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HBO Max, Is It Worth Hiring The New HBO?

HBO Max, Is It Worth Hiring The New HBO?

Without streaming platforms to watch our favorite series and movies, we no longer conceive of life or entertainment. Who needs TV? Among all the offer ( Netflix, Amazon, Movistar…), it is not always easy to opt for one (or several) and, as if that were not enough, a new one has come to the competition:

HBO MAX, IS IT WORTH HIRING THE NEW HBO?

It is about HBO Max, which, in reality, does not have that much because it is about the new HBO many people already knew. This launch, however, comes with offers, premieres, and news that, if you’re thinking about it, can help you decide. Let’s see it!

HBO MAX PRICE

The first thing we will see is the price of HBO Max. After all, it is an important requirement when deciding: the monthly rate in Spain is priced at 8.99 euros per month. In addition, there is an annual offer to save a few euros by paying the price of eight months instead of twelve. But, without a doubt, if you are thinking of subscribing, do it before the end of November 2021.

The reason: they have proposed an introductory offer that is quite tempting. The monthly subscription is at 50%. If you subscribe before November 30, you will pay 4.49 euros per month for life. As long as you do not unsubscribe at any time and the payment method is valid (be careful not to change the payment method if your credit card expires or you lose it), this starting price will be maintained until you decide to leave the platform. Or so the fine print says. Considering the number of simultaneous teams HBO Max allows, things can be quite profitable… We continue!

HOW MANY COMPUTERS CAN WATCH HBO MAX SIMULTANEOUSLY?

If we talk about devices, the answer is three at the same time, which can be the following:

  • iPhone
  • iPad
  • Android phones and tablets
  • Apple TV
  • android tv
  • Chromecast
  • Samsung tv
  • LG
  • chrome OS
  • macOS
  • Windows PC
  • PS5
  • ps4
  • Xbox Series X|S
  • Xbox One

As they explain on their website, this list will be expanded.

And what about profiles? In this case, they go up to five. With the same account, you can create five different profiles “personalized, children and adults.” Does this mean that if you get together with, for example, four friends, you will pay one euro a month for life? Well, it seems that yes.

THE HBO MAX CATALOG

Let’s go to the important thing, what can I see if I subscribe? What does the HBO Max catalog offer? Well, the content you can enjoy if you decide is that of these five hubs: Warner Bros, HBO, DC, Cartoon Network, and HBO. Let’s see what this means:

  • Films

The platform offers sagas such as “Harry Potter,” “The Lord of the Rings” or “The Suicide Squad”; movies like “Joker,” “Wonder Woman 1984”, “Aquaman,” “Batman v Superman” (from DC); or classics such as “The Wizard of Oz.” You have a choice!

  • Series

On the platform, you will also find series that were already on HBO, classics such as “Sex and the City,” “‘Friends,” “The Big Bang Theory” or “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”; and other more recent ones such as the popular “The Handmaid’s Tale.” HBO Max will also have premieres, including the new “Gossip Girl” and Spanish series like “Vamos Juan.” In addition to other platform exclusives, you may be interested in such as the following:

  • Chernobyl
  • the sopranos
  • two meters underground
  • The Leftovers
  • The Wire
  • I could destroy you
  • Watchman
  • Westworld
  • Homeland
  • Premieres

On the other hand, as the company has announced, starting in January 2022, all Warner movies will be on the platform only 45 days after their premiere; an example will be the upcoming film “The Batman.”

  • Children

And, for the little ones and little ones or the most nostalgic people: “Tom and Jerry,” “The Powerpuff Girls,” or the “Looney Tunes” are titles that you can find.

As expected from a platform with these characteristics, there is content for all tastes and all family members, from superhero movies to classic series, including teens’ and children’s content. The best thing is to investigate the catalog to determine if everything you expect from your subscription is there.

WHAT IS THE QUALITY OF HBO MAX

One of the claims of HBO Max is the maximum 4K image quality, but if we look at the fine print, all that glitters is not gold. Only some content is available of this quality, barely twenty films; it will also depend on your viewing device.

These are the movies currently available in 4K:

  • Those Who Wish My Death
  • The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It
  • In the neighborhood
  • The Suicide Squad
  • Godzilla vs. Kong
  • Judas and the Black Messiah
  • Evil one
  • matrix
  • matrix Reloaded
  • Matrix Revolutions
  • Mortal Kombat
  • Wonder Woman 1984
  • No Sudden Move
  • Little secrets
  • Reminiscence
  • Space Jam: A New Era
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Zack Snyder’s Justice League

“HBO Max will play in the highest video and audio quality that your device supports,” they explain. Still, the quality of your connection will also come into play since the platform automatically adjusts the video quality based on “the width of the band and the speed of your connection.” Finally, they warn that it is not something that you can change manually.

However, “movies available in 4K HDR are also available in HD for all compatible devices”, so if you do not “meet” the requirements, you can continue to view the platform’s content at the usual quality.

WHAT IF I ALREADY HAVE HBO?

WHAT IF I ALREADY HAVE HBO?

One big question, especially for people with HBO services, is: What if I already have HBO? Is HBO Max a different platform? The reality is that no, it is the same but renewed. They explain it themselves, “To start enjoying the new service, you just have to log in to HBO Max with your HBO Spain account data.” Therefore, if you already have access to HBO, you can enjoy all the news of the Max “version” without changing anything.

So if you already have HBO, will you pay more than new subscribers? The answer is Yes. Like any introductory offer or to attract new customers, it will be for new customers only and will not apply to existing HBO accounts, which will maintain their ratesOf course, made the law, made the trap. Maybe you want to sign up for the new service and cancel the old one to save a few euros. If so, do it with a different email…

Knowing all this, do you think it’s worth hiring HBO Max?

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