I have shared a complete description about HBO MAX. You can check all the latest features and shows available on the HBO MAX. I have also made the comparison with Disney Plus, Netflix and other streaming apps. Check the details of content available on HBO MAX.
HBO that is home box office is basically a multinational subscription or paid television company. It is one of the oldest television networks of the United States. Moreover, it is owned jointly by HBO and Warner media entertainment which is also a leading name in the field of media and entertainment in America.
The channel was initially started in 1972, and now after 47 years of its service, it has gained possession over many other channels that includes cartoon channels, movie channels and some tv-series channels. So, this was all about HBO till 2019.
Now with the arrival of 2020, on May 27, Warner media entertainment has released its premium service for its customers in the form of HBO Max.
What is HBO Max?
No doubt, this time again HBO has brought its quality programming along with a wide range of blockbuster movies for its customers but in the form of OTT.(Over- the- top media services that are streamed and offered directly to its end-users by a service provider via the internet).
Under HBO Max, the users will be able to view a combination of their old favourite shows of HBO and few latest and original series, by gaining a paid access over HBO Max.
How to Gain Access over HBO max?
The only way to run HBO Max on your TV or mobile is to purchase it from the official website of HBO that is Link. Approximately, a sum of $15 is necessary to be paid by you monthly.
In addition to this, HBO Max also provides a free 7 day trial for its new users to give them a small taste about what HBO max actually is and what sort of content does it supplies to its users. Instead of its website, you may also subscribe to HBO Max through direct tv, Google pay, Hulu, youtube tv, and few more.
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How HBO max is different from HBO now and HBO go?
Just don’t get confused between HBO now, HBO Go and HBO max. In reality, there is a minimal difference between them, as all of them are streaming services distributed by the HBO network. The primary difference between them is as follows:
It is a standalone app where you can simply subscribe to it and will own all of its data.
The average price is near about dollar 15 per month same as max.
This is always available with a cable tv subscription or with amazon prime. The average price range for HBO Go is dollar 5 to dollar 20 per month.
A streaming service with the combination of new content and old content of the HBO channel. The average price of purchase is a minimum of $15 per month.
Steps to get HBO max:
- Download the HBO max app or visit LINK.
- Start a free trial or sign in(for purchasing)
- On the next page, You will be asked to create an account by providing your personal details such as- name, email address etcetera.
- Your account will be created then.
-If you already own HBO now then you will automatically gain access over HBO max.
– if you have HBO through cable tv than a different process is to be followed. You can create your HBO max account through your tv, computer, or mobile. All you need to analyze is if your service provider is a part of HBO max tv providers or not.
What content is displayed on HBO max?
HBO max is generally providing a large variety of content as compared to the of offerings by HBO now, and HBO go.
Following are some originals that are streaming on HBO max:
- Love life- romantic comedy
- legendary- Reality competition series
- I may destroy you- starting Michael Coel
- Craftopia- kids competition series
- New looney tunes-cartoons
- The flight attendant- starting actress and producer Kaley Cuoco
- Raised by wolves- science and fiction drama
Some of the upcoming series on HBO max are:
- Love craft country- horror television series (coming on August 16, 2020)
- Karma-reality show and children’s program (releasing on June 18, 2020)
- Gremlins- Secrets of Mogwai (original release 2021)
- Made for love- based on a famous novel ‘Made for love’ by Alissa Nutting
Top 10 blockbuster movies available on HBO Max
Although there are a plethora of all-time hit movies available on HBO max but there is a list of some ultimate movies.
- X men first class by Matthew Vaughun
- Notting hill by Rodger Michell
- The harry potter series
- Wonder Woman- by Patty Jenkins
- Die hard- by John Mc Tiernam
- A star is born-by Bradley Cooper
- A nightmare on Elm street 3:dream warriors- by Chuck Russell
- Joker- by Todd Phillips
- Seven Samurai- by Akira Kurosawa
- Alien- by Ridley Scott
HBO max versus Netflix
Comparison between HBO max and other leading streaming services in the United States
Netflix has three distinct plans for its subscribers based on different periods, such as:
Under this, you need to pay dollar 8.99 for a month for owing Netflix.
It involves a budget of dollar 12.99 per month. It provides full HD streams on your tv or mobile screen.
costs @ dollar 15.99 per month but also gets you access over 4k streams.
On the contrary side, HBO max has fixed a flat price for every viewer, either they want to purchase it for a single month or a single year. Though the price is less but, HBO max viewers can’t get 4k HDR view on it. So, Netflix gains a score here for providing quality with the least cost.
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Netflix has presented a large number of original shows to the public as it is the oldest streaming service as compared to the HBO max. Therefore, shows with no demographic bars are available on Netflix in bundles. While HBO max as a new arrival has merely a few exciting original shows to be present to the public like love life, I may destroy you and a few more. This not actually makes it superior over Netflix.
Netflix is a storehouse of prominent blockbuster movies of all time and has many award-winning movies to be presented to its viewers. Just like Netflix, HBO max also holds thousands of mind-blowing films of old-time romance, comedy and fiction accompanied by present-day adventure and thriller. So, it is also a mixer of all-time best movies. Eventually, they both have their list of best movies; that’s why they can’t be compared on this point.
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Netflix has given many years of service to its potential users and the reviews of them are almost positive towards next NetFlix. However, HBO max has spent only a couple of days with its users yet.
So, a final review can’t be painted out about HBO max exactly. Consequently, HBO max will take time to build an impressive image among its users.
Hence, service scores cannot be allotted to any of them.
Netflix is above HBO max for providing a free hit to its consumers. On one side of the coin, HBO max is disseminating an opportunity to its end users for utilizing the services offered by it as a free trial for merely 7 days. While on the paradoxical side, Netflix provides the same free trial for near about 30 days to its fresh users. So, one more score added to the scoreboard of Netflix.
HBO max versus Disney Plus
Comparison between HBO max and Disney Plus.
Disney + has a more user base with approximately 54 million subscribers which ensures that the general public much likes this service. At the same time, HBO max is launched just 41 days ago. So, it’s an obvious thing that it might not has earned as many subscriptions as Disney plus has. So, Disney plus gain a plus point over HBO max for subscriptions count.
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The prominent factor on which both can be compared is the total charges that are being charged by both streamings for rendering their services to their customers. Where Disney plus cost solely $7 per month. On the other hand, HBO max costs double of Disney + ie.15 per month. Since there are a lot of differences between the content being offered by both of them. So, there should be no offence for the price differences between them.
Disney plus is launched by Walt Disney who has mostly focused on crafting content for younger ones. But, HBO max has gained the advantage over Disney plus for introducing a demographic content for all age types. It means that, unlike Disney plus, HBO max can entertain the toddlers as well as the adults.
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Which Stream Service is worthy for you?
After analyzing and comparing all three leading streaming services together. We can finally give a suitable ranking that is( 1, 2, 3) to each one of them on the basis of their main features:
|FEATURES||HBO Max||Netflix||Disney +|
|PRICE (Less the price, more the rank)||3||2||1|
|NO. OF SUBSCRIBERS||
At last, more repetition of ranking 1 can be observed in the row of Netflix. HBO max has not earned rank 1 in any of the above features. In comparison, Disney got rank 1 in case of less price only.
Overall, it can be eventually concluded that either Hbo max has arrived with combined content of various eminent channels to impress its users but it lags behind when compared with the features of Netflix. Therefore, Netflix wins the race of ‘who is best in streaming services’ by leaving Hbo max far behind.