Does HBO MAX have Student Discount? (Updated 2022)

HBO has launched the new HBO Max in May 2020. HBO Max offers all of HBO’s TV series, plus access to the vast library of Warner Brothers films over the past century. This includes DC Entertainment which recently released “Wonder Woman: 1984” on their service first.

There are over 10,000 hours of well-respected content and HBO Max is the exclusive home to popular TV series such as Friends and The Big Bang Theory.

Does HBO Max have Student Discount?

HBO does not offer a student discount subscription for HBO Max, HBO Go, and HBO Now as of 2022. In the past, HBO Max did offer promotions that included student discounts, but not anymore. Currently, the cheapest subscription to get HBO Max is $14.99 per month.

However, if you had an old HBO student discount, you can carry it on to an HBO Max subscription for $9.99 per month. If you are a student or an educator, the cheapest way to get HBO Max is $14.99/mo and there is no special discount for students or teachers as of 2022.

When compared to other streaming services, HBO Max’s monthly subscription falls on the higher end in terms of price. Additionally, there is only one price and no tier system that you find with other streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, Paramount+, and more.

Is There Any Way to Get Free HBO Max for Students?

The only way to get HBO Max for free is if you already have HBO or HBO Now as part of your cable or satellite service. This may come as a surprise to some who may want the added value of HBO Max but didn’t realize that it was already part of their cable or satellite subscription to HBO or HBO Now.  

Additionally, you can also get HBO Max by getting a TV and internet package with the same price. With AT&T’s Fiber 1000 MPS plan, you can get HBO Max for free.

There is no HBO Max free trial for students. HBO Max used to have a 7-day free trial, but it has ended in December of 2020.

HBO Max Alternatives for Students

What HBO Max does do is provide plenty of good content with the promise of more to follow. Whether it can keep up with the other major streaming services will depend on what it can deliver.

Streaming ServiceStudent Discount?Price  (Students)Content Compared to Netflix
NetflixNo$8.99/month Thousands of viewing options, including movies, television series, documentaries, and more.
HuluYes$1.99/monthOffers original content, movies, series, documentaries, and FX films.
Amazon Prime VideoYes$6.49/monthOriginal content and hundreds of movies, series, and documentaries.
Youtube PremiumYes$6.99/monthAd-free viewing of millions of videos and YouTube original series and videos from popular content creators. But, does not include movies and television series.
Paramount+Yes$5.24/monthStudent discounts give access to the limited commercial plan and 30,000 episodes on demand.
ShowtimeYes$4.99/monthThe price per month covers Spotify Premium, Hulu, and Showtime. This combination is likely the most content for the best price.
HBO MaxNo$14.99/monthOffers many popular shows that can only be found on HBO Max, such as Friends and Game of Thrones. Warner Brothers will release 17 movies on HBO Max in 2021.
Disney+No$7.99/monthIncludes original Disney movies, television shows, and classic Disney and Disney Channel movies and shows.
CrackleNoFREECrackle does not need a student discount because it’s free to use There are 150 movies and 75 shows.
ShudderNo$5.99/monthSpecializing in horror films, Shudder has both classic and other horror movies and shows.
Apple TV+Yes$9.99/month (Apple Music and TV) or $4.99/month for TVShows and movies available for screening including Apple Original films.

Is HBO Max Free with Amazon Prime?

HBO Max is not free with Amazon Prime because Amazon Prime is separate from HBO Max. This means that if you get HBO Max through Amazon Prime, that you pay for both services.

You can get Amazon Prime for $12.99 per month and HBO Max is $14.99 per month for a grand total of $27.98 per month for both. Admittedly, there are considerable perks with Amazon Prime that go beyond the streaming service being provided.

For one thing, you also get free music streaming and free delivery of items ordered through Amazon with their prime service. Plus, you can save about 25% off the subscription price if you pay for the full year as opposed to monthly payments.

In addition, Amazon Prime offers a massive library of movies, TV shows, documentaries, and more.

App Stores for HBO Max

  • Amazon Appstore
  • Apple App Store
  • Google Play
  • Roku Channel Store
  • Samsung TV

HBO Max Digital Providers

  • AT&T
  • Cox
  • DIRECTV
  • Hulu
  • Optimum
  • Prime Video Channels
  • Spectrum
  • Verizon Fios
  • Xfinity
  • YouTube TV

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Devices for HBO Max

  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Android TV
  • Android
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • Apple TV
  • Google Chromecast
  • PS4
  • PS5
  • ROKU
  • SAMSUNG Smart TV
  • XBOX One
  • Xbox Series X|S

Get HBO Max on Roku

  1. Press Home button
  2. Select Streaming Channels
  3. Input: HBO Max
  4. Highlight HBO Max, and press OK button
  5. Select Add Channel and install it

Get HBO Max on Firestick

  1. Go to Fire TV Stick Home Page
  2. Type in HBO Max on the search bar
  3. Select HBO Max app and click on download
  4. Launch HBO Max and select Sign in, and you will get a code
  5. Go to HBO Max activation page, and enter the code

Get HBO Max on Apple TV

  1. Open App Store & type in HBO Max in search bar
  2. Select HBO Max and click on download
  3. Launch HBO Max and sign in (or subscribe if you don’t have it yet)

Get HBO Max on Android TV

  1. Open Play Store
  2. Search for HBO Max
  3. Choose HBO Max and select Install (or subscribe if you don’t have it yet)

Get HBO Max on PlayStation 5

  1. Go to Media, and go to All Apps
  2. Search for HBO Max and click on Download
  3. Launch HBO Max and choose Sign in

Get HBO Max on Samsung TV

  1. Choose Apps from Smart Hub
  2. Search for HBO Max
  3. Download HBO Max
  4. Launch HBO Max, and Sign in (or subscribe if you don’t have it yet)

Get HBO Max on Xbox

  1. Search for HBO Max on Store
  2. Select HBO Max and Install it
  3. Once download and installation is complete, Sign in (or subscribe if you don’t have it yet)

Get HBO Max on Xfinity

  1. On the remote, press Xfinity button (or Home button)
  2. Select Apps
  3. Select HBO Max
  4. Choose Sign in(or subscribe if you don’t have it yet)

If you need help with subscription, signing in, using HBO Max, account or billing questions, or troubleshooting, you can contact the HBO Max help center.

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