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geauxnavybeatbama
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How is HBO max going to be different than HBO now or go?
I see it has more content, but why not just add more content to what they have now? Is this just a rebranding thing?


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re: How is HBO max going to be different than HBO now or go?
They better not divide content among the three, forcing you to pay for all of them to watch shite.


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They better not divide content among the three, forcing you to pay for all of them to watch shite.



Nah it’s under one umbrella

I think they are just going for a rebrand and to remove the HBOGO/HBONow confusion

Hopefully they make some changes to their stale interface while they’re at it


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ManBearTiger
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re: How is HBO max going to be different than HBO now or go?
It's gonna be more maximumer


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They better not divide content among the three, forcing you to pay for all of them to watch shite.


I think HBO Now gets upgraded for free to HBO Max, and those with HBO Go get free access.


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re: How is HBO max going to be different than HBO now or go?
HBO Go: Requires a cable TV subscription.

HBO Now: Stand alone, will continue until HBO Max covers all platforms and devices currently populated by HBO Now.

HBO Max: Stand alone, will feature all programming from HBO Now plus a ton of non-HBO programming.

There's already confusion between HBO Go and HBO Now, adding a huge amount of non-HBO programming to HBO Now would just add to that confusion. By launching and branding HBO Max as something totally new and as a full streaming service instead of HBO on your non-TV device, they hope to bring in totally new subscribers who looked on HBO Now as something for people who just wanted to watch HBO.


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re: How is HBO max going to be different than HBO now or go?
What the hell is wrong with calling it HBO? Home Box Office sounds pretty good. Download the app and those with cable service get it free or just pay a monthly fee for the app content. It's stupid they have HBO "insert blah name this or that" in the first place.


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What’s the Difference Between HBO GO, HBO NOW and HBO Max?
Starting May 27, all of HBO will also be available via HBO Max.

HBO GO. HBO NOW. HBO Max. You have questions: Are they all the same? Do I need all three? We have answers. Read on to find out the differences.

HBO GO is a streaming service offered by HBO that is included free with your HBO subscription through a TV provider, and offers original content from HBO, including series, documentaries, specials and more, plus a large selection of movies. A cable or TV package that includes HBO is required.

HBO NOW is a standalone streaming service offered by HBO that does not require cable or satellite TV and offers original content from HBO, including series, documentaries, specials and more, plus a large selection of movies. Current HBO NOW subscribers (billed directly by HBO) will also get access to HBO Max at launch at no additional cost.

HBO Max is a platform offered by WarnerMedia that features 10,000 hours of premium content bundling all of HBO together with even more movies, shows and Max Originals for the whole family, including Friends, South Park, The Big Bang Theory, Wonder Woman, the Studio Ghibli collection and much more.


I literally pasted your thread title in to Google


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re: How is HBO max going to be different than HBO now or go?
Just upset that South Park jumped over, it was nice having on Hulu and uncensored most of the time.


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Just upset that South Park jumped over, it was nice having on Hulu and uncensored most of the time.




I feel like it's a huge missed opportunity that a product called HBOMax won't have Cinemax content.

Also, I will not be changing my HBONow account to HBOMax until I can get it on Roku.
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re: How is HBO max going to be different than HBO now or go?
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What the hell is wrong with calling it HBO?


The same reason that Disney didn't just add a bunch of stuff to their DisneyNOW apps and charge more for them.

It's a bigger deal and better marketing to launch something totally new.


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I feel like it's a huge missed opportunity that a product called HBOMax won't have Cinemax content.

Well Cinemax is owned by HBO which is a subsidiary of Warner Bros.

So I'd assume that content will rotate through; the movies on HBO and Cinemax seemed to rotate back and forth.


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Well Cinemax is owned by HBO which is a subsidiary of Warner Bros.

So I'd assume that content will rotate through


I would too, but...

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“We’re not planning to bring the Cinemax content into the service overall,” he said. “I think it still serves an important value for its customers in terms of its movie offerings.”


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re: How is HBO max going to be different than HBO now or go?
Yeah I mean it makes sense for them to not take 2 revenue streams and turn it into 1


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What about if I get HBO from my cable provider or streaming TV service?

As with the third-party HBO Now subscriptions, it's not completely clear what HBO will be doing for those who get HBO from their cable TV company. It is possible AT&T will make a deal with some to push users to HBO Max, but that is still largely not known.

As a current subscriber you will still be able to continue watching HBO and using HBO Go, but you will miss out on all the extra shows and movies being added to HBO Max exclusively. There are some exceptions, however, depending on your provider.

