How to get Netflix, Disney Plus, HBO Max and more for free with your phone plan (2022)

When it comes to choosing one of the best unlimited data plans, perks are often a crucial factor. After all, every unlimited plan serves up talk, text and data, and which phone carrier provides the best coverage can depend heavily on where you live and work. Perks are how a wireless carrier can make its plans stand out, and right now, offering complimentary subscriptions or free trials to streaming services seems to be one of the most popular benefits.

We've just checked the major wireless carriers (again) and we count five different wireless carriers who incorporate some kind of streaming media subscription into at least one of their plans. Some carriers do a lot more, by the way, packing in multiple combinations of perks across their different and distinct unlimited plans — and they all offer one or more of the best streaming services. It's a lot to keep track of.

But knowing what comes with unlimited plans is an important part of picking the best cell phone plan for you. To help you keep track of the benefits included with monthly wireless service, we're breaking down the different unlimited plan options that currently include streaming service subscriptions.

CarrierUnlimited PlanMonthly CostFree Streaming Services OfferedStreaming Fees Monthly Savings
CricketUnlimited + 15GB Hotspot$60HBO Max (ad-supported tier)$10
Metro by T-MobileUnlimited$60Amazon Prime$13
T-MobileMagenta$70Netflix Basic; Apple TV Plus; Paramount Plus$19
T-MobileMagenta Max$85Netflix Basic or Standard; Apple TV Plus; Paramount Plus$19 - $24
VerizonStart Unlimited$70Disney Plus (6 months); Apple Music (6 months); Google Play Pass or Apple Arcade (6 months)$28
VerizonPlay More$80Disney Plus; Hulu; ESPN Plus; Apple Music (6 months); Google Play Pass or Apple Arcade (1 year)$34
VerizonDo More$80Disney Plus (6 months); Apple Music (6 months); Google Play Pass or Apple Arcade (6 months)$28
VerizonGet More$90Disney Plus; Hulu; ESPN Plus; Apple Music; Google Play Pass or Apple Arcade (1 year)$34

AT&T: No longer offering HBO Max

This is a bummer. AT&T’s Unlimited Elite plan has been rebranded as Unlimited Premuim and free HBO Max is no longer included now that AT&T no longer owns the streaming service. Only existing Unlimited Elite subscribers will still get HBO Max for free. AT&T is currently without any streaming service benefit in any of its unlimited plans.

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Cricket: HBO Max included, with a catch

How to get Netflix, Disney Plus, HBO Max and more for free with your phone plan (1)

HBO Max used to be free from more than just the AT&T-owned Cricket Wireless, as AT&T would give it out as well. Now only Cricket includes complimentary HBO Max in its most expensive plan — the $60/month Unlimited + 15GB Mobile Hotspot plan. (Only one guess as to the other key perk included with this plan.)

Just be aware that not all versions of HBO Max are created equal. The one that Cricket features is the ad-supported tier of HBO Max, which normally costs $9.99/month. This tier also used to be locked out of the day-and-date releases where HBO Max would get big movies the same day as theaters did, but HBO Max no longer offers this.

You can only stream in HD quality on Cricket's Unlimited plan, though enrolling in auto pay saves you $5 each month.

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Metro By T-Mobile: Video via Amazon Prime

For the tiered 10GB plan offered by Metro by T-Mobile, the discount phone carrier offers Music Unlimited, which lets you stream music from more than 40 different services without it counting against your data cap. You're on the hook for any subscription fees associated with those services, though.

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The better streaming perk comes when you sign up for Metro By T-Mobile's most expensive unlimited plan. The $60/month option throws in an Amazon Prime membership on top of the 100GB of Google One storage you'd get with Metro's $50/month unlimited data offering. Amazon Prime boasts a number of benefits, but among them are access to both Prime Music and Prime Video. The latter service not only features original movies and shows but an ever-changing library of older content.

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All Metro plans include access to the 5G network of parent company T-Mobile, which offers the widest 5G coverage of any of the major carriers. That's perhaps the greatest benefit an unlimited data plan with Metro delivers.

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T-Mobile: Three different streaming services

T-Mobile was one of the first wireless carriers to see the benefits in including access to streaming services as a perk for its unlimited data plans. A few years back, it started picking up the cost of Netflix subscriptions for customers with two lines of unlimited data. These days, the $70/month Magenta unlimited plan qualifies for T-Mobile to pick up the cost of one Netflix Basic subscription for accounts with two or more lines. Pay up for Magenta Max — which costs $85/month — and a single line of data can get the cost of a Netflix Basic account covered; two lines or more of Magenta Max entitles you to a Netflix Standard subscription.

