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Max Deals

Max is great, but it isn’t cheap—the experts at have researched a few ways to help Max out your premium TV savings.

Current deals and promotions:

Data effective as of publish date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

Max (formerly HBO Max) is one of the more expensive streaming services in TV landof course you’re looking for a deal. So are we, and we’ve found some offers that can save you a few bucks (or even all the bucks) on your Max subscription.

Max free trials

Max doesn’t offer a free trial directly, but other TV and internet services give you the chance to try it for free. Plus, some providers include an ongoing Max subscription when you sign up for select services:

After the promotional period, Max reverts to its regular price of $9.99–$19.99/mo. or $99.99–$199.99/yr.

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Max with DIRECTV

New DIRECTV and DIRECTV STREAM customers can get three months of free Max included with select TV packages.

Max with Cricket Wireless

Cricket’s Unlimited + 15 GB Mobile Hotspot mobile plan, which starts at $60 a month for one line (or $32 per line with five lines), includes free Max. Unfortunately, it’s the ad-supported version, but you’d still save nearly $120 a year on Max service.

Max with ads

Wait, there’s an ad-supported version of Max? Yes, and it goes for $9.99 a month, which is $6 less than its regular plan. As you’d expect, this discounted plan includes commercial spots. It also doesn’t support 4K HD, and it excludes same-day access to Warner Bros. theatrical movie premieres (one of Max’s coolest perks).

On the upside, the ads don’t intrude upon Max Originals, and you’d save $50 a year with this plan. We don’t like the idea of ads in our HBO, but this deal isn’t bad.

Max with annual payment

Like Disney+, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and other streaming services, Max offers a discount if you pay upfront for a year of service. You can get the regular Max ($9.99–$19.99/mo. or $99.99–$199.99/yr.) for $149.99 a year (a savings of $41.89 annually), or the ad-supported Max ($9.99 per month) for $99.99 a year (a savings of $19.89 annually).

If you know you’ll be watching Max all year—and why wouldn’t you be?—this is one of the simplest deals to get in on.

Max with B/R Sports Add-On

Max is offering its B/R Sports Add-On free to all Max subscribers through February 29, 2024. A $9.99-a-month value, the add-on includes live sports from Warner Bros. Discovery channels like TBS, TNT, and truTV.

No action is necessary to get the add-on during the promotional period. Simply log in to Max and navigate to the B/R Sports tab.

Max deals FAQ

How much does Max cost?

Max costs up to $19.99 per month or $199.00 if you pay for a year upfront. The ad-supported Max plan—which comes with commercial spots and no 4K capability—costs $9.99 a month, or $99.99 if you pay for a year upfront.

Is there a free trial for Max?

While Max doesn’t offer free trials on its website, you can try out this premium streaming service through other TV and internet providers: Cox, Optimum, DIRECTV, DIRECTV STREAM, Amazon Prime Video, and Hulu.

What shows and movies are on Max?

Max includes all programming from HBO, as well as full seasons of shows and exclusive movies not available on HBO. Max also offers Max Originals, which are shows and movies produced exclusively for the service.

Movies on Max (partial list):

  • The Suicide Squad
  • Zack Snyder’s Justice League
  • Wonder Woman 1984
  • Shazam!
  • Tenet
  • Godzilla vs. Kong
  • Reminiscence

TV shows on Max (partial list):

  • The White Lotus
  • Game of Thrones
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • Succession
  • The Wire
  • The Sopranos
  • Rick and Morty
  • Friends

Max Originals (partial list):

  • The Flight Attendant
  • Hacks
  • Doom Patrol
  • Search Party
  • Gossip Girl

Is Max free with Amazon Prime?

Amazon Prime Video offers a 7-day free trial of Max. Once the trial ends, the Max add-on will cost Prime members $15.99 a month.

How do I get Max for free?

Max offers a few episodes from some of its series for free. You can also get free subscriptions to Max with select plans from providers like DIRECTV.

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