Moving from HBO Max to only Max is ready this morning. For you, this means that the HBO Max app on your phone, tablet, and TV will send you a request to install or upgrade to the new Max app. This will also mean that your subscription, login, favorites and history will be transferred to Max. In fact, this is nothing more than a name change.
However, for those of you who weren’t previously signed to HBO Max or who were curious about what the plans would look like under Max, we’ve got it for you. There are three plans, including one that costs $19.99/month and supports streaming up to 4K and simultaneous streams from up to 4 devices. The other two plans are leftovers from the HBO days, where you can save a little on ads or still go ad-free.
Max’s new plans are as follows:
- Max with ads: $9.99/mo – Stream to 2 devices simultaneously; full HD video
- Maximum ad-free: $15.99/mo – stream to 2 devices simultaneously; Full HD video; 30 downloads to watch offline
- Ultimate without ads: $19.99/mo – stream to 4 devices simultaneously; 4K Ultra HD video, Dolby Atmos audio, 100 downloads for offline viewing
I’m trying to figure out who’s moving to this 4K plan, but it’s not too expensive. But do any of us need true 4K? May be! If your TV doesn’t handle upscaling very well and you want the sharpest of all streams, plus the extra support for Dolby Atmos, it might be worth it. Or maybe you have a big family and everyone wants to stream
HBO Max immediately.
If you’d like to get ahead of the notification coming to your devices to let you know you’ve upgraded to the new Max app, we’ve got the links for you below for both Android and iOS. The new Max app actually went live early this morning and was downloaded to my Galaxy S23 before I even woke up.
Maximum App Links: Google Play | App Store