You’ve finally decided to cut the cord on cable and look into the plethora of streaming services the internet has to offer. Hooray!


There are many different streaming services for you to choose from, each with its list of flaws and benefits. HBO is known to produce unique content compared to its TV counterparts and is looking to do the same online.


Let’s take a look at all the pros and cons HBO Max has to offer!

Cons of HBO Max

First, let’s get the cons out of the way and leave the positive for last.


HBO is one of the most expensive monthly streaming services you can purchase.


HBO Max without ads comes in at $14.99 per month. Even the HBO Max version with ads comes in at $9.99 per month, which is still more expensive than an ad-free Netflix subscription.

Lacking Sports Options

If you’re a sports junky, you may want to hold off on getting HBO Max for now as it lacks a variety of sports options.


The company is rumored to be adding games from the NHL and the MLB in the near future, so HBO Max will not lack sports forever!

Limited Availability

While HBO is looking to expand its availability beyond North America, it’s still exclusive to the U.S. and Canada for the time being.

Pros of HBO Max

Now that we’ve got the negatives out of the way let’s look at the positives HBO Max has to offer!

Unique Content

HBO has been known for decades to have unique content compared to the competition.


All Warner Brothers movies are available to stream on HBO Max the day they are released.


The TV show options for HBO Max are some of the best, with classics like “Game of Thrones” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”

Downloadable Content

Sometimes you may not always have internet access but still want to watch your favorite shows and movies. HBO Max allows you to download its content for offline use, giving you access wherever, whenever!

Multiple Streams

For $14.99 a month, HBO Max gives you a decent amount of perks as it lets you stream on three different devices.


Be able to watch your favorite content in the living room while your kids stream content from their bedrooms.


Additionally, HBO Max is Smart TV compatible allowing for maximum integration!

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