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HBO Max Finally Arrives on Fire TV Devices, Beating Roku to a Dedicated App

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Months after the launch of Warner Media’s mega-streaming service, HBO Max is lastly coming to Fireplace TV units.

The app will formally start rolling out to Fireplace TV units, good TVs, and Fireplace tablets starting Nov. 17, Amazon introduced Monday. Which means Fireplace TV customers will lastly have entry to Warner Media’s marquee streaming service that features all of HBO’s library, new Max originals, plus content material from the entire firm’s different belongings together with Sesame Workshop, Studio Ghibli, DC, Cartoon Community, Grownup Swim, Crunchyroll, Turner Basic Motion pictures, in addition to premium licensed content material. Principally, HBO is in some ways roughly a dozen providers rolled into one, and it prices the identical as an older HBO Now or HBO Go (RIP) account did.

HBO Max launched back in May on most main streaming platforms, however notably absent from these was Roku and Fireplace TV—two immensely in style platforms that give cordcutters the flexibility to entry their favourite streaming platforms with dirt-cheap streaming sticks and boxes. Roku customers who subscribe to HBO Max can now technically cast content from an Apple machine because of recently added support for AirPlay 2, however the platform nonetheless lacks an precise HBO Max app (which is totally different from the common previous HBO app the platform does supply).

Roku didn’t instantly return a request for remark about whether or not it too had plans to roll out a devoted HBO Max app within the close to future.

Individually, Fireplace TV is due for an updated user experience earlier than the yr’s finish that may introduce a cleaner interface in addition to as much as six particular person person profiles. By the appears of it, this expertise will function somewhat extra like Android TV than Roku’s tiled structure. As a result of HBO Max was beforehand lacking from each platforms, the selection between the 2 normally boiled all the way down to specs or expertise.

However devoted help for HBO Max—and higher customization coming down the pipeline pretty quickly—simply could possibly sway consumers seeking to upgrade their streaming devices for the vacations.

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Catie Keck