Tuesday morning, the world of streaming got a little more complicated with the release of the new ad-supported tier of HBO Max.
Consumers now have a cheaper way of getting HBO Max. The cost of the ad-supported subscription is $9.99 a month, but what makes this even nicer is the fact that consumers can subscribe to the plan directly through Apple.
When getting a subscription to the service in the HBO Max, users can subscribe to the ad-supported subscription via in-app purchases, the same way they would with the $14.99 a month ad-free plan.
Of course, there is also a yearly version of the ad-supported subscription for $99.99 a year. The annual subscription fee for the ad-free version is $149.99 a year. Both can be subscribed to through Apple too.
One major difference between the two plans is users on the ad-supported plan will not be getting the same-day access to new Warner Brothers movies released on ad-free HBO Max the same day they go into movie theaters.
When it comes to programming on HBO Max, users will find TV shows such as “Doctor Who,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “Young Sheldon,” “Rick and Morty,” “The Middle” and “Friends,” but also MAX Originals like “Made for Love,” “The Flight Attendant” and “Friends: The Reunion.”
For movies, users will be able to find on-demand movies like “The King of Staten Island,” “Tenent” and the entire “Harry Potter” movie series.
HBO Max is available to stream on the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Apple TV and Mac. The streaming does sync with the Apple TV app as well.