Activate your HBO Max Subscription

Already activated?
If you already activated your HBO Max subscription, you can sign in with your HBO Max email and password. You only need to activate HBO Max once.

New subscribers: If you signed up for HBO Max (or HBO) through an internet, mobile, or TV provider, you need to activate HBO Max before you can start streaming HBO Max. Your provider will give you instructions on how to do this.

Here's what you need to do:

Step 1: Activate HBO Max

When you sign up through an internet, mobile, or TV provider, your provider will give you instructions on how to activate HBO Max. If you don't have activation instructions, choose your provider below or contact them for help activating HBO Max.

(Your provider is who you signed up for HBO Max through).

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Step 2: Create your HBO Max account

To create your HBO Max account, do one of the following:

New subscribers

Create your HBO Max account:

  1. Complete the account form and choose Create Account.
  2. Choose Start Streaming and you're ready to stream.

Now, you can sign in on any supported device using your HBO Max email and password.

Returning subscribers

To link your new subscription to your existing HBO Max account, do the following:

  1. On the Create Your Account screen, enter your HBO Max account information and choose Create Account.
  2. On the Account Found screen, choose Verify Email Address.
  3. Check your inbox an email from HBO Max with a one-time code (email subject: Your One-Time HBO Max Code). The email is sent to the email address you entered on the Create Your Account screen. Didn't get the one-time code email?
  4. On the One-Time Code screen, enter the code from the email and choose Submit.
  5. Confirm that you want to connect the subscription billed through your provider to your existing HBO Max account.
  6. Choose Start Streaming and you're ready to stream.

Now, you can sign in on any supported device using your HBO Max email and password.

Didn't get the one-time code email?

  • Search all of your inbox folders for an email from HBO Max (including your Promotions, Junk, and Spam folder).
  • Choose Resend One-Time Code on the enter code screen and check your email again.

Still need to subscribe? Go to How do I subscribe to HBO Max?

Troubleshooting

'Can't verify your subscription' message
  • Make sure HBO Max is included with your internet, mobile, or TV package. To do this, sign in to your TV, internet, or wireless account on your provider's website and make sure HBO Max is included. If this doesn't help, contact your internet, mobile, or TV provider for help.
'Please check your account info' message

If you get this message, try the following:

  • Double check your provider info on the Connect Your Account screen.
  • Make sure your internet, mobile, or TV provider account includes access to HBO Max.

If this doesn't help, contact your provider to confirm your account info and your access to HBO Max.

'Provider account already in use' message

If you get this message when connecting your provider, it means you already connected your provider account. To start streaming, sign in with your HBO Max email and password.

If you're not sure which email is associated with your HBO Max account, go to Find your account email.