Free On HBO Max: How To Enjoy Popular Shows Without a Subscription

Jun 4, 2021

Free on HBO MaxOn the fence about paying for yet another streaming service? With HBO Max it's easy to take the leap because they let you sample some of the most popular HBO Max TV shows before you subscribe. This isn't an HBO Max free trial; you don't even have to give them your email address or credit card information before they'll let you watch an episode of hits like Lovecraft Country, Game of Thrones, and Mare of Easttown.

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How to Try HBO Max for Free

You don’t even have to sign in to enjoy some of HBO Max's best TV shows for free. Simple scroll to the free episodes button at the very bottom of the HBO Max homepage and choose a show you’d like to watch. Did we mention you can sample an episodes from every series on the page? Just like math competitions in Mean Girls, the limit (on how many free episodes you can watch) does not exist. *Specific episodes and shows subject to change. 

What can You Watch for Free

These hit series are all available to sample for free today:

HBO Fan Faves

Game of Thrones Episode 1 on HBO Max

Game of Thrones

Join the fandom of this epic, award-winning series based on George R.R. Martin's hit books.

The Flight Attendant Episode 1 on HBO Max

The Flight Attendant 

This high-flying thriller follows a flight attendant whose life is sent into a tailspin after a one-night stand.

The Nevers - Episode 1 on HBO Max

The Nevers

Set in Victorian London, this fantasy drama features butt-kicking women with extraordinary abilities. 

Must-Watch Mysteries

Perry Mason Episode 1 on HBO Max

Perry Mason

Follow the journey of a 1930s detective as he tries to find the truth about a kidnapping. 

Mare of Easttown Episode 1 on HBO Max

Mare of Easttown 

A small-town detective investigates a local murder and uncovers more than she was ready for. 

The Undoing Episode 1 on HBO Max

The Undoing 

Nothing is ever what it seems in this murder mystery starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant. 

AAPI Stories

Warrior Episode 1 on HBO Max


This crime drama digs into the gang wars of San Fransico's Chinatown in the late 1800s. Based on writings by Bruce Lee.

Love Life Episode 1 on HBO Max

Love Life

Follow New Yorker Darby Carter as she navigates love from her first real romantic relationship to one-night stands.

Selena + Chep Seaon 1 Episode 4 on HBO Max

Selena + Chef (S1 E4)

Iconic LA Chef Roy Choi teaches singer/actress Selena Gomez to make Korean BBQ breakfast tacos and more in his home kitchen. 

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Black Stories

Insecure Episode 1 on HBO Max


Issa Rae created and stars in this story about a modern-day Black woman in LA and all she endures.


Lovecraft Country Episode 1 on HBO Max

Lovecraft Country

A road trip through 1950s Jim Crow America dabbles in political and sci-fi themes while fighting off racists and Lovecraftian monsters. 


I May Destroy You Episode 1 on HBO Max

I May Destroy You

The heart of this series follows Arabella as she struggles through her personal experience of consent culture. 

LGBTQIA+ stories

Veneno Episode 1 on HBO Max


The captivating real-life story of boundry-breaking transgender icon Cristina "La Veneno" Ortiz Rogriguez. 

Euphoria Episode 1 on HBO Max


Starring Zendaya, this series follows a group of high school students navigating love, sex, drugs, trauma, and identity. 

It's a Sin Episode 1 on HBO Max

It's a Sin

A group of friends come of age and come out amid the AIDS epidemic in 1980s London. 

DC Universe Series

Young Justice Season 3 Episode 1 on HBO Max

Young Justice

Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Superboy, Miss Martian and Artemis form Young Justice to prove they can be the next generation Justice League. 

Titans Episode 1 on HBO Max


Being a teenage superhero is hard enough without also battling hormones and finding your identity. 

Doom Potral Epsiode 1 on HBO Max

Doom Patrol 

This group of DC's D-list superheroes is ready to take on some bad guys in this action-comedy.

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Young Adult Hits

Gossip Girls Episode 1 on HBO Max

Gossip Girl

Watch the pilot of this famous show that follows a mysterious blogger spilling all the secrets of the students at a pretentious prep school. (xoxo, Gossip Girl) 


Genera+ion Episode 1 on HBO Max


A diverse group of teens explores all the fun and hardships that come with growing up in this dramedy from Lena Dunham. 


Pretty Little Liars Episode 1 on HBO Max

Pretty Little Liars

Dive into one of the hottest YA series that ever aired. A dark teen drama filled with mystery, backstabbing, and so many pretty lies. 


For the Whole Family

Craig of the Creek Episode 1 on HBO Max

Craig of the Creek

This fun show follows Craig and his friends as they explorate the suburban wilderness. From the minds that created "Steven Universe." 

Looney Tunes Cartoons Episode 1 on HBO Max

Looney Tunes Cartoons

All-new shenanigans from the animated classic characters we all grew up on. 

Seseme Street Episode 1 on HBO Max

Sesame Street

Join Elmo, Cookie Monster, Big Bird, and all the other crazy friends on Sesame Street in brand-new episodes only on HBO. 

Are you still looking for a show to fit your tastes? Check out what HBO original series are trending right now. Or, sneak a peek at the Warner Bros. X HBO new films. All available to stream on HBO Max.

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