HBO Max will today, March 8, expand to an additional 15 countries in Europe where it replaces HBO España and HBO Go. You can now enjoy HBO in up to 4K Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos.
HBO Max in 61 markets
Today's expansion makes HBO Max available in a total of 61 markets worldwide, which is roughly the same number of regions as Disney+ but still a long way from Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+ and Netflix.
- "From today, HBO Max is streaming in 21 European countries with Central and Eastern Europe, Portugal and the Netherlands joining the Nordics, Spain and Andorra where we launched the platform last year," said Christina Sulebakk, General Manager, HBO Max EMEA.
The 15 new European countries are:
Bosnia and Herzegovina
HBO Max is entering Europe with an extraordinary offer of 33% to 50% lifetime discount (depending on region) to bring the monthly price down from 6 to 3 Euro per month for the basic package (720p, 1 concurrent stream) or from 8 to 4 Euro per month for the Standard package (1080, 4K, 3 concurrent streams). To redeem the lifetime offer users must sign up in the first weeks.
HBO Max is available on Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Smart TV and other platforms. See the table at the bottom.
HBO MAX IN 4K DOLBY VISION AND DOLBY ATMOS ON APPLE TV 4K. PHOTO: FLATPANELSDK
Warner Bros movies in 4K HDR
As part of the HBO Max launch in Europe, Warner Bros is reducing the theatrical window for its latest blockbuster movies to 45 days. It means that you can expect Warner movies to show up on HBO Max 45 days after the premiere in cinemas.
HBO Max in Europe offers movies and series from Warner Bros, HBO, DC, Cartoon Network, Max Originals and more content. Recent movies include The Matrix Resurrections, Dune, King Richard, The Suicide Squad and Tom and Jerry and new originals include Station Eleven, Peacemaker, Raised by Wolves season 2 and Sex Lives of College Girls.
4K streaming on HBO Max in Europe comes in at 16-22 Mbps (HEVC) for average video bitrate, with peaks exceeding 30 Mbps, according to FlatpanelsHD's sample tests. Dolby Atmos is available for some titles.
HBO Max will launch in an additional six European countries later this year. Update: Turkey, Greece, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania confirmed.
HBO Max – supported platforms
- Android TV (Android 5.0 or later) including Nvidia Shield, Philips, Sony, TCL etc.
- Android phones and tablets (Android 5.0 or later)
- Apple TV HD and Apple TV 4K (tvOS)
- Apple iPhone and iPad (iOS 12.2 or later)
- Apple macOS (Safari 12 browser or later)
- Apple AirPlay 2
- Chrome OS (Chrome 78 browser or later)
- LG TV (webOS from 2017 or later)
- Samsung TV (Tizen 2.0 from 2016 or later)
- Sony PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5
- Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
- Windows PC (Edge browser)