A Month After HBO Max Launched, Why Is It Still Not on Roku or Amazon?

Impasse between the two most popular platforms and newest streaming service highlights an evolving carriage battle

HBO Max remains off of the two most-used streaming platforms in the country more than a month after its launch.

The impasse between WarnerMedia and Roku and Amazon Fire TV is indicative of the evolving fight between those who make the content and those who distribute it. Carriage disputes between programmers and distributors are nothing new. TV providers such as Dish and Comcast have routinely engaged in a war of words — and sometimes have dropped channels — with providers like Disney and CBS.

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Tim Baysinger

Tim Baysinger

TV Reporter • tim.baysinger@thewrap.com • Twitter: @tim_bays

Sean Burch

Sean Burch

Tech reporter • sean.burch@thewrap.com • @seanb44