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HBO Max ends support for Huawei devices

HBO Max requires Android 5.0 or higher to install from the Play Store, but Huawei-branded phones and tablets have fallen out of the list of supported devices. This means that it will not be possible to update or reinstall the popular HBO Max streaming application in our country on Huawei mobile phones and tablets that are not yet HMS-based, but released in 2019 or earlier, based on the GMS framework, and have a Google Play Services license. Devices based on HMS were not supported by default, just as installation outside the Play Store is not supported by HBO Max.

HBO Max on a Huawei P9. (source: Jófog) [+]

HBO sent an email to affected users about the news and updated their support website. At the same time, the company does not say exactly when the termination of the support will come into effect, or what the situation is with those GMS Huawei devices on which HBO Max is already installed, whether playback will work in the future.

HBO Max and the Huawei P50 Pro.
HBO Max and the Huawei P50 Pro. [+]

The first to publish the news HWSW According to Huawei, it did not receive a newer license for Widevine DRM, which would allow playback of protected content. If that’s the case, it’s possible that several streaming providers will soon withdraw support for pre-2019 Huawei devices.

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