HBO Max TV Sign In: Activate on New Device

Claire Green
Claire Green  September 11, 2023 Category: HBO Max Tips

Welcome to our comprehensive guide on activating HBO Max/Max on TV! HBO Max has recently rebranded to Max, integrating the best of Discovery+ content to expand its premium entertainment library for subscribers. While the supported devices and platforms for HBO Max remain unchanged, did you know that you can activate HBO Max/Max on your TV by visiting and logging in to access your favorite content?

In this detailed guide, we will provide step-by-step instructions on using the website to activate HBO Max. Additionally, we'll address any issues you may encounter with activation codes and offer alternative methods to ensure seamless streaming of HBO Max on your TV.

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1. What is serves two main purposes. Firstly, it allows users to register and subscribe to the HBO Max streaming service. Secondly, it enables users to activate HBO Max on their TV by entering the unique six-digit activation code displayed on their TV screen. This alphanumeric code is essential for verification and activation and is specific to each user's HBO Max account.

How to Create an HBO Max Account Using

The streaming service eliminated its free trial in 2020. To access the wide range of movies, TV shows, documentaries, etc. from the HBO Max/Max library, you'll need to have an account and a subscription plan.

If you don't already have an HBO Max/Max account, follow the steps below to create one:

  1. Open your browser and go to Click on the purple "Sign Up Now" button.
  2. Select the HBO Max/Max subscription plan you want and click on the "Continue" button.
  3. Fill in the required personal information: email address, password, last name, and first name.
  4. Choose your payment method and follow the instructions to enter the relevant information. Then, click on the "Start Subscription" button.
  5. Set up your profile, and now you are an HBO Max/Max subscriber.

2. Can You Stream HBO Max on Any TV?

At its launch, HBO Max was initially available as an app on Samsung Smart TVs and Android TVs. However, HBO Max has expanded its compatibility to include various platforms and devices. It's important to note that the list of supported devices may change over time as technology evolves. If you encounter any issues with your TV's compatibility, don't worry. We will provide alternative methods to help you stream HBO Max on your TV in the following sections.

Here are some TV devices compatible with HBO Max:

  • Roku
  • Apple TV
  • PlayStation
  • Samsung TV
  • Android TV
  • LG Smart TV
  • Amazon Fire TV

3. How to Activate HBO Max with the 6-Digit Activation Code?

The process of activating HBO Max on TV is similar across different devices. Let's explore the detailed steps using Apple TV and Android TV as examples:

Apple TV

  1. Step 1: Visit the App Store on Apple TV. Download, install, and open the HBO Max app.
  2. Step 2: You will be prompted to sign in or create an account. If you don't have an account yet, you can create one by following the steps in Section 1. Remember the 6-character code that appears on the TV screen.
  3. Step 3: Open a browser on your mobile phone or computer and visit
  4. Step 4: Enter the 6-digit code (note that it is case sensitive) and click on the "Next" button. (For Apple TV, HBO Max also allows QR code activation. You can use your phone's camera to scan the QR code displayed on your TV.)
  5. Step 5: HBO Max has been activated on your Apple TV, and you can start streaming your favorite content.

Android TV

  1. Step 1: On your Android smart TV, open the Google Play store and search for the HBO Max app. Download, install, and launch the app.
  2. Step 2: Select "Sign In" and note down the 6-digit activation code displayed on your TV screen.
  3. Step 3: Using a web browser on your mobile device or computer, go to
  4. Step 4: Enter the activation code shown on your TV screen and follow the prompts to complete the activation process.
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4. Troubleshooting: HBO Max Activation Code Not Working

If you encounter an activation code that is not working, you can try the following methods to resolve the issue:

#1 Retry and Obtain a New Code

Return to the previous interface, click on "Sign In" again, and obtain a new activation code. Then, access the website on your mobile device or computer using the new code.

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#2 Try Using a Different Web Browser

While HBO Max supports all browsers, it is recommended to use the officially compatible browsers listed below for a smoother experience:

  • The latest version of Chrome or Firefox
  • The latest version of Microsoft Edge for Windows
  • Safari 12 or higher

#3 Clear Browser Cache and Cookies

Clearing your browser cache and cookies can sometimes resolve issues like websites not responding or loading slowly. You can try clearing your cache and cookies, then closing and reopening your browser.

#4 Use a Different Device to Activate the Code

If you are using a PC/Mac browser to access the activation page, you can try activating it using a mobile device, and vice versa.

