HBO Max patches its Roku gap six months after launch

The Roku logo has been photoshopped into a screenshot from Wonder Woman in which the titular character is using her whip against henchmen.

Enlarge / Whip it good, HBO Max. (credit score: Aurich Lawson / HBO Max)

As 2020 attracts to a detailed, HBO Max’s 2020 stumble into the streaming-video fray has begun smoothing out, and the subscription service will quickly seal its greatest North American hole: a spot on the Roku market.

Beginning tomorrow, December 17, North American Roku house owners will lastly have the ability to obtain and entry the HBO Max app, as confirmed by a joint assertion by Roku and WarnerMedia, the leisure conglomerate that is wholly owned by AT&T. The official assertion did not point out what beforehand prevented house owners of Roku set-top packing containers and good TVs from accessing the $14.99/mo subscription service, although it did acknowledge a brand new “settlement” between the businesses—which was probably a monetary one.

And that settlement was probably important, owing to the whopping 100 million-plus customers at present hooked into the Roku ecosystem. It follows a November transfer by WarnerMedia to get HBO Max onto Amazon Fireplace streaming-video gadgets. That is not all—PlayStation 5 customers can add HBO Max to that console’s “media” tab beginning at this time, as properly.

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