I can’t think about there are numerous individuals on the market clamoring for the flexibility to create a customized profile picture on their favourite video streaming service, however HBO Max desires you to know that it’s giving prospects simply that possibility beginning at present. Subscribers can now select from a variety of preselected avatars — that includes over 120 characters from HBO Max’s library of content material — or add their very own picture. The presets come from reveals like Sport of Thrones, The Sopranos, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and lots of others.
Importing a customized picture isn’t one thing you are able to do on Netflix, Disney Plus, Hulu, or a lot of the different video streaming apps. (Netflix used to allow you to hyperlink to a social media account and present a picture from there, however that is now not obtainable.) And it may assist HBO Max really feel simply that further bit personalised to you and different individuals in your house. In case you’ve bought youngsters, perhaps they’ll get a kick out of seeing themselves on the profile choose display screen.
“This new function, which launches at present and rolls out throughout all supported companions by March 26th, permits customers to specific their identification by a inventive lens and additional join with the tales and characters they love on the platform,” WarnerMedia stated in a press launch.
You’ll be capable of choose an avatar on any system the place you’re watching HBO Max, however to take or add a customized picture, you’ll want the cell or pill app. That picture will then seem throughout HBO Max on all your gadgets. A WarnerMedia spokesperson instructed me that “uploaded pictures are encrypted and arduous deleted as soon as a consumer removes or adjustments their profile picture.” And if you happen to’ve bought parental controls enabled, a PIN is required earlier than the profile picture on a child’s account might be modified.
I suppose HBO Max will get the win on this one versus its streaming rivals — even when WarnerMedia took its candy time on different, extra vital issues like adding 4K support.