HBO Max: Netflix Alternative in 2023

What is HBO MAX?

HBO Max is a U.S subscription video-on-demand streaming service owned by AT&T Company via the “Warner Media” Direct branch of “Warner Media”,

HBO Max offers original programming and library content from the company as well as content licensed via third-party distributors.

HBO Max lunched for the first time on May 27, 2022.

Warner Media indicated that HBO max would have more than 10,000 hours of content at launch, including library content from current HBO (including its original series, documentaries, and specials, tv-series owned by them), and content from the company’s other brands and networks.

What content HBO Max Offers?

What content HBO Max Offers?

As Warner Media indicated for the first time before lunch HBO Max service would have more than10,000 hours of content, we mentioned before these contents will include first-run shows and library content from the namesake HBO (original series owned by the company, documentaries, Movies, Sports shows, Kids shows, etc. …), and content from the company’s other brands and networks and many services as well

Before HBO Max was launched Warner Media stated that the service would have over 2,000 films available at launch, including HBO’s existing pay television rights that are sourced from studios including sister company Warner Bros. Pictures, Universal Pictures, and 20th Century Studios (the latter two have respective output deals with HBO until 2022; films from 20th Century will move to Disney+ and Hulu once its output deal expire, while future rights to Universal films are still up for negotiation despite the launch of Peacock).

Most Popular TV Shows on HBO Max

Most Popular TV Shows on HBO Max

 Basically,the strength of “HBO, MAX” in competition with other service providers, is the various content that HBO Max offers. The network already owns a lot of the world’s most popular series, Like“Game of Thrones,” which has set records for views and piracy.

HBO max will offer movies and tv shows from “HBO” and “Warner Media” and “Friends” show which is going to be removed from Netflix will be available at HBO Max with “Big Bang Theory”, “south park” and many other shows as well

In addition to “Friends” and “Game of Thrones”, HBO Max” will offer many series, and Tv shows like:

Best Tv series on HBO Max

  • Rick and Morty 
  • Chernobyl
  • Westworld
  • The Sopranos
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Doctor Who
  • The Office
  • Pride and Prejudice

Best Movies on HBO Max

Furthermore, the most popular moves that HBO Max offers :

  • Joker
  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
  • War of the Worlds
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Casablanca
  • The Conjuring
  • The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  •  The Dark Knight

In addition to movies and tv series, HBO Max will be showing CNN News programs and documentaries and many other tv shows.

For kids there will be a lot of shows include: Sesame, Street Elmo, and many other shows.

HBO Max will also launch 50 original series in the first year, half of them for kids and the rest are split between shows for children and adults.

HBO Max prices and monthly subscriptions explained

HBO Max prices and monthly subscriptions explained

HBO Max costs $14.99 (around £11, AU$22) per month. That puts it on the more expensive end of the streaming service spectrum. however, comparing to other competitors Hbo Max the most expensive but including the services and the features we can say it worth it. 

By comparison, as of 2021, Disney Plus is $7.99 per month, while Netflix’s Standard tier is $13.99.

All existing direct HBO subscribers will be able to get HBO Max for free. also, if you’re subscribed to HBO via the following, you will get HBO Max for free:

  • Altice One
  • Atlantic Broadband
  • Apple TV
  • AT&T TV
  • AT&T U-verse
  • Cox
  • Optimum
  • RCN
  • Spectrum
  • Suddenlink
  • Verizon FIOS
  • WOW!
  • Xfinity
  • Hulu

Currently, If you’re subscribed to HBO through a third-party app or service, the HBO Max subscribers via the following will be able to get HBO Max for free as well: Apple, Google Play, Samsung TV, Hulu, Verizon, Optimum, Consolidated Communications and Liberty. 

Is there an HBO Max free trial?

Unfortunately No, There is no free trial, in the past, you could get a 7-day free trial by subscribing within Hulu – but it doesn’t appear to stream some of HBO Max’s juicier content, like Zack Snyder’s Justice League.

What’s the difference between HBO Max and HBO?

What's the difference between HBO Max and HBO?

To avoid confusion HBO has trimmed its streaming options down to HBO Max and HBO, however the difference simply comes in the range of programming and features you have access to. If you subscribed to HBO, you get original the premium channel is known for, as well as its movies. But If you subscribed to HBO Max that will get you double the content and more – including the likes Friends, Adult Swim, kids’ entertainment and Max’s own range of originals.

literally, there’s no point to subscribe to HBO over HBO Max – they cost the same, and you HBO Max provide more stuff. 

HBO Max devices and apps

HBO Max devices and apps

At this list you can see the Officially supported devices with HBO Max. There’s no limit to how many devices you can use with the streaming service, but the number of simultaneous streams permitted are capped. 

HBO Max Supported devices

  • Roku (OS 9.3 and later)
  • PS4/PS5
  • Cox Contour 2 and Contour Stream Player
  • Xbox One and Xbox Series S/X
  • Android (5.0 or later)/Android TV
  • Chromecast
  • Chrome/Firefox/Microsoft Edge
  • Xfinity X1 and Flex
  • Samsung Smart TVs (2016 onwards)
  • iOS (12.2 or later)
  • Apple TV

Does HBO Max support 4K streaming?

No, HBO Max does not support 4K streaming with HDR

In the future, hopefully, the library will support 4K content – considering the relatively high price of the subscription fee.

Netflix vs HBO Max

Netflix vs HBO Max

 Netflix had 207.64 million paid subscribers worldwide as of the first quarter of 2021. Most Netflix subscribers are based in the United States and Canada and by that Netflix used to be the biggest company in the streaming field for the last few years.

