HBO Max is live: Watch Warner Bros. movies, Cartoon Network shows and more
Other HBO streaming options to convert to new, expanded HBO Max.
HBO Max went live Wednesday with 10,000 hours of premium content, which puts it in good company compared to its streaming peers. That’s more than twice the roughly 4,000 hours on recently launched Disney+, but still well behind market leader Netflix with about 36,000 hours.
Nevertheless, HBO is known for the quality of its video content, and HBO Max offers up a lot more than just HBO. This is thanks to the merger with AT&T and subsequent reorganization that has rolled in movies from Warner Bros., New Line Cinema, DC Comics and Turner Classic Movies, along with TV shows across CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth and Looney Tunes Cartoons.
All told, it’s a collection that spans more than 100 years.
What to watch on HBO Max
|Included in HBO Max||Popular titles||Available|
|All of HBO||The Sopranos, Sex and the City, The Wire, Game of Thrones, Big Little Lies, Veep, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Barry, Westworld, Succession, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver||Now|
|New HBO premieres||I May Destroy You (June 7th), Perry Mason (June 21st), I’ll Be Gone in the Dark (June 28th), Room 104 season 4 (July 24th), Lovecraft Country (August)||Summer 2020|
|Max Originals||Love Life, On the Record, Legendary, Craftopia, Looney Tunes Cartoons, The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo||Now|
|New Max Originals premieres||Karma, Doom Patrol season 2, Esme & Roy season 2, Search Party, Adventure Time: Distant Lands- BMO, Expecting Amy, Close Enough, Frayed, The Dog House, The House of Ho, Tig N’ Seek, An American Pickle||Summer 2020|
|WarnerMedia||Gossip Girl, The West Wing||2020-21|
|TNT||The Alienist season 1||Now|
|truTV||Impractical Jokers seasons 1-4, The Big Bang Theory, Rick and Morty, Robot Chicken, The Boondocks, The Bachelor, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air||Now|
|CW||Batwoman, Nancy Drew, Katy Keene||Now|
|DC||Doom Patrol season 1, The O.C., Pretty Little Liars||Now|
|CNN||Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown||Now|
|BBC Studios||Doctor Who seasons 1-11 + next 3, Trigonometry, Ghosts, Home and Stath Lets Flats, Torchwood, Luther, The Honorable Woman, The Office, Top Gear seasons 17-25||Now|
|Stage 13||Independent, Lipstick Empire, Snatchers, Happily Ever Avatar||Now|
|PBS||Sesame Street seasons 1-51, The Monster at the End of This Show||Now|
|Comedy Central||South Park seasons 1-23 + next 3||Now|
|Movies from HBO, Warner Bros., The Criterion Collection, Studio Ghibli||Harry Potter franchise, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Crazy Rich Asians, A Star is Born, Aquaman, Joker, the Alien franchise, the American Pie series, Anastasia, Babe, Die Hard, The Flintstones, In Bruges, The Indian in the Cupboard, Jaws, Moulin Rouge!, Teen Witch, Casablanca, The Wizard of Oz, The Lord of the Rings, Citizen Kane, Gremlins, the Lego movies, 2001: A Space Odyssey, An American in Paris, Blood Diamond, Braveheart, Friday the 13th, Godzilla, Gone with the Wind, the Beatles’ A Hard Day’s Night, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, North by Northwest, Rebel without a Cause, Singin’ in the Rain, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants||Now|
|More movies||The Matrix, The Goonies, When Harry Met Sally, Blade Runner: The Final Cut, the Lethal Weapon series, Monsters Vs. Aliens, V for Vendetta, every Batman and Superman from the last 40 years, every DC film from the last decade (including Wonder Woman and Justice League)||2020-21|
What if I already have HBO, HBO Go or HBO Now?
Whether you watch HBO through your cable TV or satellite TV provider, or you stream it over the Internet, current HBO subscribers will get HBO Max for no additional cost.
- HBO in a TV bundle: For users of AT&T, AT&T TV, DIRECTV, U-Verse TV, Cox, Hulu, Optimum, Spectrum, Suddenlink, Verizon Fios TV, WOW!, Atlantic Broadband, RCN, MCTV and others, simply download the HBO Max app and login using your existing provider’s username and password.
- HBO Go: Since you get access to HBO Go through your TV provider, you can download the HBO Max app and login using your existing provider’s username and password.
- HBO Now: Your HBO Now app will automatically update to the new HBO Max app and you’ll continue to pay the same $14.99 price per month.
How to get HBO Max
If you don’t already have access to HBO through a cable or satellite TV provider or HBO’s streaming services, you can sign up for HBO Max for $14.99 per month.
Depending on how you want to watch it, you can sign up through HBOMax.com, AT&T, DIRECTV, U-Verse TV, Apple, Cox, Google Play, Hulu, Optimum, Samsung Smart TV, Spectrum, Suddenlink, Verizon Fios, YouTube TV, WOW!, Atlantic Broadband, RCN, MCTV and more.
How HBO Max compares to other streaming services
HBO Max’s impressive universe of movies and TV shows comes at a price. Its $14.99 monthly fee is twice that of Disney+ and Hulu, and it’s $5 a month more than both Netflix and Amazon Prime. HBO Max and Disney both offer a limited seven-day free trial, while Netflix, Hulu and Amazon all let you watch free for 30 days. Like many of its peers, HBO Max is largely missing sports content, but so are all others except Hulu. And with Cartoon Network, Looney Tunes and Sesame Street, HBO is no longer devoid of shows for children.
Like other streaming options, HBO Max will let you create multiple user profiles, continue watching where you left off, create your own list of favorites, download content to watch offline and set parental controls with a PIN.
“We are proud to introduce HBO Max – a dream that was created and nurtured by an incredible team of talented executives who dedicated the last year-and-a-half to making it a reality for consumers nationwide,” said Bob Greenblatt, chairman of WarnerMedia Entertainment and Direct-to-Consumer. “However, this is just the beginning of our journey. We will continue to innovate and evolve this one-of-a-kind platform that brings together beloved programming from across the WarnerMedia family and around the world, while also paving the way for the creative voices of tomorrow.”
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