If the $15 monthly charge for HBO Max is too much for you, then WarnerMedia might have an answer for you this summer–if you’re willing to watch a few advertisements. HBO Max will ask $10 a month for its previously-announced ad-supported tier this June, according to a report from CNBC.
If you want to go watch Mortal Kombat and Godzilla vs. Kong right now, HBO Max is going for $15; that’s the same price you’d pay for the premium channel on your local cable service. HBO Max doesn’t offer a free trial right now, unlike major competitor Netflix.
CNBC notes that a $10 tier would give the growing service a potential leg up on Netflix; the streaming giant is asking $13.00 per month right now. The other interesting wrinkle is that WarnerMedia won’t show you just any ads. Instead, the service will only attach ads for HBO Max-exclusive programming. That means that while you would be seeing ads, they’d be for Doom Patrol and Peacemaker–not for migraine medication for moms, or car insurance sold by tall birds.
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