HBO Max is Coming to Fire TV Tomorrow

Posted on November 16, 2020 by Paul Thurrott in Amazon, Music + Videos with 11 Comments

Our national nightmare is finally over: HBO Max, which has been conspicuously absent from Fire TV, is coming to Amazon’s streaming solutions tomorrow. It’s also coming to Fire tablets.

“We are very excited that Amazon customers will now be able to enjoy the best-in-class content that lives within HBO Max,” WarnerMedia’s Tony Goncalves announced. (HBO is owned by 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.”

To be clear, HBO Max lands on the entire Amazon Fire TV streaming lineup, including the Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Stick Lite, Fire TV Edition smart TVs, and Fire tablets starting tomorrow, November 17. Amazon customers will be able to control HBO Max content using their voice—as in, “Alexa, play Raised by Wolves” and the like—using the included Alexa Voice Remote or a paired Echo device.

You can learn more about HBO Max from the HBO website.

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12 responses to “HBO Max is Coming to Fire TV Tomorrow”

  1. Pbike908

    One can side load it now. I did. Nonetheless this is good news. I bought the 4K firestick on sale at best buy for $29.95. It's a GREAT product.

    • mike2thel73

      In reply to krusador:

      I've had roku devices in my home for almost 10 years now.

      They will no longer be a priority in my household.

      Android/fire, fire tv applications can be easily side loaded if amazon doesn't provide a specific app in their store.

      In my humble opinion Fire TV has taken the streaming crown away because (I can't believe I am even saying this) they have the most "onboard" choices when it comes to popular streaming applications.

      Roku can no longer be considered "platform agnostic" because of the launch of the roku channel.

      Roku's hardware pucks have gotten stale (even after finally putting bluetooth and apple airplay support) and they've decided to prioritize making money with ads and having their own content channel to be a part of that advertising plan.

      This will lead to future complications with other content distributors going forward or keeping existing content providers on the platform when it's time for renegotiation...sound familiar?

      Unlike Roku, amazon can afford to lose money on their hardware.

      I predict roku will be bought out sooner than later...the only question is who?

    • sammyg

      In reply to krusador:

      Apple TV is my choice. No Efffffing way I will have an Amazon and Google device in my house tracking what I do.

  2. yoshi

    Going to go home and smash my Roku now.

  3. mike2thel73

    Paul, what planet have you been living on?

    I side loaded the HBO max android tv app 3 months ago and have been using it ever since.

    use the downloader (orange with white arrow) app and head to or whatever 3rd party source for app's you want.

    Try android TV app versions first. if you can't get those then try the regular android apps.

  4. drprw

    My new chromecast with Google TV arrived yesterday for this very purpose. Guess I could have saved $50 if I had just waited. But, I can say I like the new chromecast better than Roku, so it wasn't all for nothing.

  5. winbookxl2

    Finally, after loss on billions of revenue on quarter 3 for AT&T Media (Warner, Tuner, HBO, CNN and HLN) I believe they ended up working together with Roku and Amazon to bring their apps again to make the 14.99 to bottom up their revenues.

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