Free Preview of HBO and Cinemax for Many This Weekend

Free Preview Begins: February 19, 2016 (Friday)
Free Preview Ends
: February 22, 2016 (Monday)


There’s a pretty big free preview of HBO and Cinemax happening this weekend, February 19-22. Here’s who we know are participating. Click on the links for more details.

A big thank you to everyone who emailed me in with tips for this one! If you know  your provider is participating but isn’t on the list, please leave a comment below.

Channel Lineup:

Check with your local provider.


  1. I wonder if comcast will do it they usually do it when multiple providers do it but they dont mention it

  2. Why does Optimum Cablevision NEVER offer these free previews? Terrible!

    1. Long Island’s Cablevision is running this special.

  3. Time Warner NEVER offers these free previews.
    It is just another reason people don’t like Time Warner and switch.

    1. I’m with Time Warner now and have so much trouble with them about my bill. I wish we had another Cable company to put Time Warner in competition. They’re all crooks!!

      1. I kept my Internet but now run on a roku box. I have sling for $20 a month. They also have add on like hbo for another $15. But you can also get a free month of hbo through roku before picking it up with sling.

  4. It started already on Dish (Thursday).

  5. Cox is the worst, high prices, price increases in fine print, subcontractors that damage more than they fix. I wish some one in my area had better service. You want a free preview…lol

  6. I’m getting Starz for free right now and I have Comcast. Yay!

  7. i have comcast and i have no free previews

  8. Is fios actually giving a free preview? because they started the free preview when you want it?

  9. Does anyone know how I can watch HBO on Demand during the Free Preview? When I try to watch Game of Thrones on Demand, a pop up box says I need so subscribe. I can watch the regular HBO channels during the Free Preview weekend fine with no pop up box. Thanks!

  10. Fios does have preview this weekend. No worries

  11. Is Fios making On Demand available as well as the regular premium channels? Really want to watch Game of Thrones!

  12. It’s not working for me on Direct TV. Sadness :(

  13. Why hasn’t it started on directv yet?

  14. Not working for Verizon Fios in NY

  15. can confirm for comcast it just came on at 6 am

  16. No free previews on my comcast in Illinois.

  17. Free Cinemax and HBO on Comcast/Xfinity in Florida!

    Pop that popcorn!

  18. John P i got it its on demand only

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  21. I have charter and I have never had a. Free preview weekend. Since having it,seems like they aren’t doing the free previews.

  22. I have Comcast in South Jersey. Checked earlier today, no Max freebie on OnDemand. Checked again just now (7 p.m., EST), Max OnDemand is free. Don’t know about HBO since I subscribe to that.

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  24. I have a cable card, so I can’t view the channels, but I haven’t had any luck on FIOS with the HBO-Go at least.

  25. Can u access cinemax or hbo on demand on the free verizon preview

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  27. Looks like Comcast in Philly suburbs is having free HBO preview. Am able to access Game of Thrones! thru the xfinity tv go online site. Thank you so much! Have been waiting for this.

  28. I usually record shows/movies on my dvr, while I watch on demand titles. Also most HBO and Cinemax channels are streaming on my iOS devices via the FiOS app. Also a large HBO and Cinemax selection available via the app’s On Demand menu.

  29. Comcast is participating

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  31. Free Cinemax on Cablevision optimum in Monmouth county, New Jersey. Saw this last night. Binge watching Banshee on demand. Woohoo!

  32. NO free previews still as of this morning…Comcast in NW Wa.

  33. I hate Comcast! It never works, costs too much and is not offering free HBO!!

  34. I am calling verizon and checking their prices now! If they are offering free hbo to their customers and comcast is not why should I be loyal???

  35. Rsh on demand only

  36. Karen on demand only

  37. We finally got the free HBO & MAX free weekend …Saturday afternoon. I checked twice this morning and all day Friday and nothing. Same thing on the last free preview.

    For other Comcast customers not seeing it they didn’t put in on the front page of the OnDemand this time. You go to: OnDemand… Premium channels…then HBO OnDemand (or MAX OnDemand).

  38. Comcast subscribers do have access to HBO and Cinemax, but only Online on the XFINITY TV GO App or XFINITY ON DEMAND.

  39. HBO showing the Godfather Epic free on demand this weekend
    I have Comcast Branford,Ct, 7 hours and 33 minutes!

  40. It’s on optimum in southern Dutchess

  41. We’re also getting the NHL package free this weekend
    (as usual no announcement from Comcast)

  42. Can anyone tell me exactly when it ends? Wanna know if a movie I want to record will get interrupted. On direct, the guide is not greyed out on those channels like normal (free preview) but they are all white text for the whole week.

  43. I’ve been checking this site every Thursday, but didn’t get a chance to last week. Sure enough, the Free Preview wasn’t announced here until the day before it began. I missed it entirely. Wish there was a way to know in advance when these free preview weekends are coming up.

  44. not surprised cox wasn’t involved in this free weekend.

    Cox getting a little stingy with the free preview weekends.

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