Tomorrow, HBO Max will be rebranded and merged with Discovery+. With this change, Warner Bros. Discovery officially announced HBO Max will now be called just Max. I was at the press event and wanted to break down everything you need to know about this change as we get ready for May 23rd, when HBO Max gets larger and becomes Max.
Here is everything you need to know about Warner Bros. Discovery’s new Max streaming service:
Same Day New Episodes:
During the upfront, Warner Bros. Discovery announced that all of their new shows will be added to Max the same night they air on cable TV.
How Many Ads You Should Expect With The Ad-Supported Plan:
There is also good news if you want to switch to the cheaper $9.99 ad-supported plans. According to Warner Bros. Discovery, the new Max service will have just 3 to 4 minutes of ads per hour. This low ad load will help it stand out from other ad-supported streaming services.
Warner Bros. Discovery Plans to Add Live Sports to Max:
Yesterday Warner Bros. Discovery announced that its new HBO Max rebranded service Max would be adding live sports in the future.
Sadly Warner Bros. Discovery stopped short of getting any details other than to say they will announce more details in the future. For now we will have to wait and see what they announce about this in the future.
Max Orders New Conan O’Brien Travel Series:
d fans he’s amassed through his popular weekly podcast Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend (2018 – ) and companion series Conan O’Brien Needs a Fan (2021).
“My fans around the globe never asked me to visit them, so I did,” he says.
Conan has been a late-night television legend for 28 years, first hosting Late Night with Conan O’Brien from 1993 to 2009 before moving to The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien from 2009 to 2010. From 2010 to 2021, he hosted Conan on TBS, securing his spot as one of the longest tenures in late-night television history.
Why call it Max?
Starting later this month, HBO MAX will be rebranded to be called MAX. This new Max service will be the new flagship service for Warner Bros. Discovery.
Warner Bros. Discovery says the Name MAX was picked as it’s the place that will have everything. It is described as the one service that will have something for everyone.
Part of this name change is to protect HBO as a brand, according to Warner Bros. Discovery. HBO Max included a lot of none HBO content and Warner Bros. Discovery doesn’t want to water down the HBO brand.
What will be on MAX?
MAX will also have the largest library of shows, according to Warner Bros. Discovery, as the vast catalog of Warner Bros. and Discovery content will be coming to Max. The service will also have more award-winning movies than any other service.
To help keep fresh content on Max Warner Bros. Discovery promises 40+ new titles every month. Along with the already large Discovery+ and HBO Max catalog of programs.
The tagline for MAX will be “The One to Watch.”
When will the newly merged service launch?
The service will launch on May 23rd, 2023. On that date, the HBO Max will auto-update on most devices. On a few devices, HBO Max subscribers will be forced to download a new app. (If you use an iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV you will need to download a new app. You can pre-order the new Max app on the iOS store HERE. So on launch day you are ready to go.)
The global rollout will happen slowly through 2024, including Europe in 2024.
What will the price be?
- Max Ad-lite plan with ads will cost $9.99 a month or $99.99 a year. Two streams at once, HD streaming, no offline downloads, 5.1 surround.
- Max Ad Free You will also be able to get a $15.99-a-month plan or $149.99 a year. Two streams at once HD, 30 offline downloads, and 5.1 surround sound.
- Max Ultimate Ad Free for $19.99 or $199.99 a year with four concurrent streams, 4K Ultra HD resolution, 100 offline downloads, and Dolby Atmos sound quality.
All current HBO Max subscribers will have their accounts converted to MAX accounts.
Warner Bros. Discovery says this will be one of the lightest ad loads in streaming.
What will be new?
The new MAX service will have a refreshed app with user profiles, personalized recommendations, and a new navigation menu.
There will also be a kid’s profile to have only kid-safe content and parental controls.
Warner Bros. Discovery also says this new Max app will be 20 to 30% faster compared to the older app depending on your device.
So what will this mean for Discovery+ as a stand-alone service?
Warner Bros. Discovery has confirmed that Discovery+ will be unchanged, and subscribers who like Discoery+ can keep it. Some content though first made for Discovery+, will now be MAX originals.
So if you don’t want to pay more for Max you don’t have to.
