Warner Bros. Discovery is shaking up the streaming world with the announcement, revealing a plan to merge its two streaming services, Discovery+ and HBO Max, into a brand-new service called “Max”.
This merge will offer users the ultimate streaming experience, providing access to all of the best content in one place.
However, the move is not without its drawbacks. Changes have already begun to take effect on Discovery+, with the service no longer offering early access to new shows.
Instead, Warner Bros. Discovery has changed its policy to only post new shows after they air on TV. This is a significant change for Discovery+ subscribers who have come to expect early access to the channel’s content. In addition, some subscribers are reportedly waiting until the next day to access content.
The motive for this change is unclear, but it appears that Warner Bros. Discovery is trying to increase its live subscriptions, possibly to its channels. There is also no indication whether Discovery+ content on HBO Max will follow the same release schedule.
One of the biggest changes that users will notice on the new MAX service is the addition of a kid’s profile, complete with parental controls and only kid-safe content.
This feature is expected to be a major draw for families with young children, who are always on the lookout for safe and engaging content to keep their little ones entertained.
The new app is expected to be 20 to 30% faster compared to the older app depending on your device, with improvements throughout the app to help speed up load time and more.
The creation of Max will undoubtedly provide a more streamlined and efficient streaming experience for Warner Bros. Discovery users, but with the loss of early access to content, it remains to be seen how subscribers will react. Nonetheless, the new app’s improvements and the prospect of a more comprehensive streaming service are sure to excite fans.