2 Ways to get HBO Max free trial

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July 9, 2024

HBO Max debuts on May 27th, 2020 with 10,000 hours of content from both the HBO service and past and present titles from Warner Bros., in addition to a selection of original programming. HBO Max is available in 61 territories globally including Europe, Latin America & Caribbean and North America.

HBO Max changed to Max on May 23, 2023 with all new plans. There are three plans to choose from:

With Ads – $9.99/month or $99.99/year (16% savings)

  • Stream on 2 devices at once
  • Full HD 1080p 

Ad Free – $15.99/month or $149.99/year (over 20% savings)

  • Stream on 2 devices at once
  • Full HD 1080p 
  • 30 downloads to watch on the go

Ultimate Ad Free – $19.99/month or $199.99/year (over 16% savings)

  • Stream on 4 devices at once
  • 4K UHD with Dolby Atmos on select titles
  • 100 downloads to watch on the go

Do you already have access to Max?

If you get HBO with your cable or satellite TV package, then you might have access to HBO Max. To find out if your TV provider supports Max, see Do I already have access to Max?

Unfortunately, HBO Max itself doesn’t offer free trial, but you can get 1 week free trial from Hulu or Prime Video.

Oct. 2023 Update: Currently HBO Max free trial from Hulu and Prime Video are no longer available, we will keep this updated.

Option 1 Get Max free trial from Hulu

Hulu subscribers can add Max as an additional channel for $15.99, which offers a free 7-day trial. Hulu offers one month free trial on its ad-supported($7.99/month) and ad-free($14.99/month) plans. So if you have Hulu subscription, you can get HBO Max free trial through it. If you have never tried Hulu, don’t miss the chance to get both Hulu and HBO Max free trial.

After you get HBO Max free trial from Hulu, you can access HBO content via Hulu app. Additional content are only available via HBO Max app.

How to get Hulu free trial:

Hulu offers one-month free trial for new and eligible returning subscribers. The free trial is only available to below 2 plans. Go to https://signup.hulu.com/plans and select one plan to sign up.

  • Hulu: ad-supported plan costs just $7.99/month (or $79.99/year) and gives you access to ad-supported streaming library.
  • Hulu (No Ads)$14.99/month. Get unlimited access to Hulu’s streaming TV library ad-free. Download from thousands of titles to watch offline and save your data.

How to get HBO Max free trial from Hulu:

  1. Go to https://secure.hulu.com/account in your browser, log in your Hulu account. 
  2. Scroll down to find Add-ons. Click MANAGE ADD-ONS.
  3. Find Max and click the + icon. 
  5. Click SUBMIT.

Now you have get HBO Max from Hulu.

How to sign in HBO Max with Hulu?

  1. Go to https://www.max.com/ in your browser and click SIGN IN.
  2. Click Hulu.
  3. Log in your Hulu account.
  4. Now you can stream Max content.

How to cancel HBO Max subscription?

As you get HBO Max free trial from Hulu, to cancel HBO Max before the free trial expire, you need to go to Hulu settings.

  1. Log in to your Hulu account on a mobile or web browser and look for the Your Subscription section.
  2. Select MANAGE ADD-ONS.
  3. Find HBO Max and toggle the (✓) to an (x) .
  4. Select Review Changes to confirm.

Option 2 Get Max free trial from Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video is included in Amazon Prime, which costs $14.99 per month or $139 per year. New users can get 30-day free trial. Students can get 6-month free trial. You can also subscribe to Amazon Prime Video alone for $8.99 per month.

If you have Amazon Prime Video subscription, you can also get Max free trial. 

  1. Go to the Amazon’s offer page and click “Start your 7-day free trial.” 
  2. On the next page, confirm your details, including billing info. Click “Start your free trial — Pay later.”

Don’t have Amazon Prime Video subscription? Don’t worry. Amazon Prime Video offers one month free trial. As student, you can get Amazon Prime 6-month free trial, which also includes Amazon Prime Video free trial.

How to save money on HBO Max?

If you use HBO Max often, you can save money by subscribing to an annual plan rather than its monthly plan – ad-supported $99.99 a year and Ad-Free $149.99 a year.

If you use HBO Max randomly, you can subscribe to HBO Max for one month, watch your favorite movies and shows as many as possible, then cancel the subscription and go back again when there is something you want to watch.

During your subscription, whether ad-supported or ad-free, you can use Pazu HBO Max Video Downloader to download your favorite movies and TV shows to MP4 and watch them whenever you want, even after cancelling HBO Max subscription.

Pazu HBO Max Video Downloader is developed to download 1080p movies and TV shows from HBO Max to MP4/MKV on Mac and Windows. After that, you can watch the HBO Max MP4 downloads on any device without HBO Max app. What’s more the downloads will never expire.

Even if you only have HBO Max as-supported subscription, you can download HBO Max movies and TV shows to MP4 with Pazu HBO Max Video Downloader.

Steps to download HBO Max movies and TV shows to MP4

Step 1: First, you need to install the software on the device whether it is Mac or Windows. After launch the software, it will redirect to the screen where you have to log in your HBO Max account.

HBO Max Video Downloader

Step 2: After logging into your account, type the show or movie you want to download in the search field and click the search icon.

HBO Max Video Downloader

Step 3: Click the gear icon on the top right corner to select the video format, codec, audio and subtitle languages, output folder, etc. 

HBO Max to MP4

Step 4: After doing all the changes, simply click on the download button. For movie, the downloading starts immediately. For TV show, you will be presented with all episodes. Select the seasons and episodes you want to download.

download HBO Max to MP4

Further, if required you can change the subtitle and audio track by clicking on the gear-like icon.

To see all the downloaded items, go to the History tab.

download HBO Max movie to MP4