Streaming breakthrough: HBO Max hits Roku devices Thursday ahead of 'Wonder Woman 1984' debut
Could it be that Wonder Woman's powers have no limits?
Right before the upcoming debut "Wonder Woman 1984" debut on HBO Max next week, parent company WarnerMedia signed a deal to bring the streaming service's app to Roku's popular video devices.
According to research firm eMarketer, Roku devices are the most popular choice for consumers to stream network video services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video on their televisions with 100.2 million viewers, or about 34.6% of all US internet users. That's ahead of Amazon Fire TV's number 2 at 72.7 million, according to estimates by eMarketer.
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"Wonder Woman 1984" starring Gal Gadot will eventually find its way to Roku machines when the film hits HBO Max on December 25th on HBO Max.
The service has been unavailable on Roku devices since HBO Max launched in May. It was also only available on Amazon Fire TV devices in mid-November.
The two parties teased and announced the deal on a cute Twitter thread on Wednesday afternoon.
Interest in HBO Max skyrocketed this month as Warner Bros. announced plans to release all of its 2021 movies - including "The Matrix 4," "Dune," "The Suicide Squad" and "Space Jam: A New." Legacy "in subscription service on the same day as theater at no additional cost. HBO Max is $ 14.99 a month, but currently has a discount if you pay $ 69.99 for six months
The films are available to HBO Max subscribers at no extra charge and will be streamed for a month. Last month, the studio said that Wonder Woman 1984 would hit HBO Max on Christmas Day, which is next week.
"We believe all entertainment is streamed and we're excited to be working with HBO Max to bring their incredible library of iconic entertainment brands and blockbuster direct-streaming theatrical releases to Roku households," said Scott Rosenberg, senior vice president President, Platform Business, for Roku.
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On Wednesday before, HBO Max announced that it had also arrived on Sony's PlayStation 5.
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This article originally appeared in the US TODAY: Roku will receive the HBO Max streaming service on Thursday after a long stalemate
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