For just $15 a month, HBO Max provides subscribers with access to a massive streaming library that includes more than 10,000 hours of film and television content from HBO and WarnerMedia. While the most straightforward way to sign up for HBO Max is through HBO, you can also access HBO Max through cable and mobile providers. Here are the options for getting HBO Max through cable and mobile providers right now.

How to get HBO Max through your cable provider

If you already subscribe to HBO through your cable provider, you may already get access to HBO Max at no additional cost or for an extra fee. Here are the providers who offer HBO Max free of charge as part of your current HBO plan.

1Tennessee Broadband
AcenTek
Acme Communications
Adams Cable Service
Albany Mutual Telephone
All West Communications
Allen’s Communications
ALLO Communications
Alpine Communications
Altice One
Altice USA
Antietam
Armstrong
Arthur Mutual Telephone
AT&T
ATC Broadband
Atlantic Broadband
ATMC
Baldwin Lightstream
Bardstown Cable
Bay Country Communications
Beaver Creek Cooperative
Beaver Valley Cable
Beehive Broadband
Bellevue Municipal Cable
Bend Broadband
Benton Cablevision
BEVCOMM
Bloomingdale Communications
Blue Ridge Communications
Blue Stream
BOLT Fiber Optic Services
Brandenburg Telephone Co.
Bristol TN Essential Services
Broadstripe
Buckeye Broadband
Bulloch Solutions
Butler-Bremer Communications
C Spire
Cable Co-op
Cameron Communications
CAS Cable
CASSCOMM
Cedar Falls Utilities
Celect Communications
Cherokee Communications
Chesnee Communications
Cincinnati Bell Fioptics
Citizens Fiber
Citizens Mutual
CityLink
Clear Creek Communications
Click! Network
CNS Next
Co-Mo Connect
Cobalt TV
Community Cable & Broadband
COMPAS X-STREAM
Complete Comm Services
Comporium
Consolidated Cable Vision
Consolidated Communications
Continuum
Conway Corporation
Coon Rapids Municipal Utl.
Cooperative Telephone Exchange
Cox
Craw-Kan Telephone
Crosslake Communications
CTC-Brainerd MN
CTV Beam – East Alabama
Cunningham Telephone & Cable
D & P Communications
Dakota Central
DIRECTV
DIRECTV Puerto Rico
Docomo Pacific
Doylestown Cable TV
DTC Cable (Delhi)
Dumont Telephone Company
Dunkerton Communications
Duo Broadband
Eagle Communications
Easton Velocity
EATEL Video
EATEL – Westside
Emery Telcom Video LLC
Emily Cooperative Telephone Company
Empire Access
enTouch
EPB Fiber Optics
EPB Smartnet
EPlus Broadband
ETC
Etex Communications
EZVideo
Fidelity Communications
FJ Communications
Foothills Communications
Fort Collins Connexion
Frankfort Plant Board
Franklin Telephone Company
Frontier Communications
Full Channel, Inc.
Garden Valley
Gardonville Cooperative Telephone Association
GBT Communications, Inc
GCI
Giant Communications
Golden West Cablevision
Glasgow EPB
Grande Communications
Greenlight Community Broadband
Gridley Cable Inc
Griswold Communications
GTA
GTel
GVTC Communications
Haefele Connect
Halstad Telephone Company
Hardy Telecommunications
Hawaiian Telcom
HBC
Hickory Telephone Company
Hilliary Communications
Hinton CATV Co.
Home Telecom
Home Town Communications
Hometel Entertainment Inc
HOOD Canal Communications
Horizon Cable TV, Inc.
Hotwire Communications
HTC Communications Co-IL
HTC Digital Cable
i3 Broadband
ImOn Communications
IMU Fiber
Inter Mountain Cable
Kalida Telephone Company, Inc.
KMTelecom
LaValle Telephone Coop
LHTC Broadband
Liberty Cablevision of PR
Limestone Cable/Bracken Cable
Lincolnville Communications
Litestream
LocalTel Communications
Long Lines
Lonsdale Video Ventures, LLC
LPC Connect
Lumos Networks
LUS Fiber
Mahaska Communication Group
Marne & Elk Horn Telephone Company
MaxxSouth Broadband
MCTV
Mediacom
MetroCast
MHTC
MetroNet
Mid-Hudson Cable
Midco
Midstate Communications
MIDTEL
Minford TV
MLGC
Mon-Cre TVE
Morris Broadband
MTC Cable
MTC Technologies
MTCC
MTCO Communications
Mulberry Telecommunications
Murray Electric System
MUS FiberNET
Muscatine Power & Water
NCC
NDTC
Nemont
New Hope Telephone Cooperative
New Visions
Nex-Tech
NICP
NineStar Connect
NITCO
Nortex Communications
North State
Northland Communications
Norvado
Norwood Light Broadband
NuLink
NVC
OEC Fiber
OmniTel Communications
Optilink
OneSource Communications
Optic Communications
Opticaltel
Optimum
Orbitel
OTEC Communication Co
OzarksGo
Park Region
Paul Bunyan Communications
Pembroke Telephone Company, Inc
Peoples Rural Telephone Cooperative
Pineland Telephone Co-Op
Pioneer DTV
Pioneer iVideo
Plateau
Point Broadband
Polar Cablevision
PSC
Rainier Connect
Ralls Technologies
RCN
Rock Port Cablevision
RS Fiber
RTC Communications
S&T
San Bruno Cable TV
SC Telco
SCI Broadband
SELCO
Service Electric Cable TV
Service Electric Cablevision
Shentel
Sjoberg’s Inc.
SkyBest TV
Solarus
South Central Rural Telcom
South Slope Coop Comm
Sparklight
Spectrum
SRT
STaC-TV
Star Communications
Stratus IQ
Suddenlink
Summit Broadband
Swiftel
Swyft Connect
TCT
TDS
Tri County Communications
TRUVISTA
TSC
Tullahoma Utilities Board
United Services
Valparaiso Broadband
Vast Broadband
Verizon Fios
Vernon Communications Co-Op
Vexus Fiber
Vision Communications
VNET Fiber
Volcano Vision
VTel
Vyve Broadband
Wabash Communications Coop
Wabash Mutual Telephone
Walnut Communications
Wave
Wavefly
Waverly Utilities
WBI
West Central Telephone
Wiatel
Wilson Communications
Winnebago Cooperative Telecom Association
Wire Tele-View Corp
WOW!
WTC
Xfinity
Yadtel Telecom
Yelcot Communications
Yondoo
Ziply Fiber

