Key Takeaway

  • Add HBO Max channel: Go to Roku HomeStreaming ChannelsSearch Channels → Search HBO MaxAdd Channel
  • Add HBO Max using the Roku app: Launch Roku appDevices → Connect Roku ChannelsChannel Store → Search HBO MaxAdd Channel
  • Activate HBO Max: Launch HBO Max → Get Activation Code → Visit Activation Website → Enter Activation CodeNext Log InActivation Successful

HBO Max is one of the best subscription-based streaming services. It is available in countries like the United States, Denmark, Portugal, Romania, Norway, Brazil, and more. It has more than 10,000+ hours of content from movies, TV series, Documentaries, kids shows, Max Originals, and more. You can stream content from many genres like Action, Comedy, Romance, Thriller, War, History, Adventure, and more. Some of the most famous shows available on HBO Max are Westworld, Game of Thrones, Raised by Wolves, The Flight Attendant, Peacemaker, The Wire, Band of Brothers, True Detective, and more. Moreover, you can stream the content from HBO Max on Roku easily by adding the app from the channel store.

Features of HBO Max

  • You can watch award-winning movies, binge-worthy TV series, Max originals, and more.
  • HBO Max allows you to download your favorite movies or TV shows and stream them offline.
  • With just one account, you can stream on 3 devices simultaneously
  • It recommends a binge-able collection of movie and TV series hand-picked by their editorial experts
  • It has flexible Parental control to give your kids a safer streaming experience.

Is HBO Max on Roku

Yes, HBO Max is available on Roku, but not all Roku models support it. You can get the channel if you have a Roku streaming player or Roku TV with OS 9.3 and higher. If your device doesn’t support OS 9.3 or any higher versions, you can’t watch HBO Max on your device. To know which OS your device is running on, go to Settings > System > About. So, if your Roku does not meet the requirements, update your Roku device to the latest version.

HBO Max Subscription Price

If you have subscribed to HBO Max via cable or satellite networks, you can stream HBO Max for free. The networks include Altice One, Atlantic Broadband, Apple TV Channels, AT&T/At&T U-verse, Cox, DirecTV, Optimum, Verizon Fios, Spectrum, Xfinity, and more.

HBO Max also offers a separate subscription for those who don’t have cable or satellite subscriptions. HBO Max subscriptions are:

PlanStreaming QualityDownload SupportPrice
Ad-supported plan1080pNo$9.99 per month or $119.88 per year
Ad-free plan4KYes$14.99 per month or $179.88 per year

How to Sign Up for HBO Max

1. From any web browser, visit HBO Max’s official website.

2. Select Sign Up Now on the home screen.

Select Sign up now

3. Choose the plan you want.

Choose the Plan  to stream HBO Max on Roku

4. On the Create Your Account page, enter your Name, Email Address, and Password.

5. Click on Create Account.

Select Create Account to stream HBO Max on Roku

6. On the Add Your Payment Method page, Choose your payment method.

Choose the payment method

7. Enter all the necessary details and click on Start Subscription.

Select Start Subscription to stream HBO Max on Roku

8. After a successful transaction is made, you can access the HBO Max platform’s library.

How to Add HBO Max on Roku

Make sure to connect Roku to a wifi network and follow the steps below:

1. Go to the home screen of Roku and select the Streaming Channels option.

Select Streaming Channels to stream HBO Max on Roku

2. Click on the Search Channels option.

Select Search Channels

3. Search for HBO Max using the on-screen keyboard.

4. From the search results, choose the HBO Max channel.

5. Select the Add Channel button from the channel info page.

6. Next, click on OK from the pop-up window once the adding process gets complete.

7. After that, select the Go to Channel button to launch the HBO Max channel.

Alternative Method to Add HBO Max on Roku

Connect your Android or iOS device to the same wifi network as Roku and follow the steps below:

1. Get the Roku app on your Android or iOS device from the Play Store or App Store.

2. Launch the Roku app after installation and accept the terms and conditions if required.

3. On the home screen, select Devices on the bottom right corner of your screen.

Select Devices

4. Choose your Roku device from the list of available devices and select OK.

5. Once your Roku device is connected, select the Channels tab.

Select Channels to stream HBO Max on Roku

6. Next, select the Channel Store tab and look for the HBO Max channel.

Select Channel Store to stream HBO Max on Roku

7. Select the HBO Channel and click on the Add Channel button.

8. Now, update your Roku device and go to the Roku home screen.

9. Press the Right arrow button on your Roku remote and navigate to the HBO Max.

10. Press the OK button on your remote and launch the HBO Max channel.

How to Sign In / Activate HBO Max on Roku

1. Launch the HBO Max channel on Roku.

2. Select Sign in on the home screen, and you will see an activation code appearing on the screen. Note the code down.

3. From your Smartphone or PC, visit

4. Type the activation code that you have noted down in the given section.

5. Click on Next. Choose your cable or satellite TV Provider and sign in with your account or sign in with your HBO Max subscription.

Select Next to stream HBO Max on Roku

6. Once you see the activation successful message, the content on the HBO Max channel will refresh.

7. Choose any content you want and enjoy streaming it on your Roku.

How to Cancel HBO Max Subscription on Roku

1. On your Roku device, navigate to HBO Max and press the (*) star button on your remote.

2. On the menu that appears, select Manage subscription.

Select Manage subscription to stream HBO Max on Roku

3. Click on Cancel Subscription to cancel your HBO Max subscription.

Select Cancel Subscription

How to Uninstall HBO Max on Roku

1. Go to the HBO Max channel and press the * star button on your Roku remote.

Press the * Star button

2. Select Remove channel on the menu that appears.

Select Remove Channel

3. On the Confirm channel removal window, select Remove.

4. The channel will now be removed from Roku.

How to Fix HBO Max Not Working Issue

Below are the methods you can use to fix HBO Max not working issue:

  • Uninstall and Reinstall the HBO Max channel.
  • Check whether the login details you have entered are correct.
  • Sign Out of your account, and after a few minutes, sign in back with the same account.
  • Clear cache data on the HBO Max channel.
  • Check whether HBO Max servers are working properly.
  • Restart the HBO Max app.
  • Update your Roku device.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How to get subtitles in HBO Max on Roku?

Open HBO Max on Roku and select any title you want. Press the * button on your remote. Select Closed captioning from the options and turn it on. You have now added subtitles in HBO Max.

2. Is HBO Max free with Amazon Prime Video?

No, you can’t get HBO Max via AmazonPrime Video.