- HBO Max launched today and offers up more than 10,000 hours of programming.
- HBO Max is priced at $15/month but is free for existing HBO subscribers
- HBO Max is the best streaming service for movie fans and also offers a compelling selection of TV shows, including Friends and Rick and Morty.
After months of anticipation,
If there’s one word to describe
HBO Max doesn’t come cheap when you compare it to services like Netflix and Hulu. If you’re a new subscriber,
If you’re already an HBO subscriber — either via your cable company or through HBO NOW — you’ll be able to enjoy
New subscribers can sign up for
HBO Maxdirectly through HBOMax.com or through AT&T, DIRECTV, U-Verse TV, Apple, Cox, Google Play, Hulu, Optimum, Samsung Smart TV, Spectrum, Suddenlink, Verizon Fios, YouTube TV, and select independent cable, broadband and telco providers through the NCTC, including WOW!, Atlantic Broadband, RCN and MCTV.
A full list of providers can be viewed here.
In stark contrast to
With respect to content,
Some of the more notable shows available with
HBO Max will also offer up a slate of original programming:
Max Originals available at launch include Love Life, On the Record, Legendary, Craftopia, Looney Tunes Cartoons and The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo. Throughout the summer, new Max Originals will debut, including Karma, an original second season of the critically acclaimed DC fan favorite Doom Patrol, an original second season ofSesame Workshop’s animated seriesEsme & Roy,the return of the critically beloved mystery comedy Search Party, the first of four animated specials of Adventure Time: Distant Lands- BMO, the three-part documentary series Expecting Amy, the adult animated comedy Close Enough, the 1988-set comedy Frayed, the heart-warming British animal rescue series The Dog House, the generational family docuseries The House of Ho, the animated children’s series Tig N’ Seek, and Seth Rogen’s feature length comedy An American Pickle.
If you’re more into movies,
Viewers will also be able to instantly watch films acquired specifically for
HBO Maxvia Warner Bros., The Criterion Collection, and the acclaimed Studio Ghibli, which is streaming for the first time ever in the U.S. Other films that will be available at launch include Casablanca, The Wizard of Oz, The Lord of the Rings, Citizen Kane, Gremlins, and the Lego movies, as well as classic favorites like 2001: A Space Odyssey, An American in Paris, Blood Diamond, Braveheart, Friday the 13th, Godzilla, Gone with the Wind, the Beatles’ A Hard Day’s Night, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, North by Northwest, Rebel without a Cause, Singin’ in the Rain and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.
Films available throughout the first year of launch include The Matrix, The Goonies, When Harry Met Sally, Blade Runner: The Final Cut, the Lethal Weapon series, Monsters Vs. Aliens and V for Vendetta, every Batman and Superman theatrical release from the last 40 years, along with every DC film from the last decade, including Wonder Woman and Justice League.
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