March Madness 2024: Get 40% Off Max Annual Subscriptions to Stream the Men’s Basketball Tournament Online

Unfortunately, the Max streaming service doesn’t offer a free trial. (Boo!) The good news? Just in time for the 2024 March Madness NCAA men’s basketball tournament, the streamer is offering a major 40% off discount when you sign up for an annual subscription.

Below, we’re outlining the deal’s terms, plus the best hacks for finagling yourself a Max free trial to watch the platform for less.

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Max Deals, Promo Codes: Get Max 40% Off Deal

Until Tuesday, April 9, Max is offering major savings on its annual subscriptions. If you agree to pay up front, you can get a year of Max with ads for just $69.99, which is just $5.83/month. You can go ad-free by opting for the $104.99/year plan ($8.75/month) or the ultimate ad-free plan for $139.99/year ($11.67/month). Regardless of the plan you choose, you’ll save over 40% when compared to the regular monthly price. Plus, you get even more bang for your back because Max is throwing in the sports add on for free for a limited time.

And now is the time to capitalize on the streaming deal because in 2024, for the first time ever, Max will livestream all the live NCAA games and studio coverage airing on TBS, TNT and truTV — including the Men’s Final Four and Men’s Championship.

If you’re looking for how to stream the NCAA women’s basketball tournament for March Madness, you’ll need to sign up for a live-TV streaming service that gets you access to ESPN and ABC. (Here’s how to watch ESPN without cable.)

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How to Watch Max for Free

If you’re apprehensive about committing to a year of streaming, Max free trials can be access through other subscriptions and streaming services. (There is no Max free trial on the platform itself.) As an add-on, Max can sometimes be accessed with a free trial. Below we’re outlining all the hacks for watching Max for free.

Get Max Free Trial With DirecTV Stream

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DirecTV Stream offers new users a Max subscription deal. When you sign up for a DirectTV Stream package, you get three months of Max for free. The Choice package, the most popular, runs for $108.99/month and includes over 105 channels. And right now, DirecTV Stream is offering new subscribers a three month Max free trial. After the three months, your Max subscription will auto-renew at the regular price of $15.99/month.

Get Max Free Trial With Cricket Wireless Plan

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Cricket offers customers who subscribe to their $60/month plan a complimentary Max account with ads. That’s right! A completely free subscription, not just a Max free trial. All you need to do is sign up for the Cricket plan, create an online Cricket account and log in to Max using your Cricket credentials. This is truly one of the easiest ways to get Max for free!

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Many AT&T plans include Max for free. Whether you’re an existing user or looking to sign up, check which plans qualify, as you might need to simply activate the existing benefit.

Is There a Max Free Trial on Prime Video?

The Max free trial on Prime Video is currently not being offered, but it has been in the past. Keep checking back here for all the latest on Prime Video’s Max free trial.

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Is Max free with Amazon Prime? No, a seven-day free Max trial has been offered in the past when you sign up for the add-on on Prime Video. To capitalize on a free trial, should it be reinstated, you’ll first need a Prime Video account, which offers a 30-day free trial itself, and then simply follow instructions to add Max to your subscription to access your Max free trial. Prime memberships cost $14.99/month (or $8.99/month for a Prime Video standalone) and Max can be added for an additional $15.99/month. Once you sign up for the add-on, however, you can cancel it before the Max free trial period ends and avoid the additional cost. This is a great way for Prime Video users to enjoy the best Max has to offer, even if just for a little while. You might even find that you enjoy Max programming so much, that it’s worth the extra cash!

How Much Is Max on Hulu?

Max can be added on to a Hulu subscription; you cannot, however, enjoy a Max free trial on Hulu. Simply sign up for whichever Hulu subscriptions best fits your needs and follow Hulu’s instructions to add Max to your account for $15.99/month. (Get more details about Hulu’s offers.)

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Does Max Have a Free Trial?

Technically, Max does not have a free trial. But as outlined above, there are other ways to watch Max for free.

How Much Is Max? Is Max Free?

There is not a free Max subscription option. Here are the Max plans and prices:

  • With Ads – $9.99/month or $99.99/year $69.99/year (42% savings)

  • Ad-Free – $15.99/month or $149.99/year $104.99/year (45% savings)

  • Ultimate Ad-Free – $19.99/month or $199.99/year $139.99/year (42% savings)

Are There Max Promo Codes Available?

There are not currently any active Max promo code — the Max annual deals will be automatically applied at checkout. The best way to watch Max for free is by signing up through one of the Max free trial hacks mentioned above.

What Is on Max?

In addition to live 2024 March Madness coverage, Max’s library offers huge hits, including Succession, The Other Two, The White Lotus and The Last of Us, many of which dominated the 2023 Emmys. In addition to Emmy contenders, Max offers tons of other original content including Hacks, And Just Like That…, Barry, Harley QuinnA Black Lady Sketch Show, Somebody SomewhereTitans, Clone High, Love & Death and more

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