Starting August 20, Cricket Wireless will offer the ad-supported tier of HBO Max ($9.99 per month value) for free to new and existing customers on its $60 per month unlimited plan.
That wireless plan comes with 15GB of mobile hotspot and access to Cricket’s 5G network on eligible devices.
“We are always looking for ways to bring our customers the best value possible. We know they are hungry for content and HBO Max offers the most cutting-edge and high-quality entertainment available,” Tony Mokry, VP and chief marketing officer of Cricket Wireless, said in a statement. “From cult classics to new HBO Max Originals, we know our customers will be smiling ear to ear when they dive in. We’re so excited to be able to bring this incredible service and library of content to our beloved customers.”
“Since launching HBO Max last year, we’ve continually expanded customers’ access to the product, and partnering with Cricket, our first prepaid wireless distributor of the streaming platform, is a great opportunity to offer millions of customers instant access to HBO Max at no cost to them,” Jennifer Mirgorod, head of partner management and partner marketing for WarnerMedia, said in a statement.
“The ad supported tier of HBO Max is a best-in-class, consumer-first media experience featuring the most premium content alongside an industry-leading limited advertising environment,” JP Colaco, president of WarnerMedia ad sales, said in a statement. “As we continue to see strong growth to this offering, we are pleased to further expand our footprint and welcome the Cricket Wireless customers.”
In addition to viewing shows from their phones, customers can access the streaming service by downloading the HBO Max app on a supported device.
Existing HBO Max customers who are on Cricket’s $60 unlimited plan can download the app and use their Cricket Wireless credentials to start this benefit. New and other existing customers can get or upgrade to the $60 per month plan and get access to the ad-supported tier of HBO Max.