Brought to you by AT&T’s WarnerMedia Entertainment, HBO Max brings a flourish of nostalgia with shows like FRIENDS and Gossip girl, along with a host new shows as well as its own ‘Max Originals’ to make sure there is something for everyone. But as users dive into this new mountain of entertainment, how do you know which shows you’ve watched and which still need a good binge?
Keep an eye on the purple line
To the relief of many streaming connoisseurs, HBO Max brings with it a way to identify which shows you’ve watched and which are still pending. While we love ourselves some Amazon Prime, a number of users have noticed the lack of indication on the titles, pertaining to whether a user has watched it or not.
This is especially annoying if you are simultaneously following multiple shows. How do you know if you have started the show or not?
Luckily HBO thought ahead in this instance and has introduced a purple line as an indication. The line appears at the bottom of the content that you are currently watching or have already watched. For content that you have watched part through, the line indicates the point at which the video was stopped.
This way you don’t need to start streaming the movie, just to check if you’ve watched it or not!
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What will be available with HBO Max?
HBO Max boasts of having over 10,000 hours of curated content. This naturally includes all your favorite HBO content plus more! For the first time ever, HBO will also be including non-HBO content with its HBO Max streaming service.
Huge producers like Elizabeth Banks, Issa Rae, and Mindy Kaling will be creating content for the new streaming service, while stars like Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman and, even Meryl Streep are rumored to be featuring in some of the Originals!
How much does it cost?
HBO Max is priced at $14.99/month putting it slightly above Netflix and Amazon Prime. However, it is evenly priced to match its sister standalone streaming service HBO Now. HBO is offering its new streaming service free of cost to existing AT&T HBO customers and HBO Now subscribers.
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We can’t wait for the FRIENDS reunion that was promised to us at the launch of HBO Max. But that seems like a pipe dream, with the current pandemic situation. What are some of your favorite shows on HBO Max? Let us know in the comments below.