What’s the Cheapest Way to Go for HBO?
See if HBO Max, HBO with AT&T Wireless, or your TV plan is the cheapest way to get HBO.
Is there a cheaper way to get HBO?
Luckily for you, there are a few ways to get HBO at a cheaper price. And we’ve scoured the internet to find them so you don’t have to.
For most folks, we recommend HBO’s streaming HBO Max because it’s relatively cheap, has a month-to-month contract, and features more than just HBO Originals.
But we get it: the devil is in the details. Keep reading for the best ways to get HBO without breaking the bank.
1. Free HBO Max for life with AT&T Wireless
Since you’re probably already paying for cell service, why not get free HBO Max for life?
If you aren’t tied to a provider, switch to a qualifying AT&T Wireless plan. While there are some restrictions on which plan you can choose, all the available options with HBO Max include unlimited talk, text, and (most importantly) data—perfect for streaming HBO on your phone, computer, or TV.
If unlimited data and included HBO sound like what you’re looking for, find an AT&T Wireless plan that works for you.
2. Cheaper HBO with cable
Nearly every cable TV provider allows customers to add on HBO to existing packages. This is probably the easiest way for most people to pick up HBO.
Some providers also offer promotional pricing or special deals to get HBO free for a certain period (usually a few months). Others offer HBO with upper-tier packages with no extra fee required.
For a lot of folks, adding on HBO to your existing package is the best way to get it. It’s simple to add it on to a package, you don’t have to worry about a separate bill, and it’s generally less of a hassle than other options.
Free HBO Max with DIRECTV STREAM
DIRECTV STREAM isn’t a bad way to go for HBO. With select plans, you get three months of HBO Max free. Not too shabby, eh?
Just watch out for when the billing kicks in after the third month. AT&T and DIRECTV love doing that.
Cheap HBO with Cox Cable
If you already have Cox Cable TV, you’re in luck. Cox boasts the cheapest HBO add-on out there at $10.00 per month.
We’re also a fan of Cox internet plans, which are pretty good for the price. If you have Cox or want to switch, we suggest bundling internet and TV and then adding on your HBO.
Free HBO Max with DIRECTV
Hands down, DIRECTV has tons of promos. With select DIRECTV plans, you can get three months of live HBO and 12 months of HBO Max on-demand for free.
The only downsides to these promos are that HBO costs $3.00 more per month on DIRECTV after your promo ends, and you’ll be subject to a price hike during the second year of your contract.
HBO with Astound Broadband
Internet and TV from Astound Broadband are the cheapest around, but the cable provider will charge you a dollar extra per month for HBO.
Again, if you’re down with on-demand HBO, we say just sign up for HBO Max instead of adding regular HBO to your Astound Broadband cable plan.
HBO with Spectrum
Spectrum’s Select TV package comes with over 125 channels, and you can add HBO (and HBO Max) to your plan for $15 per month. That’s not a steal compared to HBO Max’s basic price, but Spectrum’s HBO price is a decent deal if you want HBO through your cable TV provider.
Included HBO with Xfinity
Like most cable and streaming services, Xfinity doesn’t offer a discount on HBO. But you can get HBO included when you sign up for the Digital Premier package for $104.99 per month.
Again, unless you’re a diehard HBO fan that loves watching live premieres, we recommend just going with HBO Max on demand.
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3. HBO Max for cheap HBO on demand
If you’re a cord-cutter or your cable company doesn’t offer HBO, HBO Max is a good, cheap option for getting all of HBO’s awesome content and more.
Plus, as a major bonus, HBO Max also includes movies and shows from Warner Brothers, Turner, CNN, Crunchyroll, Cartoon Network, adult swim, DC, and TNT.
That all adds up to around 10,000 hours of TV, with favorites like The Big Bang Theory, Wonder Woman, and Friends joining the already rich HBO landscape alongside Watchman and Westworld. And it’s all for $14.99 a month, with no contracts. There’s also a $9.99 a month option if you’re willing to put up with ads.
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