HBO Max: Launch date, monthly rates, TV shows, movies and everything you need to know about the streaming platform

Unlike HBO Now, and even HBO Go which are focused on HBO's originally produced TV shows and movies, HBO Max will give you access to all that content and more, including a variety of content from multitudes of WarnerMedia brands


                            HBO Max: Launch date, monthly rates, TV shows, movies and everything you need to know about the streaming platform

Warner Media is entering the ring with Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and others to become one of the best premium video streaming services with HBO Max. After a few years of licensing their movie and TV properties to other streaming networks, the media giant has decided to stream their content, old and new, on their own platform. 

The streaming network for the AT&T-owned entertainment group, which also happens to own HBO, Warner Bros, and CNN, among other things, will feature at least 10,000 hours worth of curated premium content at the time of its launch. They have already started accumulating content and will add more projects in the months after the launch. 

Launch date

WarnerMedia is set to launch HBO Max in the spring of 2020, but a fixed date is yet to be announced. 

What about HBO Now? 

Unlike HBO Now, and even HBO Go which are focused on HBO's originally produced TV shows and movies, HBO Max will give you access to all that content and more, including a variety of content from a multitude of WarnerMedia brands.

"The new service will be 'Maximized' with an extensive collection of exclusive original programming (Max Originals) as well as WarnerMedia's portfolio of beloved brands and libraries," reads an announcement from HBO. 

Monthly rates

The rates for the streaming service are yet to be announced by WarnerMedia, but unconfirmed reports have claimed the monthly rates to be somewhere between $16 and $17.

We have also been informed that while the service will be initially full ad-free, an ad-supported version may be incorporated a little later, which will allow users to enjoy the services at a much lower rate.

TV shows and movies in HBO Max library 

The HBO Max library will automatically feature all fan-favorites from Warner Bros., New Line, DC, CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, Turner Classic Movies, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, and Looney Tunes.

Moreover, they recently procured the first-ever US streaming rights to all 12 seasons of the CBS comedy, 'The Big Bang Theory'. In September, HBO Max also announced a straight-to-series order for 10-episode limited series 'Americanah' starring Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o, based on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s best-selling novel of the same name. Needless to say, the range of content available on the streaming network is wide. 

HBO Max has also teamed up with Emmy Award winner Ellen DeGeneres to bring three original shows 'Ellen’s Home Design Challenge', 'First Dates Hotel', and 'Little Ellen', and a docu-series titled 'Finding Einstein'.

Original scripted shows:

'Dune: The Sisterhood'
'Tokyo Vice'
'The Flight Attendant'
'Love Life'
'Station Eleven'
'Made for Love'
'Americanah'
'Circe'
'Little Ellen' (2D animation)

Reboots of old hits:

'Gremlins – The Animated Series'
'Gossip Girl'
'The Boondocks'

Non-scripted shows:

'Legendary'
'The Greatest Space'
'Ellen’s Home Design Challenge'
'First Dates Hotel'

Docu-series:
'Finding Einstein'

Come back to this space to see regular updates on HBO Max. 

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