The mobile app for Google Play Movies has a handy feature that monitors other streaming services to see if a movie or TV show you’re about to buy is already available for viewing. Now, Google Play Movies has added the latest streaming juggernaut, HBO Max, to its watch directory.
Google Play Movies has been able to tell you what’s on another streaming service for a couple of years now, and over time that list of supported services has expanded too. Just last year, the app added support for both Disney+ and Netflix too.
For a while, HBO Now and HBO Go were supported on Play Movies but with both of those about to disappear, the successor was obviously needed to fill the slot. Now, the Play Movies app is showing HBO Max on a card when you first open the app, at least assuming that you have the HBO Max app installed on your Android device.
From that card, you can go on to add HBO Max and any other services you might be a subscriber of to your watch directory. There’s no need to link an account as Play Movies simply monitors that service’s library and shows it alongside movies and TV shows in the Play Movies store. For instance, the film Mr. Holland’s Opus is currently streaming only on HBO Max, so opening its listing on Play Movies offers a link directly to the movie on HBO Max.
More on HBO Max:
- HBO Max is now available for Android phones, Chromecast, Android TV, and more
- HBO Max doesn’t support casting from Google Assistant as HBO Now option disappears
- YouTube TV now offers HBO and Cinemax w/ HBO Max bundle
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