HBO has been stripped of Amazon Prime Video accounts. This move started on September 15, 2021. Users who have subscribed to HBO through the Amazon Prime service will have their accounts deactivated.
However, the streaming service and HBO’s content will still be available on all your favorite Amazon Fire devices.
Moving forward, you’ll have to download and install the standalone HBO Max app on your Amazon Fire devices, which will be the main access point for HBO content. As a result, users will get a better, more streamlined experience with recommendations or the “continue watching” option.
WarnerMedia wanted HBO Max, which includes movies and shows from HBO, to become the main service for subscribers, so that the company could control its billing and interface rather than Amazon reports say.
Before the cancelation, Prime users were able to individually subscribe to HBO on the channels platform for $15 a month. The platform has been a big success for Amazon, which gets to offer its customers popular shows from HBO, Showtime, Starz and Sundance TV within its existing app provided customers pay an additional fee.