If your cable provider is on this list, all you need to do is download the HBO Max app on a smartphone, tablet, or third-party streaming device. You will be prompted to sign in through your cable or digital media provider before you will be able to start streaming. You can also log in directly at HBOMax.com using your cable credentials.

WarnerMedia added a handful of agreements with additional cable TV providers, including Altice USA, in April 2021. As part of those deals, Altice USA cable users who already had HBO or HBO Now on their Optimum and Suddenlink plans were given access to HBO Max for free. This also applies to HBO and HBO Now subscribers on Verizon’s Fios TV and Fios Internet services.

Existing Verizon Fios customers who didn’t previously subscribe to some form of HBO, as well as new subscribers, also have the option to add HBO as a one-off premium channel or as part of a bundle that any or all of the following premium channels: CINEMAX, EPIX, STARZ, and SHOWTIME. Verizon customers can add HBO Max or any of the other options for an additional $15 a month, two premium channels for $25 a month, three premium channels for $30 a month, or all five premium channel add-ons for $40 a month.

The Verizon deal

Verizon Fios

From $15 at Verizon

HBO Max for Verizon subscribers

Verizon Fios subscribers can opt to add HBO Max and a handful of other premium channels to their monthly plan as one-offs or as part of a bundle.

How to get HBO Max through your digital media provider

A handful of digital media providers offer access to HBO Max by adding the $15/month subscription to your existing streaming plan. That way, you don’t have to sign up for a separate subscription with HBO. These platforms are Apple TV Channels, Prime Video Channels, Hulu, and YouTube TV.

If you were already subscribed to HBO through Apple TV Channels prior to the launch of HBO Max, you can download HBO Max and access all the content at no additional charge via your Apple ID account. However, if you are a brand new HBO Max subscriber, you will need to use Apple In-App Purchase to subscribe within the HBO Max application.

Users who already have an Amazon Prime membership can access HBO Max by adding the $15/month fee to their existing Prime membership. Once you add HBO on Prime Video Channels to your subscription, you can stream all of the HBO content you choose.

