HBO Max is a subscription video streaming service that debuted in May of 2020. The platform offers all of the award-winning content HBO has to offer including an extensive library of new hits, old favorites, and HBO Max originals. Subscribers will find more content than HBO GO and will include podcasts based on its programming through IHeartRadio. HBO Max will deliver its subscribers with a powerful library with endless hours of ad-free entertainment through several different streaming services.
Currently, HBO has a few different services which can often confuse subscribers. The main difference between HBO Max, HBO NOW, and HBO GO is that you can stream through HBO Max and it’s a stand-alone streaming platform where you can stream all of your HBO favorites plus new content. HBO GO is included in your paid HBO subscription through a TV or mobile provider and HBO NOW is a stand-alone service that lets you stream HBO’s catalog without a TV or mobile package.
The content available on HBO Max is endless. From Emmy-Award winning series like Game of Thrones, The Sopranos, and other popular shows including WestWorld, Big Little Lies, True Detective, Chernobyl, and so many others. Viewers aren’t limited to just HBO originals, iconic favorites like Friends, The Big Bang Theory, Dr. Who, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and South Park can also be found on the app. Easily accessible hit movies include the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy, the Fast and Furious series, all of the Harry Potter movies, and old classics like Casa Blanca. For subscribers interested in new content, HBO Max has new originals that include Search Party, The Not Too Late Show with Elmo, and Doom Patrol.
HBO Max comes in at just $14.99 a month for HBO’s entire catalog plus original shows. Though it’s a bit pricier compared to other streaming services, it offers a library of content with endless hours of entertainment. Subscribers can try the service for free for 7 days before purchasing and is only available for new customers only. If you’re a current subscriber of HBO, you can access the streaming platform at no additional cost.
HBO Max boasts 10,000 hours of premium content however the platform does not currently support 4K streaming or any HDR support. These features will be coming soon though.
HBO Max is supported on all of the most popular devices and you can find the HBO Max app in the app store. Devices include Amazon Fire TV devices, all Android phones and tablets (Android OS 5+), Android TV (Android OS 5+), Apple TV (4th generation and later), Chromebooks, Chromecast, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch (iOS 12.2+), PC and Mac computers, Playstation 4, Samsung TV (2016+), and Xbox One.