How to Watch HBO Max on Roku [2 Ways]

Nina Prescott
Nina Prescott  March 22, 2024 Category: Max Tips

Unlock the full potential of HBO Max on Roku with our comprehensive guide. You will discover how to seamlessly install HBO Max, sign in, and sign out of HBO Max on your Roku TV. Besides, you learn the step-by-step tutorials to cancel your HBO Max subscription on Roku, and some basic troubleshooting methods to enhance your HBO Max experience. Dive into the details of our tutorials to improve your HBO Max journey on Roku.

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1. How to Get HBO Max on Roku?

Add Max on Roku Device

If the HBO Max app is not on your Home screen, you need to install it first to watch HBO Max content on your Roku device. Please check the following method to download the HBO Max app.

  • Power up your Roku TV or Roku TV device.
  • Navigate to the Roku Home screen either by using the remote's Home button or selecting Home on the Roku interface.
  • Scroll up or down to find Streaming Channels, then go to Search channels.
  • Type “HBO Max” in the search bar, and look for HBO Max in the search results.
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  • Once found, select HBO Max, and then click on Add Channel.
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  • HBO Max will be added to the list of your streaming channels on the Home screen.

Add Max from a Web Browser

If you are already online, you can also add the HBO Max channel from a web browser.

  • Navigate to the Roku Channel Store. If prompted, enter your Roku login credentials to enter the store.
  • Use the Search Channel bar located near the top of the screen to look for HBO Max.
  • Select HBO Max from the search results.
  • On the following screen, click on +Add Channel.
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  • HBO Max will be visible on the home page when you turn on Roku next time.

2. How to Sign in to HBO Max?

  • Open HBO Max on your TV and click on "Sign In."
  • A six-character code will be displayed on the screen, then switch to your smartphone or computer.
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  • Input the 6-digit code shown on your TV and click on Next.
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  • Choose "Sign in Through TV or Mobile Provider."
  • Select "View All Providers" and choose your service provider.
  • Enter your username and password for the provider account that includes HBO Max.
  • Wait for up to 90 seconds for your TV to update. Once updated, choose the viewer profile, and you're all set.

3. How to Sign Out of HBO Max on Roku?

Sign Out of HBO Max on a Roku Device

If you want to log out of your account on Roku TV to protect your privacy, the following steps would be helpful.

  • Turn on your Roku TV, press the Home button and find the HBO Max app on your TV.
  • Locate the settings icon in the bottom left corner and select it.
  • Scroll to the right using your remote, and you will find the Sign Out button. Click on "Sign Out" to access the Sign Out screen.
  • Then follow the on-screen instructions to log out of HBO Max on your Roku.

Sign Out of HBO Max From the HBO Max Website

You can also sign out of HBO Max, and manage all devices logged into your account from the official site directly.

  • Go to the HBO Max website and click on the "Sign in" button.
  • Enter the credentials used for your Roku TV and sign in.
  • Click on the icon at the top right of the page to access your profile.
  • From the profile page, choose the "Manage devices" option.
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  • In the "Other devices" section, locate your Roku TV in the list and click the "Sign out" button.
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4. How to Cancel HBO Max on Roku?

Before cancelling HBO Max subscription, you should verify that your subscription is billed through which provider. The steps for cancellation may vary by provider.

Find Out Your Provider

Navigate to Settings on HBO Max or

On phone/tablet: Tap profile (upper right), Settings icon (upper right), and Subscription.

On computer: Choose profile (upper right), Settings, and find Subscription.

On TV device: Select Settings icon (lower left), then Account.

You will discover your subscription's billing entity.

If Your Provider Is Roku

If Roku bills you, there are two ways to cancel the HBO Max subscription. To prevent charges for the upcoming billing period, cancel your subscription at least 24 hours before the next billing date. Please follow the steps below for cancellation.

Cancel HBO Max on a Roku Device

To cancel an HBO Max subscription on a Roku device, follow these steps:

  • Press the Home button on your remote.
  • Use the directional pad on the remote to select HBO Max.
  • Press the * button to open the Options menu.
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  • Choose "Manage subscription" and then select "Cancel subscription."
  • You will receive the confirmation email from Roku.

Cancel HBO Max From

If your subscription is through Roku Pay, you can cancel it by following these steps:

  • Sign in to your Roku account.
  • Select "Manage your subscriptions."
  • Under "Active subscriptions", choose HBO Max subscription.
  • Select "Turn off auto-renew."
  • Pick a cancellation reason to complete the process, and then select "Continue" to cancel.

If Your Provider Is HBO Max

If HBO Max bills you directly, you can cancel the HBO Max subscription through the HBO Max app or web browser.

Cancel HBO Max From

  • Visit the HBO Max website and log in.
  • Click your name in the top right, choose "Subscription" from the menu.
  • Select "Manage Subscription".
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  • Then click "Cancel Subscription" in the new window.
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  • Choose a cancellation reason, click "Yes, Cancel Subscription."
  • Review the confirmation page for the subscription's expiration date and the option to resume if desired.

Cancel HBO Max on Phone or tablet

  • Launch the HBO Max app, tap your profile (upper right),
  • Then tap the Settings icon (cog, upper right), and select HBO Max Subscription.
  • Tap Manage Subscription, then Cancel Subscription.
  • Confirm the cancellation and note the expiration date.

Once canceled, you will receive a confirmation email, and you can continue streaming until the subscription expires at the end of the billing cycle.

5. FAQ About HBO Max on Roku

Is HBO Max Free on Roku?

Accessing HBO Max content is not free unless it is included as part of a bundled cable, satellite, or internet package. You can subscribe to HBO Max through an alternative streaming device or provider, such as Amazon or Samsung TV. In addition, it's capable of subscribing to HBO Max through your cable or satellite provider, or another service provider like Spectrum, AT&T, or Hulu.

Why Can’t I Get HBO Max on My Roku?

If your Roku streaming player or Roku system is operating on Roku OS 11 and above, it is compatible with HBO Max. To check this information, navigate to the Home screen, select Settings > System > About. Your Roku device automatically checks for updates every 24 to 36 hours, or you can manually initiate a software update if needed.

How to Fix HBO Max Is Not Working on Roku?

To troubleshoot HBO Max is not working on your Roku, please try the following methods:

  • Check your internet connection
  • Check for updates
  • Unplug your Roku device
  • Sign out and restart your Roku device
  • Delete and reinstall HBO Max
  • Play something from the Home screen

For detailed troubleshooting tutorials, please go to the HBO Max Help Center.

6. Alternative Way: Watch HBO Max With Roku Media Player

If your Roku device isn't compatible with HBO Max, and you have reasons not to upgrade the system or methods mentioned above are ineffective, you can attempt using Roku Media Player to play HBO Max videos offline on your Roku device to restore normal playback. Since Roku Media Player supports playing MKV and MP4 videos, you only need to transfer the HBO Max videos to MKV or MP4 files, and then start watching your favorite HBO Max content without connecting to the Internet.

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Nina Prescott

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