HBO Now subscribers receive a free upgrade to Max.
is HBO's stand-alone streaming service, which currently costs as much as HBO Max: $ 14.99 per month. In May, customers currently subscribing to HBO Now can switch to HBO Max to unlock the much larger Max catalog for the same price. Currently, nine million people pay for HBO Now.
HBO subscribers through AT & T receive Max for free
If you pay for the traditional HBO premium network via a pay-TV package through AT & T,. AT & T owns the satellite channel DirecTV, service and and says that 10 million current TV HBO Subscribers will receive Max for free. This also includes users of AT & T Wireless who can add HBO at certain unlimited rates.
Other HBO subscribers and HBO Go? We'll see
If you do not subscribe to HBO Now or an AT & T provider, the situation is less clear.
AT & T is still in talks with other pay-TV providers about HBO Max's offer to its traditional HBO subscribers. That means subscribers who receive HBO from linear providers such as Comcast, Spectrum, Dish Network, as well as streamer such as] and will have to wait and see if they too can get Max for free.
AT & T stated that during the transition to HBO Max the existing HBO brand services continue to be offered via cables and other traditional sockets. These services includethe app that allows existing HBO subscribers to stream HBO programs. In other words, AT & T does not force customers to migrate to HBO Max, although this is ultimately expected of them.