Is the world ready for yet another streaming platform? Ready or not, HBO Max is finally available in the US starting today. HBO Max is owned by WarnerMedia, which is part of AT&T’s entertainment offerings. HBO Max is free for HBO subscribers and $14.99 per month for everyone else (there is a 7-day free trial).
The first and most obvious question is how does HBO Max differ from HBO Go and HBO Now? The easiest way to think of it is like Netflix or Disney+. Go gives you access to your HBO subscription on the go and Now is a way to get HBO without cable. Max, on the other hand, includes the entire HBO service, original shows, more movies, and content from other TV channels.
HBO says there is “10,000 hours of premium content” on HBO Max at launch. Users can create up to five viewer profiles on an account, including kids accounts with extra protection. The app is available on nearly every platform, including Android, Android TV, Chromecast, and more. Users can also sign up for HBO Max through YouTube TV.
As mentioned, current HBO and HBO Now subscribers get Max for free. You may also be able to get it for free if you already pay for AT&T services. For everyone else, there is a 7-day free trial and it’s $14.99 per month after that. If you’re itching to penny up for another streaming service, HBO Max does seem to have a good amount of content, especially movies. Head on over to the HBO Max page to find out more about subscribing.