AT&T has been teasing its upcoming HBO Max television streaming service, and now it has offered more details about the Apple TV+ competitor. At an event on Tuesday, AT&T revealed that HBO Max will launch in May 2020 for $14.99 per month.
HBO Max will offer 10,000 hours of content at launch, including shows and films form the media conglomerate’s numerous entertainment divisions. Viewers will have access to TV shows that include Friends, Big Bang Theory and South Park, Warner Bros. Filmed entertainment will include Warner Bros. films (including their recent hit Joker), as well as the full HBO catalog, as well as originals like a Grease spinoff and a Gossip Girl sequel.
A new Game of Thrones spinoff, House of the Dragon, is coming to HBO, and will be available on the new streaming service, alongside such classic HBO offerings as The Sopranos.
The initial version of HBO Max will launch in May 2020 and will be priced at $14.99 per month. In 2021, AT&T plans to add a lower-priced ad-supported tier of the service.
HBO Max will be offered free to existing HBO subscribers, which should give AT&T a foot up in competing with Apple TV+ and Disney+, which will launch in November. AT&T says it hopes to have 50 million U.S. subscribers by 2025.