HBO Max Launching on Apple Devices

WarnerMedia April 27 announced that HBO Max, the company’s pending subscription streaming video platform, will be available on Apple devices when it launches on May 27. That includes Apple TV.

Users will be able to access Max on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD. Customers with second and third generation Apple TV models can stream Max content from their iPhone or iPad to their TV with AirPlay. Existing HBO Now subs who are billed through the App Store and HBO subs through Apple TV channels can log in and access the Max app at no additional charge. New Max customers will be able to subscribe directly in the app using in-app purchase.

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“As we prepare for the launch of Max, our focus remains on making it as widely available as possible for customers seeking out this best-in-class streaming experience,” Rich Warren, president of WarnerMedia Distribution, said in a statement. “The availability to Max across Apple devices is a great addition to our distribution offering and will provide seamless access for millions of customers.”

Max, priced at $14.99, will bow with 10,000 hours of curated content and anchored by the entire HBO service, the platform will also include a slate of new original series, classic series and films from across WarnerMedia’s library and key third-party licensed programs and movies.

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The company recently announced its day one programming slate, which includes six all-new Max Originals — “Love Life,” “On the Record,” “Legendary,” “Craftopia,” “Looney Toons Cartoons” and “The Not Too Late Show with Elmo” — plus an extensive lineup of library and acquired programming including “Friends”; “The Big Bang Theory”; “Doctor Who”; “Rick and Morty”; “The Boondocks”; “The Bachelor”; “Sesame Street”; “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”; CW shows such as “Batwoman,” “Nancy Drew” and “Katy Keene”; the first season of DC’s “Doom Patrol”; “The O.C.”; “Pretty Little Liars”; and the CNN catalog of “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown,” among others.

Other TV libraries include “South Park,” “Gossip Girl” and “The West Wing,” and more than 2,000 feature films within the first year, including classics Casablanca, The Wizard of Oz, the “Lord of the Rings” movies, every DC film from the last decade, and films from Japan’s Studio Ghibli animation house.

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