HBO Max to Launch in May 2020 For $14.99, With Ad-Supported Tier Coming in 2021

HBO Max Release Date, Pricing, Plans, Original Shows, Movies, Classic Films, Streaming Devices, & More

WarnerMedia first announced the launch of HBO Max in July after much speculation had been made regarding the streaming service. Since then however, the company has kept mum about the inner workings of the app.

Today, at Warner Media Day, the company has revealed that the streaming service will be launching on May 2020 for $14.99 a month — the same price as HBO NOW. AT&T customers with HBO will get HBO Max at no additional cost.

HBO Max will include 10,000 hours of programming at launch including the entire HBO service and library, a large offering of new original content, and a slate of acquired & library programming (Friends, Big Bang Theory, Sesame Street).

When it launches, they will offer a bundle of AT&T TV and HBO Max, while in 2021 AT&T plans to launch an ad-supported version of HBO Max.

HBO Max FAQ

When will HBO Max launch?

HBO Max will launch in May 2020.

What is the pricing of HBO Max?

The service will cost $14.99 a month — the same price as HBO Now. In comparison, Disney+ is $7, Apple TV+ is $5, Netflix is $13, Amazon Prime Video is $9, Hulu is $11 (ad-free), and Showtime is $11.

What TV Shows & Movies can I watch on HBO Max?

Original shows include shows include The Flight Attendant, a one-hour thriller series starring and co-produced by Kaley Cuoco; Love Life, a 10-episode half-hour romantic comedy anthology series starring and co-produced by Anna Kendrick; and Dune: The Sisterhood, an adaptation of Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson’s book based in the world created by Frank Herbert’s book Dune; among others.

HBO Max will also be the exclusive home for Friends and The Big Bang Theory. They also got exclusive rights to Sesame Street, bringing the franchise’s entire 50-year library to a streaming platform for the first time; they also secured the U.S. streaming rights for Japan’s Studio Ghibli and have ordered two unscripted kids competition series—Karma and Craftopia.

What devices can I use to stream HBO Max?

WarnerMedia said that HBO Max will be available across mobile devices, tablets, streaming players, connected TVs, gaming console, and cable set-top boxes.

Can I download HBO Max Shows Offline?

WarnerMedia shared that content on HBO Max will be available offline.

How many devices can I stream simultaneously with HBO Max?

HBO didn’t disclose how many simultaneous streams.