A 20% discount deal on one year’s subscription to HBO Max was set to expire on Tuesday, however, the offer was available on Wednesday morning. This is what you need to know about the deal, as well as everything else.
HBO Max offers the highest quality HBO’s subscription streaming option that bundles all the films and shows that are on regular HBO along with a streaming library that includes more films, shows, and original content.
HBO Max killed off its free trial of a week some time ago however on Wednesday, it was offering a discount of 20% for a year’s subscription to the service, despite it was anticipated that the offer would close on Tuesday. The offer comes at a time when HBO Max is debuting new episodes of its hit program Euphoria in December, and shortly after the debut in The Gilded Age the new period drama by the same creators of Downton Abbey. In addition, the offer was announced by Netflix that it was planning to increase the prices of all its plans within the US. The most popular Netflix plan is the standard plan costlier than HBO Max (even without the discount).
All About HBO Max discount?
The early Wednesday of the week, HBO Max was still providing new and returning customers with the chance to save 20% discount off their bills each month for the duration of a year and that includes both HBO Max’s premium ad-free tier or its less expensive tier, which includes advertisements. The promotion was scheduled to expire on Tuesday, however, it was still available on the HBO Max website the next morning, it was available again along with “last chance” language that urged the offer.
During the promotional period, the ad-free HBO Max will cost $12 per month, while the ad-supported service will cost $8 per month. After the year is up, your account will auto-renew at the regular rate for the tier you are in. You have the option of cancelling your subscription at any time.
To take advantage of the offer you must join directly on hbomax.com. The deal was initially also available on Amazon, Apple, Google Play or Roku as well, however, CNET was unable to confirm that the deal was still available on these platforms.
How much will HBO Max cost?
HBO Max is $15 a month without ads & $10 per month if you want to see it with advertisements.
AT&T, which is the parent company of HBO Max and Warner Bros. The company also has various promotions to HBO Max for its own customers. Certain AT&T customers can avail of Max for free and others can avail of one month, three months or a one-year trial for free. The best method to figure out if you’re eligible is to verify your account and my AT&T application, however, CNET will also provide AT&T’s qualifying conditions to the HBO Max promos.
When compared to rival streaming options, HBO Max’s ad-free $15-a-month cost may seem a bit steep. Disney Plus is $8 a month, while Apple TV Plus costs $5. Apple provides extended trial periods for those who have purchased a new Apple device. However, HBO Max’s cost isn’t much more than Netflix’s most well-known plan, which costs $15.50.
When will episodes of Euphoria be released? What is the story behind The Gilded Age?
The Euphoria episodes are available for viewing on both regular HBO and HBO Max simultaneously, around 6 p.m. PST/9 p.m. ET on Sundays. The final episode of the season’s eight episodes is scheduled for February. 27.
The Gilded Age is HBO’s new series created by Julian Fellowes, who created Downton Abbey. The show, which is a period drama set in the 1880s of New York City — is available for streaming on Mondays beginning with the start time of 6 p.m. 9 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET.
How to claim HBO Max’s trial offer for free?
HBO Max eliminated its one-week trial for free at the end of December in 2020. just before the release of Wonder Woman 1984 to stream through the service on the same day that it debuted in cinemas. However, HBO Max is available to all regular HBO subscribers at no extra cost. It offers promotions occasionally and bundles offer. (See sections below for further specifics.)
Now you can watch same-day released films on HBO Max
HBO Max made waves when it announced that it will stream the entirety of Warner Bros.’ new films that were released theatrically in 2021 on the same day that they were released on the big screen at no cost. This was the case for Wonder Woman 1984, Dune, Godzilla vs. Kong and The Matrix Resurrections, among several other films.
All of these films have completed their initial streaming runs that were same-day. They return back to HBO Max relatively quickly, generally around five months following their premieres in the theatres as well as on Max. A number of films have already appeared back, gone, and come back.
The plan was for 2021 to be the year that would be the only one for this type of streaming through Max. Warner Bros. has said that 10 of the films made from the company will be sent directly into HBO Max in 2022, however, its biggest franchise films will receive 45 days of exclusive theatre screenings with no streaming options for the duration of that time.
How do I access HBO Max “free” even if you already subscribe to regular HBO?
The majority of people with an active subscription with HBO can access HBO Max at no extra cost, but not everyone. Around 33,000 subscribers to regular HBO members in the US aren’t yet eligible to upgrade to increase their subscription to an HBO Max upgrade. It is all dependent on the company that offers your current HBO subscription.