Similarly, Hulu with Live TV subscribers can pay an additional $15/month for the platform’s HBO Max Add-on, which gives you access to HBO Max originals and exclusives via the HBO Max app. It also gives you access to classic HBO content you know and love on the Hulu app. While HBO Max no longer offers a free trial, potential subscribers can opt to test out the streaming platform by signing up for Hulu with HBO Max 7-day free trial. Use it to get a free HBO Max subscription for a week, along with Hulu’s offerings, then choose to cancel or continue paying for the $14.99/month plan.

If you subscribe to YouTube TV, you can either choose to add HBO Max for an extra $14.99 per month or get it as part of the platform’s Entertainment Plus add-on bundle. The Entertainment Plus collection costs $29.99 and includes HBO Max, STARZ, and SHOWTIME.

How to get HBO Max through your mobile provider

While HBO’s $15/month subscription fee makes it one of the most expensive streaming services, AT&T is currently offering the service for free as part of its the AT&T Unlimited Elite, AT&T Fiber Internet 1000, and AT&T TV Choice plans.

The AT&T Unlimited Elite plan starts at $50 a month when you get four lines and also includes 5G access, 30GB hotspot data per line, and unlimited talk, text, and data in Mexico and Canada. Meanwhile, the AT&T Fiber Internet 1000 plan starts at $60 a month and also includes a 1000Mbps connection, unlimited internet data, and the ability to support more than 12 devices at once. The AT&T TV Choice plan costs $84.99 a month and includes HBO Max for free for one year, along with 20 hours of cloud DVR storage and access to more than 7,000 streaming apps.

HBO Max is also included with a handful of AT&T plans that are no longer available to new subscribers. If you’ve been legacied in on one of the following plans, you can still take advantage of the HBO Max streaming promotion.

AT&T Unlimited Plus
AT&T Unlimited Plus Enhanced
AT&T Unlimited Choice
AT&T Unlimited Choice II
AT&T Unlimited Choice Enhanced
AT&T Unlimited & More Premium

Current subscribers to one of AT&T’s video services can also opt to add HBO Max to their plan right now. These services include AT&T TV, AT&T TV Now, DIRECTV, U-Verse TV, and WatchTV. New subscribers to AT&T TV get HBO Max free for three months, while new DIRECTV subscribers get HBO Max free for one year.

Like the Hulu with HBO Max loophole, AT&T currently offers a 30-day free trial to HBO Max for select wireless and internet customers. All you need to do is sign in to att.com, go to your account overview to get a promo code and enter the code for the free trial offer.

The AT&T deal

AT&T with HBO Max

From $50 at AT&T

HBO Max for AT&T subscribers

AT&T offers HBO Max as part of its AT&T Unlimited Elite, AT&T Fiber Internet 1000, and AT&T TV Choice plans. Activate your plan now and start streaming.

The right HBO Max plan for you

If your current cable or mobile provider doesn’t offer HBO Max as part of its service, you can change to a provider who does — or sign-up directly through HBO. And while AT&T is the only mobile provider currently offering an HBO Max promotion, others may offer similar bundles in the future.

It’s also worth pointing out that WarnerMedia launched a cheaper, ad-supported version of HBO Max in June 2021. The ad-supported plan costs $9.99 a month and promises that ads will not play during HBO original programs or feature more than four minutes of commercials per hour of streaming content. While the new plan includes most of the same content available on the $14.99 tier, there are a few exceptions.

Plan name
Monthly price
4K
New Releases
Offline viewing
HBO Max with ads
$9.99



HBO Max (No Ads)
$14.99
✔️
✔️
✔️

Specifically, customers who choose to subscribe to HBO Max with ads will no longer be able to stream 4K content, nor will they have access to same-day theatrical releases, such as the upcoming Space Jam: A New Legacy and The Suicide Squad. Subscribers to the ad-supported plan also won’t have the ability to download movies or series for offline viewing.

It’s unclear at this time if or how cable and mobile providers will incorporate the new HBO Max tier into their plans. However, AT&T recently announced it’s planning to sell WarnerMedia in order to create an independent streaming platform with Discovery. More details about that merger are expected soon.

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HBO Max

From $10/month at HBO

Thousands of hours of media

HBO Max features 10,000 hours of HBO exclusive and premium content from WarnerMedia, DC Comics and Studio Ghibli.

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