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HBO Max Announces Distribution Deals with Verizon, Samsung, Xbox & More

AT&T’s Warner Media announced today a new lineup of distribution partners for HBO Max, which will be available May 27. The newly announced distribution partners include Altice USA, Cox Communications, Microsoft, National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC), Samsung, Sony Interactive Entertainment, and Verizon.

“The launch of HBO Max is an important milestone for our company, and we’re excited that these valued partners will be on board for the launch,” said Rich Warren, president of WarnerMedia Distribution. “Through our expansive distribution pipeline, millions of customers will have immediate access to a best-in-class streaming experience come May 27.”

Altice USA

All existing Optimum and Suddenlink HBO and HBO NOW subscribers will have immediate access to HBO Max at launch. HBO Max will be available to these customers in addition to their existing HBO linear and on demand services and at no extra cost. Customers will be able to sign in on the HBO Max app with their Altice One, Optimum, or Suddenlink credentials. Altice’s remaining and new customers will be able to purchase HBO Max directly from Altice.

Cox Communications

Cox Contour’s existing HBO subscribers will get immediate access to HBO Max at launch and at no extra cost, in addition to their existing HBO linear and on demand services. Customers will be able to log into the HBO Max app on supported devices or access it on desktop and log in using their Cox account credentials. All remaining and new customers will be able to purchase HBO Max directly from Cox.

Microsoft

HBO Max will be available on Xbox One systems at launch. The HBO Max app will be available on current Xbox One consoles and via the Microsoft Store on day one.

National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC)

HBO Max will be made available at launch to independent cable and broadband operators – such as WOW!, Atlantic Broadband, RCN, Grande Communications & Wave, and MCTV, among others – through a new agreement with NCTC. Existing HBO customers of the participating NCTC member companies will be given access to HBO Max at launch at no extra cost and new customers will be able to purchase HBO Max directly through their cable or broadband provider. For a full list of NCTC’s member companies, visit nctconline.org.

Samsung

HBO Max will be available through select Samsung Smart TVs, including models from 2016-2020.

Sony Interactive Entertainment

HBO Max will be available on PlayStation 4 systems at launch. PlayStation users will be able to download the HBO Max app from the PlayStation Store and access the app through their consoles.

Verizon

Verizon will distribute HBO Max through its Fios TV and Fios Internet services. All of Verizon’s existing Fios customers who subscribe to HBO or HBO NOW will get immediate access to HBO Max at launch and at no extra cost. Customers will be able to sign in on the HBO Max app with their Verizon credentials. Verizon’s remaining and new customers will be able to purchase HBO Max directly from Verizon.

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