How to Watch Cinemax Online Without Cable: Your Living Room Cinema

By Gabriela Vatu / April 3, 2019

When you're looking for quality content, surely premium channels can provide that. But when you consider cutting the cord and taking all your viewing habits online, you may be concerned about how you'll watch your favorite shows and channels. So, if you want to watch Cinemax without cable, there are several ways you can do this.

Cinemax has been around since 1980, and HBO owns it. For the most part, the channel broadcasts feature films, original series, documentaries, and other footage.

If you want to make sure you can continue watching when the cable contract is gone, you can trust four Live TV platforms with the job. Let's find out what your options are.

1. Sling TV

Sling TV
Bundles Sling Orange ($25/mo), Sling Blue ($25/mo), Sling Orange + Blue ($40/mo)
Customization Channel bundles - Comedy ($5/mo), Espanol ($5/mo), Heartland ($5/mo), Hollywood ($5/mo), Lifestyle ($5/mo), News ($5/mo), Kids ($5/mo), Sports ($5/mo with Orange, $10/mo with Blue or Orange + Blue), Kids + Comedy + News + Lifestyle ($10/mo)
Premium Channels - Showtime ($10/mo), STARZ ($9/mo), EPIX ($5/mo), CuriosityStream ($3/mo), Here TV ($8/mo), Grokker ($7/mo), Stingray Karaoke ($7/mo), UP Faith & Family ($5/mo), Pantaya ($6/mo), CineFest ($5/mo), Hopster ($5/mo), Comedy Dynamics ($5/mo), Dove Channel ($5/mo), DogTV ($5/mo), CONtv ($5/mo), Docurama ($5/mo), Outside TV Features ($5/mo)
NBA- League Pass ($29/mo), Team Pass ($18/mo)
Device support Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Android TV, AirTV Player, Xiaomi, LG Smart TVs, Samsung Smart TVs, iOS, Android, Fire tablets, Xbox One, Chrome web browser
DVR Up to 50 hours, unlimited storage time. Expandable by another 50 hours with extra feature
Free trial Yes, 7 days
Visit Sling

At the top of our list, we have Sling TV, which is a platform that features three starter bundles - Orange, Blue, and Orange + Blue. The first two cost $25 per month each, while the latter costs $40 per month. Cinemax isn't present in any of these bundles, but you can get it as an extra channel for $10 per month. You can check out our Sling TV review to find all the details you need to make a decision.

2. Hulu

Bundles A single bundle - Hulu with Live TV - $44.99 per month
Customization Premium channels - HBO ($14.99/mo), Showtime ($10.99/mo), Cinemax ($9.99/mo), STARZ ($8.99/mo)
Channel Packs - Entertainment ($7.99/mo), Espanol ($4.99/mo)
Device support iOS, Android, FireTV, Apple TV, Roku, Xbox, Chromecast, Samsung Smart TVs, browsers
DVR 50 Hours Cloud DVR by default, Enhanced Cloud DVR - 200 Hours ($14.99/mo)
Free trial Yes, 7 days
Visit Hulu

Next up we have Hulu, which you probably know better for the video library it has, full of original series, top movies, and more. Not too long ago, however, Hulu added the option of allowing users to view live TV for $44.99 per month, while also allowing them to watch the entire video-on-demand library. Cinemax isn't one of the dozens of channels available in the bundle Hulu offers, but you can get it as an extra premium network for $9.99 per month. Read our Hulu review to find out all about the perks of this service.

3. PlayStation Vue

Playstation Vue
Bundles Access ($49.99/mo), Core ($54.99/mo), Elite ($64.99/mo), Ultra ($84.99/mo)
Customization Channel bundles - Sports Pack ($10/mo), Espanol Pack ($4.99/mo, $3.99/mo with PlayStation Plus) Premium channels - HBO ($15/mo, or included in Ultra), Showtime ($10.99/mo, $8.99/mo with PlayStation Plus, or included in Ultra), FX+ ($5.99/mo), Epix ($3.99/mo, $2.99/mo with PlayStation Plus), Cinemax ($15/mo), Fox Soccer Plus ($14.99/mo or $12.99 with PlayStation Plus), Hi-YAH! ($2.99/mo or $1.99/mo with PlayStation Plus) Bundles - HBO + Cinemax ($21.99/mo or $19.99/mo with PlayStation Plus), Epix Hits + Showtime ($13.99/mo or $11.49/mo with PlayStation Plus)
Device support Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, Android, Roku, PS3, PS4, browser
DVR Up to 500 programs, 28 days limit
Free trial Yes, 5 days
Visit PlayStation Vue

Sony's PlayStation Vue is next, a platform that offers four starter bundles to pick from, namely Access ($44.99/mo), Core ($49.99/mo), Elite ($59.99/mo), and Ultra ($79.99). Cinemax isn't included in any of these bundles, but you can add it as a standalone channel for $15.00 per month. You can also mix it up with HBO, and buy a joint pack for $21.99 per month, or $19.99 per month if you're a PlayStation Plus subscriber. Read our PlayStation Vue review to figure out if this is the type of platform you'd love to have.

4. DirecTV Now

Bundles Plus ($50/mo) and Max ($70/mo) Other Packages - Entertainment ($93/mo), Choice ($110/mo), Xtra ($124/mo), Ultimate ($135/mo), and Optimo Mas ($86/mo)
Customization Channel packs - AT&T TV Now Deportes ($5/mo) and AT&T TV Now Espanol ($15/mo) Premium Networks - HBO (included with Plus and Max), Cinemax ($11/mo or included with Max), Showtime ($11/mo), STARZ ($11/mo) International Bundles - Vietnamese ($20/mo), Brazilian ($30/mo), Korean ($30/mo)
Device support Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, iOS, Android, browsers
DVR Up to 20 hours, 30 days limit, no expansions
Free trial Yes, 7 days
Visit AT&T TV Now

Finally, DirecTV Now is on the list, which has the most bundles of channels to pick from - seven to be exact. But due to recent changes, it can be got via two bundles either purchase Plus($50/Mo) then add Cinemax($11/Mo) or get Max($70/Mo) Bundle which includes Cinemax. All other bundles are useless since they are double the price than its competitors. We have a DirecTV Now review if you want to find out more about the platform.

Cinemax is a great channel and you have plenty of options for watching the great content there outside of your regular cable contract, probably for less, too.

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