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HBO Max launch: Everything you need to know as WarnerMedia’s streaming platform goes live

Platform went live this Wednesday morning

Clémence Michallon
New York City
Wednesday 20 May 2020 17:14 BST
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HBO Max has officially launched.

WarnerMedia's streaming company went live on Wednesday (27 May), with iconic shows such as Friends, Doctor Who, The Big Bang Theory, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and The Bachelor on its catalogue.

In addition to digging into its library of existing fan favourites, HBO Max also added six originals on day one. Those include Love Life, a scripted comedy starring Anna Kendrick, and the ballroom dance competition series Legendary.

You can see our selection of the best TV shows and films coming to the platform here, and take a closer look at the catalogue here.

HBO Max went live seven months after the project was first announced by WarnerMedia. Some accommodations have had to be made due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Notably, a planned Friends reunion special, which was supposed to be among the most sought-after programmes on the platform on launch day, isn't available to stream at the moment.

Nonetheless, HBO Max plans to add to its library of originals and classics over the coming months. The new originals will be added to the platform on a monthly basis.

Viewers can currently subscribe to HBO Max online for $14.99 a month with a free seven-day trial.

HBO Now subscribers who access the platform through HBO, Apple, Google Play, Samsung TV, Hulu, and some Internet providers have access to HBO Max. You can click here to check whether your provider supports HBO Max.

HBO subscribers may also have access to HBO Max. You can click here to see a list of TV providers that support HBO Max.

HBO Max is also included in some AT&T plans, a list of which can be seen here.

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