DirecTV Free Preview of HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, and Starz

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Free Preview Begins: November 23, 2017 (Thursday)
Free Preview Ends: November 26, 2017 (Sunday)

DirecTV is having an all premium channel free preview over Thanksgiving weekend. This includes free HBO, Cinemax, Starz, and Showtime!

Thank you, Carol, for sending this in!

Channel Lineup:

  • 501-511: HBO
  • 515-523: Cinemax
  • 525-542: Starz
  • 545-557: Showtime


  1. Oh wow! I had a feeling this might happen. Now I wish I had a Genie because I can only record two things at the same time.

  2. I thank you for keeping me informed on the free DirecTV. I wish I could afford it monthly, but I’m on a fixed income so I have to stretch my cash, so I love the free stuff, keep it going. Thanks, James T.

  3. I haven’t seen it listed yet either on the channel guide or on their app, but I wouldn’t be surprised if ATT Uverse has the same preview, being as how they own DirecTV now. If/when I see it, I’ll post here as I have been checking both the last couple of days.

  4. It shows on the messages tab that HBO and cinemax are free Nov 17-20?

  5. I got a message on my DVR saying the free preview is Nov. 17-20, not Nov. 23-26. Can anyone else confirm this?

  6. It’s just HBO & Cinemax and it’s also from November 17-20th

  7. I just got a message for this, and DirecTV is saying HBO and Cinemax (no mention of Showtime) from Nov 17 to Nov 20.

  8. It seems HBO & Cinemax will be free for both weekends. The 17-20 is at HBO’s request because they will be airing their “Night of Too Many Stars” to benefit autism, while the 23-26 preview is from DirecTV as part of the free premium Thanksgiving weekend.

  9. Cool. We’re on a fixed income so enjoy the freebies once in a while.

  10. Almost all of these channels were still blacked out just a couple of hours ago, leaving me unable to set chosen shows to record within the stated time above. Is there a way to verify that this promo is valid?

  11. My family too is on fixed income so we do like and enjoy the free week end treats. Thanks Direct Tv. We will enjoy this as we have family in town for Holidays. Happy Thanksgiving!

  12. We don’t get the free preview channels until they have already passed. They are mailed out in my monthly bill.

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