HBO Max waited until the year was almost up, but now an agreement has been reached with Roku that will bring HBO back to the streaming platform starting today (it’s also available on Sony’s PS5, assuming you can actually buy one). The timing works out for everyone, with streaming boxes and TVs going out as gifts, and HBO Max kicking off a year of big-name movie premieres with Wonder Woman 1984 on Christmas Day.
I don’t know what took so long, but at least it’s done now, so I don’t have to include a caveat every time I mention which streaming service or HDMI dongle you should choose going forward. Better yet, HBO Max has Atmos, 4K and Dolby Vision support on the way, so things are looking up — unless you’re in the movie theater business.
— Richard Lawler
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