Free HBO, Cinemax, and Showtime Free Preview on DirecTV

Free Preview Begins: February 17, 2017 (Friday)
Free Preview Ends
: February 20, 2017  (Monday)

DirecTV-Logo1DirecTV will be having a free preview of HBO, Cinemax, and Showtime February 17-20.

Thank you Deon for letting us know about this free preview! Do you know about an upcoming free preview? Let me know about it!

Channel Lineup:

501-511 – HBO
515-523 – Cinemax
545 – 557 – Showtime



  1. how about dishnet also?

  2. Your welcome!

    1. All “Deon’s” are so awesome !!
      Thanks 4 this info…. I look forward to doing lots of recording during the free trials. Dionne

  3. What about century link?

  4. No word yet if Comcast is available for the free preview come February?

  5. What time of day does the Direct TV free preview from February 17th-20 start and what time of day does it end?

    1. Usually right at midnight the channels flip on.

      1. Not in my experience. I don’t even look at the movies that start before 5am because chances are I won’t get them.

    2. Around 6am they turn on.

    3. From past experience I’ve found that it usually starts between 4am and 5am and finishes around the same time. I always try to record one or two movies as the freeview is about to end. Sometimes I get the whole movie and sometimes I don’t.

  6. thanks a lot–very helpful to have such advance notice

  7. Thanks for providing this service! Well done!

  8. DirecTV previews always begin and end at 3am Pacific.

  9. Kevin maybe Comcast is involved Showtime is usually free once a year

  10. Previews start 6am EST (Feb 17) and end 6am EST (Feb 21).

  11. What about DirecTV Now?

  12. Yup, always 5:00 am. right on the dot for central time zones for the start and end times of free previews. Looking forward to it! Will fire up the recorder…lol

  13. How about FIOS? (It might make up for the STARZ On Demand debacle.)

  14. We really need the free channels during the holidays not after or before, because there’s never anything good on during the holidays.
    Thanks for the free channels anyways

  15. For what it’s worth, the message from DirecTV in the guide also mentions the Starz channels being part of the free preview as well.

  16. what about on demand for those channels during that free preview

  17. I got same message. all premium weekend starz. encore showtime
    HBO. cinemax. didn’t say tmc.

  18. Here in Columbia, SC our freebies start at 12 am on the start date and ends at 6 am the morning after the end date.

  19. No on demand for those channels, BOO !!!!!

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