Magenta Max subscribers can stream video in up to 4K UHD resolution. You're stuck on standard definition with the regular Magenta plan.

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Regardless of which Magenta plan you have, T-Mobile customers get a year's subscription to Apple TV Plus. And all T-Mobile customers regardless of their plan can now get Paramount Plus for a year through the wireless carrier.

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Verizon: So many streaming services on so many plans

Verizon offers the most streaming services for customers with its unlimited data plans. But Verizon also offers the most convoluted collection of plans and streaming perks. Which services you get and for how long depends on which of Verizon's four different unlimited options you've signed up for.

Let's start out with the streaming services that Verizon includes. The big one is the Disney Plus bundle, which actually includes three different services. In addition to Disney Plus, Verizon includes ESPN Plus and the ad-supported tier of Hulu (the one without live TV). All Verizon unlimited plans include some form of the Apple Music streaming service. In addition, you'll get a choice of game streaming services — either Apple Arcade or Google Play Pass — presumably depending on your choice of phone with the carrier.

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Customers who like a lot of streaming options should go or Verizon's Play More plan ($80/month for one line, with discounts available as you add more lines). Play More includes the Disney Plus bundle, plus a year of either Apple Arcade or Google Play Pass. You get 6 months of Apple Music.

Verizon's Do More plan costs the same $80 as Play More, but puts the emphasis on cloud storage perks. Here, you just get 6 months of Disney Plus, Apple Music and the gaming service subscription.

Verizon's ultimate plan, Get More, features the entire Disney bundle plus an Apple Music subscription for as long as you keep your Verizon account. You get year trials to a gaming service, along with the cloud storage from Get More. Those are big perks, and Get More has a big price tag to match — $90/month for one line.

Verizon's cheapest unlimited data plan offers a minimal assortment of streaming perks — just 6 months of Disney Plus, Apple Music and the gaming service of your choice. Start Unlimited costs $70/month for one line.

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Streaming services and unlimited data plans — Which offer is best?

Who has the best streaming service perks depends on what you're looking for from your unlimited data plan. Verizon clearly offers the widest variety of services, while T-Mobile packs in three different services — Apple Plus, Paramount Plus and Netflix — for a lower monthly rate. Cricket offers just one service, but Game of Thrones and Friends fans won't much care, since HBO Max's catalog is so vast.

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As you might imagine, discount services like Cricket and Metro have skimpier offerings. But consider that perks of any sort are few and far between on even the best prepaid phone plans, the services they do offer will be welcome to subscribers willing to pay up for unlimited data at those two carriers.

FAQs

Is HBO Max free on mobile? ›

Subscribing to US Mobile could also get you HBO Max free of charge. Like AT&T, the provider has a bundle that the streaming service is part of. US Mobile offers it only to Unlimited plan subscribers, though. If you subscribe to the Unlimited plan, you'll have to choose HBO Max as your included perk.

Is there a HBO Max and Disney Plus bundle? ›

Yes, HBO Max and Discovery Plus won't be going the way of the Disney Plus bundle, where you can tack on Hulu and ESPN Plus for additional savings.
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HBO Max and Discovery Plus pricing.
HBO MaxDiscovery Plus
Monthly ad-free price$14.99$6.99
Monthly ad-supported price$9.99$4.99
Mar 14, 2022

Is Netflix free with metropcs? ›

The following carriers offer free TV entertainment packages, like Hulu, Netflix, HBO, Disney+ and Prime Video: Metro by T-Mobile. Sprint. AT&T.

What streaming service is free with AT&T? ›

AT&T's Unlimited Elite plan has been rebranded as Unlimited Premuim and free HBO Max is no longer included now that AT&T no longer owns the streaming service. Only existing Unlimited Elite subscribers will still get HBO Max for free. AT&T is currently without any streaming service benefit in any of its unlimited plans.

Is there a way to get HBO Max for free? ›

You may already have free HBO Max through Samsung TV, Roku Channel Store, Verizon Fios, and other cable and live TV streaming platforms. Not sure? Click here to find out if you already have access to HBO Max. Otherwise, you can score a free trail to HBO Max through Direct TV Stream.

