Streaming TV, once heralded as a high-tech liberator that would save us from the headaches of big cable bundles, just got another big cable-like bundle yesterday with the launch of HBO Max. advertisement WarnerMedia’s long-awaited rival to heavy hitters like Netflix and Disney Plus includes a broad mix of movies and TV shows from the Warner and HBO libraries, along with exclusive offerings you can find only on Max. It costs $14.99 a month and you can cancel it at any time. Of course, HBO already has a streaming service that costs $14.99 a month. That one is called HBO Now. (To make matters more confusing, there’s also HBO Go, which is offered through pay-TV providers.) And while many current subscribers of HBO Now assumed they would be able to automatically watch HBO Max on their TVs when it launched, that’s not true for everyone. Why? Because HBO Max is not currently supported by some of the major TV streaming platforms—notably Amazon, Roku, and Comcast. According to some reports, WarnerMedia is still trying to hammer out deals with those companies. We reached out to WarnerMedia for an estimated timeline and will update this post if we hear back. In the… Read full this story
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