HBO Max streaming service is undergoing a massive change and relaunch coming this May. Warner Bros. Discovery has announced today that HBO Max will simply be called Max beginning on May 23rd. It’ll bring together Discovery+ and HBO Max in one streaming service.
They’re promising an average of more than 40 new titles and TV show seasons every month on this new service. Max will be available in three different versions. The first two plans are the same as HBO Max’s current pricing. Which means that HBO Max subscribers won’t see a price increase… for now. The new third tier “Max Ultimate” allows for 4K streaming and up to four concurrent streams with offline downloads for content. That tier will be $19.99 a month. Here’s the full breakdown of the tiers.
- Max Ad-Lite ($9.99/month or $99.99/year): Two concurrent streams, 1080p HD resolution, no offline downloads, 5.1 surround sound quality
- Max Ad Free ($15.99/month or $149.99/year): Two concurrent streams, 1080p HD, up to 30 offline downloads, 5.1 surround sound quality
- Max Ultimate Ad Free ($19.99/month or $199.99/year): Four concurrent streams, up to 4K Ultra HD resolution, 100 offline downloads, Dolby Atmos sound quality
“From the biggest superheroes to real life champions; from culture-shaping dramas to taste-shaping entertainment; from fantastical realms to the realest of worlds, Max will offer an unrivaled range of choice,” said JB Perrette, president and CEO of global streaming and games at Warner Bros. Discovery. “This new brand signals an important change from two narrower products, HBO Max and Discovery+, to our broader content offering and consumer proposition. While each product offered something for some people, Max will have a broad array of quality choices for everybody.”
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