HBO Max is the newest premium video streaming service and its now available in the US. Warner Bros. wants you to spend $14.99 a month to access a ton of classic and current movies and TV shows on the service, including Friends, The Big Bang Theory, the Harry Potter movies, the DC Comics movie library, and much more. But is there a way to get HBO Max for free?
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As a matter of fact, there are ways to get HBO Max for free, especially if you are an AT&T wireless, internet, or TV subscriber. If you are not, there might still be a way to get the service for the price of nothing. Here’s what you need to know in order to get HBO Max for free.
Method 1: HBO Max for free for many cable HBO customers
Warner Bros. has entered into an agreement with many cable TV services that already offer HBO. Charter (Spectrum) customers that currently have an active HBO subscription can get HBO Max for free right now. Those subscribers will just need to sign into the HBO Max app and they are all set. Any new Charter customers can purchase HBO Max directly from the cable company.
WarnerMedia has also secured agreements with other cable TV providers. Altice USA cable users who have either HBO or HBO Now on their Optimum and Suddenlink plans will get HBO Max for free. The same goes for HBO and HBO Now subscribers on Verizon’s Fios TV and Fios Internet services. Comcast HBO viewers and Cox Communication’s Contour HBO subscribers will get the same treatment. Smaller cable TV companies that are a part of the NCTC organizations can also provide HBO Max for free for their HBO subscribers.
Method 2: Sign up for AT&T Unlimited Elite wireless plan
The AT&T Unlimited Elite wireless plan for smartphones, which already offers free access to HBO, will now include HBO Max for free as well. The plan normally costs $85 a month for a single line, but there are discounts if you add more than one line to the account.
Method 3: Sign up for select AT&T TV plans
AT&T offers several ways to access live or on-demand TV through its DirecTV satellite service, the AT&T TV Now internet-based TV service, and its legacy U-Verse cable TV service. If you sign up for DirecTV Premier or the Spanish language Lo Maximo package (at $134.99 a month), you will get HBO Max for free.
If you sign up for AT&T Choice ($64.99 a month with a 24-month contract) or Xtra ($74.99 a month with a 24-month contract), you get the service free for one year.
In addition, if you are already signed up for AT&T’s U-Verse U400, U450, and U450 Latino packages, you will also get HBO Max for free (AT&T is no longer selling new U-Verse subscriptions).
Method 4: Sign up for an AT&T internet plan
You can sign up for an AT&T Internet 1000 plan where it is available. It costs $49.99 a month for 12 months. With this plan, you can get HBO Max for free.
Method 5: Free one year or three-month trials for other AT&T TV packages
AT&T is offering one year of free HBO Max trials for new customers of its AT&T TV Choice, Xtra, Ultimate, Óptimo Más packages. New subscribers for DirecTV Choice, Xtra, Ultimate, or Más Ultra packages can also get one year of the service for free. Current customers of those packages will get HBO Max free for three months.
Method 6: One month free trial for other AT&T services
If you are signed up for AT&T Unlimited Extra, AT&T Unlimited Starter, or AT&T Mobile Share, you will get to trial the service for free for a month. The same goes for customers who are signed up for any AT&T internet plan other than AT&T Internet 1000.
Method 7: Get the standard seven-day free trial
If you sign up directly for HBO Max, you will get a seven day free trial of the service. You can cancel your account before the free trial ends so your credit or debit card won’t be charged.