HBO Max is offering a free trial to new subscribers who are already signed up for Hulu – here’s how to take advantage

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“Space Jam: A New Legacy” now streaming on HBO Max.

  • New subscribers can get one week of HBO Max for free.
  • The free trial of HBO Max is offered as a Hulu ad-on, where you can get 30-days of Hulu for free in addition to HBO Max for one week.
  • Watch HBO Max originals and newly released movies including “Space Jam” A New Legacy.”

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HBO Max has a huge library of movies and shows, including older original content from HBO and new content called “Max originals.” Right now, new subscribers can get a 7-day free trial to HBO Max attached to a 30-day free trial of Hulu.

Setting HBO Max apart from its competitors, the streaming service releases movies on HBO Max the same day they would be released in theaters. Subscribers can enjoy blockbuster films from the comfort of their home – a game changer during the pandemic.

Now, you can stream recently released film including “Space Jam: A New Legacy” with the HBO Max free trial.

How to get a HBO Max free trial

To get the 7-day HBO Max free trial, you have to sign up for Hulu with HBO Max as an add-on. This may seem like extra work, but it’s an excellent deal since you also get a 30-day free trial to Hulu in addition to the 7 days of free HBO Max.

HBO Max does not have a free trial directly through them, but if you like to keep your streaming services in one place, this is the best way to do it. Plus, you get two free trials with one sign-up. 

When the HBO Max trials ends after 7 days, you will be charged $15/month if you choose to keep the subscription. The ad-supported HBO Max subscription for $10/month is not an option through Hulu. You will also be charged for your Hulu subscription after the 30-day free trial wraps up.

If you’re someone who forgets to cancel free trials, you can set a reminder in your phone to avoid getting charged after the trials end. 

Frequently asked questions

What are the best shows on HBO Max?

HBO Max has hundreds of shows to browse including Max originals, HBO originals, and other non-original shows. You can enjoy popular shows such as “Games of Thrones,” “Euphoria,” “Mare of Easttown,” “The Sopranos,” “Hacks,” “In Treatment,” “Rick and Morty,” “Friends,” “The White Lotus,” and “Batwoman.” 

In addition to the large library of shows offered by the streaming service, HBO Max allows subscribers to stream new Warner Bros. films on the streaming platform instead of going to the movie theater.

What is the best streaming service?

Each streaming service is a little bit different, so we’ve put together a list of our favorite streaming services that offer subscriptions. We placed services into categories for on-demand streaming, live TV, and channel-specific streaming. 

Apple TV Plus, NetflixHBO MaxHuluAmazon Prime VideoParamount Plus, and Peacock TV are the best streaming services for on-demand entertainment. 

For live TV include, the best streaming services are Hulu + Live TVYoutube TV, Philo TV, Fubo TVAT&T TV, and Sling TV.  

The best services for streaming channels that we included in our list are ShowtimeStarz, and ESPN+.

Check out our guide to the best streaming services to read more about each service. 

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Starz is offering a free trial for new subscribers in 2021

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“Vida” on Starz.

  • New Starz subscribers can get a 7-day free trial and save 11% on a quarterly subscription.
  • The on-demand streaming service typically costs $9 a month.
  • New members can save $1 a month with the quarterly subscription payment.

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Want to start watching shows like “Run the World,” “Vida,” and “The Girlfriend Experience?” A subscription to the Starz streaming service could be just what you’re looking for.

Right now, new subscribers can get a Starz free trial for seven days with the option to do quarterly payments every three months for $24. For a limited time, this discount saves you 11% or $1 per month. You also have the option to do a monthly payment of $9 per month after the free trial ends.

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A Starz subscription offers unlimited HD streaming and offline downloads, plus families can watch on up to four screens at once with a single account. The streaming service is full of exclusive content, like the Sony films “Spider-Man” and “Jumanji: the Next Level,” along with its own original series like “The Girlfriend Experience,” “P-Valley,” and “Blindspotting.”

