How do I get HBO Max?

Things to know

Sign up on your device

Here's how to sign up:

  • Choose from Ad-Free and With Ads plans and monthly or yearly billing.
  • A free trial period is not included with either plan.

HBOMax.com
New subscribers
  1. Go to HBOMax.com/subscribe.
  2. Choose a subscription plan and billing period.
  3. Fill out the account form and choose Create Account. You'll sign in with this email and password.
    Email already in use?
    An existing account uses this email address. Choose Sign In and follow the returning subscriber steps, or enter a different email address.
  4. Add your payment method and promo code (if you have one). Can't redeem promo code?
  5. Choose Start Subscription.
  6. Choose your profile and you're ready to stream.
Returning subscribers
  1. Go to HBOMax.com/subscribe.
  2. Choose Sign In (upper right).
  3. Enter your email and password and choose Sign In. Can't sign in?
  4. Choose a subscription plan and billing period.
  5. Add your payment method and promo code (if you have one). Can't redeem promo code?
  6. Choose Start Subscription.
  7. Choose your profile and you're ready to stream.
Android or Amazon Fire
New subscribers
  1. Open HBO Max and tap the Profile icon (person, upper right).
  2. Select Choose a Plan.
  3. Choose a subscription plan and billing period.
  4. Choose Select Plan.
  5. Fill out the account form and choose Create Account. You'll sign in using this email and password.
    Email already in use?
    An existing account uses this email address. Choose Sign In and follow the returning subscriber steps, or enter a different email address.
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions to subscribe through Google Play or Amazon.
Returning subscribers
  1. Open HBO Max and tap the Profile icon (person, upper right).
  2. Choose Sign in to your account.
  3. Enter your email and password and choose Sign In. Can't sign in?
  4. Select Choose a Plan.
  5. Choose a subscription plan and billing period.
  6. Choose Select Plan.
  7. Follow the on-screen instructions to subscribe through Google Play or Amazon.

Note  If you have a Samsung Z Fold3 phone, sign up at HBOMax.com.

Apple iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
New subscribers
  1. Open HBO Max and tap the Profile icon (person, upper right).
  2. Select Choose a Plan.
  3. Choose a subscription plan and billing period.
  4. Choose Select Plan.
  5. Fill out the account form and choose Create Account. You'll sign in using this email and password.
    Email already in use?
    An existing account uses this email address. Choose Sign In and follow the returning subscriber steps, or enter a different email address.
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions to subscribe through Apple.
Returning subscribers
  1. Open HBO Max and tap the Profile icon (person, upper right).
  2. Choose Sign in to your account.
  3. Enter your email and password and choose Sign In. Can't sign in?
  4. Select Choose a Plan.
  5. Choose a subscription plan and billing period.
  6. Choose Select Plan.
  7. Follow the on-screen instructions to subscribe through Apple.

Here's how to sign up:

  • Choose from Ad-Free and With Ads plans and monthly or yearly billing.
  • A free trial period is not included with either plan.

New subscribers
  1. Go to HBOMax.com/subscribe.
  2. Choose a subscription plan and billing period.
  3. Fill out the account form and choose Create Account. You'll sign in with this email and password.
    Email already in use?
    An existing account uses this email address. Choose Sign In and follow the returning subscriber steps, or enter a different email address.
  4. Add your payment method and promo code (if you have one). Can't redeem promo code?
  5. Choose Start Subscription.
  6. Choose your profile and you're ready to stream.
Returning subscribers
  1. Go to HBOMax.com/subscribe.
  2. Choose Sign In (upper right).
  3. Enter your email and password and then choose Sign In. Can't sign in?
  4. Choose a subscription plan and billing period.
  5. Add your payment method and promo code (if you have one). Can't redeem promo code?
  6. Choose Start Subscription.
  7. Choose your profile and you're ready to stream.

Here's how to sign up:

  • Choose from Ad-Free and With Ads plans and monthly or yearly billing.
  • A free trial period is not included with either plan.

Android TV
New subscribers

You can sign up through the Play Store or subscribe and install at the same time.

