It seems like every network is coming up with their own streaming service. While each has something different to offer, it’s easy to get confused and decide which one is the best. If you’ve ever wondered, “what is HBO Max, and is it worth it?” then read on below to see what you can expect from the service.
HBO Max is a joint streaming service brought to you by HBO and Warner Media. Like most streaming platforms, it has several exclusive titles as well as some of the classics. Read on below to see what packages it offers and what you get in return:
Warner Bros has maintained that HBO Max will not charge extra money for new title releases. Right now, the service is available for $14.99 per month if you’re a new subscriber. However, if you were an HBO or HBO Now user at the time of its launch, it was available for free.
Comparatively, the service costs almost the same as a standard Netflix subscription ($14). It is steeper than Hulu ($5.99). Similarly, it costs more than the Disney+ bundle that includes Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu for just $12.99.
You can get a 20% discount if you’re willing to pre-pay for six months of service. That would set you back $69.99. This offer is only valid for new subscribers.
You can get an HBO Max subscription if you want to add it to your cable package from AT&T, DIRECTV, U-Verse TV, Cox, Optimum, Spectrum, Verizon Fios TV, and a few others depending on your state. The best way to find that out is by contacting your cable provider.
What You’ll Get
HBO Max has dedicated apps for both iOS and Android devices. Similarly, its desktop apps are available for PlayStation, Xbox, Fire TV, Roku, and Apple TV.
Warner Bros recently became the center of controversy after it decided to make all of its movies slated for release in late 2020 and 2021 available on the platform the same day as their theatrical release. This would mean movies like Wonder Woman 1984, Mortal Kombat, Space Jam: A New Legacy, King Richard, Matrix 4, Dune, the Synder-cut of the Justice League, The Suicide Squad, and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reunion will all be available on the service.
At the same time, you’ll be able to stream an expansive library full of over 10,000 hours of “curated” content. This includes titles such as Friends, Game of Thrones, The Wire, Rick and Morty, Doctor Who, 2001: A Space Oddysey, Casablanca, Lord of the Rings, Citizen Kane, North By Northwest, Braveheart, Sex and the City, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Westworld and The Sopranos among others.
How To Get HBO Max In Your Country
Any DC comics fans would be glad to know they can easily view everything DC offers on one platform. Moreover, Warner Bros’ decision to put all of its slate on HBO Max the day of their release means people will undoubtedly be getting a lot of value for their money. Sadly, HBO Max still isn’t available in all countries around the world. But there’s no reason to worry. Just follow these steps, and you can access HBO Max from anywhere across the globe:
- Sign up for a VPN subscription
- Install the VPN browser extension and connect to any US server.
- Log in to your HBO Max account and use as normal