HBO Max Increases Ad-Free Monthly Price By $1

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HBO Max Increases Ad-Free Monthly Price By $1
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HBO Max, the streaming service from Warner Bros. Discovery (formerly WarnerMedia), has announced that it will be increasing the price of its ad-free version from $14.99/month to $15.99/month. This price hike will go into effect on February 11, 2023, and will apply to new subscribers as well as existing ones who are currently paying $14.99/month.

The reason for the price hike is that HBO Max is continuing to invest in creating new and exclusive content for its users. The streaming service has been spending heavily on original shows, such as the critically acclaimed series “Succession” and “Westworld,” as well as licensed content from other networks and studios. By increasing the price of its ad-free version, HBO Max aims to generate more revenue to continue producing high-quality content for its users.

However, the price hike could also be seen as a response to the increasing competition in the streaming industry. By increasing the price of its ad-free version, HBO Max is positioning itself as a premium streaming service that offers high-quality original content and licensed content.

It’s worth noting that HBO Max has two subscription options: an ad-supported version that costs $9.99/month and an ad-free version that costs $15.99/month (previously $14.99/month). Subscribers who are currently paying $14.99/month for the ad-free version will be automatically transitioned to the new $15.99/month pricing, while those who opt to stay on the ad-supported version will not be affected by the price hike.

HBO Max plans as of Jan. 2023
HBO Max plans as of Jan. 2023. (Credit: HBO Max/WarnerMedia/Warner Bros. Discovery)

If you’re an existing subscriber of the ad-free version of HBO Max and you don’t want to pay the increased price, you can cancel your subscription before February 11, 2023, and re-subscribe later.