by John Todd on July 3, 2023

in Extras,TV

HBO Max is a platform for watching all your favorite HBO content and shows from New Line Cinema, Warner Bros, Cartoon Network, TNT, The CW, TBS, CNN, Adult Swim, and Crunchyroll. The platform’s popularity stems from its original content, like Westworld and Games of Thrones. While Hulu and Netflix have their moments, HBO remains the leader in original content.

Unlike many other streaming services requiring complex processes to watch movies and shows, you can stream HBO Max on Mac by creating a username and password on its subscription page. Submit payment information, make the payment, and binge-watch your favorite content. HBO Max is available on the web via any web browser, and the app can be downloaded from the App Store.

HBO Max was released in 2020, and after a successful run, the platform is prime for a major rebranding. As its library grows to include a huge selection of unscripted content and the much-awaited HBO Max and Discovery Plus merger is complete, HBO Max becomes Max.

Here’s everything you are dying to know about Max.

What is Max?

Max is the streaming service combining content from HBO Max. It includes HBO’s original shows and films, and the programs from channels like TLC and HGTV from Discovery+.

The streaming service launched on May 23, and if you are already subscribed to HBO Max, you do not need to re-subscribe. But if you are a Discovery+ subscriber, you need to sign up for Max to access the content.

The lower-priced Discovery+ remains its own application while showcasing its content on Max.

What is the Price of Max?

Max offers different subscription tiers. You can choose the plan that suits you.

You can choose the Max Ad Lite for $99.99 a year or $9.99 a month. This plan includes two concurrent streams, 5.1 surround sound quality, and 1080p resolution. It doesn’t allow offline downloads, and the shows and movies are streamed with ads.

The Max Ad Free is for $14.99 a year or $15.99 a month. This option includes 1080p resolutions, concurrent streams, 30 offline downloads, and 5.1 surround sound quality.

The Max Ultimate Ad Free option for $199.99 a year or $19.99 a month includes up to 4K UHD resolution, concurrent streams, 100 offline downloads, and Dolby Atmos sound quality.

What New Content Must You Anticipate?

  • The new season of True Detective

Warner Bros. Discovery has teased the new look of True Detective: Night Country. The series stars Keli Reis, Jodie Foster, and Fiona Shaw. In this season, you will see detectives investigating the disappearance of eight men in Alaska. They must investigate this while confronting the darkness within themselves.

  • Conjuring TV series

The Conjuring spin-off is in the developmental stage, and it will be released in the form of a drama series. The series includes The Conjuring, Annabelle, and The Nun. No announcements have been made regarding the plot details, but the series will be produced by Peter Safran and James Wan.

  • Game of Thrones spin-off

The success of Game of Thrones and House of the Dragon has inspired HBO to keep exploring Westeros. Hence, Warner Bros. Discovery has announced a new prequel series titled A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight. This prequel is based on the book Tales of Dunk and Egg by George R.R. Martin. The series will follow Ser Duncan the Tall and his squire Egg. The events are placed after what went down in House of the Dragon and before the events of Game of Thrones.

  • New Harry Potter series

It is not even a decade since the last Harry Potter film was released when J.K Rowling tarnished the legacy of the books with her transphobic comments. But this hasn’t stopped Warner Bros. Discovery from announcing a new Harry Potter television series.

The show is expected to be an adaptation of the original books.

Is All of the Discovery Plus Library Coming to Max?

Thanks to the merger with Discovery+, Max is growing by leaps and bounds. But Discovery+ continues to exist on its own. If you are subscribed to this platform, you do not need to experience any change. Also, all of the Discovery Plus library is not coming to Max. All of the big properties are coming to the platform, and your binge-watching urges will be satisfied.

It is expected for the platform to grow after its launch. HBO Max is going to change to Max in other markets as well, starting with Latin America in 2023. Then, Asia and Europe will get Max in 2024.

The Bottom Line

So, this is what you need to know about HBO Max’s rebranding to Max. You can stay excited about the upcoming series and shows. The subscription plans are affordable, and the service plans to grow worldwide.

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