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HBO Max is coming to Amazon Fire TV and Fire tablets

HBO Max will now be available on Amazon devices, a big move for letting the streaming service reach more people.

The HBO Max streaming service.
HBO Max — a new streaming service from Warner Bros. — launched on Wednesday morning.
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WarnerMedia announced Monday that HBO Max — the popular streaming service from HBO and Warner Bros. — will now be available on Amazon Fire TV streaming devices.

Details:

HBO Max will be available on Amazon Fire TV devices, Fire TV Edition smart TVs and Fire tablets beginning Tuesday, Nov. 17.

  • HBO Max features plenty of content from HBO, Warner Bros., DC, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and much more.

Why it matters:

HBO Max launched back in May. However, the app would not appear on Roku or Amazon devices, as I wrote about for the Deseret News. The company was working on a deal with Roku at the time, specifically looking at how much money Roku would earn from the app.

  • Meanwhile, Amazon has its own streaming service, Amazon Prime, which made it harder for the two sides to strike a deal.

Key quote:

  • “We are very excited that Amazon customers will now be able to enjoy the best-in-class content that lives within HBO Max,” said Tony Goncalves, head of sales and distribution for WarnerMedia. “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.”

What is on HBO Max?

HBO Max includes top tier shows like “Friends” and “The Big Bang Theory,” as well as movies like “The Lord of the Rings” and the DC Comics franchise.

Here’s a breakdown of the entire family-friendly movies and TV shows you can find there.

  • “The Matrix” series
  • “The Lord of the Rings” series
  • “The Wizard of Oz”
  • “When Harry Met Sally”
  • “Casablanca”
  • “Friends”
  • “The Big Bang Theory”
  • “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”
  • “South Park”
  • “Gossip Girl”
  • “Sesame Street”
  • Cartoon Network shows