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I subscribed to HBO with the understanding that Cox was going to make the app available on their Contour package. I have access to HBO Max on all of my devices except the place that I want it, on my TV.
It would seem that if I am paying Cox for HBO I should get all of the HBO Max programming on the Cox box. A Cox customer representative advised Cox's contract with HBO Max excluded access to certain programing and On Demand features such as episodes.
The Cox's subscribers share of the HBO market I am sure is significant. If I am forced to stream to get HBO Max programing I just as well cancel Cox and stream everything. But then again maybe that is the plan.
HBO and HBO Max are 2 different services. HBO is for cable TV and Max is for Internet streaming. It'd be like if I had the Mini Box and already pay for NBC, Cox should give me Peacock for free.
I don't know why HBO limits Max to certain devices but if you subscribe to HBO, you'll get Max only on 1 of those certain devices.
How does HBO Max differ from HBO Go? Aren't they both streaming platforms? I just hate that HBO Max took the rights from Netflix for "Friends".
I don't think HBO Go is still a thing. I think Max replaced Go.
HBO Go was pre-Max. The thing with HBO Go was its content. If you subscribed to HBO, you could watch its channels and whatever HBO offered on-demand. However, the content HBO offers on-demand is always changing from month-to-month. For example, I could watch Boogie Nights 1 month on-demand and the next month, Boogie Nights would be unavailable.
HBO Go, however, always had Boogie Nights. Although Boogie Nights is unavailable on-demand, I could always watch it via HBO Go. It was just all content as opposed to "this months movies."