HBO and Cinemax Free Preview for DirecTV

Free Preview Begins: June 14, 2013 (Friday)
Free Preview Ends: June 17, 2013 (Monday)

There will be a free preview of HBO and Cinemax on DirecTV June 14-17.

Thank you Ryan 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



  1. Thank you so much guys! I never knew this website existed! I am a very happy man to know that there will be one coming up soon, so you guys rock!

  2. Oh, can you please tell me whether the trial ends on Monday or Sunday? (I mean, does the trial go off air on monday morning or tuesday morning)

  3. Going by past history, the trial will start on 3am pacific Friday and end on 3am pacific Tuesday.

  4. @ Steven C Thank you. That information is a very valuable asset for me to know about( I have started using free trials february so I am sort of a newb!)

  5. Anyone know if this preview will be available on uverse?

  6. I am not sure if this preview lasts for 4 days. I know that dish mainly airs free previews for four days, but Directv airs them for three days at a time mostly (except I believe that starz once held a free week for directv during thanksgiving last year). Also,does anyone know at what time these free trials start (I live in Eastern time zone)?

  7. The newsletter I received today from DirectTV mentions a free preview of STARZ and Cinemax on Jun 14-17, not HBO and Cinemax.

  8. @rudy
    So it is just Cinemax and Starz? Not HBO? SHOOT!

  9. Wait, according to (, Dish customers are getting a free preview of HBO, not Starz….

  10. Good news! I just asked Directv about the free preview and they confirmed Starz, Cinemax, and HBO would be participating! I found this out through facebook, where one of their representatives also told me this trial would end at 6:00 am on monday.

  11. I think i seen that showtime is free on the 21st to the 23rd

  12. Jacob wrote that the trial would end at 6am on Monday. Is that right or will it end at 6am (EST) on Tuesday?

  13. I just saw this on the DirectTV site so it must go all the way through Monday at least:
    “Ali – Tune in June 17 at 8 p.m. ET on ENCORE® (Ch. 535)”

  14. Thanks Kent, we are getting Encore on Dish as well!

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