How do we activate free HBO Now weekend?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Menel, Apr 23, 2016.

  1. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
  2. 2010mini macrumors 68040

    Jun 19, 2013
    Your free trial period is over. Time to pay the piper. :p
  3. benjitek, Apr 23, 2016
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2016

    benjitek macrumors 6502a


    Sep 23, 2012
    I ran into the same issue, I cancelled my subscription in May 2015 -- it was thru iTunes. I had an existing HBO Now profile. About a week ago I purchased the new 2016 Roku Streaming Stick and tried with that, it worked and I got a free 1-month trial. The sign-up process generates an email with a link that once I clicked on, it swapped out the previously cancelled subscription in my profile with the new Roku one which allows me now to use the ATV4 HBO Now app with my pre-existing login. The ATV4 HBO app is much nicer than the Roku one.

    Showtime didn't fall for the same trick though, prompted me to renew. Another option is SlingTV, they offer a 7-day free trial and the HBO Free Preview Weekend just works without signing up for HBO.

    Sort of like getting a $15 discount on the streaming stick. MHz Choice also has a free month trial, another $8 discount. I mainly got the Roku for the Amazon Prime Video app, but am pleased with these discounts :)
  4. archer75 macrumors 68020

    Jan 26, 2005
    Since hbo is free for everyone this weekend and now isn't working I would try HBO GO.
  5. jbachandouris macrumors 601


    Aug 18, 2009
    Upstate NY
    Time Warner Cable is not participating. :(

    I guess it's the app or nothing.

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