HBO, Cinemax on Hulu

(Pictured above: Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister in ‘Game of Thrones’)

Hulu is expanding its cable-like offerings with the introduction of HBO and Cinemax as add-on channels.

For an additional $14.99 a month for HBO and $9.99 a month for Cinemax, any Hulu subscriber can now stream the premium channels’ signature series, movies, documentaries, sports, as well as comedy and music specials – both live and on demand.

Hulu will enable subscribers to watch programming as it airs live on the east and west coast feeds of both HBO and Cinemax. Subscribers who purchase the HBO add-on will also gain access to HBO Now, its on-demand service. Additional channels HBO 2, HBO Family, HBO Latino, HBO Comedy, HBO Signature HD, HBO Zone, MoreMAX HD, ActionMAX HD, ThrillerMAX HD, MovieMAX HD, 5StarMAX HD and OuterMAX HD will become available within the add-ons in the coming weeks.

HBO programming includes such series as Game of Thrones, WestworldVeep (pictured left: Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer), Last Week Tonight, Vice, Silicon Valley, The SopranosSesame Street, Big Little Lies and The Night Of, as well as theatrical film releases. Cinemax offers movies such as The Purge: Election Year, Warcraft and Deepwater Horizon, and series including The Knick, Outcast, Banshee and Quarry.

Showtime is already available as an $8.99 per month add-on for Hulu subscribers.

In May, Hulu introduced its $39.99 per month live TV service, which includes 50 linear broadcast and cable channels, as well as on-demand content. Plans without linear channels start at $7.99 per month for on-demand content with limited ads and $11.99 a month for a no-commercials version.

For more info about Hulu with Live TV, including channel lists and device compatibility, or to subscribe to the service, visit

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A former local beat reporter and film critic, co-founder Lawrence Greenberg has more than 25 years’ experience as a writer and public relations executive.

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