I am in Slovakia and Roku works great with Netflix or youtube. But I am not able to add the HBO MAX channel. Seems that it is because of some regional restrictions - fair enough, however the HBO MAX is available in Slovakia since two months already.
So when HBO Max itself is available in Slovakia I would say that it should be updated also here on Roku side and make it available.
When a service submits a Roku-compatible version of its channel app to Roku, it is given a checklist of the geographical regions officially supported by Roku and must specify in which of those regions its service is to be available. There also is a "Rest of World" option that may be selected to instruct Roku to make the app available even in areas not specifically supported by Roku. Roku honors these choices and will only make the channel app available where specifically authorized by the service provider.
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Canada (Français) Germany Brazil
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If a particular channel is available in your region via other platforms but not on Roku, then it's likely the channel has not authorized Roku to enable it in your region. I would suggest you contact the channel about this directly. Don't be surprised if the front line people at the channel know nothing beyond the content of their own press releases and do not understand that Roku is following the restrictions placed by their own service when their app was submitted to Roku.
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