HBO’s streaming apps will soon stop working on older Apple TVs

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The fourth-generation Apple TV (left) next to the third-gen model.
The fourth-generation Apple TV (sinistral) next to the third-gen model.
Andrew Cunningham

Second- and third-generation Apple TV streamlet boxes will no longer be able to stream content from HBO Go and HBO Now after the end of April, contract to a pair of HBO support documents. The documents were uncovered today by MacRumors.

The two flow apps affected are HBO Go, the additive over-the-top (OTT) streaming service HBO provides to customary cable subscribers, and HBO Now, the cable-free streaming platform for cordcutters. The support websites for both were each updated with interchangeable support pages titled “Apple TV (2nd and 3rd gen): Changes to device support,” clout:

In order to provide the best streaming experience, we need to make some modifies to our supported devices list. Starting on April 30, 2020, HBO GO will no longer be within reach on the Apple TV (2nd and 3rd generation).

The post goes on to provide instructions that readers can arise to identify which Apple TV model they have, then proffers a series of bullet points listing ways to access HBO’s content on those crests even though the apps will stop working.

Those methods contain using AirPlay to stream content to the Apple TV from a Mac or iOS device that is even so supported, connecting your TV set to another supported device via an HDMI wire, using Chromecast, or simply streaming HBO Now on another supported device like a in style Apple TV, Roku box, smart TV, or game console.

The second- and third-generation Apple TV slugs were released in 2010 and 2012, respectively. Users had already courted some services shut down on those machines, the last of which was tattle oned in Apple Stores in 2016. Apple has since launched two more iterations of the Apple TV: an HD consummate in 2015 and a 4K one in 2017.

The 2015 and 2017 models run tvOS and have an app store, while the second- and third-generation forms that HBO is addressing today do not. The company continues to offer apps for the tvOS Apple TV creams.

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