5 Streaming Bundles With Max (HBO Max)

Home to the best shows people flock to every week to discuss on the internet, from Game of Thrones and The Last of Us to Succession and The White Lotus, Max is an on-demand streaming service that's hard to miss. The HBO brand makes Max a must-have for TV fans, but it also has a lot going on besides that. As a subsidiary of Warner Bros., it gets all the studio's past classics and previous hits, including all seasons of Friends and every film under The Harry Potter and DC franchises. It also has features and streaming exclusives from networks like Discovery, HGTV, Cartoon Network, and TCM to name a few.

It's a hefty package in itself, but if you're looking for other (and cheaper) ways to access the streaming service, then you might want to take the bundling route. YouTube TV has an entertainment bundle that offers Max with other services at a discounted rate, while Hulu allows you to try Max for free if you're considering adding it to your base plan. Amazon Prime also has a Max free trial, and it occasionally bundles it with other channels like Cinemax with a markdown. 

Check out our roundup below to see the full details on the best Max bundles available right now.

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The Hulu + Max bundle gives you the ultimate entertainment experience. On the Hulu front, you get a constant stream of lighthearted comedies, hard-hitting documentaries, and the occasional prestige drama, while on the Max front, you get a bundle within a bundle: HBO hits, Discovery documentaries, Warner Bros. blockbusters, and even BBC imports. 

To access Hulu + Max, you'll have to pick a Hulu base plan, which starts at $7.99/month, and add $15.99/month for the Max add-on. With this, you get everything under one platform and pay for just one bill. Plus, you can use your Hulu credentials to log into the Max app, in case you want to watch your favorite shows on the go. It's quite the deal if you're looking to tune into the most critically-acclaimed originals streaming has to offer.

Price: $23.98/month

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Android, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Roku, Roku TV, Samsung TV, Website, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One

With YouTube TV's entertainment bundle, you get three premium services for the discounted price of $30—that's $5 off compared to getting Max (without ads), Paramount+ with Showtime, and Starz separately. It may seem pricey, especially since you'll be paying it on top of YouTube TV's already costly subscription, but it could be worth it if you're looking to get a first-rate entertainment package. Max alone gives you access to HBO's critically acclaimed shows, Warner Bros.'s blockbusters, and Discovery's many wildlife features. But coupled with Paramount+ with Showtime and Starz, you get prestige dramas, trendy comedies, and insightful documentaries on top of all that, not to mention YouTube TV's unrivaled DVR storage feature and lengthy live channel list. It's a bundle tailor-fit for TV and film enthusiasts.

Price: $102.98/month

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, iOS, LG TV, PlayStation, Roku, Samsung TV, Sharp, Vizio, Xbox

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Good news for Verizon mobile customers: you're eligible to bundle two of streaming's powerhouse players, Netflix and Max, for just $10/month. Verizon's Netflix + Max bundle includes both of the streamers' ad-supported plans, which go for $7 and $10 respectively, and shaves more than 40% off their usual price. Not only is this package a steal, it's also a rare move on Netflix's part, which isn't usually too keen on bundles. The Netflix + Max is also stackable, meaning you can pair it with another $10-bundle from Verizon (we suggest the Disney-Hulu-ESPN bundle to get the most out of the discounts). 

This bundle is available to Verizon customers on the Unlimited Welcome, Unlimited Plus, or Unlimited Ultimate plans, just don't forget to enroll in the provider's myPlan subscription first. 

Price: $10/month

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Changhong, Chromecast, Haier, Hisense, iOS, LG TV, Nvidia SHIELD, Panasonic, Philips, PlayStation, Roku, Roku TV, Samsung, Samsung TV, Sharp, Skyworth, Sony, TiVo, Vestel, Vizio, Wii, Xbox

With Amazon Prime's Max Cinemax bundle, you get access to all three of the streamers' unique films and TV shows and pocket $4.99/month in savings. That's because the bundle offers Max Ad-free ($15.99/month) and Cinemax ($9.99/month) for just $20.99, in addition to your current Amazon Prime subscription. Some notable titles include House of the Dragon, The Last of Us, and every other HBO show you can think of, as well as the latest blockbusters on Cinemax. Like most bundles, this one also conveniently charges you under one bill, under Amazon, and you can cancel it anytime you want.

