Which one is the best: HBO Now, HBO Go, or HBO Max?



If you’re a fan of Big Little Lies, the Wire, or its dark material, you probably already have a subscription to HBO Go or HBO Now. But now a new HBO service has been launched since May 27th: HBO max. So what’s the difference between all the HBO streaming services that have similar but confusing names?

There are 2 similar and 2 different points between HBO Go and HBO Now. The most important similarity between the two services is that you get the same content. You get your ballerinas from Silicon Valley and the Western Worlds with both services. And the second similarity is that you can stream all your favorite shows to your smartphone, Smart TV, tablet and laptop.

The two differences between HBO Go and HBO now are how you get it and the monthly price. You get HBO Go with a satellite or cable subscription or with Amazon Prime. While HBO Now has a standalone streaming service. So all you have to do is subscribe through the application.

The customer can get HBO with services such as DirecTV, Xfinity spectrum, Cox, and Verizon FiOS. You can find HBO Now on Apple’s App Store, Google Play, Amazon’s App Store, Roku Chain Store, and many more.

For pricing, HBO GO can range from $5 to $20 per month depending on your satellite or cable provider and current offers. But on average, it’s about $15, which is the same price as HBO NOW. No matter where you download the HBO now application, the monthly subscription price will be $15 per month.


The brand new streaming platform HBO Max was online on May 27th. It will be a combination of HBO, new original content and licensed favorites that are separate from the HBO channel. You may have heard about HBO Max during the F.R.I.E.N.D.S. reunion announcement. It was a streaming service on which the much-anticipated episode will be broadcast. It’s always good, but because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the production of the F.R.I.E.N.D.S. reunion has been postponed. But all F.R.I.E.N.D.S episodes will be broadcast on HBO max. HBO MAX will also feature Fresh Prince of Bel-air, Airy, Euphoria, Entourage, Game of Thrones, and more.

HBO MAX will also have new original content such as :

  • Wahl Street which is an adopted series of Mark Wahlberg’s Life.
  • Tokyo Vice, a series based on the direct experience of an American journalist from the Tokyo Metropolitan Police.
  • The Flight Attendant, a thriller series featuring Kaley Cuoco and
  • Love Life, a romantic comedy in 10 episodes with Anna Kendrick

HBO MAX offers some pretty good original content, but apart from new original content and licensed favorites, you’ll have the same content as on HBO Go and HBO NOW. And that’s where it gets a little confusing, if you currently have a subscription to HBO Now, you automatically get a subscription to HBO max. So whether you subscribe to HBO max or HBO now, you’ll always pay the same monthly price of $15 USD for both services and exactly the same content.
I hope this article will give you more details about the similarities and differences between the three HBO services. However, I recommend that you get either HBO now or HBO MAX, because it’s the same as getting everything HBO has to offer for one price.