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HBO Max India Plans Leaked Forward of Official Launch, Could Begin at Rs. 69 per Month

HBO Max, the over-the-top (OTT) streaming service that particularly presents HBO content material alongside originals, TV exhibits, and Hollywood films, is prone to enter India quickly. Whereas the precise launch particulars are but to be revealed, HBO Max’s plan particulars for the Indian market have surfaced on-line. The streaming service is alleged to be accessible in three totally different tiers, beginning at Rs. 69 per 30 days. HBO Max would compete towards the likes of Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar, and Netflix which are already accessible within the nation with catalogues providing worldwide and native content material.

Telecom-focussed web site OnlyTech has reported the India plan particulars of HBO Max. The plans are mentioned to be shared amongst a gaggle of customers underneath an internet pre-launch survey performed by market analysis agency Nepa.

[Replace, September 8, 9:30am: HBO Max confirmed that it carried out this survey, however mentioned that it does not point out what the ultimate plans might be. A spokesperson advised Devices 360, “We routinely conduct market analysis with customers in international locations around the globe that take a look at a variety of doable presents and worth factors for our providers. These being reported that counsel a future launch of HBO Max in India are amongst many being examined and evaluated and don’t replicate any present plans.”]

HBO Max plans in India (anticipated)

OnlyTech stories that HBO Max might be accessible to customers in India at as little as Rs. 69 per 30 days. Probably the most inexpensive plan could be referred to as ‘Advert supported,’ and it might permit customers to look at content material solely in customary definition (SD) decision with as much as two concurrent streams accessible throughout cell, pill, and different gadgets. It might additionally provide films one yr after their theatrical or digital launch and exhibits after their season completes.

The second plan that HBO Max is alleged to launch for the Indian market could be referred to as ‘Cell.’ It might be accessible at Rs. 139 a month and would come with ad-free SD content material that may include a single concurrent stream solely and particularly for cell or pill display screen. Prospects getting the HBO Max Cell plan would be capable of entry films inside six to eight months after their theatrical or digital launch, whereas exhibits could be accessible two to a few weeks after their international launch.

HBO Max can also have a ‘Normal’ plan at Rs. 329 a month that may provide ad-free content material in 4K decision with as much as three concurrent streams viewable throughout a spread of gadgets. It might convey films and exhibits straight after their international launch.

All three plans by HBO Max are mentioned to have the power to create as much as 5 viewer profiles. The streaming service can also be reported to have annual subscription choices accessible for its Cell and Requirements plans with as much as 50 % low cost.

Whereas the annual subscription of the HBO Max Cell plan could be accessible at Rs. 1,001 a yr, the HBO Max Normal plan could be given at Rs. 1,974 a yr.

There could be some variations between the reported costs and their precise variations because the mentioned particulars are meant for reference functions.

HBO Max is alleged to have some unique exhibits in plans for Indian viewers that may star main. Bollywood actors. Widespread Indian administrators may even be bringing new content material to the service, as per the report.

Viewers within the nation are additionally mentioned to obtain localisation together with subtitles in native Indian languages in addition to devoted Youngsters profile and personalised house display screen. The service would additionally embody Dolby Atmos sound.

Since HBO Max hasn’t confirmed any of the main points, the knowledge on its India plans must be thought-about with a pinch of salt.

At current, HBO Max is available within the US and sure US territories, in addition to choose international locations in Latin America and the Caribbean. It is because of attain different international locations later this yr.


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