No longer is Netflix the only streaming service on the block; tons of competitors are trying to take the top spot. Recently, streaming services like Apple TV+ and Disney Plus dropped, with others on the way. The biggest streaming service coming next year is HBO Max from Warner Media. As you figure out which streaming services you want, here’s everything you need to know about HBO Max before it launches.
A ton of details about HBO Max were revealed back in October. The upcoming stream service is expected to launch May 2020 in the United States. HBO Max will launch in other countries at a later date.
As far as pricing is concerned, HBO Max will cost subscribers $15 a month. This is notably pricier than their competitors in the streaming wars, including Netflix ($12), Disney Plus ($7), and Hulu ($6). However, HBO Max’s price tag is the same price as the HBO service that is offered through cable providers, only with more content.
HBO Max will be the exclusive home to many brands Warner Bros. has access to beyond HBO, including DC, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, TNT, TBS, CNN, and other select programs from Turner Network’s libraries, such as The CW and DC Universe. Some notable TV shows and movies that will be available on the service include:
- Game of Thrones
- The Lord of the Rings
- Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
- Rick and Morty
- The Matrix
- Spirited Away
- Wonder Woman
Original TV Shows and Movies
In addition to content from other libraries, there will also be exclusive Max originals. Many of these projects are in various stages of development with release dates unknown. Here are some of the HBO Max original TV shows and movies that will be available on the service:
- Green Lantern (TV series)
- Dune: The Sisterhood (TV series)
- Tokyo Vice (TV series)
- XOXO Gossip Girl (TV series)
- The Boondocks (TV series)
- Grease: Rydell High (TV series)
- Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai (TV series)
- Adventure Time: The Distant Lands (TV series)
- Looney Tunes (TV series)
- Sesame Street (TV series)
- Ellen’s Home Design Challenge (TV series)
- Bobbie Sure (Movie)
- Bourdain (Movie)
- Superintelligence (Movie)
That’s everything you need to know about HBO Max’s original content before it launches, but there will surely be more programing based on their existing IP so they can compete with the likes of Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Disney Plus in the future.