HBO will proceed to assist streaming apps on Apple TV second- and third-generation fashions by at the very least Could 15, quickly tabling its plan to discontinue assist for the older set-tops this month.
The premium cabler had a beforehand scheduled “machine deprecation” plan on 2nd and third gen Apple TV units efficient April 30 for HBO Now and HBO Go.
In mild of the COVID-19 lockdown, HBO will now assist HBO Now on these fashions till Could 15, Selection has confirmed. As well as, HBO Go (the model for pay-TV prospects) will proceed to be accessible on Apple TV 2nd/third era fashions for a number of extra months.
Going ahead, HBO Now and HBO Go will probably be natively supported on solely the fourth-generation Apple TV HD and the Apple TV 4K. As a workaround, HBO prospects can proceed utilizing the older Apple TVs by streaming from their cell units by way of AirPlay.
Amongst different streaming companies, assist varies for Apple’s older set-tops — first launched again in 2010 (2nd gen) and 2012 (third gen) — which embody the aluminum distant management. The tech big’s personal Apple TV Plus and Apple TV app can be found for Apple TV third era and later. Netflix is offered on Apple TV 2nd era containers and later per its assist website whereas Disney Plus works solely on Apple TV 4th-generation fashions and later.
HBO has been a longtime Apple associate: When the standalone HBO Now service debuted again in 2015, Apple TV was the unique OTT machine platform at launch.
Presently, the Apple TV app is that includes HBO’s biggest-ever free content material giveaway, which now consists of each episode of 10 unique collection, together with “Large Little Lies,” “The Sopranos,” “Veep,” “Barry,” “Succession,” “Silicon Valley,” “True Blood,” “Six Ft Beneath,” “The Wire” and “Ballers.”