HBO Max Coming to Six European Countries in October

WarnerMedia's HBO Max is coming to Europe next month, the streaming service has announced. Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Spain, and Andorra will be the first to get access from October 26.

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Next year, another wave of territories will be added to that list: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and Slovenia.

Additional territory launches are also planned for next year, but there are currently no plans to launch HBO Max in France, Italy, Germany, and the U.K. This is said to be partly due to WarnerMedia having deals in place with other partners in these countries, where HBO programming is available on services such as Sky Atlantic and Now TV.

HBO Max was officially launched in the U.S. in May 2020, and has since expanded to 39 territories in Latin America and the Caribbean. Like those regions, the above European countries will gain access to content from HBO, Warner Bros., DC, and Cartoon Network.

"This is a historic moment as HBO Max lands in Europe," said Johannes Larcher, Head of HBO Max International. "WarnerMedia movies and series like Harry Potter, Game of Thrones and The Big Bang Theory are passionately consumed by fans all across Europe, and HBO Max has been created to provide them with the most intuitive and convenient viewing experience to watch these and a diverse range of other amazing titles."

HBO has yet to say what the cost of the streaming service will be in Europe, but it will make that announcement in a virtual launch scheduled for October.

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Top Rated Comments

Shoju Avatar
18 months ago
I was so hoping to read “coming to Germany” there as well but apparently WarnerMedia still thinks those Sky apps are totally fine (spoiler: they suck big time. For years now. And they know it).
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Wafles Avatar
18 months ago
In the beginning of media being available online, I used to fly the Jolly Roger as it were. Then streaming services came in and I started paying a monthly fee to 1 or 2 services happily for easy access to media. Now we are going back to the situation where media is so scattered along services that it’s becoming filthy expensive to watch what I want. Let alone the fact that I have found a lot of content to be just unavailable through any paid service where I live, actually impossible to watch it legally.

I now find myself going back to flying the ’ol ?‍☠️ more frequently. Life is a circle it seems.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bier-meister Avatar
18 months ago
oh HBO, just cancel those partnerships with Sky, that brilliant Sky streaming service that offers a max 720p, no surround sound, no subtitles and doesn't have most content in its original language. It's utter garbage.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
teidon Avatar
18 months ago

Now we are going back to the situation where media is so scattered along services that it’s becoming filthy expensive to watch what I want.
There is no reason to be "loyal customer". I just subscribe to one service, unsubscribe immediately after paying (so that I don't forget) and then next month subscribe to some other service. The services will add new episodes and movies so that when I next time subscribe to them there is plenty of content to watch.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
foobarbaz Avatar
18 months ago

Than you haven’t used the HBO Max app. It’s the worst from all the streaming services. Garbage. The Sky ones are light years better!
That could be true for the Apple TV apps. But elsewhere, I doubt you'll find anything worse than the Sky app.

It forgets the language I'm watching in.
It loses the playback position when turning off the iPad display.
It starts every episode in pixelated SD instead of just buffering for a second.
It requires downloading freakin' Silverlight to play on the Mac.
It's limited to 5 devices. (Not 5 devices streaming. 5 devices logged in! And you graciously may switch out 1 per month …)
And it keeps playing the same stupid trailers between episodes.

It's bad enough that even the best content in the world will not get me to subscribe again. I'll just sit out that stupid 5 year contract HBO signed.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
matrix07 Avatar
18 months ago

A lot of people I've spoken-to recently feel exactly the same. There's just no way the majority of people can afford to, or be willing to subscribe-to so many different streaming services, even if they are ceasing current traditional services.

I'm also at the point where I don't know if I can be bothered starting to subscribe to a service for a short period to see a certain TV show or movie exclusive, then cancel, then subscribe to something else.

I do wonder how financially viable a lot of these services are going to be in what's already a very crowded marketplace.
Hmm.. Let's see. Right now I'm having Netflix, Disney+, HBO (still Go), TV+ and Pluto TV. All of these I'm paying like 40% of what I used to pay for cable TV.
My problem right now is not the price but the time (or lack thereof) to watch all these channels.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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