HBO Max First Reactions: Here’s What Users Are Saying About the Streaming Service on Twitter
After a year of much anticipation, HBO Max is finally available to stream. The service, a product of WarnerMedia, did not only come with their promised originals, HBO content, the Criterion Collection as well as a host of Studio Ghibli titles, but they also surprised fans with all eight “Harry Potter” films on the platform.
HBO Max is $15 a month, the same price as HBO and HBO Now. All AT&T, DirecTV and HBO Now customers have immediate access to the service. Others who get HBO through their cable company will have to wait until HBO Max makes new deals with their provider.
Today, AT&T reached a deal with Comcast to bring HBO Max to Xfinity X1 and Flex customers. WarnerMedia also sealed distribution deals with seven partners recently — Altice USA, Cox Communications, Microsoft Xbox, Samsung, Sony PlayStation, Verizon and the National Cable Television Cooperative — to carry the service when it launches. This was in addition to the deals the company has already sealed with Charter, Hulu, YouTube TV and Apple TV.
HBO Max allows for three simultaneous streams at a time across five unique user profiles, but does not support 4K HDR, Dolby Vision, HDR10+ and Dolby Atmos, though they plan to do so in the future. The streamer launched with 10,000 hours of programming and the app hosts separate hubs for content like HBO, DC, Sesame Workshop, Studio Ghibili, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, CrunchyRoll and Turner Classic Movies.
With so much to offer and a world of hype behind the service, it no wonder the service is trending on Twitter. Here is what some users have to say about the service thus far.
Most exciting part of #HBOMax so far: the @TCM gallery of Charlie Chaplin films. You all owe it to yourselves to watch the full collection in between repeat viewings of SGT. STUBBY (see what I did there?) pic.twitter.com/zn0EmIODhf— Jordan Beck (@Dr_Magnifico) May 27, 2020
The DC homepage of #HBOMax. The selection is…not impressive. It has most of the DCEU movies, except Man of Steel. All of the 90s Batman movies, but none of the Superman movies besides Supergirl. There is Catwoman, Steel, and Green Lantern, but again no Man of Steel. pic.twitter.com/BmKgETjrBT— Jeremy Conrad (@ManaByte) May 27, 2020
Is #HBOMax seriously not available on Roku??? Why am I subscribing at all??— Laura Tyler (@LMTyler69) May 27, 2020
Kind of pissed that the info that Optimum/Altice HBO subscribers would get access to #HBOMax came so late.— Frank Skornia (@FSkornia) May 27, 2020
Now I have to deal with canceling the account I created to take advantage of the preorder pricing.
And no communication from @OptimumHelp about the service either.