Trying to score an extra HBO Max free trial? Use this tips and tricks
After the release of its smash hit Godzilla vs. Kong as well as the upcoming release of Mortal Kombat, nearly everyone is clamoring for a free subscription to the HBO Max streaming service. However, having suspended their free trial subscription thanks to a slew of same-day-release films that will see both a theatrical release as well as a release on HBO Max, it’s not as easy as you might think to land a free subscription.
What is HBO Max?
First launched on May 27th, 2020, HBO Max joined a slew of impressive streaming services, squaring off against worthy opponents such as Netflix, Hulu, and Disney Plus. A property of WarnerMedia Entertainment, HBO Max features a stacked library of content that has a total runtime so long you would be forgiven to assume that Zack Snyder directed it all.
By landing a subscription to HBO Max, free trial or not, you’ll be invited to experience a wide range of content including HBO premium programming, third-party titles, WarnerMedia’s impressive library, as well as original content made specifically for the trending streaming service.
Here are some ways to check out HBO Max.
Is there a free trial?
The first and most obvious way to see if the streaming service is for you would have been by signing up for a free trial, which was previously offered for up to a week.
Sadly, HBO Max ultimately opted to have retracted its normal free trial just in time to take advantage of the streaming service’s exclusive premiere of the highly anticipated Wonder Woman 1984, starring Gal Gadot and directed once again by Patty Jenkins. I mean, not all good things come free right? Not even mediocre things such as Wonder Woman 1984, it appears.
However . . . If you sign up for HBO Max through Hulu, you should be able to lock in a one week free trial for the streaming service! HBO Max’s stand-alone, all-in-one service will cost $14.99 per month of use. But what about ways of getting HBO Max for free? Is there such a thing?
Current HBO subscribers
If you already have access to HBO through either a cable or satellite provider, then you should have access to HBO Max and all of its amazing content. Certain providers currently offering this streaming service are the following:
Xfinity, Wow!, Verizon Fios, Optimum, RCN, Spectrum, Suddenlink, Altice One, Cox, DirectTV, AT&T U-verse, Atlantic Broadband, and Apple TV Channels.
The good news is this! If you are currently paying for the on-demand HBO streaming platform, HBO Now: HBO will upgrade you to HBO Max 100% free! However, you will need to make sure you’re signed up with HBO Now and are directly billed through HBO, and not Roku or Amazon Prime.
Worth the price?
As it stands, HBO Max offers a catalog of content estimated to be over 10,000 hours of both film & TV, sure to get you through another lockdown.
However, perhaps the biggest draw for HBO Max is the aforementioned HBO Max same-day-release program, which has already been utilized for films like Tom & Jerry as well as Godzilla vs. Kong. As well, if you can get over the fact that there’s no free trial, you can check out upcoming films like Mortal Kombat, Space Jam: A New Legacy, The Suicide Squad, In The Heights, and The Matrix 4.
Some of the bigger series owned by HBO Max include Game of Thrones, Friends, Westworld, The OC, His Dark Materials, Big Little Lies, Chernobyl, True Detective, and South Park. In terms of movies, HBO Max offers Joker, A Star is Born, La La Land, Lord of the Rings, True Grit (2010), Aliens, The Wizard of Oz, Casablanca, and hundreds of other movies. With content like this, who needs a free trial?
Do you have a subscription to HBO Max? How do you feel now that they no longer offer a free trial? Which of their upcoming same-day-release films are you most excited to check out? Comment below and let us know your thoughts!