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Is HBO Max going to stop? This is what you need to know

The HBO Max streaming service is actually just around the corner, but there are already plans to stop it. Warner Bros plans to merge the service with Discovery Plus soon. iPhoned tells you what you need to know!

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Is HBO Max going to stop?

On March 8, 2022, the time had finally come: in the Netherlands we could binge HBO Max. Popular series such as Game of Thrones and The Sorpranos were immediately available on the streaming service. In the meantime, a lot of new series and movies have been added, most of which are really worth watching.

Still, things aren’t going too well for the service, leading Warner Bros (the owner) to plan to discontinue HBO Max (as it is now). Also, some films that were already completely finished have suddenly been scrapped.

For example, one of the canceled movies is Batgirl with big names like Michael Keaton (who played Batman in 1989), Brendan Fraser and JK Simmons. What will happen with that is not yet known.

Read more: Streaming service HBO Max – March 8 in the Netherlands (a must for avid binge watchers)

HBO Max and Discovery Plus go together

HBO Max will be merged with Discovery Plus. The merger should already take place in 2023, first in America and then other countries will follow. Before the merge takes effect, HBO Max will show Discovery Plus content and vice versa.

In addition to these plans, Warner Bros is also considering offering a free version of the service with ads. Both Netflix and Disney Plus are also already planning to launch a subscription with ads.

Discount on subscription

When HBO Max was introduced in the Netherlands, quick decision makers received a 50 percent ‘lifetime discount’. You did not pay 5.99 euros but 2.99 euros (for the cheapest subscription). What exactly will happen with this discount after the HBO Max merger is not yet known, but it is very possible that this special discount will also stop.

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