do it"
Nov 19th 2020
45
WB not waiting around to see how these vaccines do
Dec 03rd 2020
46
Well, this is kind of a game changer
Dec 03rd 2020
47
hopefully others follow suit.
Dec 03rd 2020
48
insane
Dec 03rd 2020
49
How do they make money off this though? Subscriptions only?
Dec 04th 2020
51
there's no way they recoup
Dec 04th 2020
53
Probably more of an effort to keep subscribers than to get new ones
Dec 05th 2020
54
the streaming service is already budgeted for billions in losses
Dec 28th 2020
61
So the movies intended to be released conventionally...
Jan 03rd 2021
64
      the money has to be spent one way or another
Jan 03rd 2021
66
           The directors and actors are in DEPP DENIAL
Jan 03rd 2021
67
                like I understand agents posturing
Jan 03rd 2021
68
its really about user growth/retention and pushing up the stock value.
Dec 28th 2020
63
Not all of these are gonna hit
Dec 04th 2020
52
      Same, though there are a few that I hope they wait on
Dec 05th 2020
55
           i believe these movies are being simultaneously released in theaters.
Dec 18th 2020
57
                I meant I hope they wait till it’s safe to do a theater first release
Dec 18th 2020
58
                     oh ok gotcha. that makes sense.
Dec 19th 2020
59
now on Roku.
Dec 17th 2020
56
So i started watching Gomorrah
Dec 28th 2020
60
Not sure if you figured this out but there is an option on the series pa...
Jan 03rd 2021
65
      My issue is I can’t even get to the series page
Jan 04th 2021
69
Studio Ghibli films on there.
Dec 28th 2020
62
Gomorrah S3 is up
Jan 23rd 2021
70
English dub default thing is annoying af
Jan 24th 2021
72
glad they finally changed the web ui so video takes up the full window.
Jan 24th 2021
71

howisya
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1. "it's helped make basic cable even more of a wasteland"
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Search Party was one of the few shows on cable i watched. years after the last season finale without a cancellation, i kept wondering where the next season was and finally checked on it a few days ago. it's been moved from TBS to this, scheduled for release this summer. The Detour on the same network was another show i liked that was officially canceled but was right away hoped to continue on here. i haven't seen any confirmation that it was picked up. TBS' sister station, TNT, had another show i liked, The Alienist. again, i kept wondering where the next season was because despite appearing to be a limited series it was renewed for a second season long ago and at one of the award shows at the top of the year dakota fanning was introduced as from the upcoming season named something or other. i'm expecting this to get moved to hbo max to build up its content to compete with netflix, prime, hulu, and apple.

same with "fx on hulu." i'd love to watch Devs, etc. i can't *justify* another streaming service even if i can afford it, simply because there isn't enough time to watch what i want to watch now to get sucked into original programming on another streamer. it irritates me that fx would produce quality programming and make it exclusive to a streaming service. i don't understand why if they can't/won't air it then at least make it part of their video on demand and fx app for people who are paying to subscribe to their channel.

every media company getting into the streaming game signals the end for scripted basic cable shows more so than network tv, which was already a wasteland but won't run out of junk that people who watch network tv will pass the time with.

  

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Cold Truth
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2. "Space Force is Netflix. It's a solid launch lineup overall"
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Wed May-27-20 10:23 AM by Cold Truth

  

          

Obviously their own catalog is there.

If you have HBO Now, you just need to update the app to Max and your good.

I'm hype for Fresh Prince, and the fact that everything is available for download.

They have a lot of franchises on deck to start, Lord of The Rings, Harry Potter, Predator, Godzilla (looks like ALL of Godzilla, Die Hard, the DC films, etc, and you get Adult Swim/Cartoon Network content.

It's a pretty solid launch slate, though Rick & Morty, Boondocks, South Park (coming in June) have been on Hulu, but making them available for download is a big bonus.