5. Tips: Other Methods to Watch HBO Max on Your TV

In addition to the method mentioned above, which allows you to watch HBO Max on your TV, there are four other practical methods to help you stream your favorite content on your TV, even if your TV does not support the HBO Max app. The same applies to HBO Max.

Method One: Use SameMovie to Download HBO Max Videos to a USB/SD Card

Many TVs these days come equipped with USB ports and SD Card slots, allowing you to easily connect external storage devices. If your TV has these features, you can download HBO Max videos and movies using the SameMovie HBOMax Video Downloader. Once downloaded, you can transfer the videos to a USB or SD Card and play them directly on your TV.

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Features of SameMovie HBOMax Video Downloader:
  • Keep multilingual subtitles and audio tracks
  • Download HBO Max videos as MP4/MKV format
  • Batch download feature & fast download speed
  • Support using keywords & names to add videos
  • Free technical support & software update
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With SameMovie HBOMax Video Downloader, you can effortlessly save HD videos and movies from HBO Max in widely compatible video formats: MP4 and MKV, allowing you to transfer the downloads to any device. Regardless of your HBO Max subscription plan, SameMovie lets you download unlimited shows without advertisements and save multiple language audio tracks and subtitles.

STEP 1 Launch SameMovie HBOMax Video Downloader on your computer and log into your HBO Max/Max account.

STEP 2 Search for the title using the video's name without the need to download the HBO Max/Max app separately.

STEP 3 Customize the video settings in the "Settings" window by clicking the gear icon in the top-right, or use the "Advanced Download" window by clicking download > Advanced Download, where you can select video quality, format, audio, subtitles, and more.

STEP 4 Download the video and locate the file in the output folder. Finally, transfer the file to an external storage device (e.g., USB, SD card, etc.) to enjoy the content on your TV.

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Method Two: Using Chromecast

If your TV doesn't support the HBO Max/Max app, you can effortlessly watch HBO Max/Max shows on your TV with a Chromecast device. Simply cast your mobile device or computer to your TV, ensuring that both the Chromecast and your mobile device/computer are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

iOS /Android Phone and Tablet:

  1. Step 1: Open the HBO Max/Max app on your mobile device and sign in.
  2. Step 2: Select the movie or video you want to play on your TV.
  3. Step 3: Tap the "Cast" icon at the top right of the screen and choose your Chromecast device from the list to display the show on your TV.


  1. Step 1: Launch the Chrome browser on your computer, visit the HBO Max website, and log in to your account.
  2. Step 2: Find the show you want to stream on your TV.
  3. Step 3: Click on the 3-dot icon in the upper right corner of the browser and select the "Cast" option. If you have installed the Cast extension for Google Chrome, click the "Cast" icon directly in the Chrome extension toolbar. Choose the casting device from the menu and start watching HBO Max on your TV.
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Method Three: Using an HDMI Cable

If you have an HDMI cable, you can connect your computer, phone, or tablet to your TV to stream HBO Max/Max. In this scenario, you'll need an HDMI 2.0+ cable, and if necessary, an adapter, along with a TV that supports HDCP 2.1+.

  1. Step 1: Use an HDMI cable to connect your computer or mobile device to the HDMI port on your TV.
  2. Step 2: Sign in to the HBO Max/Max app or log in to your account on the browser.
  3. Step 3: Find the video you want to watch, and it will directly play on your TV.

Method Four: Using AirPlay

If you're an iOS or Mac user, you can leverage AirPlay to cast HBO Max/Max from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac to your TV. Note that you can only mirror the screen to AirPlay 2 compatible devices, and there are specific system requirements for both iOS and macOS. To stream HBO Max, your iOS or Mac device must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your AirPlay 2-compatible device.

First, enable AirPlay on your TV, then follow these steps:

  • iOS: Launch the HBO Max/Max app and sign in > Find and stream a program you want to watch > Tap the "AirPlay" icon in the upper right corner of the screen, located to the left of the adjust volume icon > Select the device you want to play on.
  • Mac: Open the Safari browser on your Mac computer and visit the official HBO Max/Max website > Log into your account and find a video you want to cast > Click the "AirPlay" icon on the menu bar and select the device you want to play on.
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Final Words

In short, activating HBO Max through is a straightforward process. Simply follow the steps outlined in the article to create an HBO Max account, activate it, sign in, and begin enjoying your favorite content. Should any issues arise during activation, we provide workarounds to troubleshoot these problems. Additionally, we have mentioned four alternative methods to watch HBO Max on your TV.

Claire Green

Claire Green, a content writer specializing in blogs. With a passion for streaming video, Claire explores the latest trends, reviews popular platforms, and provides insightful tips for optimizing your streaming experience.

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