04-08-2020, 03:20 PM #1HBO’s streaming apps will soon stop working on older Apple TVs
The fourth-generation Apple TV (left) next to the third-gen model. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)
Second- and third-generation Apple TV streaming boxes will no longer be able to stream content from HBO Go and HBO Now after the end of April, according to a pair of HBO support documents. The documents were uncovered today by MacRumors.
The two streaming apps affected are HBO Go, the additive over-the-top (OTT) streaming service HBO provides to traditional cable subscribers, and HBO Now, the cable-free streaming platform for cordcutters. The support websites for both were each updated with identical support pages titled "Apple TV (2nd and 3rd gen): Changes to device support," saying:
In order to provide the best streaming experience, we need to make some changes to our supported devices list. Starting on April 30, 2020, HBO GO will no longer be available on the Apple TV (2nd and 3rd generation).The post goes on to provide instructions that readers can follow to identify which Apple TV model they have followed by a series of bullet points listing ways to access HBO's content on those devices even though the apps will stop working.
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