During the HBO® and CINEMAX® Free Preview, February 16th through the 19th, you’ll have access to the most addictive shows and big hit movies—for FREE!

Strike Back® returned for an action-packed 5th season with a brand new cast on February 2nd on CINEMAX®. The Section 20 military unit embarks on a lethal manhunt to unravel a web of criminal activity, but as the team travels across the Middle East and Europe, they inadvertently stumble upon another mission—one that involves exposing a conspiracy that may forever alter modern warfare.

On HBO®, Crashing® and Divorce® have both returned for Season 2. Crashing®’s Pete, played by show creator Pete Holmes, is feeling lost in the universe and experiencing a serious existential crisis. While on Divorce®, Frances, played by Sarah Jessica Parker, and her ex-husband Robert (Thomas Haden Church), are still dealing with the aftermath of their separation and hoping to rebuild their lives.

Here’s how to watch:


  1. Open the DIRECTV App. Don’t have it? Download it here.
  2. Select Watch Live TV and scroll to the HBO® or CINEMAX® lineup (channels 501 and 515).
  3. Tap the Play button and watch live HBO® and CINEMAX® all weekend!


  1. Turn on your TV and press the Guide on your remote.
  2. Scroll to the HBO® and CINEMAX® lineup (channels 501 and 515).
  3. Get comfy on the couch and watch LIVE HBO® and CINEMAX® all weekend!


  1. Go to DIRECTV.COM and sign in.
  2. Select Guide and scroll to the HBO® and CINEMAX® lineup (channels 501 and 515).
  3. Sit back, relax, and watch live HBO® and CINEMAX® all weekend!

For even more options take a look at the full HBO® and CINEMAX® lineup below.


  • Divorce® S2 (new episode) 2/18 at 10pm
  • Crashing® S2 (new episode) 2/18 at 10:30pm
  • Wonder Woman 2/18 at 10am


  • Strike Back® S5 (new episode) 2/16 at 10pm
  • Jason Bourne (premiere) 2/16 at 7:55pm
  • Independence Day: Resurgence 2/16 at 2pm

Also, for our Spanish speaking viewers, please take a look at the options on HBO® Latino.

HBO® Latino

  • El Negocio S3 2/18 at 11pm
  • Chumel Con Chumel Torres S3 (season premiere) 2/19 at 11pm
  • Me Estas Matando Susana 2/16 at 8pm


Enjoy live HBO® and CINEMAX® during the weekend-long FREE Preview February 16-19. Watch Strike Back®, Crashing®, Divorce®, and more! Love what you’re seeing and want to add HBO® and CINEMAX® to your package? Click here to upgrade today.