HBOMax/tvsignin: Enter the 6 digit code

So you just signed up for HBO Max but can’t figure out why it’s asking for a “tvsignin” code? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! Let me walk you through exactly what HBO Max is, why you need to enter a code, and how to get signed in across all your devices.

What is HBO Max?

HBO Max is a streaming platform with over 10,000 hours of TV shows, blockbuster movies, and original content. It bundles all of HBO together with popular series like Friends, South Park, and exclusive Max Originals.

It works on phones, tablets, computers, and smart TVs from Samsung, LG, Apple TV, Fire TV, Android TV, and more. There are ad-free and ad-supported pricing plans to choose from.

Why Does HBO Max Require a TV Sign In Code?

This “tvsignin” process links your HBO Max account to your TV provider. Entering that 6-digit code proves you have a valid TV subscription associated with HBO Max access.

It’s an annoying extra step, but allows you to unlock all of the HBO Max content available through your cable, satellite, or live TV streaming account.

How to Sign In and Activate HBO Max

Follow these steps to sign in across your devices:

On Your Computer

  • Go to
  • Enter your email and password to sign in
  • Input the 6-digit code from your TV screen
  • Click “Allow Access”

Phone Sign In

  • Find the sign in option and tap the code shown on screen
  • Visit on your mobile browser
  • Enter credentials and the 6-digit code
  • Allow access when prompted

Smart TV Activation

  • Launch the HBO Max app
  • Select Sign In and input your login info
  • Use the 6-digit activation code shown
  • Go to on a separate device
  • Enter credentials and activation code
  • Allow TV connection

And that’s it! Just follow the right tvsignin steps for your device and you’ll be streaming HBO Max in no time.

Hope this quick guide clears up any confusion over the extra activation process. Let me know if you have any other questions!