HBO Max Vs. HBO Now: Let Us Explain The Difference
HBO Now = everything HBO's ever made. HBO Max = all of that, *plus* a bunch of other streaming goodness you'll love.
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ICYMI, HBO Max recently launched, so it's totally understandable if you've been logging into HBO Now (or HBO Go) for a couple of years — or just haven't heard of the service — and have some questions. Change, although often good, can be confusing!!
Here's the main thing to know: HBO Now (and HBO Go, which you might get through your cable subscription) let you stream all of HBO's shows, old and new. And that includes new shows: the night of a new episode, you can start watching it at the same time it starts playing on HBO.
HBO Max is its own platform/streaming service that gives you ALL of that same content, PLUS A) tons of other shows and movies you know and love AND B) a bunch of new original series you're gonna love to binge.
What exactly is in ~group A~, you ask? I'm talking classics like Friends, When Harry Met Sally, The Lord of the Rings, and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (and REAL classics, like Casablanca)...
...recent shows and movies you'd love to rewatch like Wonder Woman, Pretty Little Liars, and The Big Bang Theory...
...quality kids stuff like Sesame Street and My Neighbor Totoro...
...and excellent animation like Rick and Morty, Adventure Time, and Spirited Away.
As for ~group B~ — yes, it has lots of new original shows, too!
BTW, if you subscribe to HBO already, you just might have access to HBO Max through that subscription at no extra cost!
If you subscribe to HBO Now through HBONow.com, Apple, Google Play, Samsung TV, Hulu, YouTube TV, or select internet providers, you should be able to use your same login for HBO Max. (Right now you can't access if you subscribe to HBO through Amazon / with a Firestick or through Roku, but it's a work in progress.)
If you subscribe to HBO through a cable/TV provider, you might be able to use your TV provider login to access HBO Max; here's the full list of cable providers that it'll work with.