HBO Max is supposed to go live today, and while we shared ways to check the service out via cable providers, a lot of people are confused about HBO Max and how it differs from HBO Go and HBO Now. We wanted to help demystify that so here is how each service differs.
HBO Go: HBO Go is the app most fans are familiar with, and if you're an HBO subscriber, you will have access to HBO Go. HBO Go allows HBO subscribers to stream the channel's flagship shows, including gems like The Wire, The Sopranos, and of course, Game of Thrones. All you have to do to use the app is log in with your cable provider credentials, and you're able to watch shows on the device of your choice.
HBO Now: HBO Now was created a service created by HBO to give cord-cutters and non-HBO subscribers a way to watch HBO content without having to pay for a cable subscription. You paid HBO directly for their service and got access to all their programming on the device of your choice.
HBO Max: The newest HBO branded service brings you more than just HBO programming, as customers will have access to every piece of content from the WarnerMedia library. This content includes shows like Friends, Big Bang Theory, Rick & Morty, and many more plus a full assortment of movies, including the recently announced Snyder cut of Justice League. HBO Max will also have a variety of new programming and content exclusively available on the service as well.
If you have HBO Go or HBO Now, you may not even have to pay for HBO Max, especially if you are a customer of the companies outlined in this post. If you have neither service, you can sign up for HBO Max now and have it ready for launch as soon as it goes live.
We hope that clears up any confusion you may have about HBO Max. If you want to find out more, you can check out this page from HBO, as well as this FAQ.