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You can no longer subscribe to HBO via Apple TV Channels

You can no longer Subscribe to HBO via Apple TV Channels

Richard Gall
by Richard Gall — 4 months ago in Future 2 min. read
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HBO is no longer available as an Apple TV channel for those who want to subscribe to it, though according to the Apple TV app, 9to5MX). The change follows the launch of the new streaming service HBO Max today.

Apple TV Channel first launched last year as a way to view content from many different service providers across all apps, which means you have to view different content between different third-party apps Will not bounce. Now, however, it seems that HBO wants to push users to view HBO Max content on the HBO Max app through Apple.


If you are ready to subscribe to the three thugs, then you will be ready to maximize. If you already subscribe to HBO via the Apple TV channel, you can apparently still watch it in the Apple TV app, but update it to include exclusive content from HBO Max, according to 9to5Mac will not be done.

You have free access to HBO Max thanks to a deal between Apple and WarnerMedia last month. And if you have access to HBO Max, you can view HBO Max content inside the Apple TV app.
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There are many ways to access HBO Max, and my colleague Chaim Gartenberg has put together a handy guide to how you can stream HBO Max and know if you already have it without the need to pay Is the only access.

If you want to subscribe to HBO Max via Amazon’s Prime Video Channels portal, you can’t yet. The contract, it seems, is due to contract negotiations, the Wall Street Journal reports, which is why the HBO Max app is not available on Amazon Fire Devices or Roku.

Amazon is accusing AT&T of the dispute, in a statement given for the ownership of HBO Max operator WarnerMedia:

With a seamless customer experience, nearly 5 million HBO streamers currently access their subscription through Amazon’s Prime Video Channels. Unfortunately, with the launch of HBO Max, AT&T is choosing to deny these loyal HBO customers access to the expanded catalog. We believe that if you’re paying for HBO, you’re entitled to the new programming through the method you’re already using. That’s just good customer service and that’s a priority for us.

WarnerMedia defended itself in this statement given to Engadget

We are thrilled that HBO Max is widely available at launch to customers through a variety of devices and distribution partners as well as HBOMax.com. Our goal is to make HBO Max available on every platform possible to as many viewers globally as possible so they can enjoy beloved shows from HBO, the Warner Bros. movie and TV library and a diversity of hit programming exclusive to HBO Max. We look forward to reaching agreements with the few outstanding distribution partners left, including with Amazon and on par with how they provide customers access to Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu on Fire devices.

Richard Gall

Richard is senior editor of The Next Tech. He studied International Communication Management at the Hague University of Applied Sciences.

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