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Shows and movies Q&A

What's new on HBO Max?
What's leaving or coming to HBO Max?

To see what's coming soon, open the Browse menu and then choose Coming Soon. Here you can watch previews of upcoming shows and movies. You can also go to our Coming to HBO Max page.

Some shows and movies are available for a limited time. To see what's leaving soon, open the Browse menu and choose Last Chance.

How often is HBO Max programming updated?

New hit movies and episodes are added throughout the year. And of course, older episodes are available for bingeing. To see some of the featured series available on HBO Max, go to HBOMax.com/series, and for movies go to HBOMax.com/feature.

To see what's new, open the Browse menu and then choose Just Added. You can also open the Browse menu, and then choose Series or Movies and then choose Just Added from the horizontal menu.

Can I browse or search a single brand?

Yes. Hubs allow you to browse shows and movies from a single brand, e.g. HBO or DC.

To see the HBO Max Hubs:

  • On the Home screen, scroll down to the Hubs row.
  • TV: Scroll left and choose the Hubs icon (along the left edge).
  • Phone, tablet, or computer: Choose the Menu icon (upper-left) and then scroll down to the Hubs (bottom of menu).

You can also search for shows and movies from a single brand or Hub. For example, you can search for 'Warner Bros' to see shows and movies from the Warner Bros.

Can I watch HBO shows when they air on TV?

Most new HBO shows and movies are available on HBO Max when they premiere on HBO. To find out when new episodes will premiere on HBO, go to HBO.com and search for a series by name. HBO's live shows and events require time to be prepared for HBO Max. Such content is normally available within 24 hours of the original broadcast.

To see some of the series available on HBO Max, go to HBOMax.com/series.

Estimated availability of live shows

The following HBO shows are not available when they air on TV. Instead, they're added to HBO Max as quickly as possible, typically within 24 hours. Below are estimated times when new episodes will be available on HBO Max. Actual times will vary.

  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver:  Mondays, 2am ET (at the latest)
  • Real Time with Bill Maher: Saturdays, 7 AM ET (at the latest)
What are Max Originals?

Max Originals are original series and movies produced for HBO Max. To browse Max Originals, open the Browse menu and then choose Originals. You can also choose the Search icon and type 'Max Originals.'

Can I watch shows when I'm offline?

Yes, you can download shows and movies to watch later when you're offline. This way you can watch HBO Max when you don't have a network connection. Most everything can be downloaded. To learn more, see Download shows and movies.

Why isn't a show or movie available?

Some movies and shows are available for a limited time only. We aim to provide the most robust offerings and will continue to bring high-quality programs to our streaming platform.

Missing an Episode? If an episode is missing, go to the app store on your device and see if there's an app update available. If available, download the HBO Max update. If an episode is still missing, please let us know using our Contact us form.

Does HBO Max have shows and movies from other countries?

Yes. To see shows and movies from other countries, open the Browse menu and then choose International. The International genre includes titles from other countries, including the acclaimed original series from HBO Europe, HBO Asia, and HBO Latin America.

Some titles can be played in languages other than English. To learn more, see Find and play titles in other languages.

Does HBO Max have kids' shows and movies?

Yes. To see what we have for kids, go to Kids & Family or in the HBO Max app open the Browse menu and then choose Kids & Family. In the Kids & Family section, you can browse by age group (Ages 2-5, 6-9, 10-12, and 13+), Just Added, Animation, or browse by Characters.

You can also create up to 5 profiles, including for your kids, with parental controls that limit what can be watched. To learn more, see All about Kid profiles.

How are shows and movies rated?

Shows and movies on HBO Max are rated according to the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) or the TV Parental Guidelines. To learn more about the movie ratings, go to motionpictures.org/film-ratings, and for TV ratings go to TV Parental Guidelines. You can select an episode or movie on HBO Max to see its rating. The rating also appears in the upper-left corner when you start playing an episode or movie.

Can I buy shows on a pay-per-view basis?

No. HBO Max doesn't currently offer pay-per-view shows or events.