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How to get an HBO Max free trial in 2023 with StellarFi Virtual Bill Card

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HBO Max, rebranded in May 2023 to Max, is a subscription video-on-demand service offering a library of over 13,000 hours of shows, movies, documentaries, and more. Max features original productions as well as content from Warner Brothers, Cartoon Network, and more. With the rebranding, viewers can expect a new look, improved user experience, and more content added to the existing content library with slightly altered prices. 

Existing HBO Max subscribers don’t have to worry about getting a new subscription. They will automatically be transitioned into the new interface. 

Interested in the high-quality, exclusive content found on Max…but not interested in paying the monthly subscription fee? Here’s what you need to know about getting a Max free trial in 2023:

Does Max (formerly HBO Max) offer a 30-day free trial?

Although there is technically no Max one-month free trial available, there are still ways to watch HBO content for free: 

Get a  Max (formerly HBO Max) 30-day free trial through Hulu:

Hulu allows subscribers to add Max to their subscription bundle. As a result, you can access  Max content free for 30 days by activating a Hulu free trial and adding Max to your subscription bundle.

This method will give you free access to original HBO content, including new series like House of the Dragon as well as classic favorites like The Sopranos.

Watch Max (formerly HBO Max) for free without a subscription:

Looking to sample some Max content before you think about subscribing? Check out this collection of free Max episodes from popular original series like Insecure and Game of Thrones, and even DC Universe offerings like Harley Quinn.

How can I sign up for a Max (formerly HBO Max) free trial in 2023 with the StellarFi Virtual Bill Pay Card?

While there’s no “official” free trial, Max subscription costs can be easily offset by your StellarFi membership. In fact, you can get Max free for as long as you want by earning bill credits with StellarFi.

Here’s how:

  1. Sign up for StellarFi. Pick the Prime membership plan to try StellarFi FREE for one month!
  2. Link your Max account by using your StellarFi Virtual Bill Pay Card numbers as your Max payment method.
  3. To make your Max subscription free EVERY month, refer at least 2 friends to use StellarFi per month. You’ll get a $5 credit every time someone signs up using your unique referral link.

With our easy-to-earn credits, it’s like having an unlimited free trial of Max – PLUS, you’ll be building credit just by having your  Max billing linked to your StellarFi account.

How do I update my Max (formerly HBO Max) payment information?

Here are the steps to update your Max payment information. After the changes are made,  your next subscription charge will process through your new payment method.

  1. Open the Max app or sign into
  2. Tap or click on your profile icon in the upper right corner.
  3. Tap or click on the Settings icon then go to Subscription.
  4. Tap or click Manage Subscription.
  5. Tap or click Edit Payment Method.
  6. Add your payment info and choose Save Changes.

Use your StellarFi Virtual Bill Pay Card number as your payment method to ensure that your Max account will help you build a positive credit history.

What if I don’t get my Max (formerly HBO Max) subscription through the official site?

If your Max subscription is through another service provider, you’ll need to change your payment information through that provider’s billing platform. 

For example, if you’ve activated a Max 30-day free trial through Hulu, you’ll need to sign into Hulu and follow their instructions to update your billing information.

How Can I Change My Current Max (formerly HBO Max) Plan?

Max offers a variety of plans at different prices to suit your viewing preferences. To change your plan, follow these steps:

  1. Sign in to Max and then tap or click your profile icon in the upper right.
  2. Tap the Settings icon and then go to Subscription.
  3. Tap Manage Subscription and then Switch Plans.
  4. Choose the subscription plan you’d like, and your billing period if prompted.
  5. Choose Select Plan and then confirm your new plan.

You should receive an email confirming that the changes have been made.

What do I get with Max (formerly HBO Max) plans?

Here’s a comparison of different Max plans and what they offer: 

With Ads: $9.99/month or $99.99/year

Watch everything with limited ads for a lower price

Watch in full HD

Stream on two devices at once

Ad-Free: $15.99/month or $149.99/year

Download shows and movies to watch offline

Watch in full HD

Stream on two devices at once

30 downloadsUltimate Ad Free – $19.99/month or $199.99/year

Stream on 4 devices at once

4K UHD with Dolby Atmos on some content


Included in all plans:

13,000+ hours of series, movies, and original programming

Select content from Warner Bros., DC, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies, and much more

How will Max (formerly HBO Max) charges appear on my bank statement?

The way Max appears on your bank statement will vary depending on which service your subscription is connected to.Here are some of the providers that may show up on your bank statement: 

HBO Max (WarnerMedia)

Amazon Appstore

Apple App Store

Google Play

Roku Channel Store

Samsung TV


YouTube TV


Consolidated Communications

Cricket Wireless


North State


Service Electric Cablevision

Verizon Fios

Ziply Fiber

Cable and satellite TV providers (view the extensive list here)

Your university or college 

If you have any suspicions that your Max charge may be fraudulent, contact Max directly to make sure your account and payment information are secure. 

Tip: Keep your cards secure by using your StellarFi Virtual Bill Pay Card for recurring online payments. By using your StellarFi Virtual Bill Pay Card online, you’ll protect your real credit card or debit card numbers from hackers.

How to build credit with StellarFi

StellarFi is a new way to build credit, using the monthly bills you’re already paying. 

Just sign up, link bills (like your Max subscription), and watch your score grow as we report on-time monthly payments to all three major credit bureaus.

StellarFi is easy to join and makes building credit simple:

  • No credit check or minimum score to join
  • No deposit required
  • No interest charges or surprise fees
  • No new debt

Using StellarFi helps improve the factors that impact your credit score the most. StellarFi optimizes your payment history, credit utilization, credit mix, and more.

As StellarFi reports all your on-time monthly bill payments to all major bureaus, your credit score gets higher each time a bill is paid on time!

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