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Does HBO Max still offer a 7-day free trial?

Best answer: No. While HBO Max offered a 7-day free trial when it launched in May 2020, it took away the free trial option when it announced it would be releasing a number of Warner Bros. films on the same day they hit theaters.

Can you try HBO Max for free?

If you're looking for an HBO Max free trial though, we have good news and bad news. Sadly, HBO stopped running this option quite some time ago and it doesn't look like it's coming back. On the plus side, you do have cheaper sign-up options than before thanks to a new ad-supported tier starting at just $9.99 a month on a rolling contract that you can cancel at any time.

The ad-supported tier shows content in HD but for just $5 extra a month, you get resplendent 4K streaming and access to the day-and-date cinema movies, which is the one you need if you want to watch films being released on the platform the same day they hit theaters. This tier also has zero ads and allows downloads for offline viewing too.

If you're still not convinced or you'd like a taste of the great TV content available on the service, there is a completely free "Watch for Free" section on HBO Max that you don't even need an account to stream. You'll only get one episode of a select few shows, but as samplers go, it's very generous.

HBO Max is quickly becoming an essential service for streamers and cord-cutters. Along with a myriad of popular films and HBO shows such as True Blood, Sex and the City, Euphoria, and Game of Thrones, the service brings in content from brands like Crunchyroll, DC Comics, Studio Ghibli, Sesame Workshop, TCM, Cartoon Network, and Adult Swim. There's also a wide selection of HBO Max originals to discover, including Search Party, And Just Like That..., Gossip Girl, and Peacemaker.

One of the most significant benefits of being an HBO Max subscriber is the chance to stream new movies on the same day as their theatrical debut, which started with the debut of Wonder Woman 1984. However, these releases also seem to be why the option to sign up for an HBO Max free trial is no longer offered.

Will there be another HBO Max free trial?

HBO Max originally offered a free 7-day trial for new members on its website between its launch in May 2020 and the release of Wonder Woman 1984 in December 2020. It's unlikely we'll see another free trial pop up on its website unless, of course, subscribers numbers don't continue to grow in line with the services' expectations — then anything can happen.

It's worth pointing out that there's still an exception for Hulu subscribers, who can sign up for a free 7-day HBO Max trial by adding HBO Max as a premium add-on channel to their Hulu subscription.

Signing up for HBO Max and other channels through Hulu helps you consolidate monthly bills, so you only worry about one payment rather than several. This is available for members on both the base plans as well as Hulu with Live TV. After the free trial, HBO Max will renew at its regular price of $14.99 per month unless you decide to cancel your subscription. Unfortunately, you can't opt to join the cheaper $9.99 tier of HBO Max via Hulu.

Another way to get into HBO Max for free is through AT&T. Specifically, AT&T gives subscribers a free year of HBO Max when you sign up for a selection of their wireless, internet, and TV plans. These include the AT&T Unlimited Elite wireless plan, the AT&T Fiber Internet 1000 plan, and the DirecTV Stream Choice TV plan.

Hulu with HBO Max

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$15/mo. after free trial at Hulu

Get HBO Max with your Hulu plan

Hulu subscribers can try HBO Max for free by adding the service as a premium add-on channel to their existing plan.

AT&T with HBO Max

HBO Max

Free with paid TV plans at AT&T

Get HBO Max with your AT&T plan

AT&T offers HBO Max for free as part of its Unlimited Elite, Fiber Internet 1000, and DirecTV Stream Choice TV plans.

What movies are streaming exclusively on HBO Max?

While various shows and movies are constantly being added to HBO Max, HBO Max announced at the end of 2020 that it would release Warner Brothers' entire roster of new films on the same day as they debut in theaters. Here's a list of the blockbuster movies that are streaming now on HBO Max or will be released on the platform and in theaters simultaneously:

  • The Little Things: Streaming now
  • Judas and the Black Messiah: Streaming now
  • Tom & Jerry: The Movie: Streaming now
  • Godzilla vs. Kong: Streaming now
  • Mortal Kombat: Streaming now
  • The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It: Streaming now
  • In The Heights: Streaming now
  • Space Jam: A New Legacy: Streaming now
  • The Suicide Squad: Streaming now
  • Malignant: Streaming now
  • The Many Saints of Newark: Streaming now
  • Dune: Returns March 10
  • King Richard: Returns April 7
  • The Matrix: Resurrections: Return TBA

These films are only available for 31 days after the premiere and will be removed from the service. While most of the movies will return to the platform later, it's unclear how this will change if and when movie fans start returning to theaters. Be sure to also take a look at the best shows and best movies streaming on HBO Max right now.

What plans and deals does HBO Max currently offer?

There are two different plans now available at HBO Max and two ways to pay. The most affordable plan at HBO Max includes ads and costs $9.99 per month, while the next level HBO Max plan offers ad-free streaming for just $14.99 per month. The ad-free plan also lets you watch new movies from Warner Brothers on the very same day as they're released in theaters.

The best deal available on HBO Max right now is attached to its annual plans. While HBO Max typically costs between $10 and $15 per month, you can save over 15% on your subscription by choosing an annual plan instead. The "With Ads" plan costs just $99.99 per year when paying annually, or you can snag the better "Ad-Free" plan that includes access to new theatrical releases for just $149.99 per year.

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HBO Max has it all

Sign up for the "With Ads" or "No Ads" version of HBO Max to access more than 10,000 hours of exclusive film and television content from HBO, WarnerMedia, DC, and more.



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