4 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), 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 past and present blockbusters, and Discovery's many wildlife features. But coupled 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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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

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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