Why Did HBO Change To Max? Is The Streaming Site Changing Name?

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Why Did HBO Change To Max
Why Did HBO Change To Max? (Credits: USA Today)

Why Did HBO Change To Max? Viewers and Subscribers are in for a huge surprise as HBO MAX might disappear soon! HBO Max is not going to be known as MAX. While the newest relaunch has come off as a surprise, it has been reported that the newest merger has been done as the kids’ content category has not reportedly met its true potential on HBO Max. Some of the titles that are already removed include Westworld, Raised by Wolves, Made For Love, The Time Traveler’s Wife, FBOY Island, and Finding Magic Mike.

While talking about the newest merger, George R.R. Martin has teased that it might affect some of the planned Game of Thrones spinoffs, including the one that was supposed to star Kit Harrington. Viewers have been coming up with several questions about the merger and how it is going to affect the ongoing streaming service. What led to the newest merger? Let us find out why did HBO Change To Max. 

Why Did HBO Change To Max?

HBO has now been changed to Max after the parent company merged with Discovery, which will also lead to some big changes to the platform. The merger was teased even before it happened as Discovery’s chief financial officer Gunnar Wiedenfels earlier confirmed that they are eventually planning to merge HBO Max and Discovery+.

Why Did HBO Change To Max
Why Did HBO Change To Max? (Credits: USA Today)

Viewers have noticed how HBO Max has also already been removing several original movies from the streaming service. These include Cole Sprouse’s Moonshot and The Witches remake starring Anne Hathaway.

However, this has come off as a surprise as HBO Max had earlier announced which movies and series would not be available on the streaming service. Several media tabloids have stated that these titles that are removed are part of a long list of films and series that are being pulled off HBO Max and Discovery+, with the two services gearing up for the merger.

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JB Perrette Talks About The Big Change

The president and CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery’s global streaming and games, JB Perrette, has recently issued a statement addressing the big name change while explaining that they want Max to be welcoming to all and will also be easily recognizable, with the key focus being kids and families.

Perrette has further stated that while they all love HBO while explaining that it is a brand that has been built over five decades to be edgy while being a groundbreaking trendsetter in the field of entertainment for adults.

However, JB pointed out that this is not where parents would most want to drop off their kids. He also assured fans that HBO is not going away and viewers will still be able to see it in the app while saying that HBO is not TV, but HBO is HBO. Perrette stated that HBO needs to stay that way, and this is why they will privilege it in the product experience and will try not to push it to the breaking point.

Why Did HBO Change To Max
Why Did HBO Change To Max? (Credits: Variety)

Are New Shows Coming To Max?

It seems like Max subscribers will now have access to Discovery+ shows as well. One of these titles includes Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Network: Fixer Upper: Welcome Home, along with Magnolia Table With Joanna Gaines and The Lost Kitchen as well.

Sadly enough, some of the Max Original films have already left the service, but people can rent or purchase them on demand on other apps. It has been reported that shows like The White Lotus, Succession, and the forthcoming Game of Thrones spinoff House of the Dragon are not going to be affected by the newest merger. The series has reportedly not been green-lit, and the author stated that the surprise merger might affect the upcoming show. 

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