Here is everything be added to Max at launch and through June:
Bama Rush (Max Original)
Clone High, Season 1 (Max Original)
German Genius (Max Original)
Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)
Gremlins: Secrets Of The Mogwai, Season 1 (Max Original)
Growing Floret (Magnolia Network)
How To Create A Sex Scandal (Max Original)
Maine Cabin Masters, Season 8 (Magnolia Network)
Shazam! Fury of the Gods (2023)
SmartLess: On The Road (Max Original)
Talking Sopranos Podcast
Villainous, Season 1A (Cartoon Network)
What Am I Eating? With Zooey Deschanel (Max Original)
Windy City Rehab (HGTV)
Expedition Unknown (Discovery)
100 Years Of Warner Bros. The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of (Max Original)
Blippi Wonders, Season 2C (Cartoon Network)
Lellobee City Farm, Season 3 (Cartoon Network)
Teen Titans Go!, Season 8A (Cartoon Network)
Total DramaRama: A Very Special Special, That’s Quite Special (Cartoon Network, 2023)
Vlad and Niki, Season 2A
Vgly (Max Original)
100 Day Dream Home (HGTV)
Being Mary Tyler Moore (HBO Original)
Kendra Sells Hollywood, Seasons 1-2
Mark Rober’s Revengineers (Discovery)
Unicorn: Warriors Eternal (Adult Swim)
Guy’s Ranch Kitchen (Food Network)
Impractical Jokers, (Collection of 100 episodes from seasons 1-8)
Impractical Jokers, Season 10A + Roadblock Special
Put a Ring on It (OWN)
Sarah Silverman: Someone You Love (HBO Original)
American Monster (ID)
Collateral Beauty (2016)
Married To Evil (ID)
Otter Dynasty (Animal Planet)
Silos Baking Competition (Magnolia Network)
90 Day Fiance: The Other Way: Pillow Talk (TLC)
Motel Rescue (Magnolia Network)
Reality (HBO Original)
The Curious Case of Natalia Grace (ID)
Angie Tribeca, Seasons 1-3 (TBS)
Craig of the Creek, Season 4F (Cartoon Network)
Eva Longoria: Searching for Mexico (CNN)
Ghost Adventures: Lake of Death (Discovery)
3:10 to Yuma (2007)
A Star Is Born (1954)
A Star Is Born (1976)
Army of Darkness (1993)
Balls of Fury (2007)
Beautiful Creatures (2013)
Big Daddy (1999)
Class Act (1992)
David Copperfield (1935)
Demolition Man (1993)
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Dolphin Tale (2011)
Dumb & Dumber (1994)
Dumb & Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003)
Eastern Promises (2007)
Edge of Darkness (2010)
Eli Roth Presents: The Legion Of Exorcists (Travel Channel)
Enter The Dragon (1973)
Fifty Shades Darker (2017, Extended Version)
Fifty Shades Freed (2018, Extended Version)
Gold Diggers of 1933
Gold Diggers of 1935
I Origins (2014)
I, Tonya (2017)
Jackie Brown (1997)
Jeremiah Johnson (1972)
Jersey Boys (2014)
Just Mercy (2019)
Knock Knock (2015)
Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
Magic Mike (2012)
Martin Lawrence Live: Runteldat (2002)
Military Wives (2019)
Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)
Naked.Loud.Proud (Max Original)
National Lampoon’s European Vacation (1985)
Never Say Never Again (1983)
Objective, Burma! (1945)
On Moonlight Bay (1951)
Operation Crossbow (1965)
Police Academy (1984)
Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985)
Police Academy 3: Back In Training (1986)
Police Academy 4: Citizens On Patrol (1987)
Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach (1988)
Ready Player One (2018)
Romance on the High Seas (1948)
Sex And The City (2008)
Sex And The City 2 (2010)
Sunday in New York (1964)
Tea for Two (1950)
The Big Wedding (2013)
The Blackcoat’s Daughter (2015)
The Boy Next Door (2015)
The Dead Files (Travel Channel)
The Drop (2014)
The Evil Dead (1981)
The Evil Dead (2013)
The Evil Dead II (1987)
The Family (2013)
The Hurt Locker (2009)
The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete (2013)
The Lodge (2019)
The Nun’s Story (1959)
The Painter and the Thief (2020)
The Saint (1997)
The Turning Point (1977)
Tooth Fairy (2010)
Woodstock: The Director’s Cut (1994)
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
You’re Next (2013)
Magic Mike’s Last Dance (2023)
Painting With John, Season 3 (HBO Original)
Well Designed (Magnolia Network)
90 Day Fiance: Before The 90 Days (TLC)
Battle on the Beach (HGTV)
The Idol (HBO Original) *4K UHD, HDR 10, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos
Louisiana Law (Animal Planet)
Burden of Proof (HBO Original)
Bugs Bunny Builders, Season 1E (Cartoon Network)
Avatar: The Way of Water (2022) *4K UHD, HDR 10, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos
Ghost Adventures (Discovery)
A Star Is Born (2018)
American Pain (Max Original)
AEW All Access (TBS)
First Five (Max Original)
Build It Forward (HGTV)
Red 2 (2013)
Walker, Season 3
Celebrity IOU, Season 4A (HGTV)
How Do You Measure A Year? (HBO Original)
Small Town Potential (HGTV)
Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens, Season 3
Crack Addicts (TLC)
Outchef’d (Food Network)
Rap Battlefield, Season 2 (Max Original)
Hoffman Family Gold (Discovery)
Meet the Batwheels shorts, Season 1C (Cartoon Network)
The Cabin Chronicles, Season 3 (Magnolia Network)
John Early: Now More Than Ever (HBO Original)
Beachside Brawl (Food Network)
The Great Food Truck Race: David vs. Goliath (Food Network)
The Righteous Gemstones, Season 3 (HBO Original)
We Baby Bears, Season 2A (Cartoon Network)
Street Outlaws: Mega Cash Days (Discovery)
7 Little Johnstons (TLC)
The Stroll (HBO Original)
And Just Like That…, Season 2 (Max Original) *4K UHD, HDR 10, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos
Christina On The Coast (HGTV)
Downey’s Dream Cars (Max Original)
Rich & Shameless, Season 2A (TNT)
Teen Titans Go!, Season 8B (Cartoon Network)
Mini Reni (Magnolia Network)
Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham (2023)
Chopped (Food Network)
Taylor Mac’s 24-Decade History of Popular Music (HBO Original)
Rock Hudson: All That Heaven Allowed (HBO Original)
Ten-Year-Old Tom, Season 2 (Max Original)
Warrior, Season 3 (Max Original)
Beachfront Bargain Hunt Renovation, Season 7 (Magnolia Network)