HBO Max is currently offering a 30% discount to customers who would like to pay up for a whole year in advance in order to lock down subscribers to its annual subscription. The move comes just as HBO Max announced that dozens of films and series would be leaving the streaming platform, while Warner Bros. Discovery tries to reduce costs as a result of its merger.
Subscribers who sign up for a yearly HBO Max subscription will receive a 30% discount for the first year, compared to $149.99 for the no-ads version. In addition, those who opt out of paying ads will only pay $69.99 for the first year, compared to the regular $99.99.
In the last couple of months, HBO Max has been removing dozens of films and series from its catalog, sometimes without prior warning. The content eliminated includes many obscure titles, but also significant successes, such as all eight Harry Potter movies. Warner Bros. Discovery has justified the removal of content by their intention of merging HBO Max and Discovery+ by next year, as the company has no real reason to keep both streaming services online simultaneously.
Warner Bros. Discovery has also postponed the Supergirl and Wonder Twins films after killing Batgirl months before her release, and no property is completely safe. Recently, we also learned that HBO Max has no intentions of renewing Young Justice, a clear indicator that the DCEU is in jeopardy.
Warner Bros. Discovery's intention to attract new clients to the system is to offer a significant discount before signing a new one. The limited-time 30% discount will be available until October 30, so interested customers can check out what else HBO Max removes from their catalog for a month.
The offer might also help people who want to catch up on the highly anticipated Game of Thrones spinoff House of Dragon, which will premiere this Sunday, August 21.