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How to sign up to HBO Max: Is there a free trial available?

HBO offers a wide selection of iconic movie and TV series, including plenty of original productions.

Despite being the new streaming service on the block, HBO Max is steadily growing in both content and subscribers. The platform, which launched in May 2020, is a mix of HBO, the Warner Bros.’ film library and exciting third-party titles like Studio Ghibli films.

HBO Max is home to popular series like Friends and The Big Bang Theory, as well as HBO hits like The Sopranos, The Undoing, Sex and the City and more.

On the movie front, enjoy a vast collection of titles, with the Warner Bros. entire 2021 theatrical line-up scheduled to drop on HBO Max as well on the same day it hits theaters. That includes highly anticipated movies Godzilla vs. Kong, Matrix 4 and Dune.

HBO Max free trial: Where can I get one?

The downside? When it launched, HBO Max used to offer a seven-day free trial for new customers. Unfortunately, the promotional offer is no longer available.

If you want to experience all that HBO Max has to offer, you’ll need to sign up for at least a month to see what the service is all about. An HBO Max subscription is $14.99 per month, which makes it more expensive than some competitors. But given the wide library and exciting movie releases, HBO Max is definitely worth checking out.

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How to sign up for HBO Max

Sign up for the platform directly on the HBO Max website. Simply follow these steps:

  1. Head over to the HBO Max sign-up page.
  2. Choose the big Sign Up Now button.
  3. Create an account by entering your personal information — name, email, password. Remember to check the I agree to the HBO Max Terms of Use and Privacy Policy box, ideally after perusing the terms of use and privacy policy.
  4. Add a payment method — credit or debit card. An HBO Max subscription is $14.99 per month plus applicable taxes, and renews automatically. You’ll have to remember to cancel it before the first month is up if you don’t enjoy using the service to avoid getting billed for a new month. This is where you can enter a promo code if you have one.
  5. Select on the Start Subscription button
  6. Sit back and enjoy. We highly recommend checking out our list of best HBO Max shows to start.

How can you watch HBO Max shows for free?

The service lets you stream a small selection of content for free, no subscription needed. Go to the HBO Max website and scroll down to the footer, where you’ll notice the Free Episodes section. Select it and you’ll be redirected to a page with a wide variety of TV episodes available for nonsubscribers at no charge.

As of April 2021, the list includes popular hits like Gossip Girl, I May Destroy You, Lovecraft Country, DOOM Patrol and The Flight Attendant.

However, these are subject to change and generally only the series premiere is available without a subscription. That means you’re missing out on a lot of content. Check out our show and movie lists below to see what you could be streaming.

How do I get free HBO Max if I already pay for HBO?

If you’re already subscribed to HBO or the HBO app — previously HBO Now — through a third-party provider, you might have access to HBO Max for free. Check the HBO Max website to see if it supports your provider. As long as it does, you can sign in to HBO Max with your HBO credentials and start streaming.

What other ways can I subscribe to HBO Max?

Get access to HBO Max though a third-party TV or streaming provider.

Subscribe through an app store (Amazon, Apple, Google Play, Samsung, Roku Channel Store) or through a TV/Internet/mobile provider. HBO Max is also available as an add-on on Hulu, Prime Video Channels, Apple TV, AT&T TV Now and YouTube TV.

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