Almost six long months after HBO Max’s launch, the WarnerMedia streaming service will finally be landing on Amazon Fire TV and Fire tablets. Yes, that means we can ALL watch Friends again.
The HBO Max app for Amazon’s devices will be available Tuesday, Nov. 17. The launch will bring WarnerMedia’s flagship direct-to-consumer product to Amazon’s estimated 40 million-plus active Fire TV users as well as the company’s Fire tablet customers.
For now, HBO Max remains unavailable on the Roku platform, which had about 46 million active accounts for its devices as of the end of Q3.
WarnerMedia has a very large and robust catalog of both movies and television shows with a slew of new content set to drop in 2021.
The HBO app on Fire TV and Fire tablets will automatically update to become the HBO Max app; customers will be able to log in using their existing HBO credentials. New customers can subscribe to HBO Max directly in the app, for the $14.99 per month price. Additionally, all existing HBO Max customers (regardless of how they subscribe to the platform) will be able to access HBO Max via supported Fire TV and Fire tablet devices using their existing provider credentials.
“We are very excited that Amazon customers will now be able to enjoy the best-in-class content that lives within HBO Max,” Tony Goncalves, head of sales and distribution for WarnerMedia, said in announcing the deal. “Our continued goal is to make HBO Max and its unparalleled content available to customers across all the devices they love. Fire TV is a favorite among customers and we look forward to working with the Amazon team to engage and grow our existing subscriber base by showcasing all that HBO Max has to offer.”
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