HBO has been a production company that has managed to produce award winning TV Series such as the recently completed Game of Thrones which had a massive audience. Well, sorry to the movie lovers who use Apple TV Channel as HBO is no longer available for people who want to subscribe to it through the Apple TV app. The change follows yesterday’s launch of the new streaming service HBO Max.
Apple TV Channels first launched last year as a way to watch content from many different service providers all in one app, meaning you would not have to bounce around between different third-party apps to watch different content. Now, though, it seems HBO wants to push users to watch HBO Max content on the HBO Max app instead of through Apple’s.If you already subscribed to HBO through Apple TV’s Channels, you can apparently still see it in the Apple TV app, but it will not be updated to include content that is exclusive to HBO Max.You also have free access to HBO Max thanks to a deal that was struck between Apple and WarnerMedia last month. If you do have access to HBO Max, you can watch HBO Max content inside the Apple TV app.
If you want to subscribe to HBO Max through Amazon’s Prime Video Channel portal, however, you can not just yet. The issue, it seems, is due to contract negotiations which is why the HBO Max app is not available on either Amazon Fire devices or Roku ones. Amazon is blaming the dispute on AT&T, which owns HBO Max operator WarnerMedia in a statement provided earlier: “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 are paying for HBO, you are entitled to the new programming through the method you are already using. That is just good customer service and that is a priority for us.”