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Max is a subscription movie and television streaming service owned by Warner Bros. Discovery. It was formerly known as HBO Max in the United States but still known as HBO Max in some territories outside of the US.
Previously available only to US viewers, it is now also available to viewers in Latin America, the Caribbean, some parts of Europe and expanding to worldwide viewers in the near future.
Max offers a wide range of content such as HBO original programming, content from Warner Bros. and movies and television from third party providers and syndicated shows such as Friends and The Big Bang Theory.
The biggest appeal of Max though is all of the original programming available from the network which includes acclaimed TV series and movies.
There are more than a handful of ways to get access to Max and some of these ways offer a free trial for 7 days.
Max offers subscriptions directly through their website and as an addon when you subscribe to streaming platforms that offer other premium channels through packages. In addition to any free trial you get through these platforms, you would normally also get a 7-day free trial to Max.
Below, I’ll show you how to find Max free trials and how to subscribe. You will likely be able to get a free trial with all the methods thus extending the amount of time you can try the service free.
How To Get HBO Max Free Trial (4 Ways)
There are a number of services that offer Max and you can usually try the streamer on all of them for free if they offer a trial.
You’ll need your credit card to subscribe but you will not be charged until the 7-day trial is up.
Here are some ways you can get HBO Max.
Max is also available with other services such as DirecTV, however there are no trials available for viewers.
If you’re looking for Max on Amazon Prime Video, they just recently added the premium channel back after a long absence from the streaming platform.
HBO Max Direct Free Trial (Outside US)
HBO Max once offered a free trial through it’s website when their subscriber-base was exclusively United States residents.
They’ve now dropped the free trial and you could only choose one of their subscription options – either the ad-supported option for $9.99/month or the premium ad-free option for $14.99/month.
For persons in the Caribbean and Latin America, HBO Max is a new offering and it makes sense that they would offer a 7 day free trial to encourage signups.
If you’re outside of the US, you could subscribe to HBO Max directly through it’s website and get 7 days free.
The content is localized which means you wouldn’t get the full library of content that US subscribers get access to.
The pricing therefor would not be the same as US HBO Max. It starts at $3.99/month for the mobile plan and $5.99/month for the standard subscription.
To get the free trial, just click on the “Start Free Trial” button and follow the steps below.
1. Select your plan and billing term
The first thing you’ll need to do is to select your billing term. It looks like most subscribers choose the quarterly billing term which bills every three months.
I chose to go with the Standard plan which means I could access HBO Max on any device I choose including my desktop, my TV and on any mobile device. I would also get 5 profiles instead of 1 so the rest of my family could watch.
2. Create your account
Next, fill in your name, email address and pick a password to create your account. You must be 18 and over to subscribe to HBO Max.
Click the button to continue.
3. Enter your billing details
The next step would be to enter your credit card details to confirm billing. You wouldn’t be charged until the free trial ends.
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Upon submission of your billing details, you should be able to log into the service and start streaming movies and series.
Get Max on Amazon Prime Video (7 days)
If you have Amazon Prime, you also have access to Prime Video as a perk. Prime Video is Amazon’s streaming service for movies and television and you can also add premium channels such as Showtime, Starz and Paramount+ all with a 7 day free trial.
Amazon recently added Max as one of their premium channels. You can now get Max with a 7-day free trial through Amazon Prime Video.
You can watch all of Max content which includes HBO, Max Originals, DC, TCM, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim on the Prime Video app. HBO’s live feeds for all of their cable channels are also included.
To get started with Max on Prime Video, you’ll need to have a Prime subscription or just a subscription to Prime Video. Amazon offers a 30-day free trial for either service.
If you don’t already have Prime and want to add both Prime and Max together, you can follow the instructions below to do so. Otherwise, just log into Prime Video and follow the steps below to get the free trial.
- Go to the Max page in Prime Video.
- Click on the “Learn more” banner at the top to get started or mouse over any video and click “Watch with a free 7-day Max trial”.
- Click on “Start your 7-day free trial”.
- Confirm your details on the next page.
- Click on the “Start Watching” button to start watching Max.
