Barry, the TV series, is worth watching. This show, which started in 2018, is a great mixture of black comedy, heavy drama and Emmy-winning performances. Fans of the show are happy there will be a must-watch fourth season.
Whether you are a new fan or someone who has followed the series from the beginning, you still want to know who streams Barry?
If you want to stream Barry, the best streaming services which carry the series are HBO Max, Hulu Live TV, and YouTube TV.
But your preferred streaming platform depends on the features you want and how much you are willing to pay. We explain the differences between them in this blog.
Barry is on HBO Max
HBO has provided an impressive library of original shows and movies all combined into a single subscription service, for almost 50 years.
HBO Max was launched more than five years ago in response to the digital age. It now has seven 24-hour channels serving high-quality original and licensed content.
As a subscriber, you can stream not only Barry but over 10,000 hours of content, including The Sopranos, Game of Thrones, The Matrix Trilogy and The Lord of the Rings.
Using HBO Max as a stand alone service, is the cheapest way to stream Barry.
There are two plans to choose from.
- Ad-supported plan for $9.99/month (content will have commercial breaks)
- Ad-free plan at $14.99/month (No commercial breaks)
The plan with ads will have up to four minutes per hour of ads and will appear before and during content. This plan also allow you to watch content in HD.
Paying more for the ad-free version, has a few benefits. You can watch in HD, with select movies in 4K UHD. You can also download movies to watch them offline, but only via the official Android or iOS apps. Finally, paying more for the ad-free version allow you to watch movies 45 days after their theatrical release.
You can catch your favorite shows on HBO Max on most major streaming devices including Amazon Fire devices, Android devices, iPhones, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, and Samsung TV. Moreover, HBO Max just recently became available on Roku.
You can stream on up to three devices at one time with your HBO Max subscription.
HBO recommends a minimum speed of 5mbps for HD streaming, but it should be higher if you want a good experience.
An HBO Max streaming subscription may have a lot of content, but it does not provide live TV. Hence, no DVR options. Hopefully, there is enough content besides Barry, where this wouldn’t be a deal breaker.
Compared to other streaming services, HBO Max offers an impressive collection for both kids and adults. But you can also watch most of these HBO series on the subscription TV channels.
The online streaming service itself only has a handful of truly original content (called Max Originals), such as Legendary, Craftopia, On the Record, and the Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo. But they are adding more every year.
Unfortunately, HBO Max does not offer free trials but you can sign up for HBO Max, here.
Barry is on Hulu Live TV
Barry is also on Hulu + Live TV.
As the name implies, this streaming service offers on demand content plus live TV. If you are looking for something like traditional cable, this service may be for you.
It is $69.99 per month, has over 84 channels and a maximum 50 hours of cloud DVR. If you want more, an extra $9.99 per month will give you 150 hours for a total of 200 hours of ad-free DVR.
The basic subscription allows you to watch on 2 screens simultaneously. However, you can upgrade to unlimited screens for an additional $9.99 a month.
Hulu Live TV also gives you the ability to customize and add channels depending on your preferences.
For $7.99 per month, add Entertainment channels such as American Heroes Channel, BET Her, CNBC World and more.
An additional $4.99 lets you enjoy Español Add-ons like CNÑ, Discovery en Español, Fox Deportes and other Spanish networks.
Sports fans can pay an additional $9.99 per month to watch sports favorites such as MAVTV, NFL Redzone, Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel, TVG and TVG2.
You can add HBO Max, STARZ, Cinemax or Showtime for an additional $15 a month.
In addition, you also get access to Disney+ and ESPN+.
As mentioned, there are definite differences between the HBO Max streaming service and Hulu Live TV. However, if you want to stream Barry without all the additional features, HBO Max with ads is the least expensive way.
Hulu Live TV offers a 7-day free trial which you can sign up for here.
Barry is on YouTube TV
YouTube TV is another popular streaming platform to stream Barry. It’s unique mixture of features make it very attractive. The service ranks in the top three in the number of paid subscribers in the United States and provides the highest number of channels to choose from.
Your base subscription can range anywhere between region-specific channels and programming to professional sports.
For Discovery Channel fans, YouTube TV is even more appealing with the inclusion of Animal Planet, HGTV, Food Network, and more.
YouTube TV is $64.99 a month, with over 85 broadcast and cable networks. They include networks such as ESPN, CNN, and TNT.
Although this streaming service has the same monthly cost as Hulu Live TV in this list, one of its strongest features is its DVR storage. A YouTube TV subscription allows you to store recorded shows without limit. You get unlimited Cloud DVR storage which Hulu Live TV does not provide.
Moreover, like Hulu Live TV, you can add options to your base subscription.
If you are a sports fan, add Sports Plus to your base package, for an additional $11 per month.
If you want more movies add the Entertainment Plus bundle, for an additional $30 on top of your monthly base package. This includes HBO Max, Showtime, and STARZ.
YouTube TV also allows its subscribers to simultaneously stream on up to three devices.
Moreover, YouTube TV also offers the longest trial period to experience the service. Currently, a very generous 14-day offer. You can take advantage of this offer, here.
What is the difference between HBO Max and HBO?
Consider HBO Max to be a maxed out version of HBO. They both cost the same but Warner Bros, the owners of the brand, heavily market HBO Max.
An HBO subscription is also $14.99/month. However, an HBO Max subscription is the same price with the ad-free version but you get even more access to movies, series and Max Originals.
So given the choice between signing up for HBO or HBO Max, we recommend signing up for HBO Max. Keep in mind you can also sign up for HBO Max with ads for $9.99 a month, which is even cheaper.
Is HBO Max Free with Amazon Prime?
HBO Max is not free with Amazon Prime. If you look for HBO Max on Amazon Prime Video, you won’t find it.
The breakup was announced in November 2020.
If you are a Prime subscriber looking to catch your favorite HBO show, you will have to sign up directly to HBO Max or bundle it as an add-on to to a streaming service such as Hulu Live TV or YouTube TV as discussed in this blog.
How can I get HBO Max for Free?
There are a few options to get HBO Max for free.
The first is to download the official HBO Max app on your Android or Apple device and you will then gain access to limited first episodes of select Max Originals and HBO Originals for free. New titles are added monthly. Just remember, this is limited so you eventually have to sign up to watch content.
Finally, you can get HBO Max for free with some AT&T plans. For instance, it is free if you have an AT&T Unlimited Elite wireless plan which costs $85 for the first line and offers discounts on additional lines.
The offers change so check with your provider.
Can I get HBO Max for One Month?
You have the option to get HBO Max for one month either paid or free of charge. You can get it for free by following the information answered in the previous question.
But right now, HBO Max is not offering a free trial of any length. The initial 7-day free trial disappeared right before Wonder Woman 1984’s premiere in December 2020.
If you want to use HBO Max for one month, you will have to sign up for a subscription. Just be sure to cancel your subscription at least 24 hours before your next billing date, if you don’t want it longer than a month.
As you have seen, there are many options to stream Barry.
You can subscribe to HBO Max and stream on their app or TV.
You can also stream the show on Hulu Live TV or YouTube TV by paying extra to bundle the HBO Max to your base subscription.
Moreover, Taking advantage of the 7-day Hulu Live TV offer or the 14-day free trial for YouTube TV s is a great way to get started. Especially, if you’re not sure Barry, the series, is worth paying for.
If you decide to stream the series on a streaming service and cost is a major concern, sign up for the ad based HBO Max subscription. This plan offers the least expensive way to watch the series.
With all of the different ways to stream Barry, it can be difficult to keep track of what’s new and available.
We hope after reading this article, you will be able to decide which streaming service works best for you.
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