AT&T’s Chief Executive John Stankey says tech giants hold too much power over online streaming amid HBO Max’s struggle to get their service on Amazon and Roku.
Stankey, the head of HBO Max's parent company, is calling for scrutiny into big companies like Amazon and Apple because they have power to control which apps and services they allow on their platforms.
While HBO Max is growing its subscriber base, the app hasn't come to a distribution deal with Amazon and Roku, according to the Wall Street Journal, which is a major blow as Roku and Amazon Fire TV are two of the most popular streaming devices in the country.
Last year Roku and Amazon Fire TV represented 70 percent of streaming devices in the US, according to CNET.
'Where the bottlenecks are sometimes occurring are in these commercial agreements,' Stankey said during the Wall Street Journal’s annual Tech Live event Monday that was …