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HBO Max
« on: October 30, 2019, 10:44:25 AM »
Wanted to make a thread now that we have more details:

Launch:May 2020 (US)
Cost: $14.99/month
Includes:
  • All of HBO
  • Cartoon Network
  • [adult swim]
  • TBS
  • Crunchyroll
  • DC
  • CNN
  • TNT
  • Studio Ghibli
Shows/Exclusives:
  • South Park
  • Rick and Morty
  • Friends
  • Adventure Time (new season)
  • Big Bang Theory
  • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
  • Sesame Street

Website: https://www.hbomax.com/index.html
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Re: HBO Max
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2019, 10:48:45 AM »
Basically, if you're paying for HBO (either through cable/amazon or as HBO Now), you're now better off switching over to HBO Max.  I really like that they're adding value to the existing HBO lineup without adding to the cost or giving you only some of HBO or jacking up the price.  But they'd be DOA at anything over $15/month and I think they knew that.
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Re: HBO Max
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2019, 12:19:28 PM »
Mildly interested in some of the shows, but the overall lineup is pretty thin for us and possibly different in Canada anyway..?

Hard pass for now, although might be ok as a one-month splurge at some point.
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Re: HBO Max
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2019, 03:06:03 PM »
You should also add the second season of Gen:Lock as an HBO Max exclusive, at least for its 1st 3 months before it goes to Rooster Teeth's ironically-named "1st" Service.

As for HBO Max, I didn't pay for HBO before, and I'm not going to start now. I don't like streaming services in general. I prefer to own physical media, which isn't as subject to wanton license yanking and also doesn't randomly look like crap the moment someone in the house turns on a microwave.
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Re: HBO Max
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2019, 06:39:59 PM »
I heard all existing HBO accounts get auto transferred, since it's the same price for added value.
So if you have HBO through cable, you have HBO Max online.

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Re: HBO Max
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2019, 07:47:04 PM »
HBO Now will switch to Max automatically...not sure about HBO Go, since that's included with a cable subscription.

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Re: HBO Max
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2019, 10:52:35 PM »
HOw many HBO subscription are there?

HBO Cable, HBO Go, HBO Now and then they all combine into HBO Max?

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Re: HBO Max
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2019, 11:12:10 PM »
HBO Go is the same as the cable subscription, it's just the app you use to stream when you have that.
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Re: HBO Max
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2019, 08:09:22 AM »
You should also add the second season of Gen:Lock as an HBO Max exclusive, at least for its 1st 3 months before it goes to Rooster Teeth's ironically-named "1st" Service.

Should I add a section for timed exclusives? lol.

HOw many HBO subscription are there?

HBO Cable, HBO Go, HBO Now and then they all combine into HBO Max?

I think HBO does most of its business with cable companies, but I need to fact check that.  But HBO is $15 either way, and they end up splitting that price with cable companies.  Getting people to move away from HBO through cable and get HBO Max would be a boost for them, presumably.

I used to have HBO, but didn't pick up Now when I switched away from cable.  I'm reconsidering it now, especially with Crunchyroll in the mix, since I've been curious about dipping my toe in some more animes and they have the S4 dub of My Hero Academia.


Edit: quickly tried to find some breakdowns, but couldn't.  However, HBO brought in ~$4B in 2013, before HBO Now launched in 2015.  They now pull in around $6B.  HBO Now in 2018 had about 5M  subscribers or $75M in revenue.  Even factoring in syndication rights, physical release sales (do they still put out box sets?), and product placement, I have to assume HBO makes more from cable than streams, at the moment.
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Re: HBO Max
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2019, 10:30:58 AM »
You should also add the second season of Gen:Lock as an HBO Max exclusive, at least for its 1st 3 months before it goes to Rooster Teeth's ironically-named "1st" Service.

Should I add a section for timed exclusives? lol.

Probably, yeah. IIRC, Seasame Street is also a timed exclusive, 1 year in its case before the episodes go to PBS.
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Re: HBO Max
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2019, 12:48:21 PM »
You should also add the second season of Gen:Lock as an HBO Max exclusive, at least for its 1st 3 months before it goes to Rooster Teeth's ironically-named "1st" Service.

Should I add a section for timed exclusives? lol.

Probably, yeah. IIRC, Seasame Street is also a timed exclusive, 1 year in its case before the episodes go to PBS.

My understanding was Sesame Street was still exclusively streaming on HBO Max, but would air on PBS.  I'm not sure if it's going to (or currently is) stream(ing) elsewhere once broadcast on HBO.
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Re: HBO Max
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2019, 08:44:24 PM »
Sesame Street bring HBO exclusive now makes sense why John Oliver was able to do specials with them.  Ha.  Anyway, HBO Max seems like a decent deal If you like Animation.  In all reality, I could probably get HBO Max and Disney+ Hulu and be happy.  That would still be like $30.00 a month, but I would probably never have to go out to the movies again.  Ha.  As for the price, if you are a Friends fan or Fresh Prince, just those 2 shows alone would be worth the price for a year. 

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Re: HBO Max
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2019, 03:34:45 PM »
From my understanding of all this HBO Max is just HBO NOW with the back catalog of Time Warner stuff.
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Re: HBO Max
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2019, 11:25:24 PM »
From the other thread
http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/forums/index.php?topic=57729.0

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Re: HBO Max
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2020, 11:32:42 PM »
You can no sign-up for HBO Max for $12/month for the first year.  Only works if you go through them and not another provider.
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Re: HBO Max
« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2020, 05:20:46 PM »
launched today. Included with my Spectrum hbo i already get. It worked on my phone, but my roku and firestick app versions were unavailable. I got it to work through screen casting though. You can just screen cast it from Windows to either of those. So, anyone can use it. It's just a roundabout way of doing it.
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Re: HBO Max
« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2020, 06:22:41 PM »
Yeah, it looks like HBO got some cable companies on board with Max.  Not sure who was appeasing who there.
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Re: HBO Max
« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2020, 10:30:43 PM »
I'll sub the day the first AT goes live.
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Re: HBO Max
« Reply #18 on: June 05, 2020, 02:50:12 PM »
So my HBO Now subscription magically turned into an HBO Mac sub at no extra charge, and I have to say I DO like it much better now. It wasn't a standout in my streaming library before, but now it definitely is a heavy hitter.

The major IP tentpole collections may be super eccentric and not quite thematically in the same place, but that actually works for me. I get a kick over having the LOTR movies, Harry Potters, the DC Universe (hey, I like Batfleck, so sue me...), AND Ghibli accessible now! Oh, and I DO love me some Ghibli, rewatched "From Up On Poppy Hill" on day one.

Plus there's definitely some content here I don't have access to anywhere else especially in the Turner Classic Movies collection. For instance, out of their Charlie Chaplin movies I rewatched Modern Times yesterday, I loved that move! Plus they also have the Lawrence Olivier and Greer Garson version of Pride and Prejudice, a collection of old Godzilla movies, and other weird random stuff in there. I love the diversity and out-of-left-fieldness there!

All that is a value add over what I liked about HBO before, which was their high hit ration in their timed movie curation (Yesterday, the Abyss, Godzilla King of Monsters, Alita, and more) and the occasional series I was interested in like Chernobyl (I don't really click with the majority of their tv series so far, despite my Mom and Dad getting hooked on Westworld).

The basic HBO Now stuff was just barely enough to keep them above the subscription line so far, but now with the MAX added to it content wise they're in a good place for me. Pricewise they ARE still the most expensive...
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