HBO is formally ending its Apple TV Channel on July 22, prompting customers to create an HBO Max account to proceed utilizing the service.
The AT&T-owned firm first pulled streaming integration with Apple TV channels again in Could, however it let present customers retain entry to HBO content material via the Apple TV app. Now, that grandfathered help seems to be ending.
Based on a Reddit person, the HBO channel within the Apple TV app says that full integration for present customers will finish on Thursday, July 22. “HBO is ending its channel service on July 22. After that, get HBO Max to proceed watching,” the message reads.
As of writing, a minimum of one AppleInsider employees member nonetheless had entry to HBO Channels, so the help revocation is probably going server-side and can occur regularly.
The corporate was one of many first main cable networks to supply integration with Apple TV Channels. Nevertheless, after the launch of its HBO Max app for Apple TV, iOS, and different platforms, HBO determined to finish help.
Apple TV Channels was launched in 2019 as a single sign-on system for watching content material from third-party suppliers.
Though the HBO Max service is dearer than subscribing to the community via Apple TV Channels, prospects of AT&T might need to examine whether or not they’re profiting from the free HBO Max provide on sure plans.