As we have been saying, beta testing is a great way to be a guinea pig for big streaming services. Before anything rolls out on a national or global level, companies need to try out their services on a much smaller scale in order to work out the kinks.
An exciting new feature for DIRECTV NOW beta testers has come out.
With Cinemax, you have access to original shows that include Banshee and Rellik. Plus the channel gets first dibs on many releases that just came out of the movie theaters. Currently, Fifty Shades of Grey and Mad Max: Fury Road are in heavy rotation.
To get free Cinemax, see if DIRECTV NOW has a beta tester in your app store. If they do, sign up. Be sure to do it soon, because the company is looking to roll out their new DVR-centric app by spring of 2018. When this happens, Cinemax will most likely no longer be free.