How to Activate HBO Max on Smart TV at

Hey there! Got an HBO Max subscription but aren’t sure how to start watching on your Roku, Firestick, Apple TV, or other device? Not to worry, I’ll walk you through it step-by-step. Activating HBO Max is easy once you know the tricks.

A Quick Intro to HBO Max

For those new to HBO Max, it’s a streaming service from Warner Bros that gives you access to all HBO shows, movies, and more. It has tons of great stuff like Game of Thrones, Westworld, The Sopranos and even newer Max Originals you can’t watch anywhere else.

There are two main ways to subscribe:

  1. Through your TV/internet provider if they partner with HBO Max
  2. Directly from HBO Max starting at $9.99/month

Once subscribed, you can watch HBO Max on pretty much any device – smart TVs, media players like Roku and Firestick, gaming consoles, phones and more. But first, you need to install and activate it.

Let’s get into how to do that…

Activate HBO Max on Your Devices

Here are simple step-by-step instructions to activate HBO Max across popular platforms: TVsignin on Apple TV

  1. Install HBO Max from the App Store
  2. Open the app and select Sign In
  3. Choose “Sign in with a Provider”
  4. Take note of the activation code on screen
  5. Visit on your phone or computer
  6. Enter the code and select your TV provider
  7. Sign in with your provider credentials

Now you can watch HBO Max on your Apple TV! TVsignin on Roku

  1. Search for HBO Max channel and add it
  2. Open the HBO Max channel
  3. Select Sign In
  4. Choose “Sign in with a Provider”
  5. Note down activation code
  6. Go to and enter code
  7. Sign in with your provider info

Done! Enjoy HBO Max on your Roku. TVsignin on Firestick

  1. Get HBO Max app from the Amazon Appstore
  2. Launch app and pick Sign In
  3. Select “Sign in with a Provider”
  4. Take note of the activation code on screen
  5. Visit on your phone/computer
  6. Input the code and press Next
  7. Enter your provider sign-in details

You can now watch HBO Max on your Firestick. TVsignin on Android TVs

  1. Install HBO Max app from Play Store
  2. Open it and Sign In
  3. Choose “Sign in with a Provider”
  4. Note down activation code shown
  5. Go to on another device
  6. Punch in code and select Next
  7. Sign in with TV provider info

That’s it! HBO Max is ready on your Android TV.

Joining HBO Max Directly

Don’t have a TV provider subscription? No worries! You can subscribe to HBO Max directly:

  1. Visit and select Sign Up
  2. Pick subscription plan – $9.99 with ads or $14.99 no ads
  3. Enter your email, set password
  4. Provide payment information

And you’re done – just use your new login to activate HBO Max on your devices.

Extra Tips and FAQs

Here are some additional pointers when setting up HBO Max:

  • The activation code only works for a limited time, so enter it quickly.
  • If you face sign-in issues, try reinstalling the HBO Max app.
  • Wondering whether HBO Max is free with Xfinity? Unfortunately no, you have to pay separately.

Let me know in the comments if you have any other questions! I’m happy to help walk through any issues.