I hope they include it as part of the HBO subscription considering it costs/is worth $15 to get HBO, which is the same price for HBONow and HBOMAX. Otherwise, we would have to pay a second time for HMAX if we are locked into a package, which isn't fair. And there is no way to just subscribe to a full package of cable channels without paying for HBO, so it isn't like we can just change to a different plan without losing many cable channels (that I watch). Getting rid of most of STARZ/Encore was a huge disappointment for me (I really miss all of those channels) . I hope Comcast does the right thing this time.
I have an ala carte package so if they don't make a deal for HBO Max then all I'd do is get rid of my HBO subscription with Xfinity and just sign up separately for HBO Max. I would hope they realize that many subscribers would do the same exact thing so making a deal to include HBO Max would make the most sense for Xfinity if not they're gonna be losing a ton of HBO subscriptions. If not at the very least lower the price for HBO because at $15 with no HBO Max in reality it would make no sense for any Xfinity customer to sign up for HBO.
Does anyone know the status of customers which are currently getting HBO through Comcast whether HBO MAX will be available with the Comcast HBO subscription ?
Thanks for your response. It appears with no apparent agreement at this time, I will be dropping HBO from Comcast and subscribing to HBO MAX early as HBO NOW subscribers will automatically become HBO MAX customers on May 27. HBO is also discounting HBO Max to 11.99 for 12 mos. if you sign up early. Not sure why anyone would want to continue subscribing to HBO on Comcast other then part of the channel lineup, as HBO MAX will have much more content.
But will you be able to access on Infinity? Also did you know that Disney xwill be streaming the film version of Hamilton on July 3rd and Comcast/infinity users cannot access?
HBO continues to reach agreements with various providers. Xfinity is noticeably absent I agree, if Comcast/Xfinity is unable to reach an agreement with HBO to include HBO Max with our subscriptions, I will be downgrading my subscription and remove all Premium Channels.
I just spoke with HBO/HBO Now and the biggest issue I think people are having is being able to watch it on a TV vs another device once it releases. Since they have yet to reach a deal with Comcast, Amazon, or Sony many will only be able to watch it through a smart TV (Samsung only currently I believe) or through a device where the app can be downloaded. For me I would have to purchase an Apple TV ($200), purchase a Roku ($29.99 + if the deal goes through), connect my computer to my TV via an HDMI, or watch on one of my Apple devices. I hope Comcast, Amazon and/or Sony picks it up soon. Luckily I don't have HBO through Comcast at the moment so I won't have to cancel that. I've been doing a lot of research today and I finally gave in and gave them a call. I hope this is helpful.
With Cinemax being removed and replace with Hitz (but add a S in the front), then Starz being removed, they better reach a deal asap or else my services will be downgraded as well
The issue is not Comcast dropping HBO. You will still see HBO in the Comcast channel lineup if you pay for it with your Comcast bill. It is just HBO Max will have more content to watch for the same price you pay Comcast to have the ability to have it in your Channel lineup. HBO GO streaming app is free to those who have a Cable Subscriber and is the same content as HBO NOW which is currently the Streaming app for those who do not want to pay cable.
People have mentioned downgrading their service to remove HBO so that they can subscribe to HBOMAX and not have to pay for the service twice. The problem is that there are NO packages without premium channels that include ALL of the same channels you get in the packages that bundle with premium channels. You aren't just dropping HBO, you are dropping tens of channels (not sure exactly how many), and many of those are ones I watch frequently.
The only alternative to a bundle with HBO is the similar one with Netflix instead. I already have Netflix, so I don't even want to consdier that (plus I won't do X1 and I am using one of their better older modems (without router), so I cannot use a FLEX box).
Comcast needs to make the deal because HBO Go, if ordered as an add-on, is the same price as HBOMAX. They need to replace the HBO in our packages with HMX so that we can keep all of the HBO channels and also have the full new streaming library on the app. We already pay for it.
Will Comcast let me downgrade (removing HBO and subscribing separately to HBO Max) if I am still under contract? I still have four months to go on my so-called Quad Play package.
Thank you for posting your questions here in the Xfinity Forum. In the coming days, all Xfinity HBO subscribers, including Internet-only customers with a Flex device, can use their Xfinity ID and password to sign in to the HBO Max website or app and access the service’s full content library at no additional cost. We will notify customers when the HBO Max app is available on X1 and Flex.
Once it launches fully to all our customers we will update this post and share additional details here in the Xfinity Forum. Thank you in advance for your continued patience.
The deal makes HBO Max, which launched earlier Wednesday, available to customers of Comcast’s Xfinity X1 video package and Flex, a broadband video offering that is free for Comcast subscribers. Similar to other deals struck by HBO Max, existing HBO subscribers on Xfinity HBO will get access to HBO Max at no additional cost, starting Wednesday. New customers will be able to purchase HBO Max directly through Xfinity in the coming days.
I was able to get the app on my TV, and used my Comcast login to activate, but I'm not seeing the Max app on the Comcast menu on my xg1-v4.