How can I get HBO Max for free? ›

If you already have a cable subscription for HBO, you can get HBO Max for free. All you have to do is sign in with your cable provider credentials. Then you can download the app on your device or start watching online.

Is there an app that combines all streaming services? ›

A new app is setting out to solve the crisis that it names "the streaming struggle." Plex is an app that has just launched its Beta testing phase, and it purports to be able to pull together all of your various streaming services "Disney+ to HBO Max to Hulu to Amazon Prime to Apple TV+ and back," together in one place, ...

Is there a way to bundle streaming services? ›

Streaming bundles FAQ

But there are two Hulu bundles: one combines Hulu, Disney+, and ESPN+ for $13.99 a month (or $19.99 a month without ads), and the other has Hulu + Live TV, Disney+, and ESPN+ for $72.99 a month (or $78.99 a month without ads).

What's the cheapest way to get HBO Max? ›

Now, the most inexpensive way to get HBO Max is to order directly from the streaming app.
  1. HBO Max: Pay $10 per month for ads or upgrade for $5 more for no interruptions.
  2. Hulu: Order Hulu's cheapest plan and HBO Max for a total of $22/mo.
  3. DIRECTV and DIRECTV STREAM: You get HBO Max for free for three months.

Who gives free Netflix? ›

You can get Netflix for free on eligible plans from T-Mobile, which includes Magenta and Magenta Max. Terms and conditions apply, though, with one of them being that you'll need two or more lines on your account to get Netflix for free.

How can I get Netflix for free forever? ›

More Few Ways To Get Netflix For Free Forever
  1. Sign Up with Fios TV.
  2. Choose a triple play package which will include television, phone, and internet.
  3. After a certain period of time span maybe a month or two you'll receive an email by Verizon's for free Netflix.
  4. Login and enjoy your Netflix.
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How can I get Netflix for free without paying? ›

“You can watch some of the great TV shows and movies from Netflix for free at netflix.com/watch-free . Choose from a variety of TV shows and movies that are available to watch now for free. You don't have to sign-up or register, you can just press play and watch,” Netflix said.

How can I get Disney for free? ›

If you sign up for either the Start Unlimited plan or the Do More Unlimited plan, you can get the service for free for six months. If you sign up for the Play More Unlimited plan or the Get More Unlimited Plan, you can get Disney Plus for free and ESPN Plus and Hulu (with ads) for free.

Is Netflix free with Verizon? ›

Verizon Plus Play will bundle customer subscriptions for Netflix, Peloton, Disney Plus, and more.

How much is Netflix 2022 monthly? ›

Netflix plans and prices
PlanPriceStreams
Basic$9.99/mo.1
Standard$15.49/mo.2
Premium$19.99/mo.4
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Is HBO Max free with Hulu? ›

Existing Hulu subscribers who have or sign-up for the HBO on Hulu add-on before 5/27/2020 will automatically get the new HBO Max add-on on 5/27/2020 at no additional charge. Limitations apply to existing Hulu subscribers whose subscription is provided or billed by Amazon.

Is HBO Max free with Amazon Prime? ›

Now that HBO Max isn't available as an add-on with Prime Video, Prime subscribers looking to hang on to HBO Max will have to sign up with HBO directly or bundle HBO with another streaming service like YouTube TV or Hulu + Live TV. Adding HBO Max to Hulu + Live TV or YouTube TV will cost an extra $14.99 per month.

How much is HBO Max per month? ›

Now you can watch all your favorite HBO shows starting at $9.99/month. HBO Max has two great subscription options – and both include everything HBO.

Is HBO Max free with Roku? ›

Is HBO Max available if I subscribed to HBO on The Roku Channel? If you were subscribed to HBO on The Roku Channel as of February 25, 2021, your subscription automatically switched to an HBO Max subscription at no additional cost.

Does HBO Max have a free trial 2022? ›

Does HBO Max Offer a Free Trial? Unlike some streaming services like Paramount+ or Amazon Prime, who both offer free trials to try out their offerings, HBO Max does not currently offer a free trial.

Is HBO Max free with Verizon? ›

I already have HBO, will I be charged extra for HBO Max? No, If you already have an HBO subscription with Verizon Fios you will have access to HBO Max at no additional charge.

