WarnerMedia and Roku have reached a deal to bring the HBO Max streaming service to Roku’s 46 million active users starting Thursday, December 17. The service will remain available at $ 15 per month. News of a WarnerMedia-Roku deal comes at an opportune time for HBO Max, which will begin airing Patty Jenkins’ tentpole comic “Wonder Woman 1984” on December 25. The film will launch on HBO Max for 31 days on the same day. opens in select cinemas.
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“We believe all entertainment will be streamed and we’re excited to partner with HBO Max to bring their incredible library of iconic entertainment brands and list of live theatrical release blockbusters to Roku homes of over 100 million. people who made Roku America’s # 1 streaming TV platform, ”said Scott Rosenberg, senior vice president, Platform Business, Roku. “Achieving mutually beneficial agreements in which Roku grows with our partners is how we deliver an exceptional user experience at incredible value to consumers and we are delighted with the opportunity to deepen our long-standing relationship with the WarnerMedia team. ”
Roku joins Amazon Fire TV, Comcast, Apple TV, and Playstation 5 as services offering HBO Max. Many Roku users were hoping that HBO Max would arrive on the platform after WarnerMedia announced it would move its entire slate of 2021 movies to the theatrical-HBO Max hybrid release model. Similar to “Wonder Woman 1984”, tentpoles such as “Dune”, “Godzilla vs. Kong ”and“ The Matrix 4 ”will air on HBO Max for 31 days from the same day they open in theaters.
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“HBO Max is an incredible product with an unmatched content offering that puts the consumer at the center, and we are excited that Roku users can experience all of the great stories that HBO Max has to offer,” said Tony Goncalves, Chief Revenue Officer, WarnerMedia. “We are innovating in the coming months, and we look forward to working with our long-time partners at Roku to build on our past successes and deliver the best quality HBO Max entertainment to Roku’s large and engaged audience. . ”
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According to an official statement from Roku, “Roku users can get the new HBO Max channel or find it in the ‘New and Notable’ and ‘Movies & TV’ categories of the Roku Channel Store to add it to their screen. Roku home. HBO Max uses Roku Pay, a fast and easy way to pay on Roku streaming devices. For users who have already subscribed to HBO through their Roku devices, the channel will automatically update to HBO Max. ”