It apparently has just been added to Amazon Firestick. Am I actually going to have to give more money to Amazon in order to watch something I'm paying Comcast for?
That is interesting. Do you mean that you sign into the internet on your smart TV (bypassing Comcast), go to the HBO Max site, sign in, and watch that way?
Yes through the tv sreaming directly. It gives the option for several providers including xfinity to log in through. I by pass the box all together as my tv has the HBO MAX app. Not sure if it would work using the TV's browser but I would think it would.
I had to download the app in the tv's app options. I also have a new Samsung. It is not in the default apps that came with it. Use the app icon to go to the apps if you have that.
Guess you have an older smart TV. I tried using the TV bowser and got to the page but when I went to sign in it said browser not supported so that option is out.
My Samsung actually isn't that old, by the way. It's about two years old. But it's not in the list of models that allow you to download HBO Max, and when I tried to, back in the summer, it couldn't find it.
Now my Panasonic smart TV really is old. Maybe around eight years old? It doesn't even allow me to download apps at all. I can only use the ones that came already loaded on the TV: Netflix, Amazon Prime, YouTube, ... .
It's why I bought a Roku. But as everyone knows, HBO Max isn't available on the Roku yet.
I have a Roku TV so using an HBO Max service outside my X1 box won't work for me. I wish I understood why Comcast wants to send its customers to other portals to stream a service they promote and claim to have but don't offer on their own box. Seems like a bad way to do business -- to alienate a consumer base looking for ways to cut the cord. When they got Peacock, they made it available on the X1 right away.