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If it sounds like I'm angry about this it is because I am. Roku has decided to use the fact that I (and many others) use their device as leverage to secure more revenue rather than providing me the service I was expecting when I choose Roku, so yeah I feel used.
I'm talking about all the people who have subscriptions already, either standalone or bundled in their cable packages. Are they just gonna forget they pay $15/mo for HBO? Are they gonna decide to stop watching HBO shows they like? No. They'll buy a new device that gives them access to all the channels they already use.
So you're still talking about something else. I don't care about HBO Max. I don't care about new signups or migrations. I care about HBO -- which I pay for, and which I will no longer be able to watch via my Roku device. I can't use the HBO NOW app; the HBO GO app is going away; and there's no HBO MAX app.
Are you currently paying for HBO? Are you going to continue paying for HBO while not using it? Or are you going to cancel because your device doesn't support it anymore? Or will you buy another device? I'm willing to wager more people will go for option C. Option D, of course, is to wait a little longer and hope they can iron out their differences. But this is looking like a pattern w/ Roku, so maybe just jump ship now....
For the record I get HBO through my cable provider, 1 premium channel is included with my package. I had planned to switch to Showtime and get HBO Max with discounted offer before the launch, I changed my mind after I saw no Roku or Amazon Fire apps.
You had stated no one will drop HBO over this dispute, I was pointing out that some will....
I have stated in two posts that you can watch HBO max on Roku using Playon. You don't need Hulu; create a computer login to HBO Max and use that login for the Playon HBO max plugin. My cable provider is COX Cable and it works for me.