Following many days of frustration from prospects, HBO Max has right this moment reverted the latest app replace on Apple TV. The app as soon as once more makes use of the tvOS native video participant which ought to allow prospects utilizing Apple TV with the Siri Distant to have the ability to efficiently pause, quick ahead and rewind as soon as extra.
HBO says restoring the native tvOS system participant is a primary step, albeit one that ought to tackle the vast majority of the latest buyer complaints, with extra enhancements to the general playback expertise to comply with sooner or later.
If you happen to aren’t within the loop, late final week, HBO released an app update for HBO Max on tvOS which featured a completely customized video participant. While many streaming apps on Apple TV find yourself utilizing customized video gamers (as they principally share one codebase throughout tvOS, Roku, Amazon Hearth and different sensible TV platforms), the HBO Max try was a very sub-par expertise.
It was primarily to regulate the video participant in any approach as the brand new HBO Max app wasn’t arrange to answer Apple TV Siri distant inputs appropriately. Making an attempt to clean would typically trigger the playhead flying all the way in which again to the tip or begin, uncontrollably.
Over the weekend, HBO exec Andy Forssell apologized for the poor expertise and promised fixes have been imminent.
The improved model of the app will roll out to prospects on Apple TV by way of the usual automated app updates course of. If you wish to drive replace it instantly, you may go and discover the HBO Max app itemizing within the App Retailer, after which press the Replace button.
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