After Discovery merged with Warner Bros., it was announced that HBO Max and Discovery+ would merge in 2023. So what will this service be, and when will we learn more? Recently we have learned some new details, and we wanted to break down everything we know about this new service. Here is everything we know about the newly merged Discovery+ and HBO Max services.
What will the name of the new service be called?
According to reports, the new service will be called MAX. Warner Bros. Discovery is reportedly concerned that HBO name scares away some potential subscribers.
So what will this mean for Discovery+ as a stand-alone service?
Later this year, Discovery+ and HBO Max will merge into a new combined service. Many fans of Discovery+ have been worried that this will mean they will need to pay a much higher price for their content. According to The Wall Street Journal, Discovery+ will remain as a standalone cheaper option compared to the newly merged service. So no need to worry about the
When will the newly merged service launch?
The new combined service will reportedly launch in the Spring or Summer of 2023. It has been rumored one of the names considered for the new service is Max.
What will the price be?
We have now confirmed, thanks to a report from Bloomberg, that the ad-supported plan will cost $9.99 a month. You will also be able to get a $ 15.99-a-month plan that will be ad-free.
There will also be a new $ 20-a-month option offering better video quality and other features. At this time we don’t know exactly everything that will be included with this new, more expensive option.
When will we learn more?
Warner Bros. Discovery has set an April 12th press day to announce further details about the service. At that time, we should know all the details about the price and bundles offered.
Cord Cutters News will have full coverage of the event.
Any other details we know about the new service?
Right now, that’s all we can firmly say, but it has been reported that the new service will be called just Max. For now, we will need to wait and see what happens.
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