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HBO Max Launch Date Confirmed, Pricing Plans, and What to Expect!

The streaming scene that has been dominated by Netflix for the past years has a new competitor in town. HBO Max will launch in May, said the company in a press release.

HBO Max Release Date and Pricing Cost

HBO Max, the streaming is set to launch on May 27. It will be including the HBO shows along with the likes of Friends and The Big Bang Theory, all for $15 per month.

Robert Greenblatt, Chairman of Warner Media Entertainment and Direct-To-Consumer, says

“Our number one goal is having extraordinary content for everyone in the family, and the HBO Max programming mix we are so excited to unveil on May 27 will bear that out, even amid this unprecedented pandemic, the all-star teams behind every aspect of HBO Max will deliver a platform and a robust slate of content that is varied, of the highest quality, and second to none.

I’m knocked out by the breadth and depth of our new offering, from the Max originals, our Warner Bros library and acquisition titles from around the world, and of course, the entirety of HBO.”

Netflix users were upset by the loss of ‘Friends’ since the streaming service lost the right to the sitcom. They will be happy to know that HBO Max will stream all the seasons of Friends along with an exclusive Friends reunion special.

HBO Max will also stream shows like The Big Bang Theory, Doctor Who, Rick and Morty, The Boondocks, The Bachelor, Sesame Street, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, The O.C., Pretty Little Liars, South Park, Gossip Girl, The West Wing, CW shows like Batwoman, Nancy Drew and Katy Keene and CNN programs like Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.

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In addition to these titles, HBO Max’s library will certainly include The Sopranos, Game of Thrones, Six Feet Under, and Westworld. 

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Classical as well as newly released movies will also be featured in the streaming platform. This will include Crazy Rich Asians, A Star is Born, Aquaman and Joker, Casablanca, The Wizard of Oz, The Matrix, The Goonies, When Harry Met Sally, The Lord of the Rings, Citizen Kane, Gremlins, the Lego movies, every D.C. film from the last decade, including Wonder Woman, Justice League, and every Batman and Superman movie from the previous 40 years.

The $15 per month price tag is slightly more than what Netflix charges. Will consumers who already subscribe to Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, Disney+ be put off by the prices? Only time will tell.

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