Replace: June 2, 2021 (10:11 AM ET): In a press release, Warner Media confirmed that it has now launched its cheaper subscription tier for HBO Max. It prices $9.99 a month, and it’s supported by adverts. The dearer $14.99 a month ad-free subscription tier can be nonetheless obtainable. As beforehand introduced, the cheaper tier is not going to give its subscribers entry to Warner Bros. 2021 theatrical movie lineup instantly. Subscribers of the $14.99 a month plan will nonetheless have the ability to watch these motion pictures, together with this Friday’s The Conjuring: The Satan Made Me Do It, day-and-date when they’re launched in theaters.
Warner Media says the adverts for the $9.99 a month HBO Max plan is not going to exceed 4 minutes per hour. Adverts is not going to be seen in any respect throughout HBO authentic motion pictures and TV exhibits. Additionally, these customers won’t be able to obtain the service’s motion pictures and TV exhibits for offline viewing on iOS and Android gadgets. Lastly, the streaming video high quality might be restricted to 1080p decision.
Warner Media additionally introduced that customers can now join annual subscriptions to HBO Max. The costs might be $99.99 for the ad-based tier and $149.99 for the ad-free plan.
Unique article: March 12, 2021 (10:53 AM ET): HBO Max is likely one of the hottest streaming companies in the USA. Nevertheless, it’s additionally one of the crucial costly, coming in at $15-per-month. That’s almost double a Netflix fundamental plan or a normal Disney Plus subscription.
In June 2021, although, a brand new HBO Max ads-supported tier will drop. This pricing tier might be cheaper than the $15 tier, which ought to enable the extra price-conscious streaming followers to afford it.
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Sadly, AT&T — HBO’s guardian firm — wouldn’t disclose how a lot this tier would value (though nameless sources talking with CNBC advised $9.99). It additionally didn’t disclose how the adverts would have an effect on your viewing expertise. Will there be pre-roll and mid-roll adverts? How lengthy will the adverts be? Will the ads-free tier have entry to all the identical content material as present subscribers? These solutions are unknown for now.
Nevertheless, we will go forward and assume that this implies present subscribers can sit comfortably understanding they received’t have adverts of their HBO Max viewing any time quickly. Clearly, present subscribers may downgrade their subscriptions to save lots of money and cope with adverts, however the existence of an ad-supported tier all however ensures there’ll proceed to be an ads-free tier.
We’ll want to attend till June to get all the information on the HBO Max ads-supported pricing tier. Keep tuned!