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Should I Get HBO Max if I Already Have HBO? Let's Break It Down

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On Tuesday, Oct. 29, HBO finally announced the launch date for its latest and greatest creation, HBO Max. It will give users access to thousands of different TV shows and movies, and luckily, if you're already an HBO Now subscriber, you'll be able to access it all for free.

But really, what is the difference between HBO Max versus HBO? Here is a detailed breakdown of the two HBO streaming service options.

What is HBO Max?

OK, here's what we know: HBO Max is HBO's latest creation, which is officially set to launch in May 2020, the brand tweeted. 

Yes, you heard that correctly, and it's going to offer over 10,000 hours of content. Users will have access to a large selection of Warner Brothers content (which includes Friends and Harry Potter) as well as original HBO shows like Game of Thrones and Chernobyl Diaries, and an array of Studio Ghibli (which does — in fact — include Howl's Moving Castle).