HBO Max has completed its transformation into Warner Bros.’s Max streaming service. Discovery and launches with a new tier specially created for 4K ultra HD viewing.
The Ultimate Ad-Free tier will cost you $20 per month, or $200 if you choose to pay for a full year, making it the most expensive subscription option for the service to date.
A subscription will provide access to more than 1,000 4K movies and episodes of select TV shows, which is almost eight times the amount of 4K content previously available.
It will also offer the ability to stream to up to four devices at the same time and store up to 100 downloads offline.
What happens to old HBO Max subscribers, but their rate plans
However, the arrival of Ultimate Ad-Free means the end of 4K availability if you stick with the regular, ie cheap plan.
According to the company’s announcement, “existing HBO Max subscribers will continue to have access to the plan’s current features for at least six months after launch.”
After that, you won’t be able to stream 4K content on the service. Notably, Warner Bros. raised its subscription prices in January, so you now have to pay $16 a month for the ad-free tier and $10 for the ad-supported one.
For the Ultimate Ad-Free tier, Dolby Atmos and Vision will also be available for select content and devices.
The company plans to further expand its 4K collection every month, but for now, the 1,000 ultra HD shows and movies you can stream with a subscription include Game of Thrones, House of the Dragon, The Last of Us, the Harry Potter films, the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the Dark Knight trilogy and the Matrix films.
Additionally, all Warner Bros. released this year and in the future will be added to the tier’s 4K library when they hit Max.
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