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Is HBO Max on Roku devices? Sure. It’s arguably one of the top attractions on the Roku platform, thanks to shows like Watchmen and Peacemaker and movies like Dune and the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Here’s how to get started streaming.

Read more: Everything you need to know about HBO Max


You can find the HBO Max app in the Roku Channel Store. While there are web and mobile versions of the Store, the easiest way to find them is by selecting Streaming Channels from the Roku home screen.


How to get HBO Max on your Roku device

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As with any service supported by Roku, you will need to download an app from the Channel Store. On the Roku home screen, select Streaming Channels, then search for HBO. Choose HBO Max from the results and install it.

When you open the app, you will be prompted to sign in or sign up. If you already have a Max subscription, choose Access all HBO Max. You’ll be prompted to enter your HBO login or — if you have Max through a cable, satellite, or Internet package — your provider’s login.

HBO Max is available in many countries. If you don’t have it as part of a bundle in the US, it costs $9.99 per month or $99.99 per year for a standard HD (1080p) version with ads. You need to spend $14.99 per month or $149.99 per year to remove ads, access 4K content, and download videos for offline viewing.

How to get HBO Max on the Roku website

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Roku has a web version of the Channel Store. When you find the HBO Max list, you can click the Add Channel button to link the app to your Roku account (it will be replaced with Installed if you already have it). You still need to log into the app when you get to your TV, and it can sometimes take a while for Roku devices to queue up to activate downloads.

How HBO Max on Roku . to cancel

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If you subscribe to HBO Max through a third-party source, such as HBO’s website, you must also unsubscribe that way. However, if you sign up through Roku, it’s almost ridiculously easy to stop the service.

On your Roku device:

Highlight (don’t click) the HBO Max app on your home screen. Press the star button on your remote. Select Manage subscription. Click Unsubscribe and follow the prompts.

You can also go to, sign in to your account and click Manage your subscriptions. Find HBO Max and choose Unsubscribe.

Read more: The Roku Buyer’s Guide

Frequently Asked Questions

Is HBO Max Free on Roku?

There’s no way to watch for free unless you already have HBO Max through a cable, satellite, or Internet package. Streaming on a Roku device costs nothing extra.

Can you get HBO Max on Roku without cable or satellite?

Yes, but most of the time you only get Max’s on-demand content, no live TV.

Does Comcast Offer HBO Max on Roku?

HBO Max may be bundled with some Comcast Xfinity plans – you’ll need to check for deals in your part of the US, especially since Comcast only serves a few regions. Otherwise, you have to pay for Max like any other service on your Roku device.


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