HBO Max—the latest addition in a long parade of streaming services—launches on Wednesday, May 27.
The subscription will cost $14.99 a month, more than Disney+, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and many others. Netflix's standard subscription costs $12.99 and Disney+ costs $6.99.
However, HBO Max will include everything that regular HBO has to offer, like Westworld and Game of Thrones, as well as popular reruns that are hard to find like The Big Bang Theory, Friends, and South Park. Fans are also eagerly awaiting the “Snyder cut” of the 2017 movie “Justice League,” which will stream in 2021.
HBO Max has said it plans to have 31 originals in its first year.
"Even in the midst of this unprecedented pandemic, the all-star teams behind every aspect of HBO Max will deliver a platform and a robust slate of content that is varied, of the highest quality, and second to none," said Robert Greenblatt, chair of Warner Media Entertainment, in a statement.
AT&T, which owns HBO, is targeting 50 million HBO Max U.S. subscribers by 2025. It hopes to leverage cross-promotional opportunities in its mobile, pay TV and broadband offerings to get there.