  

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6. "I was very happy to see most of the OG Godzilla flicks"
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They certainly appear to have most of the first set of Toho. I was hoping for stuff like Shin Godzilla, but there are probably all sorts of complicated rights issue for all the different films.

Adult Swim selection looks kind of limited (I think there's like 8 titles), but hopefully that will grow.

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3. "pleasantly suprised."
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Wed May-27-20 10:59 AM by will_5198

          

more classic and foreign films than I imagined. they have a good mix of Chaplin, Bergman, Godard, Ozu, etc.

also it's not yet on Roku but I expect that to change within June.

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4. "does this mean HBO archives are being removed from other places?"
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Like every now and again I watch HBO on Demand...is that going away?

  

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5. "no."
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www.engadgethd.com - the other stuff i'm looking at

  

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8. "Stuff that used to be on Prime Video is now behind an HBO add-on"
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7. "I'm just hyped to see Looney Tunes on there."
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I hadn't heard that it was go to be available. Already watched "Duck Amok."

Their "season" set-up for them is weird, but from what I understand, it goes by year. Obviously they don't have all the 1,000 or so shorts up there yet, but I can still see it being a little cumbersome sifting through what they got to find something specific. I really would like to watch "Great Piggy Bank Robbery" later on.

Happy for all the "franchise" packages, even if they're streching things a bit with Police Academy and Critters.

I also saw that they have the LOTR movies, but I noticed that like the middle Hobbit movie is missing. I mean, I have no intention of watching the Hobbit trilogy again, but it seemed weird. They do have that animated Hobbit movie from the 1970s. Listened to that on record all the damn time in my younger years.

But yeah, I need a bit of time to really explore what's available.

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9. "Ugh. Already paying cable for HBO and have HBO GO"
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Really don't want to give them more money for Max

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10. "pretty sure you get it for free"
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11. "you probably have it. "
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and if you don't, it's the same price as HBO (for now), although that may vary from a cable bundle



www.engadgethd.com - the other stuff i'm looking at

  

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12. "No up charge for me (spectrum)"
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13. "I checked, and it used the same Fios login for my HBO GO. I may be good"
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I'll keep an eye on my monthly bill to be sure though

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14. "I understand now: It's HBO Go/Now with MORE THINGS ADDED"
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That's it.

If you had HBO Now (that's the one you pay for online - like you don't have cable) or HBO Go (that's the one you get if you have HBO with cable/satellite - you use the username/credentials your cable/satellite company) on Thursday you had X amount of things to watch.

HBO Max is those same X amount of things PLUS more things.

Now, if you had HBO as an Amazon Prime Video channel it doesn't transfer.

If you have HBO on Apple TV as a channel - it does not transfer.

If you had HBO NOW on Roku as a channel - it does not transfer.

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15. "I take back my initial excitement."
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the library is great, but they completely fucked up by launching without a Roku deal. why advertise when so many people cannot access it? hell, it even alienates the HBO Now subscribers who are on Roku and wondering why they don't get the Max upgrade.

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17. "yeah im kind of annoyed it isnt in the LG Store"
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I have to move my PS4 between my bedroom and my living room and it blows my mind how the LG Store can have every streaming app EXCEPT anything HBO related.

HBO Max itself is pretty decent and pretty buggy. I rewatched Thrones and couldn't watch the first episode of season 6, small annoyances.

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23. "I am in the same boat with you"
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16. "i got it free through fios. anything worth checking out?"
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i havent really been keeping up with their roll out so i dont know all the ins and outs. i binged on euphoria cuz i remember people talking about that a while ago. is there anything else new/original on there? anything specific to hbo max?

i watched watchmen, the outsider, and succession already.

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19. "The Larry Sanders show is always a must"
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It's almost s funny now as it was then.

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18. "I'll wait for Boondocks to start my free trial"
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20. "I don't understand why there's no Roku"
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and I don't understand why they're taking away all of the big DC titles on 7/1

between no Roku and no good superhero stuff after July, this is useless to my kids. And it's a shame too because it's got a fantastic library. My daughter and I have watched the Tim Burton's first Batman three times in the last three weeks and she's going to be upset when they get rid of it.

