Roku customers will quickly now not want a workaround to look at HBO Max. Roku has introduced an settlement with HBO that—beginning tomorrow, December 17—permits Roku customers to obtain HBO Max from the Roku channel retailer.
Roku and WarnerMedia have been feuding over HBO Max for the reason that streaming service launched again in Could, with the 2 sides at odds over a number of points. Chief amongst them: Whether or not Roku could be required to offer HBO Max as a separate app, or if Roku customers would use Roku Pay to purchase HBO Max subscriptions. It’s not clear how these disputes had been in the end resolved, as either side are mum over the phrases of the settlement.
Phrase of the settlement comes only a couple weeks earlier than the COVID-delayed Marvel Lady 1984 debuts on HBO Max. The most recent Marvel Lady epic will debut each on HBO Max and in theaters on Christmas Day, and it’ll mark HBO Max’s first 4K title. Along with Marvel Lady 1984, all of Warner Bros’s upcoming 2021 films will land on HBO Max the identical day they arrive in theaters.
Now that HBO Max is coming to Roku, the streaming service is lastly obtainable on all the most important streaming platforms. Amazon’s Hearth TV was one of many final holdouts, however Amazon and WarnerMedia reached their very own settlement final month.
Previous to the deal, Roku customers had been basically excessive and dry when it got here to HBO Max, though they may solid HBO Max movies to their units by way of AirPlay.
In addition to its film choices, HBO Max is the streaming house of such HBO exhibits as Sport of Thrones, Huge Little Lies, The Sopranos, Euphoria, Lovecraft County, Watchmen, and Final Week Tonight, in addition to such syndicated exhibits as Pals and The Huge Bang Idea.