Signing up for HBO Max? You could wait until reviews are published to know if it’s really worth a subscription, but AT&T just announced a special promotion that knocks $3 off its monthly fee through the first year if you pre-order before the official launch.
HBO Max costs just $11.99 per month under the terms of this deal. It’ll normally go for $14.99 per month, but AT&T is trying to attract subscribers ahead of its arrival. By comparison, the limited-time offer positions HBO Max below Netflix’s Standard plan in terms of price. HBO Max will exist on just as many devices and platforms, and AT&T isn’t rolling out a meager library.
When it starts operating on May 27, HBO Max will present a gigantic catalog of content for users to stream from. AT&T owns WarnerMedia, which leads Warner Bros., news networks such as CNN and HLN, and cable channels including TNT, TBS, TruTV, and Cartoon Network. Of course, HBO’s original and licensed programming will surface on HBO Max as well. AT&T also signed massive agreements to obtain exclusive streaming rights to Friends, The Big Bang Theory, and South Park.
Some people might get HBO Max at no additional cost, meaning you don’t need another paid subscription. Anyone who currently pays for HBO gets HBO Max for free. It just gets a little more complicated if you’re paying for HBO Now, an existing service, through Amazon Prime Video Channels, Roku, or another third-party distributor. HBO doesn’t handle their billing, but it’s likely all parties transition to HBO Max in a timely manner.
If you’re interested in the special promotion, visit HBO Max’s website and pre-order with a name, email address, and payment method. It’ll unlock access to HBO Now immediately and then upgrade to HBO Max on May 27.