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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.

Get Max for free

Max doesn’t offer a free trial directly, but some providers include an ongoing Max subscription when you sign up for select services:

  • DIRECTV: 3 mos. free with select plans and included with PREMIER plan
  • DIRECTV STREAM: 3 mos. free with select plans and included with PREMIER plan

After the promotional period, Max reverts to its regular price of $9.99–$20.99/mo. or $99.99–$209.99/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 $7 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 Ultimate Max for $209.99 a year, Ad-free Max for $169.99 a year, or the With Ads Max plan for $99.99 a year.

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.

Free B/R Sports add-on

For a limited time, Max is giving you the B/R Sports add-on for free. After the promotional period, you can add the B/R Sports add-on starting at $9.99/month (when billed through Max).

B/R Sports on Max are select games that air on TBS, TNT, and truTV.

Max deals FAQ

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.

Is Max free with Amazon Prime?

Amazon Prime Video used to offer a 7-day free trial of Max, but no longer. The Max add-on will cost Prime members $9.99 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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