Get ready for HBO Max – Discovery+ mashup app in 2023 – Meczyki.Net

Warner Bros. Discovery’s earnings call was titled Something Too People dreadedHBO Max and Discovery+ are merging into one new service: HBO Max. The company will roll out this new offering — which has no name yet — to US-based consumers in the summer of 2023, with LatM expansion later that year, and a European market launch in 2024.

The firm aims to merge various offerings such as acclaimed scripted shows like “Succession,” “Euphoria,” and HBO Max’s upcoming “House of Dragons” and unreleased shows like “90 Day Fiancé” and “Fixer Upper” under one. Service.

Warner Bros. Discovery will begin this merger process by cross-posting content on both services. Discovery+ Will Start showing CNN originals this month under a new tab, and HBO Max will be getting some reality shows from Chip and Joanna Gaines’s Magnolia Network starting September 30th.

The company also acknowledged that while both HBO Max and Discovery had shortcomings from a product perspective, the new product was intended to address those issues.

HBO Max is in the app Notorious reputation of being a buggy app With several issues: App hangs and crashes on Roku; Unable to remember subtitle setting on Apple TV, And the material is inaccessible at times. App Rating of HBO Max – 3.7 on Google Play Store and only 2.8 on the Apple App Store – Reflect the many issues customers are facing. in an interview with manners In April, HBO Max’s product chief Sarah Leone admitted that the company quickly phased out its apps in 2020, despite being buggy.

On the other hand, the Discovery+ app has good performance, but it lacks features like offline viewing and parental controls.

“HBO Max has a competitive feature set, but has performance and customer issues. Discovery+ has the best performance and consumer ratings, but more limited features. Our combined service delivers the best of market-leading features with world-class performance.” “Jean-Bric Perret, the firm’s CEO and president for global streaming and gaming, said on the earnings call.

The company mentioned that apart from merging existing services, it is also exploring an ad-supported free offering for those who don’t want to pay the subscription amount. The firm will reveal more details about the scheme at its Investor Day later this year. Notably, rival streaming company Netflix will also introduce an ad-supported version of its service next year.

In the past few days, HBO Max has been facing a lot of criticism. Quietly removing titles from its service and cancel High budget projects like “Batgirl”,

HBO Max-Discovery+ merger announcement confirms a report wrap About a major streaming strategy shakeup at Warner Bros. Discovery that could result in layoffs just days before earnings results. However, the company did not mention any people-related restructurings during its earnings call. We’ve asked the company for a comment, and we’ll update the story if we hear back.

In addition to the large app merge, Warner Bros. Discovery announced it has 92 million combined subscribers — 76.8 million from HBO and HBO Max and 24 million from Discovery+. The firm reported revenue of $9.8 billion, well below analysts’ estimates of $11.91 billion.