HBO, one of the biggest streaming services in the world, is coming to Netflix.
The new service, which launched on Friday, will include a new lineup of movies for its subscribers that will also be available through HBO Go.
HBO Go subscribers can now enjoy films like “Fargo” and “The Americans,” which debuted on HBO last fall.
And the streaming service will offer more original programming, including movies like “Saving Private Ryan” and the upcoming “The Mummy.”
HBO’s “The Catch,” which is currently available on Hulu, is also being expanded to HBO Go and HBO NOW.
HBO said the new service will allow subscribers to watch movies on their computer and smartphones, and it will be available in the U.S. and Canada on Oct. 19 and Oct. 27.
For now, HBO is only offering HBO GO in the United States and Canada.
HBO GO is available in more than 70 countries.
The streaming service’s new lineup will include the upcoming feature film “The Martian,” the upcoming movie “Goliath” and two upcoming films.
The two upcoming movies are “The Defenders” and one that is “Daredevil.”
Both movies are based on Marvel comics and are being written and produced by Brian Michael Bendis, who also serves as HBO’s Chief Creative Officer.
HBO and Marvel Entertainment announced last fall that the company will create a standalone streaming service, “The Netflix of Comics,” that will feature more content and features than the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Netflix has been slowly expanding its catalog of original content over the past few years, with original shows like “Arrow” and its spin-off, “Downton Abbey,” as well as films like the upcoming, “Wonder Woman,” and the forthcoming “Wonder Boys.”
Hargrove and other Hollywood executives have praised HBO for offering more original content and a strong selection of movies, and they have pushed for the streaming company to offer more of its own programming, too.
“The biggest problem I have with Netflix is the fact that the content is too fragmented and the selection is too limited,” Hargreaves said in a statement.
“That’s where I think HBO is going to be the best option for us.”
The streaming company is still looking for a partner to acquire the rights to “Game of Thrones,” but it has so far refused to consider buying the show.
Hargraves said HBO and other entertainment companies are trying to find ways to keep the series “in the family” while still being able to stream it in HD, but he said that HBO would not be able to offer the series in HD at the same time as other programming on the service.
“It’s going to require a whole different solution,” he said.
HBO is also trying to create its own streaming service in partnership with the Walt Disney Company.
HBO CEO Richard Plepler said HBO was “working on a plan that would allow us to stream our content across platforms including Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Fire TV.”
HBO also announced this month that it will launch an app to let people watch its original programming online without having to pay a subscription fee.
“We believe the streaming platform is the future of television, and the HBO Go experience is the best way to make it happen,” Plepler wrote in a blog post.
“Our team is excited to bring this service to consumers, and we look forward to expanding it to a broader audience in the years ahead.”
HBO announced its first original series this month, “Veep,” which stars Joe Manganiello as a Washington insider who becomes obsessed with a former FBI agent named Peter Capaldi.
“Veeps” is the second series on HBO to air on Netflix, following the 2017 series “The Leftovers,” which was also made available through Netflix.
“In addition to a variety of HBO originals, Netflix has made significant investments in our library of original programming in addition to our core lineup of premium series,” the company said in an email to The Associated Press.
“Netflix’s original series are available to HBO subscribers who have a Netflix account and have already subscribed to HBO through a third party.”
HBO added that its original series include the “Veer” and a few “Curb Your Enthusiasm” episodes.
“This is a tremendous opportunity for HBO and our partners to reach new audiences across multiple platforms, and to work together on innovative, original programming that can better engage and delight fans of all ages and levels of experience,” HBO Entertainment CEO Richard Levy said in the statement.