A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
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What's it about?
Is it any good?
With access to thousands of popular titles across a variety of genres, and easy-to-use parental controls, this streaming app is a family-friendly and affordable alternative to cable TV. Kids can add programs to a watchlist, and searching for specific shows and movies is easy. The parental controls have enough features to be useful and mostly secure. A parent can set a numeric passcode and limit the accessible content by rating (G, PG-13, and so on). And when parents want to watch a show that's TV-MA, all they have to do is switch profiles.
In addition to improved parental controls and the ability to set up multiple profiles, HBO Max: Stream TV & Movies offers more programming than HBO Now offered. All HBO content can be streamed, along with popular TV series, blockbuster movies, and original content. On the downside, 4K isn't available, and the app isn't available on all streaming devices at the time of review.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about limits on what, when, and how long they can watch on services like HBO Max: Stream TV & Movies. What shows are appropriate for them, and why?
Choose a favorite kid-friendly show or movie to watch together and then talk about the plot. With younger kids, talk about their favorite and least favorite characters.
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
- Price: Free to try
- Pricing structure: Free to try (free trial then $14.99/mo.)
- Release date: June 29, 2020
- Category: Entertainment
- Topics: Sports and Martial Arts, Superheroes, Adventures, History, Science and Nature
- Size: 45.80 MB
- Publisher: HBO
- Version: 50.2
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 12.2 or later
- Last updated: November 11, 2020
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