Reminder: Free Preview of HBO and Cinemax for Many This Weekend

There’s a big free preview of HBO and Cinemax that’s going to be available for a lot of people this weekend to promote season 4 of Boardwalk Empire. Here’s a round-up of what’s going on.

Use the links for more information on each free preview.

  • The free preview of HBO and Cinemax will be available on DirecTV September 6-9. There’s also a free preview of NFL Sunday Ticket for DirecTV customers on Sunday, September 8 and a free preview going on for FXX now through September 13.
  • September 6-8 Dish Network will be showing the free preview of HBO and Cinemax. Dish Network also has a free preview of the Tennis Channel happening now through September 10, PAC-12 now through September 17, and their monthly free previews until September 10.
  • Verizon FIOS will be showing free HBO and Cinemax September 6-9.
  • If you have AT&T U-Verse you’ll be able to get free HBO and Cinemax September 6-8.
  • Comcast Xfinity will be getting the free preview of HBO only September 6-9.
  • If you subscribe to Mediacom you’ll be able to watch free HBO and Cinemax September 6-9.

Please leave a comment if I’ve missed anything and I’ll get the list updated. Thanks to everyone who sends in tips and leaves comments!

19 Replies to “Reminder: Free Preview of HBO and Cinemax for Many This Weekend”

  1. I am afraid to try to watch “free” shows and then be charged for them. The last time they had a similar offer I called the cable company and the rep knew nothing about free shows. Then they have the so-called restrictions. Thanks but no thanks!

  2. What I hope for Comcast is that you can actually watch the channel rather than just on-demand stuff. That’s what they like to do. If you are showing a preview of HBO, you want to be able to watch the HBO channel rather than just on-demand. For instance, I want to watch We Bought a Zoo, and that’s not on the demand thing for Comcast.

    And of course, Comcast is the only that doesn’t offer Cinemax. Dumb, Comcast.

  3. Comcast IS doing the on-demand only. It is available now, but not by going directly to the HBO channel but through the Freeview option in On Demand. (I was hoping to record a number of movies…I guess I’m just going to be able to watch “live” a subset of them.)

  4. they advertised this past week that Time Warner would have the free HBO weekend this next week Sept 6 to 8 and now I can’t find the info on it anywhere………so much for Time Warner….

  5. Despite being published here AND a message sent to me through my converter box, Mediacom is only showing HBO, NOT Cinemax for free. Not that I care; I only get four Max stations, but I hate to be lied to.

  6. All the people who have domcast who only have a on demand preview thats comcast for ya they suck fios you get the channel and on demand comcast is the worst

  7. I watch the free cinemax weekends all the time. I’ve been lucky that during that time they showed the entire season of strike back in one day, so I recorded them all. The next freebie they showed the entire season of Banshee in one day, so I recorded all of those shows. I love it!!

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