“The Last of Us” became HBO Max’s latest hit. The series has grown in viewers every week since its premiere, but that doesn’t mean HBO is ready to make the series directly compete with the Super Bowl. To offset the drop in viewership thanks to the telecast of Super Bowl LVII on Sunday, February 12 at 9 p.m. ET, episode 5 of “The Last of Us” will debut Friday, Feb. 10 on HBO Max. Linear HBO owners will have to wait until Sunday’s regular broadcast date to watch, so if you want to catch this episode early, you’ll need a free 7-day trial of HBO Max.
How to watch “The Last of Us” Season 1 Episode 5 early
About “The Last of Us” Season 1 Episode 5
“The Last of Us” takes place 20 years after the destruction of modern civilization. Joel (Pedro Pascal), a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle Ellie (Bella Ramsey), a 14-year-old girl, out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal and heartbreaking journey as the two must cross the US and depend on each other for survival.
In episode 4, viewers were introduced to Melanie Lynskey’s character Kathleen, leader of a group of bandits in the ruins of Kansas City. She believes Joel and Ellie are in contact with Henry, someone she is desperately looking for. Joel and Ellie are just trying to get to Wyoming, but the episode ends with Henry and his brother Sam holding the two at gunpoint.
Can you stream “The Last of Us” Season 1 Episode 5 for free?
HBO Max does not currently offer a free trial of its own. However, you can access a free trial of HBO Max through either Prime Video channels or Hulu. Here’s how:
1. Get a free trial of HBO Max through Prime Video channels
If you’re an Amazon Prime subscriber who’s never tried HBO Max, you can get a free 7-day trial of the service.
- Click here to activate the offer
- Click “Start”
- Activate your free 7-day trial of HBO Max
- Once signed up, use your Amazon credentials to sign in to the HBO Max app on your streaming device
2. Get a free trial of HBO Max through Hulu
If you’re a new or current Hulu subscriber who’s never tried HBO Max through Hulu, you’re in luck. Hulu is offering a free 7-day trial of HBO Max through the streaming service.
New Hulu subscribers
Click here to activate the offer
- Click “Register Now”
- Create your account
- Click on “Manage Add-ons”
- Add your free 7-day trial of HBO Max
- Once signed up, use your Hulu credentials to sign in to the HBO Max app on your streaming device
Existing Hulu subscribers
If you’re already a Hulu subscriber:
- Click on your Profile
- Click “Account”
- Click on “Manage Add-ons”
- Add HBO Max free trial
What devices can you use to stream “The Last of Us” Season 1 Episode 5 early on HBO Max?
HBO Max is available to stream on most devices including Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, Android TV, iPhone/iPad, Android Phone/Tablet, Mac, Windows, PlayStation, Xbox, LG Smart TV, Samsung Smart TVs, Sony Smart TVs and VIZIO Smart TVs.