WarnerMedia has revealed a bunch of details on their upcoming streaming service including how much it is and when you can subscribe.
During a special presentation tonight, WarnerMedia unleashed their plans for HBO Max, which is their entry into the ever-growing “streaming wars.” The big presentation brought a bunch of news, including the original shows, movies, and classics that will be available (like Green Lantern and a new Game of Thrones prequel), but many were eager for the specifics on launch timing and price.
Fortunately, they didn’t hold these back. HBO Max will launch in May 2020 and come in at $14.99 a month. That comes in on the higher end of the various streaming services (more than doubling Disney+), but there are some packages coming that could help.
They announced plans to bring out an ad-supported HBO Max service in 2021 that will bring the price down a bit. Plus, HBO NOW subscribers who are billed directly through HBO will also get access to HBO Max at launch for no extra cost. It also sounds like AT&T wireless users will be able to access the service for free (though it may be a limited thing).
So what all are you getting? Well, according to them over 10,000 hours worth of content to enjoy. Some of the highlights include:
EVERYTHING on HBO
Cartoon Network Backlog
Rick & Morty
All 23 seasons of South Park (leaving Hulu)
Classic Looney Tunes
New Looney Tunes
DC Super Hero High
New Gossip Girls Series
Sesame Street, plus new Spin-Offs
Studio Ghibli Catalogue
Pretty much all Warner Bros/New Line Movies
Every DC Adaptation so Far
Joker Will be available at launch
Yeah, it’s quite a bit and more seems to be on the horizon with original shows and movies as well. While I can’t say I’m as excited about it as I was for Disney+, there’s no denying that HBO Max didn’t come to play. What do you think, will you be subscribing this May?