How to Use Grok AI Without X Premium (ChatGPT Rival)

The buzz around Grok AI is real, and it’s thanks to none other than the Twitter heavyweight himself, Elon Musk. He recently tweeted about this exciting development, and we’re here to break down how you can get in on the Grok AI action without shelling out for an X Premium subscription.

What is Grok AI?

Grok AI is a chatbot like ChatGPT and a language model developed by xAI that’s designed to understand and process natural language, making it a powerful tool for various tasks, from answering questions to assisting with research and knowledge exploration.

Elon Musk’s Tweet

Elon Musk tweeted about the release of Grok AI and provided a link to the blog post that spills the beans on this new AI wonder.

According to his tweet, the Grok AI Assistant is part of the X Premium package, which costs $16 per month. But what if you’re not keen on subscribing to X Premium? That’s where we come in.

The Blog Post

Elon Musk’s tweet points to a blog post introducing the Grok platform, which is a goldmine of information. It’s here that we’ll find our workaround to access Grok AI without that Premium subscription.

X Premium Subscription Tiers

First, let’s explore the X Premium subscription options. There are three tiers to choose from:

  1. Basic Subscription: $3 per month or $32 per year.
  2. Normal Premium Subscription: $8 per month or $84 per year.
  3. Premium Plus Subscription: $16 per month or $168 per year.

The catch is that Grok AI is exclusively available to those who subscribe to the Premium Plus tier at $16 per month or $168 per year. But we’ve got a solution for those of you who’d rather not commit to a premium subscription.

Early Access to Grok AI

The magic ticket is “Early Access to Grok,” and it’s available to a select number of users in the United States. The idea is for these users to try out the Grok prototype and provide feedback to help improve the platform. Here’s how you can join the Early Access list:

  1. Head to the announcement blog post.
  2. After learning all about Grok and its backstory, scroll to the end of the page.
  3. Look for the section titled “Early Access to Gro.”

In this section, you’ll find a link to join the waitlist. Simply click on it, and you’ll be taken to the Grok AI page.

How to Access Grok AI?

First accessing Grok requires a subscription to X Premium Plus, currently priced at $16 per month. Here’s a step-by-step guide to upgrading your account:

  • Navigate to your profile.
  • Head to ‘More’ and then ‘Settings’.
  • Upgrade to X Premium Plus, granting access to Grok under the ‘Grock Early Access’ checkbox.

After the upgrade, you’ll find Grok on the left sidebar, though it might take time for access to roll out to your account.

How to Use Grok AI? Step By Step Guide

  1. Go to and Sign in with X Account.
  2. Click “Sign in with your X account.”
  3. You’ll be added to the waitlist, and you’re all set.

As of now, Grok AI is only accessible in the United States region.

You’re on your way to experiencing the wonders of Grok AI without the need for an X Premium subscription.

GRok AI Testing:

Let’s dive into different categories to test Grok’s performance:

1. Research

Upon asking for the latest in AI news today, Grok provided some information from, claiming it’s up-to-date. However, the content seemed outdated, lacking references to current happenings like Grok’s release or Google Gemini.

Compared to ChatGPT and Bard, Grok lagged in delivering current and relevant information.

2. Creative Writing

In fun mode, Grok AI showed potential in crafting a story about the future. It managed to generate a cohesive narrative.

Meanwhile, ChatGPT experienced an error, but when it worked, it also showed creative potential.

3. Email Composition

When tasked with drafting a professional email explaining a project delay, Grok shone brightly. It delivered well-structured, professional responses, indicating its suitability for email drafting tasks.

4. Marketing Strategy

In devising a marketing strategy for a fitness app, Grok offered a structured plan, albeit with a slightly odd suggestion to utilize x ads as a primary marketing channel. Nevertheless, the response was fairly comprehensive and decent.

5. Technical Understanding

For explaining blockchain technology and its applications in financial services, Grok did a commendable job. It provided simplified insights and recent reference links, making complex concepts understandable.

6. Data Analysis

Grok generated an analysis of social media trends among US teenagers, but the sources appeared somewhat outdated. In comparison, Bard presented a more detailed and recent analysis, indicating Bard’s superiority in data analysis tasks.

7. Problem-Solving

When asked about reducing urban traffic congestion, Grok initially adopted a fun mode tone but eventually presented a solution that made sense. However, it struggled to provide working links as references.

8. Coding Capability

Surprisingly, Grok demonstrated coding skills, offering HTML and Python code snippets for website creation and a snake game. While it showed potential, the accuracy of these codes requires further exploration.


  • Email Drafting: Capable of creating professional emails.
  • Coding Proficiency: Demonstrated competence in coding-related queries.
  • Creative Writing: Showcased the ability to generate engaging narratives.


  • Outdated References: Fetched somewhat obsolete data in certain categories.
  • Linking Issues: Problems with redirecting and non-functional links in some instances.
  • Unpredictable Modes: Inconsistencies between fun and regular modes.


Grok AI is the rival of ChatGPT and it has real-time knowledge of the world via the X platform. As continues to refine and expand the capabilities of Grok, our ultimate goal remains the same – to create AI tools that assist in the pursuit of understanding for everyone, no matter who they are or where they come from.