HBO Max and HBO. What's the difference?

What you can stream

The biggest difference between HBO Max and HBO 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 (previously called HBO NOW and HBO GO).  Stream HBO.
    Stream all of your HBO favorite series, plus hit movies, specials, and more. 

What is HBO Max, HBO GO, and HBO NOW?

  • HBO Max. A 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 (rebranded as HBO). A streaming service included free with your paid HBO subscription through a TV provider. I have HBO (HBO GO). Do I get HBO Max?
  • HBO NOW (rebranded as HBO). A stand-alone streaming service that lets you stream all of HBO without a TV package. I have HBO (HBO NOW). Do I get HBO Max?

Supported devices

HBO Max
  • Amazon Fire TV devices
  • Amazon Fire tablets (4th gen and later)
  • Android phones and tablets (with Android OS 5+)
  • Android TV (including most Sony Android TVs—2015 models and later, the AT&T Streaming TV box, and the TiVo Stream 4K)
  • 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 and Xbox Series X|S

To learn more, see HBO Max Supported devices.

HBO NOW (rebranded as HBO)

The HBO NOW app is now the HBO app. You can stream HBO at HBONOW.com and also via the HBO app on the following devices. To learn more, see I have HBO (HBO NOW). Do I get HBO Max?

  • Chromebooks
  • PC and Mac computers
  • Roku (3rd gen and later)
HBO GO (rebranded as HBO)

The HBO GO app and HBOGO.com are no longer available. You can stream HBO via the HBO app on select TiVo devices. To learn more, see I have HBO (HBO GO). Do I get HBO Max?

  • TiVo