Google’s YouTube TV has shortly turn into one of many prime sources for reside tv. It is most undoubtedly within the Prime 3, proper alongside Hulu With Dwell TV (which has been the official No. 1), and Sling TV. Along with a somewhat strong secure of channels accessible for $49.99 a month, there are also quite a lot of premium add-ons accessible.
And for the primary time, these add-ons now embody HBO and HBO Max, in addition to Cinemax. The previous has been accessible on different streaming companies, like AT&T TV (AT&T is the guardian firm of WarnerMedia, which owns HBO and HBO Max) and Hulu. And whereas YouTube TV has supplied month-to-month subscriptions to the likes of Showtime, HBO had eluded prospects, leaving them to subscribe elsewhere.
Immediately, that is modified, that means now you can watch linear (as in reside) HBO and Cinemax immediately from inside your YouTube TV account, in addition to pay for it by way of your YouTube TV invoice and your Google account. (This really was one of the first major pieces of news surrounding HBO Max.) One you add the service, the brand new channels will seem on the backside of your reside listings.
And for all of the on-demand HBO Max stuff, you will log in utilizing your Google credentials.
And people in all probability are the 2 fundamental advantages of getting HBO Max that approach. You should not count on any massive technical boosts or something — there’s nonetheless no 4K playback. However ease of use is not something to show your nostril up at.
What is the massive deal about HBO Max? Along with the entire legacy HBO content material you are used to (suppose films, Sport of Thrones, Westworld and the like), it is also the brand new residence for every kind of different WarnerMedia content material, together with films from Warner Bros. and TCM, reveals from TNT, TBS, Comedy Central and truTV, your entire Studio Ghibli catalog, the D.C. Universe, and extra. And it is also now the one place you will discover all eight Harry Potter films.
Along with HBO, HBO Max and Cinemax, different premium choices inside YouTube TV embody:
- Acorn ($6)
- AMC Premiere ($5)
- CuriosityStream ($3)
- EPIX ($6)
- Fox Soccer Plus ($15)
- Showtime ($11)
- Shudder ($6)
- STARZ ($9)
- Sundance Now ($7)
- City Film Channel ($5)
HBO and HBO Max are the same old $14.99 a month (every) when you subscribe by means of YouTube TV. The latter has a seven-day free trial. Cinemax additionally has a seven-day free trial and prices $9.99 a month.
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