When the many-headed demon of AT&T-Warner-HBO launched its try at a streaming service again in Could, it got here with all the pieces you might need…except support for Roku and Fire TV, two of the most well-liked sensible TV platforms on the planet. HBO Max nonetheless doesn’t work on Roku, nevertheless it seems like AT&T and Amazon have come to an settlement.
WarnerMedia made the announcement via press release: an HBO Max app will likely be out there beginning tomorrow, November seventeenth on Amazon Hearth TV set-top bins, dongles, and Hearth-powered sensible TVs. The identical app may also be out there for obtain on Amazon’s self-branded Hearth tablets through the Amazon App Retailer. HBO Max subscribers, in addition to those that subscribe to a extra restricted slate of HBO content material by the Amazon Prime Video interface, will have the ability to lengthy in and entry their respective libraries.
WarnerMedia didn’t say what the holdup was: HBO Max was out there on all different sensible TV and app platforms for the final six months. However in response to some inside baseball reporting on the time, the difficulty was negotiations over subscription income splits. Presumably, Roku and/or WarnerMedia are nonetheless holding out for a sweeter deal to carry HBO Max to Roku units and sensible TVs.