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A few months ago we were rolling our eyes every time we heard about yet another streaming service — but now that we’re stuck inside so much of the time we’re actually totally stoked for another option!

Especially when it turns out we ALREADY HAVE IT FOR ZERO EXTRA MONEY!

That’s the case for a LOT of customers with the brand new HBO Max which finally launches today.

Who Has It Already

While new customers can subscribe to the service for $14.99 a month, anyone who already has an HBO sub through any of these providers just got HBO Max AUTOMATICALLY!

  • AT&T TV
  • AT&T U-Verse
  • Comcast X1 and Flex
  • Hulu
  • Verizon Fios TV
  • Spectrum
  • Suddenlink
  • Optimum
  • Cox Contour
  • YouTube TV
  • Altice
  • NCTC (WOW!, Atlantic Broadband, RCN, Grande Communications & Wave and MCTV)  

Additionally if you subscribe to HBO Go or HBO Now on Apple TV, Android TV, XBox One, or PS4 you can simply get the new app (or app upgrade) and use your current login there.

Who Doesn’t

Unfortunately, a big omission is everyone who has HBO through their Roku or Amazon Fire TV or Amazon Prime Video — those customers are NOT getting HBO Max as their parent companies have not yet reached an agreement. Ouch.

OK, but for everyone else let’s talk about all the programming you’re getting…

What’s On It

Obviously there’s all the original programming HBO customers were used to — we’re talking award-winning shows like:

  • Game of Thrones
  • Sex And The City
  • Chernobyl
  • Boardwalk Empire
  • Big Little Lies
  • Deadwood
  • Westworld
  • Last Week Tonight
  • Veep
  • Silicon Valley
  • The Sopranos
  • The Wire
  • Rome
  • Band of Brothers
  • Oz

However there are also some new heavy hitters coming to the service…

New Originals

  • Love Life – an anthology series about dating starring Anna Kendrick
  • Legendary – an underground ballroom competition series
  • The Not Too Late Show With Elmo – a talk show hosted by Sesame Street’s most ticklish muppet
  • Craftopia – a DIY competition series

Classic TV

In addition to the return of Friends to streaming, several more shows are coming:

  • Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
  • Friends
  • Gossip Girl
  • Pretty Little Liars
  • The West Wing

Along with all episodes of some British faves like:

  • Doctor Who
  • Luther
  • The Office
  • Top Gear


In addition to tons of previously unavailable Looney Tunes content, as well as catalogues from Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, HBO Max is also now the EXCLUSIVE streaming home for two of the most popular adult cartoons of all time:

  • South Park
  • Rick and Morty

And one of the longest holdouts of all time to streaming services — the beloved Studio Ghibli films, including:

  • Spirited Away
  • Howl’s Moving Castle
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • Ponyo
  • Grave of the Fireflies
  • Princess Mononoke
  • Kiki’s Delivery Service

And more!


Almost all the DC movies ever made, from the ’80s versions of Supergirl and Batman to the last decade’s DCEU films like Man of Steel to Wonder Woman to Shazam!:

  • Supergirl (1984)
  • Batman (1989)
  • Batman Forever (1995)
  • Batman Returns (1992)
  • Steel (1997)
  • Batman & Robin (1997)
  • Catwoman (2004)
  • Jonah Hex (2010)
  • Green Lantern (2011)
  • Suicide Squad (2016)
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
  • Justice League (2017)
  • Wonder Woman (2017)
  • Aquaman (2017)
  • Shazam! (2019)
  • Joker (2019)

Also most of DC’s catalogue of more recent animated movies:

  • Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (2000)
  • Batman: Gotham Knight (2008)
  • Wonder Woman (2009)
  • Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 (2012)
  • Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 2 (2013)
  • Lego: Batman the Movie: DC Super Heroes Unite (2013)
  • Batman vs. Robin (2015)
  • Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)
  • DC Superhero Girls: Hero of the Year (2016)
  • Teen Titans: The Judas Contract (2017)
  • DC Superhero Girls: Intergalactic Games (2017)
  • DC Superhero Girls: Legends of Atlantis (2018)
  • Teen Titans Go! to the Movies (2018)

And TV series:

  • Teen Titans (2003)
  • Beware the Batman (2013)
  • Batwoman (2019)
  • Doom Patrol (2019)
  • Watchmen (2019)

OK, so that’s a LOT at launch. What else is on the way?

What’s Coming

The much-talked about Friends reunion was meant to be available at launch — unfortunately the production was halted by the pandemic. But the deals are done, so fans can expect it from the service… eventually!

The controversial “Snyder Cut” of Justice League, which Warner Bros reportedly spent $30 million finishing, will be available in 2021.

More new shows:

  • Dune: The Sisterhood – an adaptation of the Dune companion piece from feature director Denis Villeneuve
  • The Flight Attendant – a mystery-thriller show starring Kaley Cuoco
  • Raised By Wolves – a sci-fi show from Ridley Scott
  • Rap Sh*t – a show about aspiring rappers from Issa Rae
  • Tokyo Vice – a cop show based on true events, starring Ansel Elgort

And the premieres of exclusive movies:

  • An American Pickle, starring Seth Rogen
  • Let Them All Talk, starring Meryl Streep
  • Superintelligence, starring Melissa McCarthy

Seems like a whole heck of a lot! Hopefully you’re one of the HBO subscribers who won’t have any trouble getting all the extras for free!

[Image via NBC/Adult Swim/Warner Bros/YouTube.]

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May 27, 2020 17:12pm PDT

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