How do I watch HBO Max on my Roku® streaming device?
HBO Max is the latest, most up to date channel from HBO and it is available on your supported Roku streaming device. HBO Max lets you watch all existing HBO content in addition to hundreds of movies and TV shows, and new Max Originals.
If you already subscribe to HBO NOW, you can begin watching HBO Max at no additional cost. Simply enter your existing HBO email and password. If you subscribe to HBO with your cable or satellite package, you can sign into HBO Max with the credentials from your cable or satellite provider.
This article provides guidance on how you can find, install, and watch HBO Max whether you have an existing HBO subscription or you are a new subscriber.
Is HBO Max supported on my Roku device?
HBO Max is supported on your Roku streaming player or Roku TV™ if it is running Roku OS 9.3 and higher. To find this information, go to the Home screen and select Settings > System > About. Your Roku device checks for an update every 24 to 36 hours or you can manually check for a software update if necessary.
If your older-generation Roku device does not support Roku OS 9.3 and you want to watch HBO Max, visit the Roku product pages and order a new Roku streaming device that best fits your needs.
How do I get HBO Max on my Roku device?
If you have a Roku voice remote, press the Microphone button and say "HBO Max" to add the channel. Otherwise, you can get HBO Max from the Channel Store using the steps below.
- Press the Home button on your Roku remote.
- Scroll up or down and select Streaming Channels.
- Select Search Channels.
- Begin entering HBO Max. Search results will narrow as you type.
- When you see the channel, use the directional pad on your Roku remote to highlight HBO Max.
- Press the OK button to view details.
- Select Add Channel.
Once installed, a tile for HBO Max will appear on your Home screen along with your other streaming channels. If you prefer, the channel can be moved elsewhere in the grid using the Star button on your Roku remote.
You can also add the channel from your Roku account on a web browser, or from the Roku mobile app. For more help, read the detailed article about adding channels to your Roku device.
How do I sign in if I already have access to HBO content?
If you already subscribe to HBO Max or HBO NOW, you can gain access to the HBO Max channel on your Roku device by entering your existing HBO username and password. Be sure to select Access all of HBO Max when prompted.
If you have access to HBO Max with your cable or satellite package, you can use the credentials (username and password) provided by your cable or satellite provider to authenticate and gain access to the HBO Max channel on your Roku device.
For more help, visit the detailed HBO article that helps determine if you already have access to HBO Max.
Where do I watch all my favorite HBO shows?
HBO Max is the latest and most up to date channel from HBO, and it includes all existing HBO content along with hundreds of movies and TV shows, and new Max Originals. HBO Max is the only place to visit on your Roku device to watch all your favorite HBO shows.
What happened to my HBO NOW channel?
If you were previously subscribed to HBO NOW, that channel was automatically updated with a new look and name to become HBO Max. To continue streaming all your favorite HBO shows immediately, simply open the HBO Max channel on your Roku device and select Access all of HBO Max. As an HBO NOW subscriber, you will not incur additional charges.
Is HBO Max available if I subscribed to HBO on The Roku Channel?
If you were subscribed to HBO on The Roku Channel as of February 25, 2021, your subscription automatically switched to an HBO Max subscription at no additional cost. From that date forward, any time you visit my.roku.com to manage your Roku Pay subscriptions, your subscription will indicate it is for HBO Max rather than HBO on The Roku Channel.
To use your existing subscription to watch your favorite HBO content, you first need to add the HBO Max channel to your Roku device using the instructions above. After you launch the channel and initiate playback of any title, you will be prompted to create an account with HBO Max. This allows you to manage HBO Max preferences and settings from your computer or smartphone and sign into the service on other devices, and does not result in additional charges.
Is HBO Max available if I subscribed to the HBO + Cinemax Value Pack on The Roku Channel?
If you were subscribed to the HBO + Cinemax Value Pack on The Roku Channel as of February 25, 2021, your subscription will expire on your next billing date following February 25, 2021. The HBO + Cinemax Value Pack is no longer available after March 25, 2021.
Once your subscription expires, you can continue enjoying your HBO favorites by adding HBO Max to your Roku device using the instructions above. After you launch the channel and initiate playback of any title, you will be prompted to create an account with HBO Max and sign up with a new subscription.
To continue watching Cinemax content, you can subscribe separately to Cinemax on The Roku Channel.
How do I manage my HBO Max subscription?
Managing your HBO Max subscriptions varies based on how you subscribe.
- If you are subscribed to HBO Max using Roku Pay, or your subscription was upgraded to HBO Max from your HBO on The Roku Channel subscription, you can manage your subscription along with your other Roku Pay subscriptions all in one place at my.roku.com. For additional help, read the detailed article about managing your Roku Pay subscriptions.
- If you are subscribed to HBO Max using another streaming device or provider (such as Amazon or Samsung TV), you need to manage your subscription through that provider.
- If you are subscribed to HBO Max through your cable or satellite provider, or another provider (such as Spectrum, AT&T, or Hulu), contact that provider to manage your subscription.
Can I use my HBO Max subscription from my Roku device to sign into HBO Max on other devices?
Yes. You simply need to sign into HBO Max on the other devices using the same username and password you used when creating your HBO Max account.