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Snag a Week of Max for Free to Stream House of the Dragon and Much More

Test drive the service and catch up ahead of the second season premiere this Sunday with this fantastic deal.

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This weekend House of the Dragon season 2 will finally arrive with the premiere just days away, set to air on June 16. If you need to catch up on earlier episodes, there's still time for a binge session, and Max is making it easier than ever by offering would-be viewers a short-term freebie. After implementing a price increase on its ad-free plans this month, Max is giving you a week to try out the service so you can stream new hit shows, revisit fan favorites and classic titles or even watch live sports. 

From now to June 23, new customers can get a one-week free trial of the streaming service. After the seven days is up, subscribers will be billed at the regular monthly or annual rate. Max costs $10 per month or $100 a year for an ad-based version, while its premium ad-free plans are priced at $17 a month ($170/year) and $21 monthly ($210 annually) if you want 4K content. 

Max houses original content and titles from HBO, Warner Bros., Food Network, DC, TLC and more. You can watch shows and movies such as The Iron Claw, Hacks, Dune: Part Two, My Adventures with Superman and True Detective: Night Country. You can also stream live sports via the B/R sports tier, which is currently included with all subscriptions at no extra charge. Watch sporting events that air on TNT, TBS or truTV for cycling, baseball and more.

Be sure to keep up with our additional coverage on streaming service deals and what to stream in June