However, many HBO Max distributors unlock an HBO Max upgrade at no additional cost to current HBO and old HBO Now customers, thanks to agreements HBO Max struck with them. You can get this HBO Max to upgrade at no additional cost if you have already paid for HBO via the following channels:
AT&T (HBO’s parent firm) and DirecTV U-verse AT&T TV Now, AT&T TV and AT&T wireless customers who are able to include HBO through certain unlimited plans.
- YouTube TV or Google.
- Verizon along with its Fios services.
- Cox Communications.
The NCTC group is comprised of broadband and cable companies, which comprises WOW!, Atlantic Broadband, RCN, Grande Communications & Wave, MCTV and other companies. ( Check if your pay-TV provider is an NCTC member.)
- Comcast X1 or Flex customers.
- Amazon Prime Video Channels.
HBO also offers a complete list of providers which offer upgrades to Max.
If you have previously purchased one of the HBO streaming subscriptions via Roku (that was, via The Roku Channel), you’ll need to end the subscription and then enrol in HBO Max in order in order to gain access to Max.
Certain Things You Should Know about HBO Max with Ads?
HBO Max with Ads is the lower-cost advertising-supported variant that is ad-supported HBO Max. It was launched on the US in June. The $10-a month subscription offers a 5 per cent discount per month, compared to Max that is ad-free; however, in the exchange, you’ll be able to see advertisements with certain programming, and other ads elsewhere such as when you pause playback on websites that organize the collection of movies and shows.
You can stream nearly everything with HBO Max as an ad-supported subscriber, but there’s one major limitation: the cheaper version does not include any of the newest Warner Bros. movies that are streaming on the same day they go on the market. If you’d like to stream these movies during the period of 31 days that they are accessible on Max in their initial theatrical run you must subscribe to the more expensive, ad-free level.
The reality is that Warner Bros. movies tend to end up on Max quite shortly after their release in the theatres. Wonder Woman 1984, for example, was released to Max at the end of May around five months after the film first made its debut.
The lower tier lets you to stream all other content available on the site.
HBO Max has committed to keeping advertising minimal. HBO Max claims that its ad-load that is, the number of advertisements that you see every hour it will be less than four minutes on average. Different types of programming will have different ad load and the number of ads you see depends on what you are watching. However, HBO Max has said it is determined to keep an average ad load of fewer than four minutes so that it can be among the lowest in the streaming market and will examine user behaviour and engagement to ensure it remains under that level.
HBO originals which are to say programming developed for the classic HBO channels — will not feature commercial interruptions while playing back. They may include short promotional spots for other HBO programs prior to when they begin as is the norm for those who pay for free HBO Max however, there won’t be commercial breaks that are inserted into the show. It’s also possible that some of the unconventional advertising formats, such as ads that stop, may appear on HBO original programming, too. However, HBO Max won’t alter HBO original programming with traditional advertising breaks.
But, HBO Max originals -or, in other words, programs designed for HBO Max but not for the network that is traditional could have ads included in the show. This would be the case for shows like The reunion special for Friends, Friends reunion special as well as the Flight Attendant and more.
As well as licensed shows like Friends or The Big Bang Theory, which were created using ads, will feature advertisements. However, HBO Max may not insert ads in every ad break in the opinion of Julian Franco, vice president of product management at HBO Max, who led the tier’s development of products.
How to watch HBO Max on my Smart TV? Which devices HBO MAX can support?
Since HBO Max isn’t a channel that you can watch, you must have an internet-connected television to view it on the largest screen you can find in your home. However, HBO Max has apps for various devices, including TVs as well as mobile devices.
- The majority of Apple devices that stream video can support HBO Max – iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD. However, users with third and second-generation Apple TV models will need to stream HBO Max content from their iPhone or iPad to their television using AirPlay.
- Google’s Android operating system for smartphones and tablets comes with an app available for Android TVs. Chromebooks Google Chromecast and Chromecast built-in devices will be able to support HBO Max too.
- The Sony PlayStation 4 systems can download the HBO Max app via the PlayStation Store.
- The Microsoft Xbox One gaming consoles have the HBO Max app via the Microsoft Store.
- Select Samsung Smart TVs with internet connectivity models that were released between 2016 and 2020 — are able to download and buy HBO Max directly.
