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Max Just Removed The Need For A Live TV Plan To Watch Live Sports On TNT, TBS and TruTV

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If you’re someone who typically pays for a live TV package to primarily watch live sports on TNT, TBS and TruTV, or you’re already signed up to a plan that doesn’t provide access to TNT, TBS and TruTV, Max is about to make it much easier to stream live sports shown on these channels without a live TV package or switching providers.

For some time, we’ve known that Max was planning on adding live sports, but exactly how much would be added was unclear. Today, Max confirmed that its new Bleacher Report (B/R) Sports Add-On is due to go live on October 5, and is packed with live sports.

What’s particularly notable is that the announcement confirms “all live games airing on Warner Bros. Discovery’s linear network (such as TNT, TBS and truTV) will be available on Max through the B/R Sports Add-On.”

For those specifically interested in the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball, this includes every 2024 game airing on TBS, TNT and truTV, including the Men’s Final Four and National Championship in March/April 2024.

Basically, Max will soon remove the need for homes to sign up to a live TV package just to watch live sports on any of these channels.

For access to all of this sports coverage, the new Bleacher Report (B/R) Sports Add-On is confirmed to cost $9.99 a month on top of the price of a base Max subscription. What’s more, Max is making the Sports add-on free to Max subscribers through February.

While none of this will matter to those signed up to a live TV plan that includes TNT, TBS and TruTV, as nothing is changing in terms of their access to live sports, this will be a very good option for homes that had previously found it difficult to access these channels without switching providers.

Fubo is one of the best examples here, as the lack of access to TNT and also TBS are some of the most commonly raised complaints by sports fans signed up to one of Fubo’s live TV packages.

While paying for a base Max plan, and the Bleacher Report (B/R) Sports Add-On on top, in addition to a Fubo package, doesn’t seem like a cheaper or wiser option than just switching live TV providers, it is now an option.

However, for those that had wanted to watch live sports on these channels, but didn’t want to pay the ever-increasing costs associated with live TV streaming, Max’s new sport add-on seems like a good alternative to consider.

John Finn
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John Finn

By John Finn

John Finn is the Founder and Editor of Streaming Better, a platform created in 2019 to help consumers navigate the complicated live TV streaming and subscription service market.

John has been covering technology for various online publications since 2014. After originally covering the wider tech industry as a writer and editor, John now spends his time focusing on the emerging video-streaming market, including live TV streaming, SVOD, AVOD, FAST, and TVOD services.

In a bid to keep up to date on the industry, John actively subscribes to multiple streaming services at the same time. However, John continues to advocate that the best approach for consumers is to rotate between streaming services as needed.

A Psychology graduate from England, who now lives in the US, John previously worked in the aviation industry as an airline reviewer. While reviewing airlines isn't quite the same as reviewing devices and streaming services, John brings the same analytical eye to all of his reviews and industry analysis, along with a special emphasis on what's best for the consumer.

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