Charter customers who already subscribe to HBO through the Spectrum cable service will "gain immediate access to HBO Max," according to the HBO Max spokeswoman, while new Spectrum subscribers will "be able to purchase HBO Max directly through Charter at launch."

AT&T previously announced a deal with YouTube TV in February that "will allow users to subscribe to HBO Max through that service."

The spokeswoman says that the company has "additional distribution partners in place for HBO Max at launch, and as soon as we're able to announce those deals and outline the user experiences on those platforms we will do so."

On May 20 AT&T's WarnerMedia announced a host of new cable companies that will be upgrading customers who subscribe to HBO through cable providers to HBO Max for free on May 27.

Among them are Altice (which owns Optimum and SuddenLink), Verizon, Cox Communications and NCTC (a cable group that includes providers such as WOW!, Atlantic Broadband, RCN, Grande Communications & Wave, and MCTV).

The company also revealed that HBO Max will be available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 game consoles, as well as Samsung smart TVs released between 2016 and 2020, will be able to get the new app. This is in addition to previously announced iOS, Android, Android TV and Apple TV apps.

The service will also work on PC and Mac web browsers, Chromebooks and Chromecast.

WarnerMedia previously announced earlier this month that those who get HBO through Hulu will similarly be upgraded for free to HBO Max at launch.

What if I get HBO from AT&T or DirecTV?

HBO, like the rest of WarnerMedia, is owned by AT&T, so the upgrade process for those living in this world is a bit easier. That said, it's not completely free of complications. If you have an AT&T service you will likely get some HBO Max free, but whether that is for one month, three months or one year or is a general free upgrade will vary depending on which services you have.

New AT&T TV Choice, Xtra or Ultimate, and Óptimo Más package customers and new DirecTV Choice, Xtra, Ultimate, Más Ultra or Óptimo Más package customers will be eligible to receive HBO Max included for a year.

Current subscribers with most TV packages from AT&T TV or DirecTV will be able to get a three-month free trial of HBO Max, though this excludes those on the cheapest TV packages.

Those with AT&T's Internet 1000 home broadband or Unlimited Elite wireless plan will similarly have HBO Max included, while those with other home broadband or wireless plans will get a one-month free trial.

So if I pay for HBO through my cable provider or a third party what should I do?

Regardless of if you have HBO Now or HBO from a cable provider, the price is generally the same: $14.99 per month. That price is also the same as a new HBO Max subscription, so if you're paying for HBO and not getting it bundled for free, our advice is to switch to being billed directly by HBO, or just cancel it through your current third-party method and then sign up for HBO Max when it launches.

The cost differences pretty much cancel out and HBO Max gives more for your money, particularly if you have HBO Now and are not being billed directly by HBO. The experience for watching could be as simple as just swapping the Now app for the Max app, which makes the switch a no-brainer.

Those looking to save can cancel their existing HBO or HBO Now subscriptions and sign up for the HBO Max preorder. Under the preorder you'll be able to get HBO Now for $12 per month for the next year -- as opposed to the regular $15 per month rate -- including a free upgrade to HBO Max when it launches on May 27. If you have HBO Now or planned on getting HBO Max, this can save you a quick $36.

For cable users, particularly those accustomed to watching TV on channels and not apps, the transition is slightly more complicated and will mean having to use a device like a Roku, Fire TV, Chromecast or Apple TV to get the service onto your TV as opposed to just changing a channel. While these devices can be found at fairly affordable prices, it does mean having to switch between different inputs when navigating between the HBO and regular TV.

With only a few weeks until launch we expect more information to come out, and we'll update this article when that happens.


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Yeah I mean it makes sense for them to not take 2 revenue streams and turn it into 1


How much revenue does Cinemax actually bring them though? They can't even be bothered to make it's own separate app on most (if any) streaming devices, they hardly have any original content (some of which they no longer even give you access to), and most people only even have it b/c it often gets bundled with HBO on cable and satellite systems.
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bbrownso
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They can't even be bothered to make it's on separate app on most (if any) streaming devices, they hardly have any original content (some of which they no longer even give you access to)

I think they used to have one (MaxGo/MaxOD) but I can't find it anymore. If I want Cinemax,I'd have to go through my cable provider, so that doesn't happen.


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re: How is HBO max going to be different than HBO now or go?
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How is HBO max going to be different than HBO now or go?


Different in that its another $14.99 per month.


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ellunchboxo
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re: How is HBO max going to be different than HBO now or go?
I have HBO Go free through my AT&T wireless account.

I wonder what will happen to that.


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re: How is HBO max going to be different than HBO now or go?
Bump.

If you have HBO Go through AT&T wireless, it turns into HBO Max at no additional cost. Use the same loggin.
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