How to Get HBO Max and Stream ‘The Little Things’ For Free
"The Little Things" is now available to watch on HBO Max through February 28. The film is the second in a series of Warner Bros. movies that are scheduled to start streaming on the same day they premiere in theaters.
The movie follows Deke, a deputy sheriff played by Denzel Washington, who winds up searching for a serial killer in Los Angeles. Deke meets Baxter (Rami Malek), a sergeant from the LA Sheriff's Department, who tags along on the investigation. But as the search continues, it reveals secrets of Deke's past. The thriller is directed by John Lee Hancock and also features actor Jared Leto.
The movie follows the release of "Wonder Woman 1984" as the second Warner Bros. title to be released in theaters and through HBO Max at the same time. "Wonder Woman 1984" brought in 4.3 times the average amount of HBO Max signups in December 2020, according to research startup Antenna.
The good news is that you might already have access to HBO Max and not even know it. If you currently subscribe to HBO via your cable or satellite provider, you can probably get HBO Max without paying anything extra, as cited by CNET.
The only catch is that you can't watch HBO Max using your cable box. Instead, you'll need to watch on a smart TV or streaming device -- or a Comcast Xfinity box -- using the HBO Max app and your home internet connection. It works just like the app for Netflix, Hulu or Disney Plus: you sign in and watch on-demand anytime you want. The HBO Max app is available on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, PlayStation, Xbox, and numerous other devices.
So what if you don't subscribe to HBO already as part of your cable bill? Then you'll need to pay for HBO Max directly at $15 per month if you want to watch The Little Things or other upcoming releases like Godzilla vs. Kong, The Suicide Squad or Dune.
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What is HBO Max?
HBO Max is a streaming service from AT&T's WarnerMedia that offers every show and movie available on HBO and adds a host of exclusive content from other WarnerMedia properties such as DC Comics.
In addition to big theatrical movies like Wonder Woman, it's home to popular shows like Friends, The Big Bang Theory and Rick and Morty; recent and classic films as well as kids' content from Looney Toons and Sesame Street; and new exclusives like Zack Snyder's Justice League, which will arrive later this year. The HBO Max catalog is simply massive.
How to watch 'The Little Things' on HBO Max
"The Little Things" premiered on HBO Max on January 29. It will be removed from the streaming service on March 1, but you still have some time to catch it before it's gone. If you have an HBO Max subscription, you can watch the film with no additional fees, Business Insider cites.
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HBO Max costs $15 a month. If you prepay for six months, you can currently receive a 20% discount. Cable subscribers who pay for HBO can also get HBO Max for free as part of their existing plan, although there are some limitations.
You can watch "The Little Things" through HBO Max on your mobile device, Playstation or Xbox, Chromecast, Samsung smart TV, Roku, Android TV, or Fire TV device.
"The Little Things" is the second HBO Max movie to support Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos formats for enhanced contrast, colors, and surround sound on compatible devices.
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I get HBO from my TV provider. How do I get HBO Max?
HBO said last year that about 29 million people have access to HBO Max at no added cost because they already have regular HBO, but it revealed on Jan. 27 that only 17.2 million HBO Max accounts were active, a number that includes people who sign up for HBO Max directly as opposed to upgrading an existing HBO account.
All of the following cable, satellite or streaming companies will let HBO subscribers get HBO Max at no extra charge.
· DirecTV/AT&T TV
· YouTube TV
· Altice (Optimum and SuddenLink)
· Cox Communications
· NCTC (WOW, Atlantic Broadband, RCN, Grande Communications & Wave and MCTV)
· Don't see your provider above? Here's the full list (click "cable and satellite TV providers")
If your provider is supported and you currently subscribe to HBO, you have access to HBO Max. Here's what you'll have to do to watch it.
1. Download the HBO Max app to a supported TV device (Roku, Fire TV ($34 at Amazon), smart TV, etc)
2. Sign in via your TV provider.
3. Start watching
The sign-in process varies according to which device you have, and you may already have a username or password that you used with the HBO Go app, which has been largely retired. In that case, you might be prompted to use that password instead.
Note that the HBO Max is available on phones, tablets and computers too, including Apple iPhone ($900 at Boost Mobile), iPad ($311 at Amazon) and iPod Touch ($105 at Back Market) (with iOS 12.2 or later), Android phone and tablets (with Android OS 5 or later), Amazon Fire ($43 at eBay) tablets (fourth generation and later) and Windows and Mac computers via various browsers. Game consoles such as the Xbox One, Series S and Series X as well as the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 all also have HBO Max apps.
If you don't have one of the supported TV devices you can still watch HBO Max by streaming from a phone, tablet or computer to a TV. Here's how.
If I don't get HBO Max from a provider, what should I do?
You'll have to subscribe to HBO Max directly.
The price is similar to what most cable providers charge for basic HBO -- $15 per month -- but HBO Max is currently running a special deal through March 1: You can get a six-month HBO Max subscription for $70. That works out to about $11.67 a month, a savings of about 22%.
That deal is good enough that, assuming you want to keep HBO Max for six months, you might even want to cancel your current HBO or subscription and take the new deal instead (assuming you're not in the middle of a contract with your TV provider). Again, you'll still get access to every TV show and movie on regular HBO, in addition to all the exclusives on HBO Max. You'll just have to stream it all via the app instead of using your cable box.
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Warner Bros. released "Judas and The Black Messiah" on HBO Max on February 12. The film follows the life of Black Panther Party activist Fred Hampton. You can also catch "Tom & Jerry," a new movie featuring the classic cat and mouse duo.
Warner Bros. will release "The Matrix 4," "Mortal Kombat," "Space Jam 2," "Godzilla vs. Kong," and more on HBO Max throughout the year.
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