HBO Max is going to make you quit HBO Now in May 2020
In a press briefing today, HBO announced some key details for its new streaming service, HBO Max, including its price and release date.
The service, which is set to launch for $14.99 per month in May 2020, will include ‘twice the amount of content on HBO currently’ from key partners like Cartoon Network, CNN, TNT, Crunchyroll, Sesame Workshop and more, in addition to the slate of HBO originals you currently know and enjoy.
According to HBO, you’ll be able to access the app on mobile devices through the respective app stores, as well as through streaming devices and smart TVs – though HBO has yet to name specific partners.
Specific examples of content announced today were several new Sesame Street spin-offs including a late night talk show starring Elmo, 40 years of DC movies including all the Batman and Superman films, comedy staples Friends and The Big Bang Theory, 300 episodes of South Park, a curated collection of anime from Crunchyroll, Rick & Morty, Doctor Who from the BBC, and new projects from JJ Abrams and Reese Witherspoon.
The jewel of the collection, however, will almost undoubtedly be House of the Dragon, the rumored Game of Thrones spin-off show that will follow House Targaryen 300 years before the events of A Song of Ice and Fire.
HBO Max will prevent your kids from watching Thrones
One of HBO’s key selling points for the service is that it’s family-oriented. The service is set to not only include the last 50 years of Sesame Street , but it also plans on including four Adventure Time specials and a heap of other age-appropriate content from Cartoon Network.
Obviously, that clashes with the company’s image of being the bad boy of premium television, but HBO seems to be taking great lengths to prevent your kids from seeing something they’re not supposed to by utilizing multiple user accounts with the option for parents to set age-rating parameters.
Perhaps what’s most unique about the service is that, when it’s time to watch content together, HBO Max will allow to select multiple accounts (say, yours and your child’s) and…