HBO Max silently restored service to Linux customers

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Jim Salter

In August, HBO suspended its prospects’ entry to the HBO Max streaming service by growing the settings for the Widevine DRM service – most certainly by enabling a request for the verified media path. When Ars reached out to HBO Max at the moment, the service workers wiped us down with a solution on the boiler plate:

You could possibly stream HBO Max on Linux platforms, though it isn’t at the moment formally supported for HBO Max. For data on supported browsers and units, see Gadgets Supported by HBO Max or HBO Max Assist for additional help.

Representatives from HBO Max did not reply to a request for touch upon whether or not the service had enabled the VMP requirement on Widevine, which broke CBS All Entry for Linux customers again in January this 12 months.

We by no means heard from HBO Max once more, however as readers etarts advised us this week, somebody fastened the issue with Widevine sooner or later. The service redistributes licenses to Linux subscribers whose browsers assist Widevine encryption. The complete, proprietary Google Chrome browser helps Widevine (a Google protocol) by default. It will also be activated comparatively simply on Chromium and Mozilla Firefox.

It is price noting that Linux PCs are nonetheless not on HBO Max’s checklist of supported units, regardless that entry for Linux customers is now restored – and we’re grateful for whoever finally did.


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