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HBO Max will launch on May 27

HBO's new service now has a launch date.

HBO Max now has a release date.

HBO Max is coming soon, and now we know exactly when: May 27. The date was revealed in a YouTube video posted Tuesday that showcased some of the many titles AT&T's new streaming service will feature. 

An upgrade to the current HBO and HBO Now, HBO Max is a new combatant in the ever-crowded streaming wars and is AT&T's answer to the likes of Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney Plus and Peacock. Centered around its WarnerMedia properties, the service will be the home of HBO hits such as Game of Thrones as well as movies and shows from the Warner Bros. film and TV studio and DC Comics. 

New shows coming to the service include a Justice League Dark series produced by J.J. Abrams, a sci-fi epic from Ridley Scott and a half-hour comedy from actress-producer Issa Rae.

Read more: Everything you need to know about HBO Max

HBO Max will also be home to reruns of popular shows like Friends, Rick and Morty and The Big Bang Theory, and it remains the home of Sesame Street. 

The launch closes a seven-month window in which media giants and tech titans have released a raft of new streaming services to take on Netflix. These competitive battles are pitting huge corporations against one another with investments of hundreds of millions of dollars as they hope to shape the future of television. But these rivalries will also affect you: They'll influence how many services you'll need to pay for, and how much you'll have to fork over, to stream your favorite shows and movies.

HBO Max will cost the same $14.99 a month that HBO charges for an HBO Now subscription.