How to Get HBO Max Free Trial in 2024?

Max, formally known as HBO Max, is a popular video streaming on-demand platform in the US and limited European regions. When the streaming service first debuted in 2020, HBO Max was generous enough to offer a week-long free trial, giving the audience a chance to go through the content library, before committing to long-term subscription plans. 

Interestingly, we haven’t seen any HBO Max free trials when the service began its operation in a few European and Asian countries in 2022 and 2023. 

It’s a very common marketing tactic among streaming platforms to offer a trial offer, typically lasting from 7 to 14 days, allowing uncertain viewers to decide whether to continue with a premium plan or look elsewhere. Follow along and we’ll find out whether it’s the case with HBO Max, and if not, what are the ways to claim a free trial, if possible.  

Is There Any HBO Max Free Trial Available in 2024?

So, if you are thinking of watching your favorite shows on HBO Max without spending a buck, you will be disappointed – there’s no free trial available in the US as of January 2024

Max decided to discontinue its trial offers after the release of Wonder Woman 1984, which also had the same day premiering on the streaming platform. Soon after, the owners decided to release all 2021 Warner Bros movies on Max on the same day as the theatrical premiere. The main reason to cut down the trial service was to encourage people to subscribe to the premium plan, instead of watching their preferred (newly released) content during the free trial and not continue with the service. 

Notably, when the service launched in Latin America in 2021, a certain number of new subscribers got a 7-day free trial, however, that too eventually phased out. Later, upon the launch in Europe, the free trial offer was replaced with a half-price lifetime subscription. 

In the US as well, the company launched a cheaper ad-supported plan at just $9.99/month, compensating for the free trial they offered. 

How to Get an HBO Max Free Trial?

Fortunately, there are certain ways you can try to get a limited-duration free trial. Before continuing, please remember that these offers are not permanent and may change depending on your location and the third-party provider. 

1. With Amazon Prime

In September 2021, Amazon removed HBO Max from its platform, however, the service made a comeback as a new channel Add-on for Prime Video members only. The price is the same $15.99/month, but if you are a new subscriber, you can benefit from HBO Max free trial 7 days. 

If you’ve never used Prime Video, you can register for an account and enjoy a month of free trial. This effectively gives you one week of free access to Max streaming, where you can binge-watch your favorite movies and TV shows. 

Here’s how Prime Video users can subscribe to Max free trial:

  • Launch the Prime Video page or go to https://www.primevideo.com/ on your computer. 
  • Go to Accounts & Settings and select Channels
  • Scroll down to HBO Max or Max, listed under the Premium Channels category.
  • Select HBO Max and click on Start your 7-day free trial button. 
  • Enter your Prime Video password and you will be redirected to a page containing your subscription details, such as trial duration, billing, etc.  
  • Click on Start your free trial to confirm. 

HBO Max will be added to your Amazon Prime video. 

2. Through Hulu

Hulu offers HBO Max subscription for $15.99/month. But did you know that if you have never used Max before, you are eligible for a free trial through Hulu? But the best part is that New Hulu customers get a free trial for up to a month, meaning, you can access HBO Max free for a week without paying anything. 

For existing Hulu customers, here are the easy steps to claim the Max free trial:

  • Go to https://www.hulu.com/my-stuff and sign in using your HBO Max login credentials. 
  • Click on your profile icon in the top-right corner and select Account
  • Go to Manage Add-ons and locate HBO Max or Max, marked with 1 1-week free trial banner. 
  • Select HBO Max and click on Review Changes.

Your free trial will begin within the next few minutes. 

New customers can click here and register for an account. 

3. HBO Max Trial with Cricket Wireless

US citizens, who are using Cricket Wireless can get unlimited access to the ad-supported HBO Max plan with the $60/month plan. Please remember that you must have an active HBO Max account to claim this offer. 

For existing Cricket Wireless subscribers, here are the steps to get Max for free, 

  • Open the myCricket app and sign in using your credentials. 
  • Navigate to Manage Your Lines Edit Plan and enter your 4-digit PIN. Tap Next. 
  • Choose the $60/month plan and tap on Select Plan
  • Tap on Manage Features and select the features you want to add/remove or edit. 
  • Decide whether you want this plan for one month or beyond and tap on Continue
  • Follow the on-screen instructions and make payment.
  • Tap on Submit Changes to finish. 

New subscribers can click here to get a Cricket Wireless subscription and enjoy Max free trial. 

FAQs

1. How much is HBO Max?

HBO Max offers three premium plans – $9.99/month (Ad-supported), $14.99/month (ad-free), and $19.99/month (Unlimited ad-free + HBO Max 4K). 

2. Is there any HBO Max student discount available?

Currently, HBO Max is not offering any student discount. 

3. Where can I find HBO Max promo codes?

Numerous service providers and third-party websites, such as Forbes, Groupon, CNET, and Business Insider provide HBO Max free trial codes. 

4. How to cancel HBO Max free trial on Amazon Prime?

To cancel the HBO Max free trial on Amazon Prime, log in to your Amazon account, go to Your Prime Video, select Channels, find HBO Max, and click Cancel Channel.

5. Is there any HBO Max free trial for 30 days?

Currently, there is no 30-day trial offer provided by the company. 

Our Final Take

As you can see, it’s not that difficult to get an HBO Max free trial. While Hulu and Amazon Prime video can get you a week of free trial, Cricket Wireless is the only option that gives you unlimited access to the HBO content library at no additional costs. If you are a first-time user of Prime Video or Hulu, you can keep enjoying the streaming service for a month, even after the HBO Max trial expires. However, remember to cancel the subscription before the trial ends to avoid automatic renewal and charges.

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