After HBO Max is finally here, HBO now has a total of three streaming options. What is the difference between HBO Now, Go and Max? On the surface, all three HBO options look pretty similar – and to be honest, two of them are almost identical apart from the access options. Here's a complete breakdown of HBO's streaming services so you can find out which one is right for you.
HBO Now is HBO's first entry into individual streaming platforms. It essentially works like an HBO cable subscription with full access to the past and present of HBO programming. That includes past shows like that game of Thrones, Top tier mini series like Chernobyland current shows like Succession. A variety of films are also available for streaming, including the most recent releases for which HBO has streaming rights. Similar to Netflix, these films come and go (basically all content that was not produced in-house at HBO) when their streaming rights are picked up and expire. HBO Now is available to everyone for a subscription fee of $ 15 per month.
Similar to HBO Now, HBO Go is a streaming platform for existing HBO content. The main difference is that HBO Go is not a standalone streaming service. Instead, it's basically an additional service for anyone who already has a traditional HBO subscription via cable or Amazon Prime. HBO Go has access to the same library of HBO originals and licensed films as HBO Now through another service. HBO Go is free, but must be accompanied by an HBO subscription, which typically costs between $ 10 and $ 18 a month, depending on the provider.
HBO Max is the latest addition to the HBO media empire and was founded to legitimately compete in the streaming wars. The new platform, launched on May 27 for a monthly price of $ 15, includes all of the original HBO that you can get for the other services on the network. If you are an AT&T customer, the mobile network also awards free one-year subscriptions to HBO Max to 10 million of its users. But how does the new streaming service differ from HBO? In short, with more exclusive content. HBO Max offers exclusive original content and licensed programs that are not available on any other HBO platform, including all seasons of The big Bang Theory, The Prince of Bel-Air, and Doctor Who. A new film department was announced in February to produce eight to ten films on a smaller budget each year.
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