Today during Warner Bros. Discovery’s 2023 Upfront event, they 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.
This comes as Warner Bros. Discovery also announced that it would stream new episodes the same day they air on cable TV.
Sadly that is all we know at this time, but for sports fans, you may soon be able to watch many of your favorite events with Max. Warner Bros. Discovery has a huge lineup of sporting partnerships, including the NBA, MLB, and NHL, along with the March Madness Men’s NCAA tournament.
It is possible this will be like Peacock, where Max will have exclusive sporting events not aired on traditional cable TV services.
The new Max 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.)
- 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.