HBO and Cinemax Free Preview on Verizon FIOS

Free Preview Begins: October 7, 2016 (Friday)
Free Preview Ends
: October 10, 2016 (Monday)


There will be a free preview of HBO and Cinemax on Verizon FIOS October 7-10.

Thank you Eric, Ann, and Tim for letting us know about this free preview! If you know about a free preview please let us know about it!

Channel Lineup:

Check with your local provider.


  1. According to the Dish Channel, Dish is getting this too. It only said HBO though, but I’m assuming it’ll be Cinemax as well. They listed the same time frames, but Dish usually starts it Thurs afternoon and ends it Mon night/Tues am.

  2. Last month I received an email and a letter from FiOS saying that: “Complimentary HBO. Thanks for your loyalty
    As a token of our appreciation, we are now including HBO® in your FiOS® TV programming package. There is no additional cost to you and no action is required.

    Simply tune to channel 899 HD (400 SD) to start watching the best Hollywood movies and award-winning original programming. We will automatically remove it for you after 12/31/2016.”

    1. It’s true. They sent me the same message in July and I still have until October 31 to watch HBO

  3. does this include Frontier Fios too?

  4. Does this include Frontier (Verizon) FIOS? Anybody know?

  5. Ralph;
    We have Vz fios triple play and it has been my experience that the start time is 12:01am of the start date and 11:59pm of the end date, I’ve even seen it on as long as 6am of the end date, but your mileage may vary (YMMV).
    We have been with Vz for 6years and when these freeviews come up its been HBO and Cinemax, if it’s Showtime then Stars tags along, but I do check either freeview to see if Epix is included on the off chance that someone in programming tapped an extra key, :) .

    We received one of those “loyalty” perks two years ago and it stopped like Vz said it would, but I’d still double check so you don’t accrue extra charges. Be nice if we received another one. :)

    For Ant and Mike;
    It’s hard to say, Frontier is a subsidiary of Vz and I’ve heard that they (frontier) doesn’t have to follow Vz’s lead.
    All I can say is check this Friday morning at 12:01am or later to see if you have channel 899, if you do check the rest of the channels and hopefully you’ll be in business and can set your channel guide for the three days.

    May everyone have clear skies and reception!


  6. Just to be clear: Frontier is not a subsidiary of Verizon. It is, in fact, a separate company. The Fios service territory that Verizon still owns is actually quite small compared to Frontier’s.

    I see the report says “Verizon Fios,” but that may be stated out of old habits. So it’s important to clarify which Fios service this applies to, and which it doesn’t.

  7. Roman,
    Subsidiary was a poor choice to describe Frontier’s aggressive acquisition practices with Vz, I stand corrected, and Frontier can broadcast whatever they want, whenever they want.

  8. For Anak

    Thanks for the great tip of checking manually. I can delete my subscription to this website and just check everyday to see if I am getting some free cables. Let me know if anyone would like to join my new Web service free preview-maybe . com

  9. Wow, alrighty then. “Aggressive acquisition practices?” What is that all about? For the record, Verizon wanted to get out of the Fios & landline business.. not sure what’s with the negative tone toward Frontier.. or to me. All I wanted to do, was explain that they are indeed two different companies – who both use the Fios branding (but in separate areas). No need to get indignant.

  10. >>For the record, Verizon wanted to get out of the Fios & landline business


    (Not sure what Anak’s deal is either :))

  11. Please let me know of free previews

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