On October 26, HBO Max landed in Spain, a new streaming video platform that adds to the wide offer of this type of platform already existing in our country such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney +, Apple TV +, Filmin, Movistar Plus, Rakuten TV ...
Fortunately, HBO Max isn't really a new platform, it's Warner Media's new platform that HBO belongs to. That is to say, HBO Max has arrived to replace HBO with more content, better streaming quality, more profiles and much more.
If you want to know what is HBO Max, how it works, what plans it has and its catalog, I invite you to keep reading.
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What is HBO Max
The streaming video platform HBO Max is like Disney +.
I explain. Disney + offers us access to all the content behind all the companies that have been buying in the last 10 years (Marvel, Star Wars, Lucasfilm, Hulu…)
HBO Max allows us to access all the content created under the umbrella of Warner Bross, now called Warner Media. In this way, we can access all the content available through the platforms TNT, Adult Swin, DC Universe, Cartoon Network ...
In addition, it also allows us to access all the past, present and future content of Warner, Lionsgate, Hanna-Barbera, Comedy Central and New Line Cinema among others, along with all the content previously available on HBO, that is, all the original series that were already available on the old HBO.
As with the Disney + catalog, the entire catalog owned by Warner Media is not available on HBO Max. To do this, they first have to finish the cdistribution contracts they have with other platforms
Once the contracts end, the catalog of both Disney + and HBO Max available on other platforms will be available only on these streaming video platforms.
HBO Spain vs HBO Max
HBO Spain, like the version available in other countries, allowed us access all original series created by HBO, in addition to third-party content.
Through HBO Max to be able to access the entire catalog, both series and films, of Warner Media, the owner of HBO and HBO Max.
With the arrival of HBO Max, HBO Spain has stopped working, as it has been superseded by this platform.
If you were already users of HBO Spain, you're still from hbo max at the same price, a price that probably won't take long to go up, just like Disney + did shortly after its launch.
How much does HBO Max cost
With the launch of HBO Max, Warner Media did not want to raise the price so that users do not begin to consider leaving it aside, despite having a much broader catalog than that offered by HBO Spain.
At the time of publishing this article (November 2021), HBO It has a price of 8,99 euros per month, a price that, as I have commented in the previous section, will not take long to rise.
How many profiles does HBO Max have
There are many users who, due to the high number of streaming video platforms currently available on the market, share subscriptions with other family members.
In the case of HBO Max, we can share it with up to 5 members, since allows us to create up to 5 different profiles.
Each of the profiles works independently of the rest, so the platform's recommendations are based on the content of each profile.
How many price plans does HBO Max offer us?
HBO Max, unlike Netflix but like Disney + and Apple TV +, There is only one fee: 8,99 euros monthly. This rate allows up to 3 users to access the platform at the same time.
HBO Max quality
The HBO Spain application has always been one of the worst on the market, with a very limited viewing quality and with many resolution problems.
Even if the content was available in 1080p maximum (other platforms offer the content in 4K HDR), in many cases the playback resolution was not higher than 720p.
With HBO Max this problem has been fixed since all the applications available to access this platform have been re-created from scratch. At the moment, 4K content is limited to a very small number of movies.
Can I download content on HBO Max
Another of the negative points of the HBO application was that the possibility of download content to watch without internet connection it did not arrive until mid-2020.
With the new HBO Max app for mobile devices, Warner has made amends for many of the mistakes that he had committed with the HBO app.
With the HBO Max app we can download content without any limitation to view it without an internet connection.
Where can I watch HBO Max
The HBO Max app is available for Apple TV, Android TV, Chromecast, Samsung and LG TVs, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S consoles, on iOS and Android mobile devices and on any computer through a browser, including Chrome OS.
However, for now no app available for the Fire TV Stick from Amazon, which, curiously, is one of the best-selling devices on the market to access the streaming video platforms available in the market.
As the Fire TV STick is a device managed by an Android fork, we can install the HBO Max app on this device and access all content available on the Warner Media platform.
How to install HBO Max on Amazon's Fire TV Stick
To do so, we must use a web browser from the Amazon store, such as the one offered by the Downloader application.
From the browser, we access the Aptoide TV website, we download the APK and install them. Next, in Aptoide TV we look for the HBO Max application and download it to our device.
HBO Max Catalog
The catalog available on HBO Max is made up of all the content that was already available on HBO, along with the series MaxOriginals, all the content of series and movies of the DC Universe, cartoon network y Warner Bross.
Friends, Suicide Squad, Chernobyl, Game of Thrones, Doom Patrol, The Big Bang Theory, 30 Coins, The Handmaid's Tale, Batman and Superman, Rick and Morty, Big Little Lies, Scooby-Doo, Fantastic Beasts, Gossip Girl, Harry Potter, The Sopranos, The Wire, Watchmen, The Justice League, WestWorld, Origin… are some of the best known film and television titles available on HBO Max.