HBO Max On Roku: It's Available Now

Don't worry, Roku users, you'll be able to watch Warner Bros. movies like Wonder Woman 1984 at release on Roku and on PS5.


Update: HBO Max is finally available on Roku devices. Search for "HBO" in the streaming channels section and you will be able to add the app. If only the standard HBO app appears in the results, select it and it should change to HBO Max.

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When Warner Bros announced plans to release their entire 2021 slate of films on HBO Max simultaneously with theaters, HBO Max skyrocketed out of relative obscurity to the very forefront of the streaming marketplace--with only one catch. The service was never made available for download on Roku devices, meaning Roku-users would be stuck watching these films on their computers, if at all. Not exactly ideal, especially when you're trying to recreate a blockbuster experience in your living room.

Thankfully, a solution is on the way. HBO Max is being made available on Roku devices as of December 17. Users will be able to download the app from the Roku channel store and experience everything Max has to offer on their TVs or Roku-enabled devices.

The Roku app comes not a moment too soon as Wonder Woman 1984, the first of WB's simultaneous theatrical/streaming release plans, is set to hit the service on December 25 at no additional cost to subscribers.

"We believe that all entertainment will be streamed and we are thrilled to partner with HBO Max to bring their incredible library of iconic entertainment brands and blockbuster slate of direct to streaming theatrical releases to the Roku households with more than 100 million people that have made Roku the No. 1 TV streaming platform in America,” stated Scott Rosenberg, Roku’s senior vice president of platform business “Reaching mutually beneficial agreements where Roku grows together with our partners is how we deliver an exceptional user experience at an incredible value for consumers and we are excited by the opportunity to deepen our longstanding relationship with the team at WarnerMedia."

PS5 users will also be able to download the Roku app on their new gaming consoles, starting December 16, rounding out the HBO Max platform collection. It was made available on Amazon Fire devices earlier this year.

The HBO Max app will be available on Roku devices December 17.

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