Sign up
  1. Open the Play Store on your Android TV and search for HBO Max.
  2. Select HBO Max and choose Install.
  3. Open HBO Max and select Choose a Plan. (If you don't see this option, choose a show or movie and then select Choose a Plan.)
  4. Choose a subscription plan and billing period.
  5. You can finish signing up on your TV or your mobile device.
  6. Sign up on your TV
    1. Enter your email and create a password, then choose Next. You'll sign in using this email and password.
    2. Enter your first and last name and choose Accept & Create Account.
      Note  Can't Create Account?
      An existing account uses this email address. Go back to the Home screen and follow the returning subscriber steps, or enter a different email address.
    Sign up on your phone or tablet
    1. Scan the QR code on your TV with your phone or tablet. This will take you to activate.hbomax.com.
    2. Enter the 6-character code that appears above the QR code on your TV, and then choose Next.
    3. Complete the form and choose Create Account. You'll sign in using this email and password.
      Note  Can't Create Account?
      An existing account uses this email address. Go back to the Home screen and follow the returning subscriber steps, or enter a different email address.
  7. Follow the on-screen instructions to subscribe through Google Play.
Subscribe and install

You can install HBO Max and subscribe at the same time. Here's how:

  1. Open the Play Store on your Android TV. Find and select HBO Max.
  2. If you want to subscribe to the monthly Ad-Free plan, choose Subscribe & install.
  3. If you agree to have your HBO Max account created and linked to your Google account, choose Agree and continue.
  4. Choose your payment method and then select Subscribe.
  5. Choose Continue to HBO Max. Your HBO Max account will be created using your Gmail address and linked to your Google account. You can manage your linked accounts at g.co/linkedaccounts.
  6. Enter a password for your HBO Max account and then choose Create Password.
  7. Choose Continue to HBO Max, then choose who's watching and you're ready to stream.
Returning subscribers
  1. Open HBO Max and sign in with your account email and password. Can't sign in?
  2. Select Choose a Plan. (If you don't see this option, choose a show or movie and then choose Sign In.)
  3. Choose a subscription plan and billing period.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to subscribe through Google Play.
Apple TV
New subscribers
  1. Open HBO Max and choose the Profile icon (person, upper left).
  2. Select Choose a Plan. (If you don't see this option, choose a show or movie and then choose Sign In.)
  3. Choose a subscription plan and billing period.
  4. You can finish signing up on your TV or your mobile device.
    Sign up on your TV
    1. Enter your email and create a password, then choose Next. You'll sign in using this email and password.
    2. Enter your first and last name and choose Accept & Create Account.
      Note  Email already in use?
      An existing account uses this email address. Go back to the Home screen and follow the returning subscriber steps, or enter a different email address.
    Sign up on your phone or tablet
    1. Scan the QR code on your TV with your phone or tablet. This will take you to activate.hbomax.com.
    2. Enter the 6-character code that appears above the QR code on your TV, and then choose Next.
    3. Complete the form and choose Create Account. You'll sign in using this email and password.
      Note  Email already in use?
      An existing account uses this email address. Go back to the Home screen and follow the returning subscriber steps, or enter a different email address.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to subscribe through Apple.
Returning subscribers
  1. Open HBO Max and sign in with your account email and password. Can't sign in?
  2. Select Choose a Plan. (If you don't see this option, choose a show or movie and then choose Sign In.)
  3. Choose a subscription plan and billing period.
  4. Choose Select Plan.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to subscribe through Apple.
Amazon Fire TV
New subscribers
  1. Open HBO Max and choose Sign Up.
  2. Select Choose a Plan.
  3. Choose a subscription plan and billing period.
  4. You can finish signing up on your TV or your mobile device.
  5. Sign up on your TV
    1. Enter your email and create a password, then choose Next. You'll sign in using this email and password.
    2. Enter your first and last name and choose Create Account.
      Note  Can't Create Account?
      An existing account uses this email address. Go back to the Home screen and follow the returning subscriber steps, or enter a different email address.
    Sign up on your phone or tablet
    1. Scan the QR code on your TV with your phone or tablet. This will take you to activate.hbomax.com.
    2. Enter the 6-character code that appears above the QR code on your TV, and then choose Next.
    3. Complete the form and choose Create Account. You'll sign in using this email and password.
      Note  Can't Create Account?
      An existing account uses this email address. Go back to the Home screen and follow the returning subscriber steps, or enter a different email address.
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions to subscribe through Amazon.
Returning subscribers
  1. Open HBO Max and sign in with your account email and password. Can't sign in?
  2. Select Choose a Plan. (If you don't see this option, choose a show or movie and then choose Sign In.)
  3. Choose a subscription plan and billing period.
  4. Choose Select Plan.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to subscribe through Amazon.
Roku
New subscribers
Instant sign up (new devices)

You can sign up for HBO Max when you activate your new Roku device. Here's how:

