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HBO extends support for old Apple TV devices during pandemic

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HBO has determined to proceed supporting second- and third-generation Apple TV set-top packing containers after initially saying that HBO Go and HBO Now would now not work on them as of April 30th. The information comes from AppleInsider, which confirmed the change with an HBO spokesperson.

The extension for HBO Now isn’t all that lengthy; HBO will solely preserve that app engaged on older Apple TVs till Might 15th. However the firm has promised to maintain HBO Go — the one you utilize when you obtain HBO by means of a cable, satellite tv for pc, or web TV supplier — useful for “a couple of further months.”

Hopefully, that’ll be sufficient to final by means of the COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine life. HBO has made a few of its content material free to everybody through the present well being disaster as individuals search leisure to assist them briefly escape from the crush of stories concerning the novel coronavirus.

These are previous Apple TV units we’re speaking about. The third-gen Apple TV was launched in 2012, with the second-gen mannequin previous it in 2010. Since then, Apple has launched the fourth-generation Apple TV (later rebranded as “Apple TV HD”) and the top-end Apple TV 4K. Here’s how to tell which model you’ve got, nevertheless it’s additionally simple to differentiate by software program: solely the Apple TV HD and Apple TV 4K run the extra trendy tvOS, whereas prior Apple TV units stay on the unique, less complicated software program. Should you’re nonetheless holding on to a type of, it may be time to improve to a present mannequin or a more recent Roku or Hearth TV.

However that’s in all probability not your first precedence in the intervening time, and that is just about the worst potential time for any streaming app to finish assist for any piece of {hardware}.

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