Everything You Need To Know About HBO Max

Earlier in 2019, we saw some pretty big names in the entertainment industry who announced their premium streaming services. Both Disney and AMC are coming out with services that are going to run similar to Netflix and Amazon Prime and will feature both exclusive and mainstream content for its viewers to enjoy. And well, after a recent media event, it seems HBO is joining the ranks with its upcoming streaming service, HBO Max.

CNN’s parent company, WarnerMedia, came out with an announcement during a media event hosted by Warner Bros. studio in Burbank, California, which put the spotlight on its upcoming streaming service, HBO Max. Prior to the media event, not many knew about HBO Max, and those who did only knew about a few minor details here and there.

However, all of this changed during the announcement. WarnerMedia’s CEO, John Stankey, who was accompanied by WarnerMedia’s chairman of entertainment, Bob Greenblatt, brought to light many new details about HBO Max.

So, those of you who might have missed the announcement, here is a breakdown of everything you need to know about HBO Max.

What Is HBO Max?

So, what exactly is HBO Max? Well, according to Greenblatt, HBO Max is an upcoming streaming service that is going to offer its subscribers over 10,000 hours of content, which includes both TV shows and movies, along with HBO’s entire existing library. He went on to add that the service is also going to come with exclusive content, out of which 31 Max original series have already been announced for next year.

Furthermore, since HBO Max is a streaming service by Warner, it is going to come with all of Warner media entertainment assets. This includes Warner Brothers, CNN, TBS, TNT, TruTV, and obviously, HBO, which all together, on a single platform, is going to be quite impressive.

When And Where Is It Launching?

According to the announcement, HBO Max is going to sometime in May of 2020. The streaming service is going to release in Latin America in 2020 initially, and it is later going to be introduced in parts of Europe in 2021. Other countries will have to wait a little longer, but WarnerMedia confirms that they are going to be expanding soon after the release.

How Much Will HBO Max Cost?

HBO Max will launch at a prize of USD 14.99, which is the same amount you pay for when you subscribe to Netflix. However, with other new streaming services coming into market like Disney+ and Apple TV+, which are being offered for $6.99 and $4.99 respectively, there is a chance we might see a price drop when the service lands.

What Content Will Be On HBO Max?

HBO Max is going to add in over 10,000 hours of video content, which is going to include everything from mainstream TV shows and movies to exclusive HBO originals. Though the complete list of content has yet to surface, some have already been announced. For more information on that, check out the list below:

Licensed Content

  • Friends
  • Big Bang Theory
  • The West Wing
  • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
  • South Park
  • Rick And Morty
  • Pretty Little Liars
  • All of CW Shows
  • Entire Studio Ghibli Library
  • Sesame Street
  • Doctor Who
  • Luther
  • Top Gear
  • The Office
  • BBC Shows
  • DC Movies
  • Lord of the Rings franchise
  • The Hobbit franchise

HBO Max Originals

  • Dune
  • Tokyo Vice
  • The Flight Attendant
  • Love Life
  • Station Eleven
  • Made for Love
  • Gremlins
  • Crime Farm
  • Circe
  • Americanah
  • Adventure Time
  • Rydell High
  • Anna K
  • Gossip Girl
  • Rules of Magic
  • Red Bird Lane
  • The Boondocks
  • Gen: Lock
  • Starstruck
  • Search Party
  • Let Them All Talk
  • Ellen DeGeneres Projects
  • Raised By Wolves
  • Reese Witherspoon Projects
  • College Girls
  • Superintelligence
  • UNpregnant
  • Bobbie Sue

HBO Content

  • The Outsider
  • Lovecraft Country
  • The Nevers
  • The Gilded Age
  • Avenue 5
  • The Undoing
  • The Plot Against America
  • Perry Mason
  • I Know This Much Is True
  • Run
  • Mare of Easttown

Documentaries and More

  • 15 Minutes of Shame
  • Birth, Wedding, Funeral
  • Expecting Amy
  • Karma
  • Carftopia
  • Equal
  • The Ho’s
  • Legendary
  • The Greatest Space
  • Anthony Bourdain Documentary
  • Conan O’Brien Projects
  • Heaven’s Gate
  • Generation Hustle
  • Full Bloom
  • The Scoop
  • Persona

Final Words

That is it for now. But, stay tuned as we are going to be bringing you more information about HBO Max. Until then, comment below and let us know what you think about this upcoming new streaming service. Do you think the price is right should it be a little more competitive with Apple TV+ and Disney+?




Taimoor is an online security advocate and a streaming enthusiast who has been working in this industry for more than 2 years. He provides a unique angle on all the latest trends in the industry. When he’s not at work, you can find him supporting Manchester United or watching Netflix!

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