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Uhh, no. You think Roku is preventing HBO from releasing an app like Netflix and Disney plus have? Absolutely not. What Warner / AT&T want is that the content goes ONLY through that app, and that's not for a "cohesive experience" that's so they can "collect your data" but with no quotes. A situation that's complicated by an existing deal where they want to retire HBO Go and HBO Now where their content can be distributed through both the App and the Fire/Roku channels.
So why don't I as the consumer get to choose which of those delivery methods, the Roku channel or th App are better for me?
How often do you guys buy Rokus? The last one I bought was like 5 years ago. It's one of the reasons I'm not mad at Roku for this kerfluffle. I spent $50 and it's still going strong.
If I were paying for HBO Max and I found out I had to buy yet another streaming device, I'd be mad at ATT, not my delivery system. If I'm paying $15 and I can't get it on the device that streams everything under the sun, then I blame HBO Max. I can get Netflix for $8.00 if I'm going cheap and Hulu for $6 with ads and $12 without. I can't see paying more for a service that refuses to play nice with my streaming device. ATT should bite the bullet, make the app available for a year or two the way Roku and Amazon want it, THEN when it has a dedicated customer base they can play hardball with Roku and Amazon.
From what I've read, they BARELY got a deal with Comcast before they launched. Having issues with one service could mean the service (Roku) is being unreasonable. Two services makes that less likely and three services put the onus on ATT.