Believe it or not, you can now stream HBO series on Netflix. The groundbreaking move starts with all five seasons of Issa Rae’s critically lauded comedy-drama, Insecure, now available for streaming in the US. But that’s not all – more HBO programs are poised to arrive on the platform, as Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) aims to leverage its extensive library for increased revenue.
The deal will bring other popular shows such as Band of Brothers, The Pacific, Six Feet Under, and Ballers to Netflix, as revealed to Deadline. For Netflix users beyond the US, they can look forward to streaming True Blood. This marks the inaugural appearance of HBO content on Netflix within the US, even though some shows had previously made their way onto Prime Video. Notably, the series will remain accessible on Max.
This move is part of WBD’s broader strategy to enhance its revenue. The firm took steps late last year to pull prominent titles like Westworld and The Nevers from Max. Yet, these shows along with many others from WBD’s library can be viewed for free on ad-supported channels like Roku, Tubi, and Amazon’s Freevee.
Under the leadership of Zaslav, WBD has implemented various strategies to improve their financial performance. These include withdrawing numerous shows and films from Max to cut expenses, terminating Max-exclusive projects midway (allegedly for tax writeoff purposes in certain instances), and implementing staff reductions.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about HBO shows on Netflix
Are HBO shows now available on Netflix in the US?
Yes, for the first time, HBO shows have made their debut on Netflix in the US, starting with all five seasons of Issa Rae’s Insecure.
Will more HBO content be added to Netflix?
Yes, more HBO shows including Band of Brothers, The Pacific, Six Feet Under, and Ballers are expected to arrive on Netflix as part of a new deal with Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD).
Can HBO content be streamed on Netflix outside the US?
Yes, users outside the US will be able to stream the HBO show True Blood on Netflix.
Will these HBO shows still be available on Max?
Yes, these shows will continue to be available on Max despite their addition to Netflix’s library.
Why is Warner Bros. Discovery adding HBO content to Netflix?
This move is part of Warner Bros. Discovery’s larger strategy to boost its revenue by leveraging its extensive library of shows and movies.