Cinemax on ATV 4

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by IPadNParadise, Aug 3, 2017.

  1. IPadNParadise macrumors 6502


    Jan 12, 2013
    HOW do you guys get Cinemax Go on your ATV 4 and is Cinemax even worth having? I already have Netflix, HBO Go, Showtime, Just looking for other viewing options for my shutin( not disabled just retired) life.
  2. mallbritton macrumors 6502a

    Nov 26, 2006
    Cinemax currently has no app for the 4th gen. Apple TV. You'd have to use AirPlay to get the video from an iDevice to your ATV. Have you considered Starz, also?
  3. IPadNParadise thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jan 12, 2013
    Thanks, I could do that (airplay). Is Cinemax worth paying for? I will also check out the content of Stars.
  4. d21mike macrumors 68040


    Jul 11, 2007
    Torrance, CA
    I have DIRECTV Now and MAX is only $5 extra so it is worth it to me. But at $15 it would not be.
  5. IPadNParadise thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jan 12, 2013
    Thanks, I have Directv and can't change that. Hubby watches his own tv and is extremely non tech so he manages to use the DTV remote. I could add Cinemax there but it is harder to cancel than online within ITunes.
  6. spice weasel macrumors 65816

    Jul 25, 2003
    I get Cinemax for free with my cable subscription, but I never use it and never really miss not having an ATV4 app. If they decide to come out with one, I'll probably install it and check it out. But the regular p0nr on the internet is better anyway ;)
  7. aced411 macrumors 6502

    Jun 2, 2007
    You can get it through Hulu as an add-on (assuming you're a Hulu subscriber).
  8. Spankey macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2007
    If you don't live the original programming or late night fare, it's better to just get HBO and be done with it. HBO Go/Now have most, if not all of the same movies at some point or other.
  9. an-other macrumors 6502

    Aug 12, 2011
    Cinemax tends to have more adult fare. As noted above, many Cinemax movies eventually make it to HBO. The series do not. All are well done, and are generally co-produced with a foreign network.

    My suspicion is there's no AppleTV app because of the nature of content. it's no secret the network is sometimes referred to as Skin-e-max. I know Apple takes heat some times for HBO/Showtime and their anti-porn stance. That noted, I wouldn't not classify either HBO, Showtime, or Cinemax as porn.

    It does amaze me that the US loves to broadcast freedom of speech and artistic expression, yet there are very effective groups that sole existence is to limit the fare you see to what they view as acceptable. It's called an "off" button or a "channel change." You don't approve. I support you 100% not to watch it.
  10. tonyr6 macrumors 65816


    Oct 13, 2011
    Brooklyn NY
    Except that does not work when you live in a family that watches that and you hate it. Maybe that is why Cinemax only has a mobile app. :) Just saying.
  11. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    We used to call back in the day Skin-O-Max! :D
  12. D.T. macrumors G3


    Sep 15, 2011
    Vilano Beach, FL
    I can't recall if it's Starz or Epix, but one of them has significant amount of adult content, and both have ATV apps.

    There's a Cinemax iOS app, I think it's more some kind of silly internal gyration at the channels corporate office.

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