Users that have been with MAX since it first launched at HBO Max will be losing some features on their account starting next month.
Customers that have been paying $15.99 a month for the MAX ad-free tier since the streaming service first started as HBO Max will be losing support for 4K streaming on their accounts.
Starting on Tuesday, December 5, users that are still on their legacy ad-free plan will lose 4K streaming capabilities on their account. In order to get 4K streaming back, they will have to get the “Ultimate Ad-Free” plan that costs $19.99 a month.
This means that those that have devices like the Apple TV 4K will not be able to stream content in 4K on it through MAX without the Ultimate Ad-Free plan.
Those that are looking to potentially downgrade their plan to save even more money on MAX, the service starts at $9.99 a month which will have ads. You can see MAX’s full list of plans here.
For an additional $9.99 a month, users can subscribe to the B/R Sports add-on which is currently free for subscribers until Thursday, February 29, 2024. After that period, users will have to pay the extra $9.99 a month in order to get access to that add-on. B/R Sports airs live games from Warner Bros. Discovery-owned channels such as NBA on TNT and MLB on TBS games, as well as NHL on TNT, and March Madness college basketball games that air on TBS, TNT, or TruTV.
MAX plans can be subscribed to through in-app purchases in the App Store as well, therefore, users don’t have to subscribe directly through the MAX website.
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