After a long period of waiting, we now finally know the future of the merger between HBO Max and Discovery+.
Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) CEO David Zaslav announced today that the streaming services will merge into one and be called “MAX.” The rebranded streaming service is said to launch on Tuesday, May 23.
During an event the company had today regarding the streaming service, Zaslav had this to say about it, “Max is the one to watch,” he said. “It’s the one to watch because it’s the place every member of the household can go to see exactly what they want at any given time.”
With the streaming services merged together, it also means that it will be the home of HBO content such as “House of the Dragons,” “Game of Thrones,” “The Flight Attendant,” as well as other current and former HBO and HBO Max content, and Discovery+ shows and movies like “American Detective,” “House Hunters,” “Love Off the Grid,” along with plenty of others.
Due to the merge of companies and content, WBD is looking to compete with other streaming media giants like Disney and Netflix. With MAX, this could give the streamer a great way to do just that.
The plans and pricing for the service are the following:
- MAX Ad-Lite: $9.99 a month with two current streams, up to 1080 video quality, no offline downloads, and 5.1 surround sound support.
- Max Ad-Free: $15.99 a month with two current streams at once, up to 1080p video quality, and 5.1 surround sound support.
- MAX Unlimited Ad-Free: $19.99 a month and will include up to four streams at once, 4K Ultra HD video quality, 100 offline downloads, and Dolby Atmos support.
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