Price: $35.98/month

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Apple TV, Changhong, Chromecast, Haier, Hisense, iOS, LG, Nvidia SHIELD, Panasonic, Philips, PlayStation, Roku, Samsung, Sharp, Skyworth, Sony, TiVo, Vestel, Vizio, Wii, Xbox

The Max + B/R Sports add-on combines Max's arsenal of on-demand titles from Warner Bros., HBO, DC, and Cartoon Network with The Bleacher Report's wide coverage of live sporting events, including March Madness, the NBA Playoffs, The Stanley Cup Playoffs, and various MLB matches. You could say it's an extension of TBS, TNT, and truTV sports as it airs select (not all) games from those channels, but it also covers so much more, including other sports like golf, cycling, and MMA. Since October 2023, B/R Sports has been added to all Max plans completely free of charge, but once the promo ends, you'll have to pay $10/month on top of your Max subscription to enjoy B/R content. And of course, blackout restrictions apply.

Price: $19.98/month

Device availability: Airplay supported, Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, LG Smart TV, PlayStation, Roku, Roku TV, Samsung, Samsung Smart TV, Xbox

Channel lineup: TBS, TNT, Tru TV, truTV

With the Max-AMEX Bundle, select American Express cardholders can purchase an annual Max subscription, starting at $99/year (no ads), and get $25 back in statement credit. You can log in to your Amex account online to check if you're qualified, but generally, the offer stands for US-issued cards. It should be noted that only one card per user can avail of this bundle and that you'll have to purchase it directly on the Max platform. Once you do, the statement credit should appear 90 days after the offer expires. 

Price: $8.25/month

If you have an existing DirecTV subscription, or if you're considering getting one, you might have heard of the DirecTV + Max bundle. It exists because Max, a premium service that's home to TV series like Game of Thrones and Succession and film franchises like the DC Cinematic Universe and Harry Potter, doesn't come pre-installed in most DirecTV packages, except in its $155 Premier plan. With this bundle, however, you're free to choose from any of DirecTV's plans, which begin at $64.99/month, and bundle in Max for free for the first three months. After that, you're automatically charged the usual ad-free price, which is $15.99/month. The bundle also gives you access to HBO channels, which will be added to your current lineup, and to the Max app, which you can sign into using your DirecTV credentials. Considering Max itself doesn't offer free trials, subscribing to this bundle could save you a considerable amount.

Price: $80.98/month

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, iOS, Roku, Roku TV, Samsung TV

If you purchase Cricket Wireless' unlimited phone plan, you get a free account with Max bundled in. Through Max's ad-supported plan, you can watch countless HBO shows, Warner Brothers movies, and Discovery documentaries on your phone, and you can also create up to 5 profiles and simultaneously stream on 3 different devices (including a smart TV). This bundle is only available on Cricket's most expensive unlimited phone plan, which costs $60, but along with Max, it also comes with 15 GB mobile hotspot, 150 GB cloud storage, unlimited texts to select countries, and coverage extending to Mexico and Canada. It's a fair price and one of the few phone-streaming bundles available now that AT&T has discontinued its Max bundles.

Price: $60/month

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, iOS, PlayStation, Roku, Samsung TV, Xbox

The Amazon Prime Video and Max bundle combines Prime's constant stream of originals with Max's vast array of programming (it has everything from HBO and TCM to Discovery and the Cartoon Network), making it an irresistible offering for true-blue TV fans. But apart from the lineup, what makes the Prime-Max bundle quite the standout is that it offers a 7-day free trial, a feature that currently isn't available on Max. So, if you're looking to test it out before committing to a subscription, this is one of the ways you can do that. Conveniently, the bundle also allows you to pay for everything under one bill via the Amazon platform. 

The only downside here is that Max's more affordable, ad-supported tiers aren't available for choosing, meaning if you want Max on your Amazon Prime channel list, you'll have to make do with paying $16/month. Still, it's a reasonable trade-off for getting all of Max's properties without the hassle of interruptions and commercials. 

Price: $30.98/month

Free Trial: 7 days

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Apple TV, Changhong, Chromecast, Haier, Hisense, iOS, LG, Nvidia SHIELD, Panasonic, Philips, PlayStation, Roku, Samsung, Sharp, Skyworth, Sony, TiVo, Vestel, Vizio, Website, Wii, Xbox

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