Sign in or sign up on an Xfinity device

Ways to sign in

How you sign in depends on how you get HBO Max.

Subscribe Through Xfinity
If you don't currently have HBO Max, see Subscribe through Xfinity.

Sign in through Xfinity

If HBO Max is part of your Xfinity TV package, here's how to sign in:

  1. Open the HBO Max app on your Xfinity X1 or Xfinity Flex device.
  2. Choose Sign In. You should see a 6 character code. Stay on this screen while you grab your phone or a computer.
  3. Open a web browser on your phone or a computer and type https://hbomax.com/tvsignin in the address bar (this redirects to https://activate.hbomax.com). This should take you to an Enter Code screen.
  4. Enter the code that appears on your TV, and then choose Next. Code not working?
  5. Choose Sign in with a Provider.
  6. Choose Xfinity and you'll be automatically signed into your Xfinity account, or you'll be prompted to enter your Xfinity ID and password. If you have trouble signing in, see Can't sign in below.
  7. First time signing in? You'll see 'Create Your HBO Max Account.'
    • New to HBO Max? Enter your name and email address and then choose Create Account. Account found? See the next section.
    • Already have an HBO Max account? Enter your name and your existing HBO Max email address, and then choose Create Account. Next, choose Verify Email Address to link your existing account to your HBO Max subscription through Xfinity. For more info, see Account Found.
  8. Once your TV updates (this will take a minute) you're ready to stream.

Can't sign in?

  • Can't verify subscription message
    Close the HBO Max app and make sure your Xfinity TV package includes HBO Max. To do this, sign in to your Xfinity account at customer.xfinity.com and make sure HBO Max is included. Then, open HBO Max and sign in again.
  • Other sign-in issue
    See Can't sign in through a provider.

Sign in with email and password

If you have an HBO Max email and password, sign in using these Sign-in steps.

Can't sign in?

  • Can't verify subscription message
    Check your subscription status to make sure your subscription is active. To find out who your subscription is billed through, go to HBOMax.com/account and sign in with your account email and password.
  • HBO (HBO NOW) Subscriber?
    If you previously subscribed to HBO (HBO NOW), you need to sign in to HBO Max on your phone or computer (and accept the terms of use) before you can sign in on Xfinity. Here's what you need to do:
    1. Go to HBOMax.com on your computer or open the HBO Max app on your phone or tablet.
    2. Sign in using your account email and password (use these sign-in steps).
    3. If you haven't signed in before, you must agree to the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy for the HBO Max platform. If you choose Access All of HBO Max, then you can stream the entire HBO Max catalog. Or, if you choose Access HBO Only, then you can watch all of HBO on the HBO Max platform.
    4. Go back to your Xfinity device and try signing in again.
  • Other sign-in issue
    See Can't sign in with email and password.

Subscribe through Xfinity

You can add HBO Max to your Xfinity TV package using the HBO Max app on your Xfinity X1 or Flex device. When you sign up, you can choose the Ad-Free or With Ads plan. Learn more about plans.

To subscribe on your Xfinity X1 or Xfinity Flex device:

  1. Press the Home or Xfinity button on your Xfinity voice remote, choose Apps, and then select HBO Max.
  2. Choose a plan: Ad-Free for $14.99/mo or With Ads for $9.99/mo.
  3. Choose Subscribe.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to subscribe through Xfinity. If HBO Max is already included with your Xfinity TV package, you’ll see a prompt asking you to sign in instead of signing up.

Your first charge happens when you start your subscription. Your subscription will auto-renew each month until you cancel it.

Once you've subscribed, open the HBO Max app and sign in through Xfinity.