HBO Max Will Be Available on PS4 and Xbox One at Launch

How do I get HBO Max? And why so many HBO products?

The company had previously announced distribution deals with Apple Inc, Charter Communications Inc, Hulu and Alphabet Inc's Google and YouTube TV. The service will be available to these customers in addition to their existing HBO linear and on demand services at no extra cost.

The deals are likely to give HBO Max a large distribution platform and high subscriber numbers, when the service launches on May 27.

So for the subscriber, it's nice that they can access the HBO Max App, even if they sign-up through a third-party - but it's a bit of nuisance that they can't get all their content from their cable or streaming provider's native interface.

First, it means that to access the full set of HBO Max content, will require you to have HBO Max App on your streaming player or mobile device. The talks also would cover details of how Roku markets HBO Max on the platform.

A WarnerMedia spokesperson told Variety there was "nothing new to report" vis-a-vis a deal for HBO Max on Roku. In addition, HBO Max will be available to smaller ops through an agreement with the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC).

The latest partners that have signed on to distribute HBO Max at launch include Microsoft's Xbox One, Sony Interactive Entertainment's PlayStation 4, Samsung, and pay-TV operators Altice USA (on its Optimum and Suddenlink brands), Cox Communications' Contour, and Verizon's Fios TV and Fios Internet. Those users will be able to download and purchase HBO Max directly.

HBO Max will now be available through select Samsung TV models from 2016 through 2020. However, the service still doesn't have distribution deals in place with important partners including Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Comcast. For now, HBO GO will be the closest thing to HBO Max, given that it currently consists of highly-rated shows such as Watchmen, Euphoria, and Chernobyl. AT&T expects to have 50 million domestic subscribers and 75-90 million premium subscribers by year-end in 2025 across the U.S., Latin America and Europe.



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