Max, the newly joint streaming platform between HBO Max and Warner Bros. Discovery Plus, officially launches on TV screens today.
Max is what many viewers can expect it to be, carrying over content originally found in HBO, Max Originals, WB Movies, the DC Universe, documentaries and more into its super-streaming service.
In line with its launch, Max gives new subscribers three plans to choose from:
- $10/month basic ad-supported ad
- $16/month ad-free plan
- Max-exclusive $20/month
The “Ultimate Ad-free" tier also offers four concurrent streams, up to 100 offline downloads, and over 1,000 films and TV shows in 4K UHD – nearly eight times HBO Max’s lineup.
Max’s slate of films will include the classic Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, a collection of all the Harry Potter films, as well as the Dark Knight Trilogy. It also includes popular HBO TV shows such as Game of Thrones, The Last of Us, Watchmen and more.
“We understand the value of offering our users a cinematic playback experience and to that end, we’ve implemented more advanced technology workflows that allow us to release more 4K content in a faster, more efficient way,” Sudheer Sirivara, Global Technology Platform at Warner Bros. Discovery shared in a statement.
Announced last month, the rebranded streaming service also comes with new in-app features like a video playback experience, more options to personalize settings, and a default profile made for parental controls.
Existing HBO Max subscribers will still have access to their current subscriptions for a minimum of six months starting today. Ultimate Ad-Free subscribers can also stream in 4K UHD, HDR 10, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos on the Ultimate Ad-Free tier beginning June 7.