HBO Max Is Now Available On Amazon Fire TV Devices
The long wait to actually watch HBO Max is finally over.
When the streaming service HBO Max launched back in May, it seemed like a great streaming service; however, one major drawback was it wasn't accessible as it wasn't available on Roku or Amazon Fire TV devices. Luckily, HBO Max has announced it is now available on Amazon Fire TV Devices.
On November 17, HBO Max launched on Fire Tablets and Fire TVs, according to a press release from HBO Max. This news means 40 million more people will have access to HBO Max.
"We are very excited that Amazon customers will now be able to enjoy the best-in-class content that lives within HBO Max," said WarnerMedia's head of sales and distribution Tony Goncalves. "Our continued goal is to make HBO Max and its unparalleled content available to customers across all the devices they love. Fire TV is a favorite among customers and we look forward to working with the Amazon team to engage and grow our existing subscriber base by showcasing all that HBO Max has to offer."
"We've worked closely with HBO for many years to bring their great content to Fire TV and to make it easier to discover and enjoy with features like search integration, Alexa and personalized recommendations," said vice president of Amazon entertainment devices and services Marc Whitten. "We are excited to continue that partnership with the launch of HBO Max to bring even more incredible content to customers on Fire TV. Alexa, play Raised by Wolves."
As for the 46 million people with Roku devices, no word yet on when HBO Max will be available, but there is a trick to get it running with your iOS device. It's unknown if and when an official app will land on Roku. HBO Max continues to add more extremely-popular programming to its service. Season 4 of Rick and Morty recently arrived. And for those unsure about HBO Max, as there may be an ad-supported tier coming in spring, and that could mean a cheaper version of the service for people to check out.
The other major streaming service launch of 2020, Peacock, finally got a wider release. Back in September, NBCUniversal and Roku came to an agreement, which will also allow 46 NBCU broadcast apps on Roku devices as well.
As for HBO Max, the service is available on iOS and Android devices, Apple TV, desktop, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Samsung TVs--with Amazon Fire TV devices coming on November 17.
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