According to the press release announcing the changes, the app offers a more intuitive navigation system, a refined design, and performance and stability improvements to bring it in line with the updated HBO Max Apple TV app that came out back in April.
U.S. HBO Max users who have an ad-free plan can use SharePlay on the iPhone or iPad to watch HBO content with friends and family over the FaceTime and Messages (iOS 16 only) apps, plus there is now a Shuffle button.
Previously available on the desktop, the Shuffle button lets users randomize the first episode that plays for select shows on the platform. On the iPad, Split View works with other apps so you can watch HBO while doing other things at the same time.
There’s a dedicated home interface for downloaded content, tablet support for portrait and landscape orientations, and an enhanced screen reader experience with updated navigation elements and functionality.
The updated HBO Max app does not appear to be available for all iPhone and iPad users at this time, but WarnerMedia has said that it is rolling out.
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