New streaming services HBO Max and Peacock are both locked out of Roku and Amazon Fire TV streaming devices, in one of the most contentious battles in the ongoing "streaming wars." Warner Media launched two new streaming services this year, and competitors were swift to respond to the newcomers. According to a report by Variety, these companies may be at an impasse, and customers are the ones getting frustrated.
HBO Max launched in late May, while Peacock just recently went from an exclusive offering for certain cable packages to a worldwide streaming option. So far, neither service has managed to get an app up on either Roku or Fire TV — the two most popular streaming devices in the U.S. Sources close to the company say that it is beginning to look like they will never come to an agreement since Amazon Prime Video is a direct competitor on the streaming front.