HBO Max: Everything You Need to Know About the New HBO Service

Posted on the 26 December 2019 by Anees @ZulfiqarAAnees

AT&T already has a whole series of video streaming services: HBO Go, HBO Now, AT&T TV, AT&T TV Now and AT&T Watch TV. And, next year, AT&T plans to launch one more: HBO Max.

HBO Max will be at the forefront of the AT&T front facing the so-called streaming war. With Netflix (and its more than 150 million subscribers around the world) dominating the world of video streaming, a number of large media and technology companies are launching their own streaming offers in the next six months. Apple starts with Apple TV Plus on November 1, premiering nine titles. Then Disney Plus follows on November 12 with a huge catalog of series, movies, and original content. Peacock, from NBCUniversal, will face HBO Max in 2020 in a field already full of options such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu and others.

Read more: The HBO Max streaming service will launch in May 2020

The streaming service will be launched in May 2020 in the United States and in 2021 in Latin America.

HBO Max: How much does it cost

The streaming service will have a monthly cost of US $15 per month, which places it above Apple TV Plus (US $5 per month), Disney Plus (US $7 per month) and Netflix (US $13 per month).

When will HBO Max be released?

AT&T has said that HBO Max will be launched in May 2020 in the United States and in 2021 in Latin America.

It will be part of a series of streaming services that are launched in that period. NBCUniversal will launch its Peacock streaming service in April, which is the same month that Quibi will debut, a mobile streaming service that will focus on short videos.

Movies and series: What can be seen on HBO Max

HBO max is expected to include all HBO series and movies in addition to additional exclusive programming. This means that it will contain its entire library of movies, documentaries, new episodes of series such as Watchmen, Westworld, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, the past seasons of Game of Thrones, Sex and the City, Silicon Valley, Veep and so on.

AT&T has been signing agreements to add meas titles to the HBO Max catalog. One of the most outstanding agreements is the acquisition of the rights to all the episodes of Friends, which would be aired on HBO Max in 2020. WarnerMedia also obtained the streaming rights of The Big Bang Theory, in addition to Doctor Who, Pretty Little Liars and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

These are the confirmed series and movies:

  • 15 Minutes of Shame
  • Adventure Time: Distant Lands
  • Americanah
  • Bourdain
  • Avenue 5
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Birth, Wedding, Funeral
  • The Boondocks
  • Brad and Gary Go to …
  • Circe
  • Craftopia
  • Doctor Who
  • Dune: The Sisterhood
  • Ellen’s Home Design Challenge
  • Equal
  • Expecting Amy
  • Finding Einstein
  • First Dates Hotel
  • The Flight Attendant
  • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
  • Friends
  • Full bloom
  • Generation Hustle
  • gen: LOCK
  • The Gilded Age
  • Grease: Rydell High
  • The Greatest Space
  • Gremlins
  • Heaven’s Gate
  • The Ho’s
  • Karma
  • I Know This Much Is True
  • Legendary
  • Let Them Talk
  • Little ellen
  • Love life
  • Lovecraft country
  • Made for love
  • The Nevers
  • Person
  • Perry Mason
  • The Plot Against America
  • Pretty little liars
  • The scoop
  • Search Party
  • Sesame Street
  • Starstruck
  • Station Eleven
  • Studio Ghibli movies
  • Super intelligence
  • Tokyo Vice
  • The Undoing
  • UNpregnant

How HBO Max differs from other AT&T streaming services

HBO Max is expected to be similar to HBO Go and HBO Now with additional programming that you wouldn’t get with just HBO.

In general, HBO Now and HBO Go are almost the same product. The main difference is who uses them. Anyone can sign up for HBO Now for $15 a month, while HBO Go is an app for people who already have an HBO subscription via cable or satellite. Both HBO Now and HBO Go stream all the programming available on the traditional HBO network. HBO Now and HBO Go do not have live streaming of the HBO network but offer the same series and movies to watch on-demand as soon as they are available to subscribers to traditional TV.

And what about the rest of AT&T TV services

Yes, there are even more streaming services to the credit of AT&T.

AT&T TV is similar to cable or satellite television services, with the exception that content is transmitted over the Internet. AT&T TV includes live TV, DVR, and video on demand channels. You can also stream apps like Netflix and Pandora. To watch AT&T TV on a TV, you must have an AT&T streaming box, and subscribers can watch everything on mobile devices through an app. Its initial cost is US $59.99 per month.

AT&T TV Now, on the other hand, is a live TV streaming service like Sling TV and YouTube TV. If you are familiar with DirecTV Now, AT&T TV Now is just a version with a new service name. Instead of requiring a specific box, this service allows subscribers to stream live channels from their Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV and more; The channels are available in the mobile app. It also has a DVR in the cloud. For $50 a month, 45 live TV channels are included.

AT&T Watch TV offers more than 35 live TV channels, including TVS, TNT, and CNN (which are owned by AT&T). AT&T Watch TV is free with certain AT&T unlimited data plans, but anyone can sign up for $15 a month. It is designed to be a mobile-focused service, but you can stream content from AT&T Watch TV to televisions with boxes like Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV.

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