HBO Max is Finally Coming to Amazon Fire TV Devices

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“Alexa, open HBO Max.”

Roughly six months after its launch, WarnerMedia’s streaming platform HBO Max is finally making its debut on Amazon Fire TV devices starting this week. This rollout on a widely used streaming device will make HBO Max available to tens of millions of new customers. And it leaves HBO Max with one final major barrier: Roku.

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Quibi didn’t find much success on our phones, so now the embattled streaming service is expanding to TV. The Quibi app has launched on Apple TV, Android TV, and Amazon Fire TV following months of struggling to find a footing as the premiere mobile streaming platform. But it appears to be too little too late, as the WSJ is reporting the service is shutting down.

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Amazon Fire TV just got a big upgrade for all the cord-cutters out there. One of the cons of giving up cable in favor of streaming platforms is that you miss out on live TV. But Amazon’s Fire TV platform is expanding to give its customers an old taste of live television again, with several key new services: YouTube TV, Sling TV, and Hulu’s live TV offering.

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It’s taken a bit longer than a “quick bite” for Quibi to be made available on TV-connected platforms. The mobile-only streaming platform, which made its ill-timed debut right in the middle of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, was intended for the commuter — for phone-dependent millennials to watch on the subway or in the office bathroom stall. But when the pandemic hit, Quibi’s targeted demographic found themselves stuck at home and unable to play the mobile platform’s line-up of star-studded original shows on their TVs. Quibi, which apparently always planned to eventually transition to TV platforms, accelerated their plans to transition from mobile-only, fast-tracking the app’s availability on TV casting devices such as Chromecast and Apple’s Airplay. Now, Quibi is eyeing Roku and Amazon Fire TV next.

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