Various users have reported about the HBO Max app's performance and stability on Apple TV devices. Fortunately, a report from Variety says that the new iteration of the app has improved stability and enhancements.
Other than enhancement, the updated version brings several other improvements as well. The sign-in and the sign-up process is now simplified and there's also a new feature called "binge mode" that skips credits and jumps directly to the next episode for you. The homepage is revamped as well with a scrollable hero banner.
The upgraded app has also got user-curation capabilities including "My Stuff" where users can edit and sort their "My List" and "Continue Watching" list. The new app will also be able to take advantage of the power Apple TV devices have while also adding and improving dynamic interface animations.
WarnerMedia's EVP Sarah Lyons said to Variety that the company made a deliberate decision to use the existing HBO Go and HBO Now apps. By using the code base originally developed for BAMTech (now part of Disney Streaming Services), the company was able to make the app ready for its market rollout faster. She further added that the company knows that the original platform wasn't designed for a big content catalog and that they will have to re-platform it later.
WarnerMedia is currently in the process of merging with Discovery. This also means that all of Discovery Plus' content will be available on the HBO Max app in the future. After the Apple TV update, WarnerMedia plans to release a new version for Amazon's FireTV platform followed by the web version of the streaming platform.