  1. Turn on your new Roku device and follow the on-screen setup instructions. Need help? Go to How to activate a Roku device.
  2. Enter your email address for your Roku account.
  3. On your phone or computer, open the email from Roku and select the activation link. Follow the instructions to create a new Roku account or log in to your existing account.
  4. On the Offers page, choose HBO Max from the suggested channels and then choose Show offers.
    Note  You can also download the HBO Max app from the Roku Channel Store and sign up. See Sign up.
  5. Choose a subscription plan and billing period.
  6. Confirm your subscription.
  7. Go back to your Roku device and open the HBO Max app.
  8. Enter a password for your account and choose Create Password. You'll sign in using your Roku account email and the password you create.
  9. Choose your profile and you're ready to stream.
Sign up (existing devices)
  1. Open HBO Max and choose the Profile icon (person, upper left).
  2. Select Choose a Plan.
  3. Choose a subscription plan and billing period.
  4. Next you'll have two options:
    • Choose Continue to share your Roku account information (your name and email address).
    • Choose Cancel and enter your account information manually.
  5. Review your account information and choose Create Account.
    Note  Can't Create Account?
    An existing account uses this email address. Go back to the Home screen and sign in to resubscribe with this email, or enter a different email address.
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions to start your subscription through Roku.
Returning subscribers
  1. Open HBO Max and sign in with your account email and password. Can't sign in?
  2. Select Choose a Plan. (If you don't see this option, choose a show or movie and then choose Sign In.)
  3. Choose a subscription plan and billing period.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to start your subscription through Roku.
Samsung TV
New subscribers
On your TV:
  1. Open HBO Max and select Sign Up, and then Choose a Plan. (If you don't see this option, choose a show or movie and then select Choose a Plan.)
  2. Choose a subscription plan and billing period.
Now, on your phone or computer:
  1. Open a web browser and go to activate.hbomax.com.
  2. Enter the 6-character code from your TV and choose Next.
  3. Complete the form and choose Create Account. You'll sign in using this email and password.
    Email already in use?
    An existing account uses this email address. Go back to the Home screen and follow the returning subscriber steps, or enter a different email address.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to subscribe through Samsung TV.
Returning subscribers
  1. Open HBO Max and sign in with your account email and password. Can't sign in?
  2. Select Choose a Plan. (If you don't see this option, choose a show or movie and then choose Sign In.)
  3. Choose a subscription plan and billing period.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to subscribe through Samsung TV.

Your subscription will auto-renew on a recurring basis at the then-current subscription rate (plus applicable taxes) until you cancel it.

Once you've signed up, you can sign in and stream HBO Max on all your favorite devices. Your subscription will auto-renew on a recurring basis until you cancel.

Not all payment methods are accepted for recurring subscriptions. Check with your app store (Amazon, Apple, Google Play, Roku, or Samsung Checkout) to find out which payment methods are accepted.

Verify your account email
Check your inbox for a 'Verify Your Email Address' email from HBO Max. Open this email and choose Verify Email. If you can't find this email, see Verify your account email.

Sign up through a provider

For a complete list of supported providers, go to HBO Max providers.

Cable or satellite TV provider

Contact your TV provider and ask about adding HBO Max. For a list of TV providers that support HBO Max, see Cable and satellite TV providers.

Once you've subscribed to HBO Max, see Sign in through a TV provider.

AT&T wireless or internet plan

HBO Max is available with AT&T wireless and internet plans. To learn more about this, see Sign in through AT&T.

Cricket Wireless plan

The HBO Max With Ads plan is included with some Cricket Wireless Unlimited plans. To learn more, see Sign in through Cricket Wireless.

Hulu

You can add HBO Max to your Hulu plan and stream all of HBO Max. To learn more, see Hulu's HBO Max Add-on article. To subscribe through Hulu, go to hulu.com/HBOMax.

Once you add HBO Max to your Hulu plan, download the HBO Max app, and sign in using your Hulu account (see Sign in through Hulu).

Internet providers

The following internet providers support HBO Max:

  • Consolidated Communications
  • Liberty
  • North State
  • Optimum
  • Service Electric Cablevision
  • Verizon Fios
  • Ziply Fiber

Once you've subscribed to HBO Max, see Sign in through a provider.

YouTube TV

You can add HBO Max to your YouTube TV membership and stream all of HBO Max. To learn more, see YouTube TV's Get HBO Max article. To subscribe through YouTube TV, go to tv.youtube.com.

Once you add HBO Max to your YouTube TV membership, download the HBO Max app, and sign in using your YouTube TV account (see Sign in through YouTube TV).