HBO Max becomes Max

Monday, May 22nd, 2023 
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Max Announces an Expanded Roster of 4K Programming Available To Stream on Its Ultimate Ad-Free Tier on May 23

  • The Robust Max 4K Catalog Will Feature More Than 1,000 Films and Episodes in 4K HDR, an Increase of Nearly 8X More Than HBO Max
  • Stream All Eight Harry Potter Movies, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Dark Knight Trilogy, and More

Tomorrow, HBO Max will become Max, Warner Bros. Discovery’s enhanced streaming platform, delivering unparalleled content for everyone in the household, including the best of unscripted to the highest quality in scripted programming, family-friendly content, HBO, Max Originals, WB Movies, the DC Universe, food, home, and documentaries. To find out what’s on Max at launch through June, click here.

At launch, Max will introduce a new Ultimate Ad-Free tier that will offer four concurrent streams, up to 100 offline downloads and nearly 8x more films and episodes of 4K HDR content than HBO Max, including popular programming such as Game of Thrones, The Last of Us, Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Dark Knight trilogy, The Matrix films and more, all for $19.99/month or $199.99/year. Existing HBO Max subscribers will still have access to their current plan features for a minimum of six months following launch.

Dolby Atmos and Vision will be available for select content and devices.

“We understand the value of offering our users a cinematic playback experience and to that end, we’ve implemented more advanced technology workflows that allow us to release more 4K content in a faster, more efficient way,” said Sudheer Sirivara, Global Technology Platform, Warner Bros. Discovery. “Max will offer more than 1,000 films and episodes in 4K at launch, and we’ll be adding more every month as we move forward.”

Enhanced formats, including 60 fps content, make shows and movies look sharper and showcase deeper, richer colors, while boasting atmospheric audio. Users can immerse themselves in the world of gripping HBO Originals such as Succession, The Undoing, the Watchmen series, Sharp Objects and Chernobyl in this amplified experience as well as blockbuster Warner Bros. movies such as Dune, Don’t Worry Darling, Joker and more.

Fans can feel the chaos of Hardhome and the Battle of Winterfell from Game of Thrones, the twists and turns as Batman chases the Joker in The Dark Knight, and the magic as Harry discovers the wizarding world in the Harry Potter movies. Fans of Avatar: The Way of Water will also be able to stream in 4K UHD, HDR 10, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos on the Ultimate Ad-Free tier beginning June 7.

Go back in time and experience the nostalgia while streaming classics such as The Wizard of Oz, Casablanca, Goodfellas and Singin’ In the Rain in this sharper, elevated format. Recreate the same excitement you felt while watching your favorite superhero movies at the theater in your home with movies such as Black Adam, The Suicide Squad, and the Wonder Woman films.

Additionally, all Warner Bros. movies released this year and going forward will be available in 4K HDR when they arrive on Max following their theatrical windows.

On May 23, a large portion of HBO Max subscribers will have their apps automatically updated, while others will be prompted to download the updated Max app. HBO Max subscribers will have their previous plan, profiles, avatars, settings, “Continue Watching” and “My List” items waiting for them to stream on Max. Ahead of launch, customers can also pre-register for Max on the Google Play Store or pre-order on the Apple App Store now.

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