I figured that was the case. I know Peacock has more subscriptions. Many older film are not being shown in their proper aspect ratio. There is no indication whether a film being shown is in HD. It's a bit sad....glad I have my library.
Jake,How are those of you who use HBO Max getting the app?
I just bought a new Roku earlier this year to get Disney+ connected, so I really don't want to buy another device just for the privilege of paying WB money when every other app I could want is accessible with the Roku. But I've heard good stuff about some of their content.
I'm hoping that now that Peacock has a deal with Roku, HBO Max will follow sooner than later.
I'm not surprise those earlier titles were cycled out. I expect Flying Leathernecks to be gone to by November.And by the way, those new Warner Archive releases that just debuted on HBOMax a few months ago are already gone! Is HBOMax cycling out Warner-owned material that fast? I thought it was supposed to be like Netflix and Disney+ and carry stuff for long periods of time. It’s more like a cable channel where the lineup is only good for the month.
What's the other? If you're thinking about DC Universe, they're getting out of the streaming business and focusing on comics beginning in January. Their original shows will migrate to HBO Max. So WB now only has the one.But aren’t there going to be 2 services under Warner Brothers for Streaming?
A good question that I can't answer. Perhaps there is a finite number of titles that they can offer per month and/or contractual commitments to show movies that they don't own the rights to or it's simply their business model/policy to rotate movies they do own the rights?Why do they need to cycle anything out?
(assuming they still have rights to the content)
What's the other? If you're thinking about DC Universe, they're getting out of the streaming business and focusing on comics beginning in January. Their original shows will migrate to HBO Max. So WB now only has the one.
I get it through my Samsung smart TV. We have a subscription to HBO through Comcast, so HBO Max doesn't cost us anything (extra).How are those of you who use HBO Max getting the app?
I sampled all of the above titles except Mister Roberts and Nothing Sacred because they haven't been added to HBO Max yet which might happen later today. The HBO Max stream of The Thin Man and They Were Expendable looks like it was derived from the same master as the WA BD releases. By the way, my iTunes stream of The Thin Man is still derived from an older master and pales in comparison to what is on HBO Max. Also, The Wings of Eagles looks to be the same as my iTunes HD digital. I thought Ball of Fire, Bombshell and The Informer looked mediocre at best with my first glance at them. However, Libeled Lady is definitely ready for a WA BD release. It looked pristine.Well, perhaps your "classic movies" expectations are different than what some of us expect from HBO Max as I see at least a dozen great classic movies coming in October. Other people might have some other titles they want to add to my listing below. This streaming service isn't just for classic movie buffs as they are trying to appeal to a larger base of subscribers.
- Ball of Fire, 1941
- Bombshell, 1933
- The Informer, 1935
- Libeled Lady, 1936
- Miracle of Morgan’s Creek, 1944
- Mister Roberts, 1955
- Mutiny on the Bounty, 1935
- Nothing Sacred, 1937
- Sands of Iwo Jima, 1950
- They Were Expendable, 1945
- The Thin Man, 1934
- The Wings of Eagles, 1957