You can then start watching Max content inside the Prime Video app on your TV or in your browser.
Amazon will not charge you until after your free trial expires. You can cancel at any time to avoid charges.
Get Max With Hulu (7-Day Free Trial)
One guaranteed way to get a 7-day trial of Max, if you’re in the United States, is to add it as a premium channel on Hulu.
If you’re interested in Hulu which has lots of original programming plus thousands of movies and television series and even Live TV channels, then this could be a great way of getting Max as well.
Hulu offers a 30-day free trial and then you pay as low as $6.99 for a subscription. You can add Max as a premium channel and get the 7-day trial before paying $14.99 for an ad-free subscription.
To get Max on Hulu, just sign up for a Hulu free trial and go to the addons page in your account settings to subscribe to Max.
Subscribing to Max on Hulu will let you watch some HBO content in the Hulu app but you’ll have to download the Max app to watch exclusive content.
Get a 7-Day Trial Through YouTubeTV
YouTubeTV currently offers a 14 day free trial to it’s TV service and when you add their base plan, you can also select addons to go with the channels they already provide.
Max is one of the premium addons you can add to your base plan. They offer a 7-day free trial which fits right inside YouTubeTV’s 14-day trial window.
So this is another guaranteed way to get a Max free trial without having to pay.
After signing up, you can then go to the Max website or their app and choose “Sign in with Provider” then choose YouTubeTV, to create your account and access all the programming.
Cancelling is easy but you’ll need to do this through YouTubeTV since this is where you signed up and provided billing details.
Go here to see how YouTubeTV free trial works and sign up to get Max free for 7 days.
How To Cancel Max During Free Trial
For whatever reason, you may want to avoid getting charged after your free trial ends.
To avoid getting charged, you’ll need to cancel the service at least 24 hours before the end of the free trial period.
Since there are a handful of ways to sign up for Max, how you go about cancelling depends on how you signed up.
For instance, if you signed up directly through the Max website, then you’d log into your account there and cancel through your account settings. This would be for persons outside of the United States who are able to get a trial.
If you signed up through Hulu, this means that Hulu is the one billing you for the service so you’ll need to cancel Max through Hulu.
Same goes for any other service that provides a Max free trial.
Normally, you’ll be able to cancel through your account settings but you can also contact support and ask them to assist you in cancelling.
I would suggest cancelling soon after signup so you don’t get billed. You would then be able to enjoy the free trial for the full period and if you decide to keep the service, you could always just subscribe when it’s convenient for you.
HBO Max Pricing After Trial
After the 7-day free trial, customers outside of the United States (Caribbean, Latin America and European countries) will pay either $3.99/month for mobile plans or $5.99/month for a standard plan (or whatever the pricing is being offered in your country).
The pricing when signing up via the Max website for US viewers is $9.99/month for the ad-supported plan and $14.99/month for the Standard no-ads plan where everything is included.
When you take a free trial from any provider mentioned on this page, you’re automatically billed at $14.99/month which means you’re getting the full experience.
Should You Keep Your Max Subscription?
With so many premium streaming options to choose from, you may be asking yourself if Max is worth keeping.
In 2021, HBO Max’s parent company, Warner Bros. released all of their theatrical releases in movie theatres and also on HBO Max on the same day. This alone was worth the price of a subscription.
Max has since stopped doing these simultaneous releases with Matrix: Resurrections being their last.
The main draw of Max now is their huge content library which includes content from HBO and Warner Bros. subsidiaries:
- Turner Classic Movies
- Cartoon Network
- Adult Swim
Max has great now-classic sitcoms and series such as Friends, The Fresh Prince of Belair, The Nanny and The Big Bang Theory.
There’s also HBO and Max originals that you won’t find anywhere else including:
Max is definitely one of the more entertaining streaming platforms to have in 2023 as there are a lot of high quality shows and movies available there.
Choose a subscription provider and take a free trial or sign up through Max.com to experience all they have to offer for yourself.
TrialBear recommends getting Max’s 7-day free trial through Prime Video if you’re in the United States.