HBO Max might be branded after the marquee TV channel in the US – the home of The Sopranos, Curb Your Enthusiasm and more – but it offers a lot more than that. The streaming service brings together content from Warner Bros., New Line Cinema, DC and more, as well as top-drawer TV shows from HBO. So there's plenty to watch.
It usually costs $14.99 a month (or $9.99 for the ad-supported tier), but at launch, HBO Max was offering a free seven-day trial, though that's mostly dried up now. But as it launches in more countries, there's always the chance that you could be eligible for a free trial.
- HBO Max free trial: See if it's still available where you are (opens in new tab)
Whichever tier you opt for, it's a significant outlay each month, especially if you also subscribe to another TV streaming service or two, plus one or two music ones such as Spotify and/or Tidal. It soon adds up.
Thankfully, you don't have to pay full whack. There are some awesome deals around that shave sizeable chunks off the HBO Max price, saving you a few precious bucks. Let's save you some money.
Best HBO Max deals
HBO Max annual plan
$119.88/$179.88 $99.99/$149.99 at HBOMax.com (save 20%) (opens in new tab)
There's a sizeable saving to be had if you sign up to 12 months of HBO Max, rather than on a rolling month-by-month basis – it works out at just $8.33/$12.50 a month depending on which tier you choose. You'll be locked in for a year, but that's a small price to pay for such a saving.
HBO Max offers access to the complete HBO catalogue – including The Sopranos, The Wire, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Succession, Veep, Westworld and South Park. You also get access to WarnerMedia's vast library of movies and TV shows stretching back 100 years, from Casablanca and Citizen Kane to Braveheart and the Harry Potter films, along with more recent fare like The Matrix: Resurrections.
There are two membership tiers. The ad-free version costs $14.99 a month, while the ad-supported tier is $9.99 a month. It provides access to all the top HBO shows, but you may miss out on selected movie releases.
In addition to signing up at hbomax.com (opens in new tab), you can activate your subscription within the HBO Max app on compatible Apple, Roku, Google, LG, Microsoft, Sony, or Vizio devices. What are you waiting for?
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