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    If two Apple IDs are connected with Family Sharing, will devices connected to each of the IDs be able to stream from HBO Now?
    04-07-2015 02:54 PM
  2. kch50428 said: Best Answer

    No.

    In-app purchases are per AppleID, and not sharable.
  3. kch50428's Avatar
    No.

    In-app purchases are per AppleID, and not sharable.
    04-07-2015 03:01 PM
  4. iEd's Avatar
    The HBO Now details say yes for family sharing.

    04-07-2015 03:15 PM
  5. kch50428's Avatar
    Interesting... first time I've seen that... everywhere else in the FamilySharing documentation says what I said above...

    It may be the App is FamilySharable... but don't count on in-app purchases being sharable...
    04-07-2015 03:18 PM
  6. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Interesting... first time I've seen that... everywhere else in the FamilySharing documentation says what I said above...

    It may be the App is FamilySharable... but don't count on in-app purchases being sharable...
    Agreed. The in app purchases won't be family shareable. That notation in the screenshot is just for the app itself.
    04-07-2015 03:27 PM
  7. iEd's Avatar
    I see just the app shares.
    04-07-2015 03:50 PM
  8. Scatabrain's Avatar
    When the first family member signs up they create an account. I used email. I am assuming that if you log in on the family members device with that email, password it will work. Will try it later and report back.
    04-11-2015 12:37 PM
  9. kch50428's Avatar
    When the first family member signs up they create an account. I used email. I am assuming that if you log in on the family members device with that email, password it will work. Will try it later and report back.
    I set it up on my AppleTV... seems that the set-up for an HBO-Now account based on email does get linked back to the AppleID... My impression is - any device using the HBO-Now login has to be using the same AppleID/password the trial/service is purchased under
    04-11-2015 12:48 PM
  10. Scatabrain's Avatar
    I set it up on my AppleTV... seems that the set-up for an HBO-Now account based on email does get linked back to the AppleID... My impression is - any device using the HBO-Now login has to be using the same AppleID/password the trial/service is purchased under
    (Corrected).

    Used same email as my apple id when signing up on phone. Wife installed hbo now and logged in using my apple id. Works on two devices where each device has different apple id (does have family share). Works like netflix as you can enter the complete login. I don't think family share plays any part in it.

    Not to split hairs but subscriptions are not exactly IAPs. Have not tried to share a subscription directly through family share. Doesn't seem to matter for hbo.


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    Last edited by Scatabrain; 04-11-2015 at 04:25 PM.
    04-11-2015 04:06 PM
  11. Scatabrain's Avatar
    Can also watch it on macbook in safari. Just go to hbonow.com to login.


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    04-14-2015 10:08 AM

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