Max to launch on May 23 with three price tiers

Warner Bros. Discovery has officially unveailed its new streaming service, Max, and when we can expect to see it.

Ever since the merger between Warner Bros. and Discovery Communications happened in 2022, a new streaming service has been on the horizon. Now, the official announcement has happened, and we can expect to see “Max” replace “HBO Max” on May 23 of this year beginning in the U.S.

The new service will offer three tiers of service.

  • Max Ad-Lite | $9.99/month or $99.99/year
    2 concurrent streams, 1080p resolution, no offline downloads, 5.1 surround sound quality
  • Max Ad Free | $15.99/month or $149.99/year
    2 concurrent streams, 1080 resolution, 30 offline downloads, 5.1 surround sound quality
  • Max Ultimate Ad Free | $19.99/month or $199.99/year
    4 concurrent streams, up to 4K UHD resolution, 100 offline downloads, Dolby Atmos sound quality

Existing HBO Max subscribers will have access to Max at the same price as their HBO Max subscription and can visit to find out more. Additionally, HBO Max subscribers will still have access to their current plan features for a minimum of six months following launch. HBO Max subscribers’ profiles, settings, watch history, “Continue Watching,” and “My List” items will also migrate to Max so they can pick up streaming right where they left off.

Discovery Plus will continue to offered as its own service. It does not sound as though all of its content will arrive on Max immediately, so checking between the two services will still be required for some.

Warner Bros. Discovery also took the opportunity today to announce the cast of Creature Commandos, and to give a first look at the upcoming The Penguin series.

Expect everything to change on May 23, 2023.