HBO Max's offer to sign up for a year-long subscription at a 20% discount officially came to an end on Tuesday, Jan. 25. Once again, HBO Max subscription costs are going to be $14.99 per month for its ad-free plan and $9.99 for its ad-supported plan for all new and returning customers.
HBO Max has offered discounts to its streaming service multiple times in the past, including back in September 2021 when Prime Video subscribers lost access to HBO Max as an add-on channel. HBO Max offered those impacted to sign back up for the ad-free plan at half price ($7.49) for up to six months. That deal ran from Sept. 17-Sept. 26. As the streaming service looks to continue building its subscriber base, it would not be surprising to see additional discounts in the future. If they do, we will provide the information for you right here on What to Watch.
HBO Max is a WarnerMedia-owned streaming service that gives fans access to thousands of hours of TV and movies, including the full HBO library (The Sopranos, Game of Thrones, The Wire, Sex and the City) and current HBO shows like Curb Your Enthusiasm and Succession. There are dedicated channels for Turner Classic Movies, DC Comics and Looney Tunes. Also, HBO Max offers a vast selection of movies, including both classic and newer Warner Bros. movies, from Casablanca to Mad Max: Fury Road and Godzilla vs Kong.
HBO Max also has its own slate of original programming. This includes TV shows like And Just Like That..., Love Life, Hacks, The Flight Attendant and Station Eleven, as well as Peacemaker, which debuts on the streaming service on Jan. 13. There are also HBO Max original movies, including No Sudden Move, Zack Snyder's The Justice League and the upcoming Kimi.
The good thing is that all of this content is available to subscribers of either the ad-free or ad-supported monthly plans for HBO Max. The few things that differentiate the two subscriptions, in addition to the no ads vs ads fact, is that the ad-free plan of HBO Max offers 4K viewing of select titles and the ability to download content to watch offline.
The HBO Max streaming service is available through Amazon, Apple, Google Play and Roku as an app. It can also be an add-on channel on YouTube TV and Hulu with Live TV live TV streaming service. Subscribers to HBO Max can also access content on their computers or with a mobile app.
Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Peaky Blinders, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Saturday Night Live, Only Murders in the Building and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun. Follow on Letterboxd (opens in new tab).
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