Yesterday, what many feared was confirmed. HBO Max As we know it today, it will disappear after the merger with Discovery+, following the announcement of the merger between Warner Bros. and Discovery. However, it seems it’s not all bad news, As the new service will have a free subscription option, but with integrated ads.
Similar to what Netflix plans to do in the future, the new Discovery+ service, which will be available in the US in the summer of 2023, will have different subscription tiers, One of these will allow us to enjoy part of the free content, but with a series of integrated ads. Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav commented:
“An offering that will give customers who don’t want to pay subscription fees access to great library content.”
For his part, JB Perrett, president and chief executive officer of streaming and gaming at Warner Bros. Discovery, added:
“It will be completely different from the content in our SVOD premium offering There’s a lot of content that wouldn’t necessarily make sense on a premium product that might make sense on an ad-supported free streaming tier.”
However, this option doesn’t mean you’ll have access to all the content the new Discovery+ has to offer. This means that some HBO movies and series will be behind a paywall. No more details about it at the moment, though It is certain that more information will be released in the coming months. On a related note, you can learn more about this merger here