HBO Max, HBO GO, HBO NOW differences

What you can stream

The biggest difference between HBO Max and HBO NOW & HBO GO is what you can stream.

  • HBO Max.  Stream HBO, plus SO much more.
    Stream all of HBO together with a collection of classic TV favorites, even more blockbuster movies, and new Max Originals.
  • HBO NOW and HBO GO.  Stream HBO.
    Stream all of your HBO favorite series, plus hit movies, specials, and more. 

Supported devices

HBO Max
  • Android phones and tablets (with Android OS 5+)
  • Android TV (including most Sony Android TVs, 2015 models and later)
  • Apple TV (4th gen and later)
  • Chromebooks
  • Chromecast
  • iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch (with iOS 12.2+)
  • PC and Mac computers
  • PlayStation 4
  • Samsung TV (2016 models and later)
  • Xbox One

To learn more, see HBO Max Supported devices.

HBO NOW
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Amazon Fire tablets (4th gen and later)
  • PC and Mac computers
  • Chromebooks
  • Roku (3rd gen and later)
  • Samsung TV (2015 models)

Starting on July 31, 2020, the HBO NOW app and HBONOW.com will be rebranded to HBO. To learn more, see HBO NOW Supported devices.

HBO GO
  • Amazon Fire tablets (4th gen and later)
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Android phones and tablets (with Android OS 5+)
  • Android TV
  • Apple TV (2nd gen and later)
  • Chromebooks
  • Chromecast
  • iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch (with iOS 12.2+)
  • PC and Mac computers
  • PlayStation 4
  • Roku (3rd gen and later)
  • Samsung TV (2013 models and later)
  • TiVO
  • Xbox One

Starting on July 31, 2020, the HBO GO app will no longer be available on most devices. To learn more, see HBO GO Supported devices.

What is HBO Max, HBO GO, and HBO NOW?

  • HBO Max. A new streaming experience that bundles all of HBO together with a collection of classic TV favorites, even more blockbuster movies, and new Max Originals.
  • HBO GO. A streaming service included free with your paid HBO subscription through a TV provider. I have HBO GO. Do I get HBO Max?
  • HBO NOW. A stand-alone streaming service that lets you stream all of HBO without a TV package. I have HBO NOW. Do I get HBO Max?