Which streaming service is the cheapest? ›

The cheapest live TV services for cord-cutting are the free ones: Pluto TV and Xumo. There are paid ones that cost very little, like Philo, Paramount+, and Sling (especially the individual Blue or Orange plans).

Is Netflix bundled with anything? ›

Stream your favorite movies and shows across any device – TV, computer, tablet, or phone. A Netflix subscription is included with most Magenta® and Magenta MAX® plans, at no extra cost.

What subscriptions can you bundle? ›

7 Must-Have Bundles That Can Save You Money
  • Xfinity and Peacock Premium.
  • Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+
  • Xfinity Mobile and Internet.
  • AT&T Wireless and HBO Max.
  • T-Mobile and Netflix.
  • Verizon Wireless and Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+
  • Metro by T-Mobile and Amazon Prime Video.
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Does HBO Max have a bundle deal? ›

HBO Max does not have any bundles of its own. However, there are many providers that have created bundles that include the HBO Max service, in addition to the ones listed above. AT&T Wireless — HBO Max is included in the Unlimited Elite package, which is $50/mo.

How much is HBO Max and Disney Plus? ›

The biggest difference between HBO Max and Disney Plus is the price. Disney Plus costs $7.99 a month while HBO Max is at $14.99 a month. You can already see that the monthly subscription cost of HBO Max is twice that of Disney Plus.

How Much Is Disney Plus per month? ›

The Disney+ app is available on mobile devices, web browsers, game consoles, set-top boxes, and smart TVs. For a complete list of supported devices, click here. Access unlimited entertainment with Disney+ for $7.99/month or $79.99/year.

Is Netflix free on phone? ›

Although the free plan doesn't provide access to everything that's available on Netflix, it does allow users to enjoy Netflix's personalized recommendations, parental controls, and profiles on the best Android phones.

How can I get 2022 free Netflix? ›

No, Netflix doesn't offer a free trial. The only way to access Netflix for free is to subscribe to the free plan in Kenya or buy your data via the T-Mobile Magenta and Magenta MAX plans.

How do I get Netflix and Hulu for free? ›

How to Get Free Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime
  1. Sign-up for your preferred wireless carrier.
  2. Call and ask them to enroll you in their special offer for a subscription service.
  3. Enjoy it for free each and every month!

How do you cheat on Netflix? ›

9 Netflix Hacks All Users Should Be Using
  1. Use Netflix's Secret Codes. ...
  2. Download Movies and TV Shows to Watch Offline. ...
  3. Use a VPN to Watch Other Country's Netflix Content. ...
  4. Set Up Separate Profiles for Others That Use Your Account. ...
  5. Make Streaming Netflix Easier by Using Keyboard Shortcuts.
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Does Netflix have 1 year plan? ›

Netflix Basic plan

Apart from the Mobile plan, Netflix also offers a 'Basic' plan that costs Rs 199 per month/ Rs 2,388 for a year. The plan includes pretty much the same benefits as the Netflix Mobile package, but you can stream the content on more devices, including laptops and smart TVs.

Is Netflix free with Amazon Prime? ›

Is Netflix Free with Amazon Prime? Netflix is neither free nor is it available through a Prime account even if you pay for it. This is because they are completely separate and competing streaming services.

How long can I use Netflix without paying? ›

Netflix will stop trying to charge you once your account goes unpaid for, for another month. Although your account is suspended, you can reopen at any time. All you have to do is to pay the normal monthly subscription rate for the upcoming month. You will not be charged for the months you missed.

Is Disney free on your birthday? ›

As of right now Disney does not give free admission on your birthday though they will help you celebrate it. Be sure to stop by Guest Relations and pick up a free birthday button. You're sure to receive lots of birthday wishes from Cast Members and guests alike.

How can I get free Disney Plus 2022? ›

Verizon has announced that Verizon 5G Home& Fios Wireline services come with 12 months of Disney+ bundle free that includes Hulu, ESPN+, and Disney Plus beginning 11th February 2022.

How do I get my 6 month free Disney Plus? ›

Amazon says new subscribers to their Amazon Music Unlimited service will get six months of Disney+ for free. That means that you could be saving yourself almost $48 over these six months over having to pay for the streaming service out of pocket.

Is Peacock free with Verizon? ›

Free Peacock Premium, Disney+ and AMC+ offered with Internet plans. Xfinity and Verizon are starting off 2022 with Internet-only plans that include free streaming subscriptions.

