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Launched on May 27, 2020, HBO Max is WarnerMedia’s streaming video service. The subscription-based video platform offers a library of movies and television series from HBO, Warner Bros. Pictures, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies, and other broadcast networks and film studios, as well as original projects. The service costs $15 per month. You’ll find everything you need to know about HBO Max here, from the latest news about the service to the content that’s arriving on it (or leaving it) in the near future.

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There's never been a better time to get down with premium TV. Here's what's new on HBO and streaming service HBO Max in October and what's leaving.
The staff of the hotel resort wave in a scene from season 2 of The White Lotus.
Just because it's a quiet week doesn't mean there's nothing to watch on HBO Max! Allow us to share our picks for the very best movies on HBO Max right now.
Pam Grier in Jackie Brown.
The best thing about streaming movies is that you can find everything from classics to new originals, and we highlight the best new options.
Sidney Poitier in Sidney.
Looking for a HBO Max free trial? We've got everything you need to know about paying less for the popular streaming service.
The HBO Max app on a TV screen while purple lights illuminate the wall behind.
Samsung's TVs are smarter and more connected than ever, but you still need to get your favorite apps on the platform. Here's how to download and use HBO MAX.
Samsung - 65 Class 7 Series LED 4K UHD Smart Tizen TV.
Fall 2022 is a great time for fantasy fans, and there are several excellent video games to check for fans of House of the Dragon and The Lord of the Rings.
Demon's Souls key art featuring the protagonist facing the undead and the looming Boletaria gates.
A new era begins with House of the Dragon, and Harley Quinn returns for a third season! Those are just two of the best shows on HBO Max right now!
Alicent Hightower looking distressed in House of the Dragon.
House of the Dragon may get most of the attention, but don't lose sight of a new season of Los Espookys on HBO in September!
The cast of Los Espookys.
Some of the world's greatest animated movies have come from Studio Ghibli. We've picked the best titles available from the studio on HBO Max.
Chihiro sitting with No-Face in Spirited Away.
House of the Dragon is the IP's next big endeavor, but with the Jon Snow-led sequel in development, here are some of his best episodes from Game of Thrones.
Jon Snow beyond the wall in Game of Thrones.
Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power may seem like a Game of Thrones rip-off to naïve viewers, but if its creative team is smart, it will be anything but.
Morfydd Clark in The Rings of Power.
HBO Max is offering a steep annual discount while at the same time severely cutting content. How does that make sense?
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HBO Max has dropped several animated projects, including Batman: Caped Crusader, which will all be shopped to find new homes on other services.
Early art for Batman: Caped Crusader.
Just because Christmas is months away doesn't mean you can't still enjoy some Christmas spirit! Check out the best Christmas movies streaming on HBO Max.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Audiences will finally be treated to more Game of Thrones content with House of the Dragon, and these are things worth knowing going into the premiere.
Young Princess Rhaenyra with her dragon Syrax looming behind her.
Game of Thrones dropped the ball with its final season, but George R. R. Martin's world has the perfect opportunity for redemption in House of the Dragon.
Milly Alcock and Emily Carey in House of the Dragon.
HBO is doubling down on George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones IP, and there are more ways in which the world can expand in animation.
Young Princess Rhaenyra with her dragon Syrax looming behind her.
Demon Throttle is a brand new physical-only game but will ultimately face some of the same issues that plague lost digital media.
The Gunslinger and Vampiress fight off enemies in Demon Throttle key art.
We're finally starting to get some details about the future of the combined HBO Max and Discovery+ streaming service, but it'll take a while.
HBO Max and Discovery+ app icons.
In an interview with Digital Trends, director Joe Hunting talks about documenting virtual reality during COVID in the HBO Max movie We Met in Virtual Reality.
Jenny dances in We Met in Virtual Reality.
HBO's Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon is just around the corner, and these are the best Daenerys Targaryen episodes to watch to prepare.
Daenerys Targaryen with Drogon behind her in Game of Thrones.
Nathan Fielder is back in the world of cringe comedy with The Rehearsal, so it's a perfect time to look back at the best business proposals on Nathan For You.
The Joker is running for mayor this season on Harley Quinn, but not if Harley and Ivy can help it! They want Gotham City for themselves.
Vote Joker in Harley Quinn season 3.
Need a quick movie (or three) to pass the time on a long airplane flight? Digital Trends recommends these movies to get your blood pumping or put you asleep.
