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HBO Extends Support for Apple TV 2nd and 3rd Generation Models – Variety

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HBO will proceed to assist streaming apps on Apple TV second- and third-generation fashions by no less than Might 15, briefly tabling its plan to discontinue assist for the older set-tops this month.

The premium cabler had a beforehand scheduled “gadget deprecation” plan on 2nd and third gen Apple TV gadgets efficient April 30 for HBO Now and HBO Go.

In gentle of the COVID-19 lockdown, HBO will now assist HBO Now on these fashions till Might 15. As well as, HBO Go (the model for pay-TV prospects) will proceed to be obtainable on Apple TV 2nd/third technology fashions for just a few extra months.

Going ahead, HBO Now and HBO Go might 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 gadgets through 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 remote control. The tech big’s personal Apple TV Plus and Apple TV app are available for Apple TV 3rd generation and later. Netflix is out there on Apple TV 2nd technology bins and later per its support site whereas Disney Plus works only on Apple TV 4th-generation models and later.

HBO has been a longtime Apple accomplice: When the standalone HBO Now service debuted again in 2015, Apple TV was the unique OTT gadget platform at launch.

At the moment, the Apple TV app is that includes HBO’s biggest-ever free content material giveaway, which now consists of each episode of 10 authentic sequence, together with “Huge Little Lies,” “The Sopranos,” “Veep,” “Barry,” “Succession,” “Silicon Valley,” “True Blood,” “Six Toes Beneath,” “The Wire” and “Ballers.”

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