- Amazon Fire TV devices and Fire tablets are compatible with HBO Max’s application.
- Roku devices are compatible with HBO Max for streaming and when you sign up to the service as an initial user.
How to subscribe to HBO Max?
The most straightforward way to obtain HBO Max is to sign up directly for it at hbomax.com.
For Apple platforms, HBO Max has an iOS application available to iPhone and iPad that allows you to join and pay for via an in-app purchase. Apple incorporates HBO Max into its own TV app, which allows users to group-specific streaming channels and watches the channels in one location.
By using Google, HBO Max has an app available for Android tablets and phones within the Google Play store. Additionally, you’ll be able to join the app by making an in-app payment. It’s also possible to watch HBO Max on Android TV, Chromebook and Google Chromecast. If you’ve previously signed up for HBO Now through Google Play it will automatically sign in for HBO Max at no additional fee, and continue to receive a bill via Google. Additionally, YouTube TV, the streaming pay-TV service offered by Google’s YouTube is also available on HBO Max.
Roku lets users join HBO Max directly on its devices through its payment system, Roku Pay. Also, Samsung Smart TVs which support Roku Pay and the HBO Max app can sign up on the app directly.
What other movies and shows are I can watch on HBO MAX?
In general, HBO Max includes all the movies and shows that are available on HBO as well as a range of top-rated licensed content such as Friends, The Big Bang Theory, Rick & Morty and South Park. It adds exclusive programming of its own over the existing content. All of Warner Bros. 2021 theatrical films will be released on Max on the exact day they go to the cinemas and will be accessible to stream for a period of the duration of 31 days for no additional cost.
A good way to check out what’s available without signing up for a subscription is through third-party catalogue-searching services such as Reelgood.
The most straightforward portion of the catalogue the most basic part is HBO itself. HBO Max encompasses everything that is available on regular HBO this includes all theatrical films that air on the channel; brand new episodes of all HBO series, including Euphoria as well as Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and the earlier seasons of those shows and the complete HBO back catalogue, including Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley, Veep and The Wire as well as the entire HBO original film collection documentaries, specials and documentaries.
Movies comprise a significant element of the catalogue. The movies that are available for viewing on the standard HBO network can also be viewed via play through HBO Max.
In addition, HBO Max has padded its offerings with more shows than you’ll see on regular HBO and for the same cost. HBO Max has been pumping hundreds of millions into budgets to fund original content as well as into deals that cost a lot to stream shows such as DC, Studio Ghibli and the Criterion Collection, as well as shows that are popular such as Friends, South Park, The Big Bang Theory, Rick and Morty, Doctor Who as well as new seasons of Adventure Time.
The Max Originals are the service’s Max Originals also offer new exclusive films and shows. The most well-known Max Originals thus far are: Justice League Snyder Cut that was released on March 1st; The Flight Attendant is a comedy thriller series that features Kaley Cuoco. the series Raised by Wolves the sci-fi-themed series created by the renowned filmmaker Ridley Scott; and The Witches, a reboot of the popular Roald Dahl novel and 1990 film, with Octavia Spencer as well as Anne Hathaway.
HBO Max also has podcasts that are part of its library and that are linked to its programming in the same vein as the previous season’s podcast that was a companion piece to the show Chernobyl. The podcast Raised by Wolves, For instance, is a podcast that’s available on Max as well as other platforms for podcasting. Max will also be adding new, exclusive podcasts later this year such as an unscripted Batman podcast. recorded Batman podcast in the autumn.
Features of HBO Max
In a feature that has been long anticipated by users who utilized HBO Go, HBO Max offers applications for mobile downloads.
HBO Max allows you to stream to three devices at the same time. In contrast, Disney Plus allows four simultaneous streams. Netflix permits either one or four, depending on the amount you spend each month.
It is also possible to create as many as five profiles, which allows you to ensure that recommendations are separate for each member of the household. there are kids accounts that cannot be locked through a PIN. The parental controls permit parents and moms to determine the levels of maturity of the programs that each kid’s profile is able to access in accordance with ratings like TV-14 and PG.
Another issue is that HBO Max doesn’t offer 4K resolution or the high dynamic range images for the majority of its catalogue. There is a notable exception for all theatrical films available on HBO Max. Warner Bros. is releasing on HBO Max the same day in theatres. All of the films will be offered with the 4K resolution. HD and HDR.