It’s a big year for HBO Max as the streaming service becomes the exclusive online home to blockbuster Warner Bros. movies that will premiere in theaters and on HBO Max the exact same day. That means HBO Max subscribers can stream big-ticket films like Zack Snyder’s Justice League, Godzilla Vs. Kong, Mortal Kombat and more at no extra cost.
Update: HBO Max’s ad-free plan typically costs $14.99 per month, but the service is offering a 50% off deal. This brings its price down to just $7.49 per month for the first six months of your subscription. This deal is active until Sunday, September 26, so you’ll have to act fast.
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How to Get HBO Max for Free
If you’ve been waiting to sign up for HBO Max, now’s your chance to get in on the best HBO Max deal we’ve seen online. New users can get HBO Max free online by signing up for this 7-day Hulu trial, which includes both Hulu and HBO Max for free. Use it to get a free HBO Max subscription for a week (and free access to all of Hulu’s offerings), then choose to cancel or continue your plan afterwards.
Another way to get HBO Max for free: AT&T customers can get HBO Max for free, as part of their unlimited phone, TV and internet plans.
Eligible plans include the AT&T Unlimited Elite, Unlimited Plus and Unlimited Choice offerings, along with most of their cable and home internet plans (see full list of AT&T HBO Max deals here).
One of the newest ways to get HBO Max free is through Cricket Wireless. If you have a $60 unlimited Cricket plan, you can stream HBO Max with ads using your Cricket account information. The promotion applies to both new and existing Cricket customers. You can check out all the sign-up details here.
Does HBO Max Offer a Free Trial?
Unlike some streaming services like Paramount+ or Amazon Prime, who both offer free trials to try out their offerings, HBO Max does not currently offer a free trial. However, you can get an HBO Max trial offer by signing up for the 7-day Hulu trial, which includes HBO Max for free.
AT&T is also offering a free trial to HBO Max for select wireless and internet customers. To redeem this 30-day free trial to HBO Max, sign in to att.com and go to your account overview to get a promo code you can use for the free trial offer.
HBO Max Deals, Pricing, Promo Code
HBO Max does offer deals and discounts on its own from time to time.
Right now you can save 50% on an ad-free monthly plan for six months. This brings the price of a subscription down to just $7.49 per month, and saves you $45 over the life of your subscription. This deal is available until Sunday, September 26.
The service also launched a new, cheaper ad-supported plan that lets you watch HBO Max for just $9.99 a month. You can also try their new annual plan, which gives you 16% off HBO Max if you prepay for 12 months of service ($99.99 with ads, $149.99 without).
For the HBO Max monthly plan with ads, the streamer promises you won’t have to watch more than four minutes of commercials per hour of streaming. However, with the discount, you won’t be able to access Warner Bros.’ same-day film premieres the day they come out in theaters.
For that, you’ll have to sign-up for a regular HBO Max plan, which is currently $7.49 a month. This deal gets you unlimited ad-free streaming of all of HBO’s TV shows, new release movies, documentaries and Max Originals (think the Tiger Woods documentary, Tiger, or the controversial Woody Allen doc, Allen v. Farrow). Sign up now and get instant access on your phone, computer and TV.
HBO Max’s ad-free plan typically costs $14.99 per month, which puts it around the same price as Netflix ($14), though it’s more than the Disney+ bundle that includes Disney+, EPSN+ and Hulu for $12.99 total. HBO Max may reveal more deals and other promotions throughout the year.
Your HBO Max subscription gets you popular shows and movies from Warner Bros., DC, Studio Ghibli, and more. As mentioned, Warner Bros. is also releasing its entire slate of new films this year on HBO Max — the same day the films arrive in theaters. The promotion launched with Wonder Woman 1984 streaming online and will include upcoming releases like Dune, The Matrix 4, and others.
Want to get in on this HBO Max deal? Sign-up here and get instant access to start streaming right away. There’s no promo code needed and you can cancel at any time.
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