When HBO Max first launched in May 2020, the then $14.99 price point took the industry by surprise. At the time, it was the most expensive popular streaming service around and was priced $6 more than Netflix’s plans at the time. Fast forward to March 2023 and HBO Max’s pricing has changed, but only by a little.
As of March 2023, Netflix currently offers three tiers of pricing. The first, its Basic plan, offers one subscriber an opportunity to sign up for Netflix for only $6.99 a month. With this plan, you can watch Netflix on one device at a time, though you still enjoy all of Netflix’s content in HD quality with no ads and offline downloading on one device.
For HBO Max, flagship exclusive programs like Game of Thrones, House of Dragons, Euphoria, The Wire, Succession, Big Little Lies, The Sopranos, The White Lotus, and The Last of Us are just a few of the excellent programs available.
When it comes to content libraries, Netflix has long been the streaming service to beat. As deep and as rich as the content library is at HBO Max, Netflix simply has more to offer customers for a similar price.