HBO Max, WarnerMedia’s streaming service, will receive a cheaper subscription in the US in June that shows advertisements. The company’s films will also not be shown directly on the service. HBO Max is coming to Europe sometime in the second half of 2021.
In addition to advertisements and a lack of cinema films, WarnerMedia parent company AT&T says in the announcement that this variant will not show commercials during HBO’s own series, such as Game of Thrones or The Sopranos.
A price for that new subscription has not yet been announced, but HBO Max itself currently costs $ 15 per month in the US. This new subscription form is a response to the feeling that the service is quite expensive, something many people say.
HBO Max is coming to Europe sometime in the second half of this year , as it turned out in December. Whether this alternative, cheaper subscription form will sooner or later also come to this part of the world, is not clear at the moment. In the announcement, WarnerMedia parent company AT&T speaks of a release of this new subscription form in the US.
Whether the Netherlands and Belgium will actually get HBO Max in the second half of this year is also not yet fully established. What AT&T has said is that the service is “coming to 21 European territories in the second half of 2021.”
WarnerMedia said in December that the plan to release the films simultaneously on HBO Max and in cinemas was prompted by the impact of the global corona pandemic. The company expects that, especially in the US, the capacity in cinemas will be limited in 2021.