From HBO Max to Max: how to update your app to access the new platform

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In less than two weeks we will finally have in Spain the new Max platform. This will replace HBO Max, thus offering users a "new experience" as a result of Warner Bros.' agreement with Discovery, Inc. If you want to be prepared for that moment and have doubts about updating the app on your TV or entertainment device, we give you all the necessary keys so as not to get lost.

Welcome Max

Now that Max's arrival in our country is imminent, many subscribers will be wondering if they should do something to be prepared for such an event and The answer is that it depends.

The company, which held a press event last week to clarify this and other points, has confirmed that "in some cases" the HBO Max app will update automatically to the Max app, without the subscriber having to do anything. This will depend on the device (from a television or tablet to having it installed on Fire TV) or even the operating system you have with which you currently access the platform.

"In other cases", when you go to open the application, a text message will appear instructing you to you must download the new app from Max, so you will have to proceed to do so by accessing the appropriate app store in each case, search for it and proceed to install it - if the message itself does not give you direct access to it.

In any of the situations, once the app is up and running, any user will be able to immediately start enjoying the service, with the guarantee that their current profiles and viewing history remain intact. The famous lifetime discount of 50% on the subscription price will also remain untouched, which HBO Max has already clarified that it would keep for all those who signed it at the time, as long as they do not make changes to the current plan they enjoy. .

Remember that Max will offer a plan Standard without advertising with which to see all the content without interruptions, in HD quality and that allows 30 downloads at any time; and an experience Premium offers 4K viewing and a greater number of downloads. In addition, you can hire the Sports Complement (to be added to any base plan), with which subscribers will have access to the entire offer of Eurosport live sporting events.

A broader offer

And about the content? What changes will there be? Obviously Max also brings modifications in terms of his Catalogue, but in a positive sense. You will be able to enjoy the offer of HBO Originals (which includes The Last of UsThe White Lotuseuphoria, True Detective: Polar Night, among others) and Max Originals, from the films of the Warner Bros studio, from the DC universe, the harry potter world, a wide range of children's content and varied home and lifestyle programming. There will be no shortage of reality shows and documentaries, in addition to being "the only place to follow every minute of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games."

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There will also be a big bet on the local content, on various topics ranging from Beijing Express a When no one sees us o The Sancho case -The latter only has one episode at the moment on HBO Max and it has been a huge success.

Following this launch on the 21st in Spain, Portugal, the Nordic countries and Central and Eastern Europe, Max will arrive in Poland, the Netherlands, France and Belgium. There is no rest anymore.

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