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HBO Max: Same Price But More Content

If you need the simple answer, that’s it. The main difference between HBO Go / Now and HBO Max is that although they cost the same price, HBO Max has more content! The new service, HBO Max went live on May 27. It now includes the legacy HBO content but also more content from the larger Warner Media world. What is strange is that both services will co-exist and to make things more complicated they are priced the same. HBO and HBO Max cost both $14.99 a month. But as mentioned above, HBO Max includes movies and tv shows from TBS, Cartoon Network, TNT, TruTV, CNN, Adult Swim, and even selected shows from Turner Classic Movies.

HBO Max Price 2020

HBO Max Supported Devices

You can watch HBO Max on the following devices:

  • PC Windows 7 or newer
  • Android TV
  • Android phones and tablets with Android 5 or newer
  • iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch with iOS 12.2 or newer
  • Mac with macOS 10.10 (Yosemite) or newer
  • Google Chromebooks
  • Any web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari)
  • Samsung TVs (selected models only)
  • Apple TV 4 / 4K or newer
  • PlayStation 4
  • Xbox One
  • Chromecast
  • AirPlay

What To Expect on HBO Max

As we mentioned above, HBO Max features everything from HBO Go / HBO Now and more. As Netflix and Amazon Prime Videos, HBO Max will have new movies every month. It also will feature HBO Originals like Westworld and Insecure. Some of the newest addition currently in May 2020 are: Legendary, Love Life, On The Record, Craftopia, Looney Tunes Cartoons and The Now Too Late Show With Elmo.

HBO MAx 2020

More To Come In 2020

HBO Max has also confirmed the following upcoming originals too:

  • The Flight Attendant, starring Kaley Cuoco
  • The Friends unscripted cast reunion
  • A new season of Search Party
  • Expecting Amy, with Amy Schumer
  • Raised by Wolves, Sci-Fi series from director Ridley Scott
  • Close Enough, comedy series
  • Adventure Time: Distant Lands, the first out of four Adventure Time specials.

To find out more on HBO Max, visit the platforms official website here: www.hbomax.com/.

Android TV Box Certified By Google

The Mecool KM1 TV Box is a Google certified Android TV device that just hit the market. With the latest specs and great performance is on sale right for a very competitive price. It comes in three variations:

  • 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage which sales for $79.99 after using the coupon 4PGLDAIK,
  • 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage saling for $72.99 after using the coupon 4PGLGIYM and the
  • 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage with a super-low price of just $58.99 after using the coupon 4PGM1BCP
Mecool KM1 S905X3

Mecool KM1 Specs

What is great about the Mecool KM1 is the fact that unlike the Xiaomi Mi Box S, it is powered by a brand-new and powerful CPU and GPU. In fact the device comes with the Amlogic S905X3 a very powerful CPU that can easily play 4K UHD up to 60 fps. Also powerful the GPU which can not only playback any given video format but allows you to play in an excellent manner any Android game. Another great feature is the optimal WiFi, supports 2GHz and 5Ghz -that’s Dual Band WiFi for faster internet connection! It is also faster than any traditional Dual Band WiFi since it is a 2T2R module with 2 antennas for even faster connections. And then we have the USB 3.0 that allows you to connect any compatible external HD and USB drive so you can elevate your experience with super fast speeds, unlike the old USB 2.0 that now days serves only for connections like a mouse, keyboard, gamepads and remotes. in the specifics, we find 1 x USB 3.0, 1 X USB 2.0, a micro SD card slot, HDMI port, a 10/100M Ethernet port and an AV output. Also included the Bluetooth module version 4.2 so you can attach even more devices.

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Mecool KM1 Remote Control

Another excellent point to be added: the included remote control. An already amazing remote, very similar to the Mi Box S and the previous Mecool models, now has 3 dedicated buttons: Youtube, Amazon Prime Video and Google Play are away just a click! And of course the dedicated button for Google Assistance is always there since the remote has also a built-in microphone for voice commands.

Video Playback

As you may suspect if you are more tech savvy, the Mecool KM1 with this SoC is a great piece of a media center. It can play any given video format with the default player or even KODI. And it also supports 4K Ultra HD on Youtube, 4K UHD also on Amazon Prime Video too! Not the same luck with Netflix since as we know, Netflix is not allowing a lot of devices to use their 4K license even though the lower resolutions are also supported and you can use Netflix too. HDR playback is also great, given of course that you have a TV that supports such technology.

Conclusion

Given that this Android 9 Pie Mecool KM1 comes with all the best for the price, in my opinion is a great device to get, especially considering the price after the coupon discount. Be sure to check all three versions even though for the price, I would go for the Mecool KM1 4GB / 64GB which appears also the most future-proof too. The offer is time limited so make sure to grab one now!

Detailed Specification

GeneralBrand: MECOOL
Model: KM1 Deluxe
Type: Android TV Box
HardwareSystem: Android 9.0
CPU: Amlogic S905X3
Core: ARM Cortex-A55,Quad-Core
GPU: ARM G31 MP2
RAM: 4GB / 2GB
ROM: 64GB / 32GB / 16GB
CommunicationWIFI: Built in 2.4G&5G  2T2R WiFi Support IEEE 802.11 b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth: 4.2
LAN: 10/100M
MediaVideo Decorder
– VP9 Profile-2 up to 4K*[email protected]
– H.265 HEVC [email protected] up to 4K*[email protected]
– AVS2-P2 Profile up to 4K*[email protected]
– H.264 AVC [email protected] up to 4K*[email protected]
– H.264 MVC up to [email protected]
– MPEG-4 [email protected] up to [email protected] (ISO-14496)
– WMV/VC-1 SP/MP/AP up to [email protected]
– AVS-P16(AVS ) /AVS-P2 JiZhun Profile up to [email protected]
– MPEG-2 MP/HL up to [email protected] (ISO-13818)
– MPEG-1 MP/HL up to [email protected] (ISO-11172)
– RealVideo 8/9/10 up to [email protected]
– Multiple language and multiple format sub-title video support
– MJPEG and JPEG unlimited pixel resolution decoding (ISO/IEC-10918)
– Supports JPEG thumbnail, scaling, rotation and transition effects Video/Picture Encoding
– Independent JPEG and H.264 encoder with configurable performance/bit-rate
– JPEG image encoding
– H.265/H.264 video encoding up to [email protected] with low latency 3D Graphics
– ARM G31 MP2 GPU
– 4-wide warps, dual texture pipe, 2x 4-wide execution engines (EE)
– Concurrent multi-core processing
– OpenGL ES 3.2, Vulkan 1.0 and OpenCL 2.0 support
Interface1 x HDTV support 4K x [email protected] max resolution output
1 x USB 3.0
1 x USB 2.0
1 x TF CARD Support 1~32GB
1 x 3.5 Phone out CVBS&L/R output
1 x RJ45 LAN
1 x DC 5V/2A
Other FeaturesLED Indicator: Smart breathing light
Certified: Google Certified
DRM: Support microsoft playready, google widevine L1
HDCP: Support HDCP2.2
Language: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, etc.  24 languages
HDR: Supports HDR10 , HDR10, HLG and Technicolor HDR processing
OTA: Support OTA update
Dimensions&WeightPackage weight: 0.535kg
Package size (L x H x W): 19.5 x 6.5 x 13.0cm
Package Contents1 x Adapter
1 x Gift Box
1 x IR BT Vioce remote
1 x HDTV Cable
1 x User Manual