TiVo announced it will no longer carry the HBO app on its DVRs after this month. Formerly called HBO Now, the app will officially be disappearing from the DVRs on August 31, 2020 according to an email sent to HBO subscribers. Instead, the email encouraged viewers to download HBO Max which is available on the Tivo Stream 4K.
The email says:
As of August 31, 2020, the HBO app will no longer be available on TiVo DVRs. You may be able to continue to enjoy HBO programming on HBO Max, which is available on your computer, mobile device, and select streaming devices, including TiVo Stream 4K. Please note a separate subscription to HBO Max may be required.
Earlier this year, HBO consolidated it’s three confusing apps (HBO Go, HBO Now, and HBO Max) into two slightly less confusing apps, rebranding HBO Now as simply HBO and keeping HBO Max. For pay TV customers under a provider that does not yet have an HBO Max deal in place, HBO Go will still be available through August.
WarnerMedia cemented a deal with Amazon to keep the HBO app on Fire TV devices as well. While there were some rumors that Roku would be dropping HBO Now access, Variety reports that Roku already had a deal in place to keep the HBO app.
The agreement comes as Amazon and WarnerMedia continue to work through negotiations for making HBO Max available on Fire TV devices. The original plan was for HBO Now users to transition to HBO Max, but the lack of support on Fire TV and Roku has prevented many HBO viewers from upgrading. Nearly 30% of subscribers have not made the switch to HBO Max.
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