Will HBO NOW be available for ATV2?

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  1. akm3 macrumors 68020

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    My house is full of ATV2 (never saw a reason to upgrade to ATV3). Will we be able to use Hbo NOW?
     
  2. brand, Mar 18, 2015
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    Will HBO NOW be available for ATV2?

    Since that service has not been released yet I'm not sure why you think anyone on MacRumors would know the answer to that, especially when there has been no rumors of it being available for the AppleTV2. At this point all you would be getting would be nothing more than a guess.
     
  3. oneMadRssn macrumors 68040

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    My guess is that it won't. I believe the ATV2 been left out of some of the recent software updates.
     
  4. niteflyr macrumors 6502a

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    If HBO GO works, I'll bet HBO NOW will work also.
     
  5. jimsowden macrumors 68000

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    So you got a: 1) stupid question 2) no and 3) yes. Welcome to MacRumors. I for one think it will work.
     
  6. s15119 macrumors 65816

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    According to HBO, Yes it will be available on the Apple TV in April


    http://order.hbonow.com/?camp=NowM26


    Thanks for asking.

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    Unless someone took the two seconds to look it up :)


    http://order.hbonow.com/?camp=NowM26
     
  7. Intell macrumors P6

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    HBO's site does not specify which Apple TV. It only states "Apple TV". One could read that as also being the Apple TV 1, even when it is very clearly not going to be on the Apple TV 1.
     
  8. brand macrumors 601

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    Will HBO NOW be available for ATV2?


    Would you be so kind as to point out where it specifically says it will work on the AppleTV2?
     
  9. s15119 macrumors 65816

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    I have both a 2 and a three. Every channel I have on the 3, I also have on the 2.

    Have a nice day.

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    Are you aware of any channels on the 3 that are not on the 2? I can't find any.
     
  10. Intell macrumors P6

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    All channels that have been released up to this time have been released when both the Apple TV 2 and 3 have been getting iOS updates. The more recent Apple TV iOS updates were only for the Apple TV 3. Because of this, it is not possible to discern whether or not the Apple TV 2 will receive any additional apps. However, it is very likely that there will be firmware limitations for HBO Now that will exclude the Apple TV 2 as it only runs up to iOS 7.1.2. As for your question, there are a few local specific apps that are only available for the Apple TV 3.
     
  11. chrfr macrumors 603

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    At least until recently, it had been possible to sell ATV2s for twice what an ATV3 costs. I'm not sure of the current market prices, but given that 2s can be jailbroken and 3s cannot, there's been an inflated resale value. I'm not sure if this has changed. I never had a desire to jailbreak mine, so the upgrade was worthwhile for that alone.
     
  12. JoeShades macrumors 6502a

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    Beats is not on Apple TV 2
     
  13. s15119 macrumors 65816

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    I never noticed that, thanks
     

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