  

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21. "Money??"
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fix this shit dummies.

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22. "DC Universe probably has dibs on a lot"
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Apparently there's a bunch of JL and Batman content coming in July, but the majority of the DC media, animated and live action, are on the other service. I almost see them folding them into one thing, or bringing the DCU stuff to HBO Max and discounting the DCU membership, but it's a mess either way.

I'd love to have the DCAU in one place, but that's the biggest (and probably only at this point) reason I'd want a DCU subscription. I have copies of B:TAS, JL and JLU on my server in various formats and quality so I could scratch the itch that way, but still...

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24. "Doom Patrol back"
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Season 1 is up there too.

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25. "I just got into this show."
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I don’t know anything about them so I’m going in with zero expectations. Cyborg is kinda corny but he’s tolerable.

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26. "Cyborg ALWAYS sucks"
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In every version ever - he's just a lame character.

New season is less wacky - well at least until the last half of tonight's episode.

They need to have more wacky and less "my life is awful" - but season 1 was excellent.

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27. "this is an incredibly shitty product outside of the content."
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as of two weeks ago, you cannot watch anything on a browser in full screen -- the play bar never goes away.

you cannot EVEN BINGE WATCH, since it drops out of full screen even with autoplay on

I love the content more than any other streaming service, but it's wrapped up in shit

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28. "wierd. I've never had any of those problems. "
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>as of two weeks ago, you cannot watch anything on a browser
>in full screen -- the play bar never goes away.
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>you cannot EVEN BINGE WATCH, since it drops out of full screen
>even with autoplay on
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>I love the content more than any other streaming service, but
>it's wrapped up in shit

I watch on my PS4. I don't know if that has anything to do with it but I've experienced none of those issues.

  

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29. "yeah, it’s great on PS4."
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I do wish it’d auto play the next episode of a TV show sometimes, but other than that, it’s great— and the content is unreal.

It’s miles ahead of Peacock, which I think honestly might be second in terms of content quality, but which suuuuuuucks as a streaming service. I’ve never had an episode play all the way through without stopping several times, and I haven’t had that problem with any other service.

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30. "I ADORE Peacock"
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I'm assuming you don't mean stopping due to commercials lol

I watch on tv or stream via the app and I haven't had those issues at all

  

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33. "maybe it's just me! but yeah, Peacock is super glitchy."
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And I use all the streaming services. Netflix? No problem. Hulu? No problem. HBO Max? No problem. Amazon Prime? No problem. Tubi? No problem.

But I swear I've tried six different times to watch an episode of AP Bio just to get several glitchy pauses. I don't mind commercials as long as your shit works-- Tubi is flawless.

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31. "The UX is terribad"
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I have only had the play bar issue you mentioned once. It happened on the final episode of "The Night Of" which pissed me off.

My biggest issue is the fact that if I'm watching an episode of a show and realize I want to switch to a different episode, I can't go directly to either prev/next episode (without jumping to the end of the episode) or a complete list of the episodes/season from the player page. WHAT?!

Before an update you could at least click the show title above the episode description and go to the show page (although there no hover state to indicate it was a link) but after they pushed some update a couple of months ago.

How they don't have that is insane to me. It means a user has to search for their show go to the show page via search and then go to the corresponding season/episode.

If I'm missing something, cool. But the fact that I've had this for months and haven't stumbled across how to do this yet is STILL UX Fail.

Also, no 10s skip forward, no ability to see where in the episode you are when scrolling through progress bar manually.

The HBOMax UI has a very fresh out of UX bootcamp feel to the button styles/gradients as well.

That said, it's the ONLY service I actually use consistently because the content is *chef's kiss* I REALLY want to drop Netflix but other people watch that even though I haven't watched that shit in I don't know how long and am usually disappointed whenever I do.

