AT&T Says HBO Max Streaming Service To Launch In May For $15

Associated Press
October 30, 2019 - 3:27 am

FILE - This May 14, 2014 file photo shows an AT&T logo on a store in Dedham, Mass. AT&T planned to announce details of its upcoming streaming service on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

AT&T says its HBO Max streaming service will launch in May for $15 a month, joining a crowded field of would-be rivals to Netflix.

That's the same price as HBO Now, the current HBO streaming service for people who don't get the cable channel. Company officials expect existing HBO customers, whether via cable or HBO Now, to switch to HBO Max, which will offer far more to watch.

The service will offer movies and programs from HBO and the Time Warner library, which AT&T obtained when it acquired the media giant for $81 billion. That will include "Friends," which AT&T will pull back from Netflix. Other hits like "The Big Bang Theory" and "South Park" will also be available.

HBO Max will challenge Netflix alongside Disney, Comcast and Apple.