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HBO Max
« on: October 30, 2019, 01:44:25 PM »
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, 01:48:45 PM »
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, 03:19:28 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, 06:06:03 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, 09:39:59 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, 10:47:04 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 31, 2019, 01:52:35 AM »
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 31, 2019, 02:12:10 AM »
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, 11:09:22 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, 01:30:58 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.
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Re: HBO Max
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2019, 03:48:21 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, 11:44:24 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, 06:34:45 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 06, 2019, 02:25:24 AM »
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 08, 2020, 02:32:42 AM »
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, 08:20:46 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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« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2020, 09:22:41 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 28, 2020, 01:30:43 AM »
I'll sub the day the first AT goes live.
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Re: HBO Max
« Reply #18 on: June 05, 2020, 05:50:12 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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Re: HBO Max
« Reply #19 on: November 18, 2020, 06:56:26 PM »
HBO Max putting in that work for me right now.

Wonder Woman 84 to stream on HBO Max and Release in Theaters on Dec 25th
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For the first time ever, Wonder Woman 1984 will release in theaters and stream exclusively on HBO Max* on the exact same day. December 25.

*Available on HBO Max in the US only at no extra cost to subscribers.

AT NO EXTRA COST TO HBO MAX SUBSCRIBERS!!!!

Well, i guess I have no choice but to watch it now. LOL
I really hope it's at least as entertaining as the first.

https://deadline.com/2020/11/wonder-woman-1984-going-in-theaters-hbo-max-on-christmas-day-1234618288/

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Re: HBO Max
« Reply #20 on: November 18, 2020, 09:52:26 PM »
I'm sure this is among the ripples from Disney's Mulan roll out.  I have to think the messaging was a big part of that though.  I remember explaining the thing to multiple people, but a lot of folks that I know are fellow millennials who live alone, even though they're likely to share logins.

But HBO Max is having a really strong rollout of content with the new Adventure Time special, the Fresh Prince reunion, and now WW84.  This is a time where Netflix usually shines (Birdbox, Bandersnatch) by having big releases that people can watch at home and take over social media for a bit.  But they might get really outshone this year.
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Re: HBO Max
« Reply #21 on: November 19, 2020, 12:58:46 AM »
I keep on looking at HBO Max as a real contender to Netflix more than the others streamers.  First with all of HBO it has original series that are huge event series like Netflix.  With the Warner Bros history of film they have a huge library of movies to have to watch...and with many TV series it is a great place for new, and old favorites.  Throw in the fact that it has good children's options like Sesame Street and you have the making of a great all around service.  It is expensive though, but it seems to have the value there.

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« Reply #22 on: November 19, 2020, 01:21:45 AM »
HBO Max get actual screen time from me for all sorts of options, unlike D+, where I tune in for a MCU rewatch and Mandalorian episodes at the moment.

Netflix is still the king of "what am I gonna watch today", but HBO has found a solid slot in the movie/TV show browse before settling on some random **** I ain't never seen.

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« Reply #23 on: November 19, 2020, 02:33:39 AM »
I've been watching Scooby Doo on HBO Max. I'm not a fan of having to switch my input and turn on my ps4. I really with it was on Roku. Peacock made it onto Roku.
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« Reply #24 on: November 19, 2020, 06:11:35 AM »
If you have Prime you can get a free 7-day trial of HBO Max as an add-on. Planning to do that for WW84 and catch up on Westworld. I've no desire to add yet another subscription service to the budget line when we are already trying to tighten the belt due to current situation. Will probably consider sub-ing for a month every year or so to binge their exclusive content if it stays as good as it has been shaping up at launch..
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