John Candy and Steve Martin in Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
Keen to watch everyone's favorite 90s sitcom? Here's how to watch Friends online.
Friends cast sitting together smiling.
Young Justice: Phantoms ended its fourth season with a wedding and a tease for two potential storylines that may become the basis for a potential fifth season.
Zatanna, Nightwing, Aquaman, Tigress, and Rocket reunite in Young Justice: Phantoms.
With The Batman spreading its success over to HBO Max, fans should take a look at the revered Animated Series for some of the best Dark Knight stories.
The shadowy silhouette of Batman standing atop a building in Gotham City.
Digital Trends spoke with Bobby Gonzalez and Jeffrey Licon about The Garcias and the power of representation.
George and Carlos smile at each other in a scene from The Garcias.
Batman arguably has the richest rogues' gallery in superhero history, but HBO Max's Caped Crusader show should dig into more underrated villains.
Batman holding his cape under the moonlight in Caped Crusader key art.
Jean Smart returns in fine form as Deborah Vance in the hilarious and entertaining, if occasionally aimless, second season of HBO Max's Hacks.
Jean Smart wears a cheetah print shirt while standing next to Hannah Einbinder in Hacks Season 2.
HBO Max's Tokyo Vice shows a gripping deep dive into organized crime, and it interestingly does so through a similar lens as Sega's Yakuza games.
Promo image of Detective Katagiri and Jake Adelstein in HBO Max's Tokyo Vice.
The Staircase is an inconsistent thriller that is bolstered by a great cast.
Colin Firth and Toni Collette both look up in The Staircase.
HBO Max's Peacemaker series is inching forward, and Viola Davis is in talks to reprise her role as Amanda Waller from The Suicide Squad.
Viola Davis as Amanda Waller in 2016's Suicide Squad
A VFX supervisor on HBO Max series DMZ explains how visual effects turned Manhattan into a war-torn landscape for the four-part saga.
An image from the DMZ series featuring actors against a backdrop created with visual effects.
The failure of Fantastic Beasts 3 suggests that WB should move away from good-versus-evil wizard stories and focus on other corners of the Wizarding World.
Neville, Hermione, Ron, and Harry inside a dark tunnel in HP and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.
The Harley Quinn animated universe is expanding as HBO Max plots a spinoff series starring Kite Man and a new assortment of comic book villains.
Kite Man and Harley Quinn in the Harley Quinn series.
Anime movies have never been more accessible internationally, and these are some of the best available on the most popular streamers.
Galo Thymos with his mech in Promare key art.
Cassie Bowden, the protagonist of The Flight Attendant, is an antiheroine for the new age, echoing HBO's original divisive leading lady, Carrie Bradshaw.
Poster of a woman falling for season 1 of The Flight Attendant.
Young Justice might very well be the best comic book-based series on television, so why does it seem to be falling behind its lesser competitors?
Rocket, Miss Martian, Nightwing, Superboy, and Zatanna on a poster for Young Justice Phantoms.
Jean Smart and Hannah Einbinder return for the second season of HBO Max's acclaimed comedy series Hacks.
Hannah Einbinder and Jean Smart in Hacks.
The Batman's reported Arkham spinoff on HBO Max has great potential when it comes to the villainous roster.
Split image of The Batman and Arkham Asylum in the comics
HBO Max is developing the Aqualad YA LGBT origin story, You Brought Me the Ocean, with Charlize Theron attached as an executive producer.
Jackson Hyde, the second Aqualad.
And Just Like That received mixed reviews from critics and audiences, but it successfully revitalized an iconic HBO franchise that seemed all but dead.
Blended image of Miranda, Carrie, and Charlotte against a pink NYC background.
There's plenty of great anime out, and there are several particularly great TV series on mainstream streamers.
Split image of Cowboy Bebop, Attack on Titan, and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood promo posters.
In honor of Tokyo Vice's premiere on HBO Max, here are Michael Mann's 5 best films according to IMDb.
Al Pacino sits at a diner table in Michael Mann's Heat.
Robert Downey Jr. is set to produce two new Sherlock Holmes spinoff TV series that are currently in development at HBO Max.
Jude Law and Robert Downey Jr in Sherlock Holmes.
Fascinating, compelling, and filled with standout performances, Tokyo Vice delivers plenty of drama in its adaptation of journalist Jake Adelstein's memoir.
Ansel Elgort rides in a car in a scene from Tokyo Vice.