WarnerMedia has officially revealed the name for its upcoming streaming service, HBO Max. The new subscription service will combine the content across Warner’s various media properties into a new direct-to-consumer streaming service, and will have exclusive movies and shows.
HBO Max will serve as WarnerMedia’s streaming competition to services like Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+. While WarnerMedia didn’t announce pricing details, HBO Max is scheduled to be released in Spring 2020 and will include content from properties like DC, TNT, TBS, truTV, The CW, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, HBO, and more.
Friends is set to leave in 2019, so there might be a gap where the show disappears from streaming altogether until HBO Max’s debut.
The same exclusivity deal will be true for The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Pretty Little Liars, which will stream all episodes on Max. HBO Max also gets dibs on a couple of shows from The CW, including Batwoman and Katy Keene, a Riverdale spinoff. Greg Berlanti and Reese Witherspoon have signed on to produce original films for HBO Max as well.