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32. "so many QOL features that are standard definitely screams"
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an underfunded development team. because these are basic options that people are used to (10 second skip my GOD). and aside from my first world complaining about a streaming service, it is bad for their product because they make it actively hard to consume more content (the episode selection you mentioned is crazy bad).

sometimes in Chrome, when I click the HBO Max icon I get transported back to freaking HBO Now. no lie.

>That said, it's the ONLY service I actually use consistently
>because the content is *chef's kiss* I REALLY want to drop
>Netflix but other people watch that even though I haven't
>watched that shit in I don't know how long and am usually
>disappointed whenever I do.

yeah. even though our main living room is a Roku set, I've persevered just because HBO Max has most of what I want to see. although they really should have just done a one-year deal with Roku at launch to build a better subscriber base and then blame Roku if they cannot renegotiate.

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34. "You can tell that they built this thing at warp speed."
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There are so many rough edges and broken flows.

I think I've launched the app and noped right out of it more times than I've watched any content.

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35. "breh i get so frustrated navigating that shit. but the content >>>"
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50. "Update: They enabled the link to the series/title page from player page"
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n/m

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36. "it doesn't even do subtitles well"
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all of the apps are really shitty

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37. "agreed"
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38. "You can put the app on Amazon devices now, but still no Roku."
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40. "I think this is a good sign for a Roku deal"
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hopefully by Thanksgiving or just after. they both should be motivated to get an agreement before the holiday shopping season ends.

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39. "WW 1984 going straight to HBO Max feels kinda huge"
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WB was pushed back into the decision to mitigate losses, but it's interesting that between this and Disney+ putting Soul on their service, the Mulan experiment seems to have already been deemed a failure to not replicate

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41. "maybe not?"
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>the Mulan experiment seems to have already been
>deemed a failure to not replicate

Disney recently said they would put more premium content on Plus in the future if it warranted it -- I know they haven't released numbers yet, so we'll see

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42. "yeah we'll see"
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>>the Mulan experiment seems to have already been
>>deemed a failure to not replicate
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>Disney recently said they would put more premium content on
>Plus in the future if it warranted it -- I know they haven't
>released numbers yet, so we'll see

I feel like putting Soul, a tentpole release any other year, on their service with no premium charge is a clear sign but it's possible they're trying out different strategies and waiting to analyze the data

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43. "Not sure on the financial upside on this"
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I can't see recouping the movie budget releasing on streaming service. At the same time, when in 2021 are theaters going to open, assuming many aren't bankrupt?

Who knows. I've got Max, so I'll watch it

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44. "I'd guess Max subscriber underperformance"
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gives people a reason to sign-up once all the Christmas streaming devices are bought and gifted

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45. "the mulan thing wasn't a "this is how we're going to do it""
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it was always a one-off.

they wanted to release the movie in theaters in china, they weren't willing to take the hit on simply putting it on D+.

it was a unique circumstance, not a release strategy


please don't listen to people who treated itas a full thing.



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46. "WB not waiting around to see how these vaccines do"
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https://www.indiewire.com/2020/12/dune-matrix-all-warner-bros-films-hbo-max-1234602168/

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47. "Well, this is kind of a game changer"
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It makes sense, because even if the vaccine gets distributed by summer, there's guarantee that people are going to be flooding movie theaters anytime in the next year. Might as well put it on the streaming service. And now they have a solid selling point for the service and gives it some "identity," for those out there that were complaining.

But yeah, I'll be watching a lot of this shit from the comfort of my couch.

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48. "hopefully others follow suit."
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49. "insane"
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I still want to see Dune in the theater though.

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51. "How do they make money off this though? Subscriptions only?"
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Gotta figure they won't be that many more signups to HBO Max to offset the revenue lost at the box office for all these movies.

