How to activate HBO Max on Roku, AT&T, Amazon Prime

HBO Max is the updated channel from HBO. It is available on various streaming devices and has lots of TV series and movies.

If you are an HBO Now subscriber, you can begin watching HBO Max using your active email and password. If you subscribed to HBO through a content provider, you have to select the provider to start watching HBO. But first, you must activate HBO Max to get started.

The steps for activating HBO Max differ depending on the device you are using. Generally, activating the service means signing in through a TV or mobile provider.

Ways to activate HBO Max on different devices

Here are some procedures that you can follow to get started with HBO Max on your specific streaming device.

Amazon Fire TV Stick

Here’s how to activate HBO Max on Fire TV Stick:

  • Launch the HBO Max app on your Fire Stick or download it from the app store if you haven’t yet.
  • Select Sign In. A 6-digit code will display.
  • Open a browser on your computer or phone
  • Type activate.hbomax.com and an Enter Code screen will display.
  • Type in the 6-digit code and select Next.
  • Select Sign-in Through TV or Mobile Provider.
  • Select your provider from the list.
  • Enter the username and password for your provider account.

Your TV will update and allow you to start watching content. Note that you can use the above steps to activate HBO Max on your Smart TV.

All you have to do is open the HBO Max application on your TV and sign in to display the six-digit code.

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Amazon Prime

For Amazon Prime users, here is how to activate the device:

  • Download the HBO Max app.
  • Launch the app and choose Sign In.
  • Select Sign-in Through a TV or Mobile Provider.
  • Choose Prime Video Channels.
  • Sign in using your Amazon account.

Once you sign in, you will start watching HBO Max content. If you want to stream HBO on Prime Video Channels, you will need the Prime Video app. Do the following:

  • Subscribe to HBO at amazon.com/HBO.
  • Download the Prime Video app on your streaming device.
  • Open Prime Video and select Sign In.
  • Enter your Amazon email and password.
  • Choose Sign In.

You will get content like Max Originals and TV favorites through the HBO Max app.

However, you can stream HBO channels and on-demand HBO shows and movies via the Amazon Prime Video app.

Hulu

To activate HBO Max on Hulu, follow this procedure:

  • Go to your Hulu dashboard.
  • Once logged in, select Manage Plan and get HBO Max Add-on.
  • Next, activate your HBO Max account.
  • Go to the HBO Max sign-in screen.
  • Choose Sign-in Through TV or Mobile Provider.
  • Select Hulu as your provider.
  • Log in using Hulu credentials.
  • Create your HBO Max profile.

Xbox One

Here is how to activate HBO Max on Xbox One:

  • Open the HBO Max app.
  • Choose Sign In.
  • A 6-digit code will display.
  • Visit activate.hbomax.com.
  • Enter the 6-digit HBO Max sign-in code.
  • Select Next.
  • Choose Sign in through TV or Mobile Provider.
  • Select Xbox One as your provider.
  • Enter the username and password for your provider account.

Your Xbox screen will update and allow you to start watching movies and TV shows.

Note that the steps above are the same for activating the service on PS4. However, you will have to select PlayStation as your provider.

AT&T

If you want to stream HBO Max on AT&T TV, follow these steps to activate:

  • Go to myAT&T account overview from a web browser.
  • Select Get started with the HBO Max logo and then follow the prompts or Start watching HBO Max under See what’s on TV.
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Once done, continue with the following steps:

  • Open the HBO Max app on the AT&T TV or access it through channel 190 or 500.
  • Sign in to your account.
  • A 6-digit code will display on your screen.
  • Go to activate.hbomax.com from a web browser.
  • Enter the 6-digit HBO Max activation code.
  • Go to the app and select Sign in Through TV or Mobile Provider.
  • Choose AT&T and enter your AT&T user ID and password.
  • Select Sign in.

HBO Max will load on your AT&T TV screen.

Roku

If you are using Roku, here is what to do:

  • Go to the Roku Channel Store and download HBO Max.
  • Open the app and choose Sign In.
  • You will see a 6-digit code.
  • Visit activate.hbomax.com.
  • Enter the 6-digit code that will activate the device.
  • Select Next.
  • Choose Sign in Through TV or Mobile Provider.
  • Select Roku.

If you are signing in for the first time, enter or confirm your name and email. You will then have to choose Create Account and continue.

Once done, your Roku will update and allow you to start streaming.

FAQs

These are the most commonly asked questions about HBO Max activation:

Can I log into HBO Max with Amazon Prime?

You cannot log into HBO Max with Amazon Prime directly. Instead, you need to add HBO on Prime Video Channels to your Prime membership for $14.99 per month.

That means you will have to visit amazon.com/HBO and subscribe, but you also need to have a Prime membership.

After adding HBO on Prime Video Channels to your membership, you can begin streaming all HBO content and new Max Originals.

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Is HBO Max free to HBO subscribers?

If you have subscribed to HBO or HBO Now, you already have free access to HBO Max.

However, the subscription must be through a participating provider. That will allow you to stream all HBO content, with a collection of classic TV favorites, blockbuster movies, and new HBO Max Originals.

What devices are compatible with HBO Max?

HBO Max supports many streaming devices. These include:

  • Amazon Fire TV devices
  • Amazon Fire tablets (4th gen and later)
  • Android phones and tablets
  • Android TV (including most Sony Android TVs 2015 models+)
  • Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
  • Apple TV (4th generation and later)
  • Computers (PC and Mac browsers)
  • PlayStation 4
  • Samsung TV (2016 models and later)
  • Xbox One

You will have to install the HBO Max app on the above devices to watch content. Each device has its app store, where you can search for the app and install it.

Can you use HBO Max on multiple devices?

Several people can sign in to HBO Max on different devices. Each person can stream their favorite shows simultaneously.

However, you are only allowed to have a maximum of five profiles. That means you can use five devices to watch HBO Max simultaneously.

Can you get HBO Max on LG Smart TV?

You cannot get HBO Max on LG Smart TV. But you can watch movies and TV shows on the device using different methods.

The recommended option is to use a high-speed HDMI cable to connect your phone, tablet, or computer to your LG Smart TV.

Conclusion

You can stream HBO Max on several supported devices, including Smart TVs, game consoles, smartphones, and tablets. The service is available through a mobile or TV provider.

But you can also subscribe directly for $14.99 per month.

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