WarnerMedia Entertainment has introduced a new over-the-top video streaming platform “HBO Max”. Like various online streaming giants Netflix, Disney Plus, HBO Max is also a video streaming channel with an extra pack of entertainment. It contains something for everyone- from kids to grown-ups, it contains a list of shows, movies, documentaries, animations for all.

HBO Max doubles the amount of content that you watched on HBO channel or HBO Now. Its library includes all popular shows and movies that you watch in HBO other channels or apps, along with original programming. From Harry Potter movies, Friends new and old seasons, The Big Bang theory, the Criteria Collection, it includes everything in its list.

To understand it, in simple words HBO Max is an advanced version of previous channels and a new competition for other streaming services. Its qualities and features stand it out from others that you should know and understand in the remaining blog.

When is the HBO Max launch?

The video-on-demand service has launched on May 27, 2020, and currently serving in the United States. It is expected that it expand its service in Latin America, Europe, and other countries. As per the company head, it will be available in Latin America in 2021.

How much HBO Max cost?

HBO Max launches with costs $15 a month, which makes its highest price streaming channels as compared to other popular streaming channels. Netflix costs $13, Apple TV Plus costs $5 a month, and Disney Plus costs $7 a month, which is low as compared to HBO Max. These channels also offer various good deals and services similar to HBO Max.

Before launch, HBO Max offers a deal that costs $13 per month. So, those who ordered the service at that time can enjoy it for $13 a month with no seven days free trial.

HBO Now subscribers can easily use the HBO Max service without paying a single amount. It will be automatically updated to the HBO Max app via a software update on the devices that support HBO Max. All you need to do is agree with the terms and Privacy Policy and choose to “Access all of HBO Max” when you first open the HBO Max.

Which devices or platforms HBO Max support?

HBO Max is supported by a large number of platforms or devices that include tablets, mobile phones, laptops, gaming consoles, connected TVs, Google Chromecast, Chromebooks, etc.

Its services supported by various Apple devices such as iPhone, iPad, Apple TV 4K, iPod Touch, and Apple TV HD. Users of second and third-generation Apple TV models use their services from their iPhone and iPad to their TV with AirPlay.

HBO Max is also on gaming consoles. PlayStation 4 users can download it by the “HBO Max App” available at PlayStation Store and Xbox One user can access the HBO Max by the app, available at Microsoft store.

Samsung TV owners whose TV models made from 2016 onward can access HBO Max by directly download it on their TVs.

Android phone and tablet users can also watch the HBO Max movies and TV shows by downloading the app.

Apart from this, HBO also made an agreement with various cable TV operators and platforms. So, if you already have an HBO subscription and want to use HBO Max then you can unlock your HBO Max subscriptions at no additional cost, but not everyone.

Some operators and platforms that provide free HBO Max switching or access are Cox communications, Fios TV and Fios Internet, Altice USA, Charter, and its spectrum services, YouTube TV, Apple, Hulu, AT & TV, DirecTV, etc.

How you get HBO Max?

The best and easy way to watch HBO Max movies and TV series is to sign up via hbomax.com. If you are an Apple user then you sign up it with your iPhone and iPad and pay through an in-app purchase.

On the other hand, Android phones and tablets users can download it through Google Play Store and sign up inside the app with an in-app purchase.  Chromebook, Google Chromecast, Android TV, and others can also access the HBO Max.

What do you watch on the new streaming platform?

HBO Max includes various popular movies and television shows in its collections. Its library contains all shows and movies available on regular HBO and some interesting original programming. As per the company head, HBO Max contains 10,000 hours of content.

Starting with HBO content, HBO Max library includes old and new TV series such as Games of Thrones, Westworld, Silicon Valley, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, The Wire, Curb your enthusiasm, Watchmen, The Larry Sanders Shows, and others. Upcoming shows J.J. Abrams and Joss Whedon are also available on HBO Max to watch and download.

 Its collection contains a list of 2,000 plus movies that are Crazy Rich Asians, A Star Is Born, Aquaman, Joker, Wonder woman, suicide squad, The Lord of the Rings, Full sets of the hobbit, The Matrix trilogies and various batman and superman movies. HBO Max classic movies collection include various big names such as The Wizard of Oz, Casablanca, Citizen Kane, Gone With the Wind, The Shining, Singin’ in the Rain, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Goonies, Blade Runner: The Final Cut, the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise and many others. It is expected that Snyder cut of Justice League, will release on HBO Max in 2021.

HBO Max portfolio includes various big shows of other platforms such as Friends, The Big Bang Theory, Rick and Morty, The Boondocks, Doctor Who, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, and various other top-rated shows. Its classic shows library may add South Park, Gossip Girl, The West Wing, and various other shows soon.

HBO Max Originals

Furthermore, HBO Max planned to release 31 plus originals in the first year and 50 plus originals in next year. The list of originals that is available for currently streaming is Love Life, Legendary, Craftopia, Looney Tunes Cartoons, The Not too late show with Elmo, on the record, and others.

Some future launches of HBO Max are Doom Patrol season second, Adventure Time, Karma, Esme & Roy Season 2, Close Enough, Expecting Army, The House of Ho, Frayed, American Pickle, The Dog House, and others.

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