If you are an HBO Max subscriber and use Apple TV, you’re no doubt aware that the HBO Max experience broke about a week ago.
The experience was truly terrible, especially if you tried to use the new Siri Remote. Broken.
The wave of public outcry clearly reached management and the dev team, as evidenced by this tweet:
@radiohouston Native player is on its way back, in short order. No excuses from us. Good intentions, bad execution. We'll learn from it.— Andy Forssell (@aforssell) June 8, 2021
Interesting point raised by Joe Cieplinski: Why do streaming services override the interface crafted and tested by the Apple TV team? Is it a nefarious attempt to harvest user behavioral data? Or is it a clumsy attempt at “We know better”?
No matter, they are restoring the native player and, hopefully, will win back their audience.