HBO Max’s big Max makeover comes with one huge downgrade

Brian Cox as Logan Roy

Misplaced amid the hoopla for HBO Max rebranding to Max and a content material rollout that may embrace a rehash of the Harry Potter collection is the information that there is a important change coming in 4K content material entry, and it will not please current HBO Max subscribers.

Max, which launches within the US on Might 23, is a partial mixture of the HBO Max streaming service and Discovery content material that features three tiers:

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Max pricing
Tier Max Advert-Lite Max Advert Free Max Final Advert Free
Worth $9.99/month or $99.99/12 months $15.99/month or $149.99/12 months $19.99/month or $199.99/12 months
Decision 1080p decision 1080p decision 4K UHD decision
Streams Two concurrent streams Two concurrent streams 4 concurrent streams
Sound 5.1 encompass sound high quality 5.1 encompass sound high quality Dolby Atmos sound high quality
Offline No offline downloads 30 offline downloads 100 offline downloads