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53. "there's no way they recoup"
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seems more like a loss-cutting measure

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54. "Probably more of an effort to keep subscribers than to get new ones"
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The new content for each platform is gonna be pretty slow over the next year or two as production is JUST slowly starting back up. That’s 9 months where basically nothing was produced. Anything that was produced before the pandemic will kinda have to be rolled out digitally in 2021 even if they can’t make money off of it because current subscribers to Netflix/HBO/Disney will be starving for new content.

  

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61. "the streaming service is already budgeted for billions in losses"
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over the first few years.

I don't think people are quite clear that this is basically an accounting trick

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64. "So the movies intended to be released conventionally..."
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So the movies intended to be released conventionally are folded into the streaming division for the sake of minimizing the impact of the financial losses to the film studio division?

(I feel like I just wrote a byzantinthian line in a Charlie Kauffman screenplay.)

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66. "the money has to be spent one way or another"
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it's already in the budget

and it was already going to be a loss. for the next multiple years

idk if they'll be able to make all the directors/actors whole on what they were expecting to get, but it seems like they're trying to push that way

if they can turn this into gains for the streaming department, then it at least balances it out a bit.


that WW has been the top movie in theaters despite the streaming release is interesting.




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67. "The directors and actors are in DEPP DENIAL"
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They made deals with a degree of risk and now that a disease that has killed 300,000+ Americans has made the movie theater business unprofitable they are stupidly, selfishly, and magically trying to blame others for it.

Movies won't be back to "what they once were" for at least another full year - possibly longer - if people won't take the vaccine.

IN short: Fuck these idiots.

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68. "like I understand agents posturing"
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because you gotta fight for the best deal you can get, and being logical with your arguments is not a thing that gets rewarded.


but I've seen people who aren't even involved in these movies wholeheartedly embracing the idea that there's some better option out there.

bro....it's either this or the movies come out to no box office revenue or they sit in the can for a year+ and get clobbered by all the other movies that were held back



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63. "its really about user growth/retention and pushing up the stock value."
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52. "Not all of these are gonna hit"
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But the gesture itself was a 50-point dunk. I’m tired as fuck of bedroom/couch movie watching but being comfortable enough to be in a theater is a long way off.

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55. "Same, though there are a few that I hope they wait on"
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>But the gesture itself was a 50-point dunk. I’m tired as
>fuck of bedroom/couch movie watching but being comfortable
>enough to be in a theater is a long way off.

I hope Bond 25 and the Halloween movies get a theater release for instance. Feels wrong to not see them on the big screen first.

  

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57. "i believe these movies are being simultaneously released in theaters."
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58. "I meant I hope they wait till it’s safe to do a theater first release"
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I’m not gonna be comfortable seeing Bond in theaters this spring if they stick to that schedule, but if they push it back to the fall again and we’ve gotten this thing under control (knock on wood). Yeah I’ll probably go see it then.

  

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59. "oh ok gotcha. that makes sense."
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56. "now on Roku."
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60. "So i started watching Gomorrah"
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I had to take a break in the middle of episode 2 and when I went back to it it was dubbed in English. I can’t figure out how to change it back to Italian, can anyone help me? I googled but it was not helpful.

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65. "Not sure if you figured this out but there is an option on the series pa..."
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Underneath the series description to the right of the play button (above the season toggle).


Took me a minute to figure it out. Fucking yikes. Does any other streaming platform do it like that?


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69. "My issue is I can’t even get to the series page"
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It takes me directly to all the episodes, this is driving me nuts.

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62. "Studio Ghibli films on there. "
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70. "Gomorrah S3 is up"
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Now i have to re-watch the whole thing because it's been too long

as mentioned above be sure to click Italian

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72. "English dub default thing is annoying af"
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same thing makaveli mentioned in his reply. every time i continue an episode it defaults from italian back to english dub

back arrow on the firestick takes me back to the series page to change it. it's any easy fix but just ... annoying

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71. "glad they finally changed the web ui so video takes up the full window."
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shit was annoying watching video with all of the normal additional page elements still around it. got a big ass purple column with the episode/movie summary next to it nshit.

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