[Updated] HBO GO and HBO NOW Won't Work on Older Apple TVs Starting April 30th

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“In order to provide the best streaming experience,” HBO will remove its HBO NOW and HBO GO services from 2nd and 3rd generation Apple TVs on April 30. This may not surprise 2nd or 3rd generation Apple TV users, as the devices are almost 10 years old and are considered obsolete in the eyes of Apple.


Update 4/10/2020: Good news, HBO has decided to postpone the termination date 15 full days. The apps will now stop working on May 15.

The original report is left intact below.


Just to be clear, HBO is just down application support for older Apple TV devices. You can always cast HBO to your Apple TV using Apple AirPlay. If this bothers you too much, it may be a good time to buy a new one Apple TV 4K or Apple TV HD.

If you’re not sure which Apple TV you have, you can identify it using the Apple website. Or just look at your remote control – 2nd and 3rd generation Apple TVs come with an aluminum model, while new Apple TVs come with black Siri Remote.

Source: MacRumors

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