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The HBO Max app is developed, but Roku won't take it because they haven't yet been offered enough money from AT&T. Roku, you are not a cable service we subscribe to. We can't cancel if we're unhappy. We purchased a piece of hardware to access streaming apps, and you are preventing the streaming apps from accessing us. It's not acceptable, and the success has gone to your heads. Figure it out.
I'm done, just cancelled HBO Max. I thought Cinemax content was included, Cinemax + HBO= HBO MAX, But NOOOO, It's HBO for the Non-Focused younger adults(kardashians, reality, boo, ) & kids. should have known these greedy companies will never offer more for same price, This is just different genre with lower quality programming for same price as the original premium HBO charged and that was worth it. HBO will end up eating it's own tail with this move. Great for under 35 adults in far west or NY, but completely different culture than Midwest or South. I'd prefer entertainment industry move to Kansas and make shows that are clean and pure entertainment again without the fluff and celebrity worship. Ciao
yes, however, if youhave a ROKU TV, and try to download HBO Max from Hulu or YouTube, you are still out of luck. This is another situation with the streaming world that is just so dang arbitrary. If some can do it, all need to do it.
Re: Why is Roku gatekeeping apps we paid to access?
There's already at least two other threads about HBO Max, so it doesn't really help making another. HBO/Warner is still negotiating with both Roku and Amazon for adding the new service to their streaming players. Some stories say Roku and Amazon are the ones playing hardball, while others say it's HBO. We don't know for sure. But until they reach agreement with HBO, Max won't be available on Roku devices.
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Which raises the question of why HBO does't just make it available as a hidden, secret Roku channel? It might not be as easy to find, it might not have Roku support, but they could still have their viewers, subscribers from outside Roku, and avoid the outrage from the people that have been ripped off.