What streaming is free with Verizon? ›

Verizon offers Hulu, Disney+ and ESPN+ free for wireless customers.

Do Verizon users get Hulu free? ›

Eligible Verizon customers can get Disney Plus, ESPN Plus and Hulu at no additional cost.

Do students get Netflix for free? ›

There is no such thing as a student discount for Netflix. Everyone, including college students, needs to pay $7.99 for a monthly Netflix subscription. But while Netflix doesn't offer a student discount, there are other things you can try to watch Netflix for a lower price.

Why has Netflix gotten so expensive? ›

One of the big reasons Netflix needs money is to pay for new shows and movies. Streaming services are spending a frankly outrageous chunk of change on original programming, with global spend expected to exceed $230 billion in 2022, according to estimates from firm Ampere Analysis.

Is Netflix going to lower prices? ›

The New York Times reported in May that the streaming giant told employees that an ad-supported subscription plan could roll out by the end of 2022. This version of Netflix would cost less than the standard $15.49/mo subscription, though the exact discounted monthly price isn't known yet.

Is HBO Max still free with ATT? ›

AT&T killed off the HBO Max bundle in its highest-priced unlimited wireless plan. Telecommunications provider AT&T quietly dropped HBO Max as a bundled perk for new AT&T customers on its top unlimited wireless plan, AT&T Unlimited Premium. The company launched the new plan this week, which replaced Unlimited Elite.

Is HBO Max free with Verizon? ›

I already have HBO, will I be charged extra for HBO Max? No, If you already have an HBO subscription with Verizon Fios you will have access to HBO Max at no additional charge.

How much is the HBO Max app? ›

You can subscribe to just HBO for $14.99/month — but you could get access to even more movies, series, and new Max Originals plus all of HBO, if you subscribe to HBO Max. Plans start at $9.99/month. Can I watch free episodes on the HBO Max app? Yes!

Is HBO Max free with Amazon Prime? ›

Now that HBO Max isn't available as an add-on with Prime Video, Prime subscribers looking to hang on to HBO Max will have to sign up with HBO directly or bundle HBO with another streaming service like YouTube TV or Hulu + Live TV. Adding HBO Max to Hulu + Live TV or YouTube TV will cost an extra $14.99 per month.

How much is HBO Max a month? ›

Now you can watch all your favorite HBO shows starting at $9.99/month. HBO Max has two great subscription options – and both include everything HBO.

Did AT&T stop free HBO? ›

Share All sharing options for: New AT&T subscribers will no longer get HBO Max (or any other video service) One perk most wireless carriers offer to pull you to their side is a free streaming video-on-demand subscription.

Are there any HBO Max bundles? ›

HBO Max does not have any bundles of its own. However, there are many providers that have created bundles that include the HBO Max service, in addition to the ones listed above. AT&T Wireless — HBO Max is included in the Unlimited Elite package, which is $50/mo.

Is Netflix free with Verizon? ›

Verizon Plus Play will bundle customer subscriptions for Netflix, Peloton, Disney Plus, and more.

What streaming is free with Verizon? ›

Verizon offers Hulu, Disney+ and ESPN+ free for wireless customers.

Is Peacock free with Verizon? ›

Free Peacock Premium, Disney+ and AMC+ offered with Internet plans. Xfinity and Verizon are starting off 2022 with Internet-only plans that include free streaming subscriptions.

What's the cheapest way to get HBO Max? ›

Now, the most inexpensive way to get HBO Max is to order directly from the streaming app.
  1. HBO Max: Pay $10 per month for ads or upgrade for $5 more for no interruptions.
  2. Hulu: Order Hulu's cheapest plan and HBO Max for a total of $22/mo.
  3. DIRECTV and DIRECTV STREAM: You get HBO Max for free for three months.

Is there a way to bundle streaming services? ›

Streaming bundles FAQ

But there are two Hulu bundles: one combines Hulu, Disney+, and ESPN+ for $13.99 a month (or $19.99 a month without ads), and the other has Hulu + Live TV, Disney+, and ESPN+ for $72.99 a month (or $78.99 a month without ads).

How much is HBO Max and Disney plus? ›

The biggest difference between HBO Max and Disney Plus is the price. Disney Plus costs $7.99 a month while HBO Max is at $14.99 a month. You can already see that the monthly subscription cost of HBO Max is twice that of Disney Plus.

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