You can stream Starz on many devices, making it easy to watch your favorite shows and movies on smartphones, media players, select smart TVs, and Xbox One consoles. TV subscribers can also add Starz as an additional channel. You can check if your provider is Starz-compatible here.

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How to get a free trial of Starz

  1. Go to the Starz offer page and provide an email address to create your account.
  2. Choose the monthly or quarterly subscription payment option. Don’t forget to set a reminder to cancel after seven days if you are unsure about the subscription. 
  3. Enter your payment information.
  4. Choose a password to finish creating your account.

After the free trial ends, you will be charged the quarterly or monthly subscription fee (unless you cancel before the trial ends). Your subscription will automatically renew after one or three months depending on your payment choice.

How to add Starz to Prime Video or Hulu

Amazon Prime users and Hulu subscribers can also get a seven-day trial if they add Starz to their current plan. The regular Starz plan costs an additional $9 per month after your trial ends.

This option could be easiest for those looking to have their steaming content in one place. Plus, Amazon Prime subscribers can use their ‘no-rush’ shipping credits to pay for Prime Video add-on streaming services, like Starz. This could be a cost-effective alternative, depending on how often you receive the shipping digital credit.

Frequently asked questions

What are the best shows on Starz?

Starz has a variety of shows available to subscribers. The best shows available on Starz include “Outlander,” “American Gods,” “Power Book II: Ghost,” “The Girlfriend Experience,” “P-Valley,” “Ash vs Evil Dead,” “Power,” “Black Sails,” “Run the World,” “Blindspotting,” and “Hightown.”

Additionally, subscribers can also enjoy the library of movies Starz offers. Movies such as “Jumanji: The Next Level,” “Spider-man: Far from Home,” and “Fantasy Island” can be streamed with the free trial. 

What is the best streaming service?

We rounded up the best streaming services categorized into best on-demand streaming, best live TV, and best channel-specific streaming. When choosing a streaming service, it’s important to decide what your preferences are in terms of price, content, and more.

The best on-demand services include HBO Max, Hulu, Peacock, Apple TV Plus, Paramount Plus, Netflix, Disney Plus, and Amazon Prime Video.

Top live TV streaming options include AT&T TV, Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, FuboTV, Philo TV, and YouTube TV

For the best channel-specific streaming service, we recommend Starz, Showtime, and ESPN+.

Check out our guide to the best streaming services to read more about the streaming services.

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HBO Max’s ‘Gossip Girl’ reboot is the most anticipated new TV show in July

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“Gossip Girl.”

  • Every month, Insider looks at the most anticipated new TV shows using data from the app TV Time.
  • It’s derived from US users who use the app to track and react to what they’re watching.
  • HBO Max’s “Gossip Girl” reboot is the most anticipated series of July.
  • Disney+’s Pixar series “Monsters at Work” premieres this month.
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5. “The White Lotus” – HBO, July 11

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Description: “A social satire set at an exclusive Hawaiian resort, The White Lotus follows the vacations of various hotel guests over the span of a week as they relax and rejuvenate in paradise. But with each passing day, a darker complexity emerges in these picture-perfect travelers, the hotel’s cheerful employees, and the idyllic locale itself. “


4. “American Horror Stories” – FX on Hulu, July 15

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Description: “‘American Horror Stories’ is a spin-off of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s award-winning anthology series ‘American Horror Story.’ The weekly anthology series will feature a different horror story each episode.”

3. “Monsters at Work” – Disney+, July 7

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Description: “Tylor Tuskmon graduates top of his class from Monsters University and arrives at Monster Incorporated to begin his dream job as a Scarer … or not. The day he’s set to begin, he learns that they don’t want Scarers … they want Jokesters! Tylor is temporarily reassigned to the Monsters, Inc. Facilities Team. This change shatters Tylor’s plan, but he sets his sights on a new goal: becoming a Jokester.”

2. “Power Book III: Raising Kanan” – Starz, July 18

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Description: “Power Book III: Raising Kanan is a prequel set in the 1990s that will chronicle the early years of Kanan Stark, the character first played by executive producer Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson.”

