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HBO Max review

  • Reclame-ondersteuning
  • 3 apparaten tegelijk
  • Geen offline downloads
  • Does Not Include Same Day Theatrical Releases
  • Geen advertenties
  • 3 apparaten tegelijk
  • Heeft offline downloads
Updated on Jason Gurwin

HBO Max is a subscription video streaming service that gives access to the full HBO library, along with exclusive Max Originals. It is The Streamable’s choice for Best Streaming Service of 2022.

HBO Max has two tiers, an ad-supported plan for US$ 9.99 and ad-free plan for US$ 14.99. HBO Max without ads also includes features like the ability to download offline and 4K streaming.

Subscribers will have access to hit HBO series like “House of the Dragon,” “Succession,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” and more.

All HBO Max subscribers will get the full libraries of shows like “Friends”, “The Big Bang Theory”, “South Park”, “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”, “The West Wing”, and more.

You can choose to add HBO Max as a subscription through Amazon Prime Video.


Review

We tested HBO Max and other subscription streaming services for more than 100 hours. HBO Max is compatible with most streaming players, gaming consoles, smart TVs, mobile devices, tablets, and smartphones.

You can see a full list of HBO Max supported devices here.


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Originals

HBO Max includes all originals shows that air on HBO like “Westworld,” “Succession,” “Euphoria,” “Barry,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” and “Watchmen” — as well as originals that are only available to Max subscribers.

Moving forward, it seems unlikely we will get many exclusives specific to the platform. All new content should air on HBO as well as HBO Max.

TV-series

One of the big draws to HBO Max is that it is the exclusive home to classic comedies like Friends, The Big Bang Theory, and The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Joining them will be The West Wing and streaming access to BBC shows like Doctor Who, Top Gear, and Luther.

The service has also snagged the rights to CW shows like Pretty Little Liars, Batwoman, and Riverdale spinoff Katy Keene.

Films

HBO Max is home to films released by Warner Bros., usually arriving on the platform 45 days from their theatrical debut.

You’ll see superhero films featuring Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman. You’ll also get Scorsese and Kubrick films like “Goodfellas,” “The Departed,” “The Shining,” “A Clockwork Orange,” and “2001: A Space Odyssey.”

Thanks to the studio’s history, you’ll also have access to all-time classics like “Casablanca,” “The Wizard of Oz,” “Seven Samurai,” and “Citizen Kane.”

For Japanese film lovers, HBO Max has acquired the exclusive U.S. streaming rights to all Studio Ghibli films like “Spirited Away.”

Kinderen

HBO Max does offer some kids content, but it’s not as comprehensive as something like Disney+ or Netflix. It currently holds many episodes of “Sesame Street,” along with classic cartoons like “The Looney Tunes Show.”

Older kids may enjoy “Justice League,” “Batman: The Animated Series,” “Aqua Teen Hunger Force,” and “Samurai Jack.”

HBO Max
US$ 9.99 – US$ 14.99 hbomax.com
Gratis proefperiode van 7 dagen

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Functies

Tot 5 profielen

HBO Max will allow you up to 5 profiles and lets you choose a unique color for each one.

Ouderlijk toezicht

For kids, you can create specific profiles. They will limit the content that the child sees, but also will disallow playback of certain types of shows and movies by rating.

To activate, you will set a PIN, which will allow you to unlock or change the restrictions.

Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, Disney+, Netflix en Star hebben ook functies voor ouderlijk toezicht.

Tot 3 apparaten

HBO Max allows you to stream up to three different devices at the same time.

Offline downloads

One major improvement over HBO NOW is that HBO Max allows you to download your favorite shows and movies to tablet and mobile devices. You will have to refresh content every 30 days.

Offline downloads isn’t available to those with HBO Max With Ads, so you will have to upgrade to HBO Max Ad-Free Tier to get access to download offline.

Internationale toegang

In most markets, HBO Max does not allow access to the service outside the United States — but you will be able to watch offline downloads.

HBO Max
US$ 9.99 – US$ 14.99 hbomax.com
Gratis proefperiode van 7 dagen

Geschikte apparaten

HBO Max is geschikt voor deze apparaten:

HBO Max is niet geschikt voor Nintendo apparaten.

  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Apple TV
  • Google Chromecast
  • Roku
  • Android TV
  • iPhone/iPad
  • Android Phone/Tablet
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • PlayStation
  • Xbox
  • LG Smart TV
  • Samsung Smart TV
  • Sony Smart TV
  • VIZIO Smart TV

  • Nintendo
HBO Max
US$ 9.99 – US$ 14.99 hbomax.com
Gratis proefperiode van 7 dagen

Tech specificaties

4K
1080p
720p

1080p HD
(Tot -)

Nearly all content on HBO Max is in HD. As of now, the streaming service only offers new release Warner Bros. movies in 4K HDR with Dolby Vision. They expect to expand this to other content.

4K is not available for those on HBO Max ad-supported plan.

Stereogeluid
Deels surround

Stereo/Surroundsound

Most shows and movies on HBO Max are available in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound. As of now, the streaming service only offers new release Warner Bros. movies with Dolby Atmos.

HBO Max
US$ 9.99 – US$ 14.99 hbomax.com
Gratis proefperiode van 7 dagen

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