HBO Max, explained: In the Heights, Conjuring 3, streaming 'free' and everything else to know

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In the Heights is streaming on HBO Max the same day it hit theaters, joining The Conjuring 3 there. But you need the right tier to watch them.
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, after a bumpy launch a year ago, has been building momentum. In the Heights started streaming on Thursday, joining The Conjuring 3 as the latest film to stream at the same time it's in theaters. Its cheaper, $10-a-month subscription tier supported by ads arrived last week, and the long-delayed Friends reunion landed the week before that.

has also killed its weeklong free trial. That means if you want watch absolutely everything -- the Friends reunion, other Max originals and the new Warner Bros. movies, including Matrix 4 or Dune later this year -- you'll either need to pay for a full-price Max subscription or figure out if your regular HBO subscription includes a free upgrade to a Max account.

Here are answers to the latest big questions about HBO Max.

How can I stream In the Heights and The Conjuring 3?

In the Heights and The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It are now available at no added cost to subscribers to HBO Max's $15-a-month ad-free tier.

Anybody who is a subscriber to the service's new $10-a-month ad-supported tier can't watch the In the Heights, The Conjuring 3 or any of the same-day movies that'll be on Max through the rest of the year. They're the only part of the library unavailable to people on the HBO Max with Ads tier.

What other movies hit HBO Max and theaters at the same time?

Warner Bros.' 2021 movies are set to hit theaters and HBO Max on the following release dates:

All these titles will be available on HBO Max the same day they hit theaters in the US.

Any title listed with a "TBD" doesn't have a confirmed release date yet, but it's placed on the list in loose chronological order for when it's expected to come out.

Several movies have already come and gone, including Mortal Kombat most recently. But all these Warner Bros. movies will return to HBO Max to stream a few months after their release. Wonder Woman 1984, for example, is already back on HBO Max to stream, after it left the service in January during its…
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