1. “Gossip Girl” – HBO Max, July 8

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Zion Moreno in “Gossip Girl.”

Description: “Nine years ago, the original Gossip Girl website shut down. But after a new generation of New York’s young elite takes control of private school Constance Billard, the notorious blogger remerges as the number one source into their scandalous lives.”

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Amazon Prime Video lets you add channels for an extra monthly fee – here’s how to get HBO, Starz, and more

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Amazon Prime subscribers can get access to more movies and shows through Prime Video Channels.

Prime Video Channels bring extra content to your existing Prime Video membership from many popular networks and services, including premium platforms like HBO and Showtime. Live TV channels are even included in some instances.

Below, we’ve broken everything you need to know about Prime Video Channels, including prices, popular services, free options, and more.

What are Amazon Prime Video Channels?

Prime Video Channels are monthly subscriptions that you can add to your Amazon Prime or Prime Video membership. For an extra monthly fee, you’ll get access to content from premium third-party networks and other streaming entertainment channels without leaving your Prime Video account.

Some subscriptions also offer a “Watch Live” feature, which gives you the option to live-stream programming on supported devices at the same time that it’s being broadcast on TV.

To add Prime Video channels you first need a Prime Video membership. Prime Video alone costs $9 a month. If you want all the perks of an Amazon Prime membership, such as free shipping on tons of items, you can get a full Amazon Prime subscription for $13 a month or $119 a year. All Amazon Prime memberships include access to Prime Video.

Once you sign up for Prime Video, you can start adding extra Prime Video channels to your subscription.

How many channels are there?

You can find all the Prime Video channels here. At a glance, the complete lineup looks to include over 150 channels – from HBO and Starz to Shudder and BritBox.

What are some of the most popular channels available?

Some of the most popular Prime Video Channels include several premium networks and services, like HBO Max and Showtime. Most channels include free trial periods so you can test them before paying.

Here’s a rundown of pricing and free trial periods for several popular Prime Video Channel add-ons:

HBO Max: $15/month

Starz: $9/month after one-week trial

Showtime: $11/month after one-week trial

Paramount Plus: $6/month (ad-supported) or $10/month (commercial-free) after one-week trial

Cinemax: $10/month after one-week trial

How expensive is it to use Prime Video Channels?

It depends on which channels you’re choosing to subscribe to. You won’t be paying for channels you don’t use or want, and you can cancel at any time. Major channels will cost about $6 to $15 a month on top of your existing Prime membership. You can also test many channel subscriptions with a seven-day trial before committing.

In terms of comparative pricing, Prime Video Channel prices are the same as what you’d find when subscribing directly to each standalone service. But, Prime Channels offers Prime members the added perk of keeping all your subscriptions housed in one platform.

Are there free channels?

Although most channels on Prime Video have a monthly cost, Prime Video includes the ad-supported IMDb TV channel for access to a number of shows and movies for free. The channel has a variety of content, including throwback movies like “Bring It On” and “The Karate Kid,” and binge-worthy series such as “Lost” and “Mad Men.”

The channel also has original videos, like “The IMDb Show,” so you can discover more about popular movies. Since it’s free, however, IMDb TV includes commercial breaks.

What are the TV shows and movies you can watch?

Each channel features a host of programs, but the selection varies depending on the service. Here are a few of the most popular shows and movies you can stream on Prime Video Channels and where to find them:

HBO Max: “Euphoria,” “Mare of Easttown,” “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” “Game of Thrones”

Starz: “The Girlfriend Experience,” “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” “Power Book II: Ghost”

Showtime: “City on a Hill,” “Billions,” “Your Honor,” “Shameless”

Paramount Plus: “Why Women Kill,” “For Heaven’s Sake,” “The Real World Homecoming: New York,” “Star Trek: Discovery”

You may find that some TV shows have earlier seasons available to all Prime Video members, and later seasons behind the Prime Video Channel paywall.

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