You can try free trials of both HBO Max and Discovery+ before the streaming services merge.
Streaming platforms are the most popular option for users to get access to large libraries of information at all times,
and the rivalry among providers is severe. Because two streaming services are about to unite,
now is the perfect time to check out the finest series on HBO Max and Discovery+ to see what will be available when they join.
With free trials, you can watch original shows like The Flight Attendant, Peacemaker, and And Just Like That on HBO,
as well as 90 Day Bares All from the 90 Day Fiancé franchise, Ghost Adventures, and more on Discovery.
First and foremost, here’s everything you need to know about the two streaming services joining forces to create one massive library of TV shows and films.
Why HBO Max And Discovery+ Are Combining
In April, Discovery will merge with AT&T’s WarnerMedia to form Warner Bros. Discovery, bringing it under the same parent company as HBO and HBO Max. Rather than keeping Discovery+ and HBO Max separates or offering a bundle like Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+, HBO Max and Discovery+ will simply merge.
According to Variety, there are still few details on what the merged service will provide or when it will be available to customers,
although Discovery+ presently costs $4.99 per month with advertisements or $6.99 per month without ads.
HBO Max is a little more expensive, at $9.99 per month with ads or $14.99 per month without ads.
Those who want to test out the platforms for free can do so with the help of free trials.
How To Get A Free HBO Max Trial
A free trial of HBO Max gives you access to several fan favorites like Game of Thrones, Sex, and the City,
and The Big Bang Theory, as well as some ongoing originals like The Flight Attendant (which will be back for Season 2) and Euphoria.
AT&T offers a three-month trial as well as a complete subscription that extends beyond the first time to those who are interested.
HBO Max will be offered for three months as part of the $89.99 (plus taxes) monthly cost for customers who pick DIRECTV STREAM CHOICE,
which already includes access to 90+ channels and regional sports networks.
AT&T also offers AT&T FIBER internet and AT&T UNLIMITED ELITE cellphone plans,
both of which include an HBO Max subscription at no additional cost.
The HBO Max perk can be changed or canceled at any time,
but the free subscription through these AT&T packages is for the $14.99/month ad-free version.
How To Get A Free Discovery+ Trial
Discovery+ features over 55,000 episodes from over 2,500 classic, current, and original programming from networks such as HGTV, Food Network, TLC, ID, Animal Planet, Lifetime, and, of course, Discovery Channel.
There are two choices for clients who want to try out the streaming service for free.
Potential subscribers may sign up for a 7-day free trial by going to the Discovery+ home page(which opens in a new tab) and following the instructions to choose between the ad-free $6.99/month option or the $4.99/month option with advertisements.
Current customers will not be able to take advantage of the trial because it is only available to new users. Nonetheless, it’s a rather simple method to get a free sample of what Discovery+ has to offer.
Consumers will have to go to Verizon for the other option to acquire a free trial.
With certain plans, including moving to Verizon Unlimited and upgrading to Verizon Unlimited,
you may get six months of free Discovery+ access. Customers who currently have Unlimited are also not out of luck; all they have to do is add Discovery+ to their existing account.
The free trial period lasts six months, after which the monthly fee is $6.99.
All things considered, there are some options for trying out HBO Max and Discovery+ before the streaming services officially merge moving forward.
No date for the merge has been announced just yet, so trying them out separately is the best way to gauge whether or not you’ll be interested in getting both for the price of one down the line.
If you want a look at the shows that will soon come to HBO Max and Discovery+ (as well as those that have already premiered this year), be sure to check out our 2022 TV schedule.