When HBO Max have lunched for the first time Netflix stocks have decreased more than 1.3%.

Considering that HBO company already has more than 30 million subscribers in the united states they will be transferred to HBO Max automatically the expectations about HBO Max are so high to set on the streaming thrones instead of Netflix and we can say that Netflix in a trouble here.

In her report in the American magazine “VOX”, writer Emily Todd sees that “HBO MAX” is directed directly to compete with “Netflix” and to bring it down from the throne of streaming. And “in a battle without compromise, either winning or losing,” according to the writer, “HBO MAX” will strive with full force to dominate the market, though several factors in which it overcomes “Netflix”,

HBO Max vs Netflix: Exclusive content  

HBO Max vs Netflix: Exclusive content

One of the biggest cons to “Netflix” is that it does not own everything it offers, it relied on buying content from other companies, which makes it at the mercy of these companies and being controlled. that was so obvious when «Warner Media», bought “Friends show” Credits and removed it from Netflix.

On the other hand, «HBO MAX» has all the capabilities to create its own content, which was distinguished by it strongly, and it can be said that the ability of «HBO MAX» on independent production, and its long-standing experience in this field which is going to dominate on Netflix and put it in hard competitions, and the huge budget that already prepared, it makes it a fierce competitor to “Netflix”

HBO Max vs Netflix: variety in content

A lot of streaming companies like Disney and Apple Tv  used to target specific people But HBO MAX target all of them and offers different types of content to suit the whole community 

HBO Max: Movies

HBO best Movies

HBO Max is exceptional when it comes to movie choosing. Even though Netflix’s library all the time has a bunch of highlights from other studios, HBO Max is working from here comprises many amazing movies from Batman (1989) to Joker, The Dark Knight, and Aquaman. from Warner Bros’ history – you get a massive range of DC Comics movie. The Matrix trilogy, the two Blade Runner films streaming as of April 2021. Genre movies generally are very well-report on here, with The Lord of the Rings movies.

One of HBO Max’s bespoke channels is Studio Ghibli movies. it is a Japanese animation film studio headquartered in Koganei, Tokyo. The studio is best known for its animated feature films, and has also produced several short films, television commercials, and one television film. so that mean HBO Max gives you every animated film from the legendary studio

Basically, you’ll never run out of things to watch, also what makes HBO Max a great choice for watching exclusive movies that the 2021 blockbusters released simultaneously on the service with a theatrical showing. Godzilla Vs Kong is available Currently, with a bunch of upcoming movies like:

  • Mortal Kombat (April 23)
  • The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (June 4)
  • In The Heights (June 11)
  • Those Who Wish Me Dead with Angelina Jolie (May 14)
  • The Many Saints of Newark (September 24),
  • Dune (October 1),
  • Cry Macho (October 22),
  • King Richard (November 19)
  • Space Jam: A New Legacy (July 16)
  • The Suicide Squad (August 6)
  • Matrix 4 (December 22)
  • Reminiscence (September 3)
  • Malignant (September 10)

HBO original movies

  •  Zack Snyder’s Justice League
  • The Witches
  • Locked Down
  • An American Pickle.
  • Class Action Park
  • Westworld (2016)
  • Succession (2018)
  • My Brilliant Friend (2018)
  • Gentleman Jack (2019)

HBO Max: Tv Shows

best Tv Shows

Currently, HBO max does not have anything really exited in terms of original Tv Shows, we can’t ignore that HBO is responsible for many of the greatest TV shows ever made, which continues to be the case today. But in the other hand Netflix has spent the last few years rolling out content that appeals to every demographic and showing the best Tv shows ever made even if they don’t own them, anyway Netflix spent years and efforts to dominate the market as well HBO Max need that time also

In terms of HBO original Tv shows we can mention:

  • Paul Feig Anna Kendrick
  • Anthology Show Love Life
  • Series of Looney Tunes cartoons
  • The Night Of
  • Show Me A Hero
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • Veep
  • McMillions
  • The Case Against Adnan Sayed
  • Rick and Morty’s
  • South Park 
  • Big Bang Theory
  • The Middle
  • Young Sheldon
  • The Nanny 

Best HBO Max Tv shows

  • Six Feet Under
  • Search Party
  • The Flight Attendant
  • It’s a Sin
  • Deadwood
  • Chernobyl
  • The Plot Against America
  • Silicon Valley
  • Mr Show
  • Friends
  • The Larry Sanders Show
  • Barry
  • Watchmen
  • True Detective
  • The Sopranos

HBO Max is also the exclusive home of all 10 seasons of “Friends”, and “Game of Thrones” and there are a bunch of Tv shows is going to be exclusive on HBO Max, which mean a real competition on the streaming throne with Netflix   

Netflix or HBO Max?

Basically, this is an argument between quality and quantity, HBO Max has a bunch of original tv shows and movies and they have the priority in production experience which allow them to catch up with Netflix soon, 

From a personal perspective, I think that HBO Max will not catch up with Netflix easily, that’s because Netflix for the last few years were buying the rights of a bunch of movies and tv shows and working on producing new ones, all of that will make the job harder for HBO max to catch them up, and even if they were not good enough in some aspects, Netflix succeeded to rank them up and make people watch them, personally I don’t like most of theirs’s original content, due to some reasons  (rather not to talk about ) and many people feel the same way, so we can say that this is a big chance for HBO Max to take the leadership from Netflix and offer us the best, in the end as audiences we just care about the content we watch ignoring the provider, and obviously, more competitors means more competition which leads to produce more amazing Tv shows and Movies   

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