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HBO Max on OLED C6


Christian Caporrimo

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Any reason I can't find HBO Max on my LG OLED C6? WebOS is fully updated. I was told it was available on WebOS now but it's nowhere. If it's bc my TV has an old WebOS I'd like to know if I can install a newer one or of the hardware simply isn't compatible and I need to buy something like Fire stick just so I can have HBO Max (f'in absurd if that's the case)

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The reason is your TV have webos 3.0 and for some reason hbomax requires webos 3.5 which is absurd indeed. Netflix, Prime and many others have built apps that works on 3.0 or earlier.

Basically webos 3.5 came with LG TVs built 2017. C6 and my own B6 is built 2016. The base webos can not be upgraded, you are stuck on 3.0.

If it is a hbo or LG decision to require 3.5 for hbomax app I don't know. It locks out all LG TV owners with a TV bought before 2017. It is not like you change TV that often, every 4 years.

I ended up buying a Chromecast with google tv. It is not optimal and I really hope LG and hbo will release a hbomax app supporting webos 3.0.

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On 10/28/2021 at 5:46 AM, Magnus said:

The reason is your TV have webos 3.0 and for some reason hbomax requires webos 3.5 which is absurd indeed. Netflix, Prime and many others have built apps that works on 3.0 or earlier.

Basically webos 3.5 came with LG TVs built 2017. C6 and my own B6 is built 2016. The base webos can not be upgraded, you are stuck on 3.0.

If it is a hbo or LG decision to require 3.5 for hbomax app I don't know. It locks out all LG TV owners with a TV bought before 2017. It is not like you change TV that often, every 4 years.

I ended up buying a Chromecast with google tv. It is not optimal and I really hope LG and hbo will release a hbomax app supporting webos 3.0.

Thanks so much for the reply. Yeah that's pretty lame but at least I know now. Gonna get something like Chromecast until they get their stuff together 

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