- HBO Max will debut tomorrow and may be the best streaming service for movie lovers.
- HBO Max will also offer users a giant library of TV programming, including hits like Rick and Morty, Friends, and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
- HBO Max will cost $15/month, but a new promotion lets users sign up at a $12/month rate.
As someone who grew up a big TV fan, I never thought I’d see a day where it was literally impossible to keep up with what has become an avalanche of new content. Aside from regular cable TV and network offerings, you’ve got a steady stream of content coming out of Amazon, Netflix, and Hulu. More recently, Disney+ came onto the scene and immediately made an impact on the streaming landscape. Just a few months since its debut, Disney’s nascent streaming service has already amassed a whopping 54.5 million subscribers. And looking ahead,
Suffice it to say, the number of streaming options these days is overwhelming. In light of that, our sister-site Variety recently put together an informative rundown which sets out to see how Netflix,
Getting right to it, Variety’s rundown is pretty on the money:
Best Service Overall: Netflix
Best Service for Families:
Best Service for Movie Fans:
Best Service for TV Fans: Hulu
It’s hard to argue with that. Truthfully, the bang for the buck provided by Netflix has long been one of the better streaming deals around. Especially as the streaming giant continues to pump out a seemingly endless stream of new content, you can make a case that Netflix at this point is the default streaming service for most consumers and that anything else is an add-on.
That said, if you have any questions about what type of value any of the streaming services offer, you’ll want to take a close look at Variety’s full rundown.
The super-size streamer — with a price higher than any of its main competitors — bows with 10,000 hours of content, including over 2,000 feature films drawn from Warner Bros. and other studios. Those include “Crazy Rich Asians,” “A Star Is Born” (2018), “Aquaman,” “Joker,” “Suicide Squad,” “Wonder Woman,” “The Matrix,” “Casablanca” and “The Wizard of Oz…”
HBO Max won’t come cheap at $15/month. Still, there’s a promotion where you can sign up for $12/month over here. The deal ends 2:59 AM Eastern Time, so you’ll want to take advantage of this sooner rather than later.