Apple TV v/s HBO

Apple TV v/s HBO 

With the lockdown locking us out from film passages and OTT platforms advancing to win the audience’s hearts. It would be quite tough for you to finalize any one of them. 

So here we will be comparing two popular OTT platforms that will help you in finalizing the best for you.


Apple TV

Apple TV is a set-top- box that allows the television to become a display screen for Internet content. 

Once connected, the Apple TV platform allows end-users to display digital data from their own iOS devices, as well as from a number of partner sources. Apple TV OTT platform requires the end-user to have an iTunes account and Internet access. The box itself is about the size of a hockey puck and connects to a TV with a High Definition Multimedia Interface(HDMI) cable. Apple TV is controlled externally either through the infrared remote control device that comes with the product or through a free Wi-Fi mobile app, called Remote, that is available from the iTunes store. The fourth-generation Apple TV also provides voice control capabilities through integration with Siri, Apple’s digital assistant.


  • -Apple TV 4K lets you watch movies and shows in amazing 4K HDR and with Dolby Atmos sound.
  • -The newest Apple TV HD and Apple TV 4K come with a Siri remote, which lets you summon Apple's digital assistant and navigate the media streamer by voice.
  • -Newer Apple TV OTT platform models have a lot in common with iOS devices, and one of the more useful features they share is the app switcher. 

  • -Apple TV OTT platform has built-in AirPlay compatibility that allows you to send content from an iPad or iPhone to a connected television screen.


Home Box Office (HBO) OTT app is an American premium television network owned by Warner Media Studios Networks The service allows subscribers on-demand access to HBO's library of original programs, films, and other content on personal computers, smartphones, tablet devices, and digital media players like Netflix, Prime videos on amazon. HBO Now is only available to customers in the United States and certain U.S. territories. 

In the United States, there are many ways to watch your favorite HBO shows and films: the linear HBO channel, HBO on Demand, the HBO app, and HBO Max, which includes all of HBO with even more amazing shows and films.

-Chrom-Control What Kids See
HBO Max features content for many different age groups.HBO Max allows you to create kids’ profiles and determine what they’re allowed to watch.
  • Save It for Later

    If you come across something you want to watch later, add it to your watch list. You can do this in a number of ways.

    -Download for Offline Viewing

    Like other video-streaming services, HBO Max supports downloads for offline viewing. Go to the appropriate page in the app and tap Download to save it to your device.

  • -Video Playback Options

    If you have a habit of going over your monthly data limit while streaming on mobile, there are a few ways HBO Max helps you take control. 

    -Erase Content From 'Continue Watching'

    HBO Max wasted no time introducing a feature Netflix only recently added—control over your Continue Watching section.

    -See What's New and Upcoming

    HBO Max makes it easy to keep tabs on new and departing shows and movies.


Now let's compare both the OTT App's and see which one is better to use.

Apple TV:


-Not only does Apple TV stream – it stores, too. You can place films, videos, and photos from iPhones, Macs, and iPads on it and watch them whenever you want.

-Its interface is more intuitive than most.

-It synchronizes its work easily with any other Apple device.

-Apple TV also includes its own gaming platform, called Apple Arcade.

- With more ways to watch, play, and connect, Apple TV 4K delivers the best viewing and listening experience in your home.


-No cables provided as shipped. Compatible cables have to be purchased separately.

 -Does not support older HDTVs that lack HDMI support.

 -No official internal storage or the ability to store content.

-Hardware cannot be upgraded -- processor, RAM, or Storage.

-Limited support for audio and video  formats. The 2nd Gen model does not support 1080p streaming (3rd Gen does).

-A small selection of rental content on iTunes, no ability to purchase content directly.



  • You get to watch a bunch of brand-new highly anticipated blockbuster movies for a reasonable monthly price without having to leave the comfort or safety of our homes.

  • With the money saved on tickets, concessions, gas, parking, Ubers, and babysitters, more people will hopefully start to invest in better TVs.

  • This makes seeing new movies much more accessible for people with disabilities, people who don’t live close to a theater.

  • You don’t have to sit through a bunch of commercials before the movie.


  • This is a massive blow to the movie theater industry, which was already suffering - especially smaller independently-run theaters and it affects the thousands of people employed by theaters of any size.

  • The HBO Max app needs some work! It doesn’t look great anywhere, it’s a buggy mess on consoles and it doesn’t exist on a variety of smart TVs, Roku devices, or PlayStation 5 yet.



                                                           HBO GO                                           Varies by the provider($5-25/mo.)
                                                         HBO Now                                                        $14.99/mo.
                                                        HBO Max                                                        $14.99/mo.


                                                    Free 7-day trial

And off-course like 5000+ more software you can access free trials for both AppleTV and HBO here at AnyTechTrial.Com


In our general overview, we would say that HBO OTT app is home to the shows and films that everyone is talking about, from groundbreaking series and documentaries to the biggest blockbuster movies ever made. While Apple TV OTT platform has always had a unique appeal for those invested in the iTunes ecosystem, mainly because it's been the best—and often only—way to get Apple iTunes content onto a TV.

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