Not long ago if you were an Amazon Prime user you could also stream content from HBO Max on Prime Video. That means you get content from 2 separate streaming platforms in 1. So you can watch Rings of Power on Amazon Prime and then get hooked to House of the Dragon without switching apps.
But is HBO Max free with Amazon Prime? Should you go for the Prime HBO bundle instead of separate subscriptions? Find out which subscription is right for you.
Can I Watch HBO Max Titles On Amazon Prime?
Yes, if you are a Prime member and have an active Amazon Prime Video subscription, you can watch HBO Max titles on Prime Video itself. You don’t have to download HBO Max or switch between Prime and HBO to enjoy your favorite HBO Max content.
However, back in September 2021, HBO Max decided to cut ties with Amazon and stopped listing HBO Max titles on Prime Video channels. According to them, Amazon limited HBO’s visibility with consumers.
HBO as a streaming platform wasn’t getting the limelight when viewers accessed HBO content from Prime Videos. That’s why they pulled out of Amazon Prime. But the subscribers were not happy with this stunt.
To counteract their losses and to make HBO Max available to a broader audience, Warner Bros. Discovery decided to let Prime Video subscribers stream HBO Max content from Amazon Prime.
As of now, existing Prime Video subscribers can enjoy HBO Max content from Amazon Prime.
HBO Max Amazon Prime Bundle Price and Review
If you are an existing Prime member, you can subscribe to HBO Max for $14.99 per month. And to answer your question “is HBO Max free with Amazon Prime,” yes you can watch HBO Max for free during the 7-day trial period. After which you have to subscribe to the monthly plan to enjoy HBO Max titles.
By subscribing to HBO Max on Amazon Prime you can stream over 15000 HBO Max premium titles, the likes of Succession & House of The Dragon.
If you subscribe to HBO Max you will be billed through your Prime account and don’t need to create an account for HBO or share billing info separately.
Is A Separate HBO Max Subscription Better Than Prime HBO Max Bundle?
Since you can get HBO Max as a bundle with Amazon Prime Video, you need not switch apps to view your favorite HBO or Prime Video titles. Also, a separate monthly subscription to HBO Max costs $14.99, which is the same when you choose HBO Max as an add-on on Prime.
But there are other advantages of a separate HBO Max plan. You can go for an annual subscription for $149.99 per year, or go for an ad-supported plan for $9.99 per month or $99.99 per year.
You can’t get the ad-supported or annual plans if you opt for HBO Max on Amazon Prime Videos.
So if you ask me, if you are fine with shuffling between Prime Video and HBO Max app, and don’t mind setting up separate accounts on these streaming platforms, having a separate HBO Max subscription is way more economical in the long run.
You also get a lot of flexibility and can choose ad-enabled and annual subscriptions.