HBO Max gets its first-ever US price increase
Warner Bros. Discovery has confirmed that the monthly price of the ad-free HBO Max package will drop from $14.99 to $15.99. The price hike comes just ahead of the launch of the highly anticipated video game adaptation, The Last of Us, which lands on the platform this Sunday.
The press release read the following upward statement: “This one dollar price increase will allow us to continue to invest in providing even more cultural programming and improving the customer experience for all users. .”
For new customers, the price increase takes effect today, January 12, 2023. Existing customers will see the new costs reflected in their next invoice on or after February 11, 2023 – so there’s a little less one month notice to cancel, if you wish.
The announcement didn’t mention an increase for the ad-supported tier, so it’s assumed that it will remain at the monthly price of $9.99. The release did not specify any cost changes for HBO Max in other regions such as Latin America and Europe.
In recent months, we’ve seen price hikes from Netflix, Amazon, and Disney+, so it’s no surprise to see HBO Max following suit. This is the first price increase since the platform launched in May 2020.
If you want to watch The Last of Us and don’t want to pay the new price of $15.99 per month, check out all the ways to watch HBO Max for free. We’ve also compiled the top five ways to save money on streaming in 2023.
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