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    HBO Max Launch May Soon Happen In India, Pricing, Leaked Plans And All The Details

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    HBO Max is expected to debut soon in India. The subscription plans of the streaming service have leaked online.

    By Susshmita Choubey | 
    Updated: 8th Sep 2021 13:13 IST
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    Highlights of the Story

    • HBO Max India launch is in the pipeline.
    • The report claims that the most basic plan will start as low as ₹69.
    • There is no official confirmation on the launch and plans as of yet.

    India is already brimming with a variety of OTT services from all over the world. However, it looks like the market will see another entry of a global player. As per OnlyTech, the HBO Max launch in India is around the corner. The website has also managed to find information regarding its’ India subscription plan and pricing. Meanwhile, the exact launch details still need official confirmation. Let us look at the details for the HBO Max Plans in India that have surfaced online:

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    HBO Max Plans May Start At ₹69 Per Month In India

    According to the report, HBO (Home Box Office) streaming services will be available in monthly and annual plans. Just like Netflix, HBO will allow viewers to choose between Standard and a more affordable Mobile tier. OnlyTech reports that it will be available to users in India at as low as ₹69 per month.

    HBO Max ₹69 Plan in India:

    It is the most basic HBO Max India Plan, also Ad-supported. It will give access to the content only in the standard definition. This plan can be used on two concurrent devices including mobile, tablet, and other tech devices. The plan will also give its uses access to movies one year after their theatrical or digital release and shows after their season completes airing. 

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    HBO Max ₹139 Plan in India

    This plan will give users access to content in Full HD. But the latest content like movies and series will release only after some time post their global release. 

    HBO Max ₹329 Plan in India

    It will be known as the ‘Standard’ plan and the users will need to pay about ₹329 per month for this plan. It will also give the users access to ad-free content in 4K resolution. A total of three concurrent devices can use this subscription on any of their desired devices. This plan is also going to be introduced targeting mobile and tablet users. 

    Although all of these plans may have a great price reduction if they opt for an annual plan. Meanwhile, HBO Max has clarified that the aforementioned plans do not reflect any current or confirmed plans. According to the report, the HBO Max Mobile plan could cost ₹1,001 per year. The Standard plan might be available at ₹1,974 a year. This would be more in line with what Disney+Hotstar and Amazon Prime Video offer.

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    However, we cannot be sure of this information and expect some differences in the purported and actual pricing.

    “We routinely conduct market research with consumers in countries around the world that test a wide range of possible offers and price points for our services. Those being reported that suggest a future launch of HBO Max in India are amongst many being tested and evaluated. It do not reflect any current plans”. 

    HBO Max spokesperson

    The report also suggests that HBO Max will let users create five profiles per account. All the plans would support Dolby Atmos sound. The Indian users will reportedly receive localisation including subtitles in local Indian languages. There will also be a dedicated Kids profile as well as a personalised home screen feature.

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    Additionally, HBO Max is planning original shows in plans for Indian viewers involving Bollywood actors. Popular Indian directors will also be bringing new content to the service, as per the report. However, at present, HBO Max is available in the US and certain US territories, as well as select countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. We can expect the OTT service to come to India later this year.



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