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HBO Max is coming and taking Friends (and a lot of other things) with it

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Ok, so in a not-so-distant future, there will be HBO Go, HBO Now, and the newest streaming service from WarnerMedia, HBO Max. Yo, maybe it’s time to trim some of the fat? It’s getting confusing.

The new service will contain shows and movies from many different partners, including taking back the rights to Friends.

What to know about the HBO Max streaming service

Honestly, this thing probably needs a different name, because it is so much more than HBO. WarnerMedia says the new service will be “Maximized” with an extensive collection of content and honestly, that pun should be shot and buried in a field somewhere.

But I digress, we’re here to talk about streaming and how we, the consumers, will soon have yet another choice (and expense) if we want to consume all the content.

Things to know about HBO Max:

  • Will include original programming (Max Originals)
  • An extensive library from WarnerMedia’s portfolio
  • Friends will be available, as will The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Pretty Little Liars
  • The service is coming in 2020

From the press release, WarnerMedia also breaks down some additional content to expect from the service:“Warner Bros., New Line, DC Entertainment, CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, The CW, Turner Classic Movies, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, Looney Tunes, and more.”

With the streaming wars heating up between companies like Netflix and Disney, HBO Max has a lot of ammunition that could sway users towards its service as we all inevitably have to start picking and choosing which ones we will pay for and which ones we’ll mooch off friends and family.

What do you think? Interested in HBO Max or will you stick with what you know? Let us know down below in the comments or carry the discussion over to our Twitter or Facebook.

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