HBO Max TV Sign-in, Activation, Price, Cancellation, & More

What Is HBO Max?

This article introduces you to the streaming service, HBO Max. HBO Max is a streaming service created in a partnership between WarnerMedia and Time Warner. Both own companies that produce HBO shows.

The cost of the service is comparable to other streaming services like Disney Plus, Netflix, and Peacock TV. It offers a library of over 50 years worth of content from all over the world. Here’s how to create an account, pay for a subscription, and activate HBO Max on devices.

HBO Max

Overview

  • HBO Max costs $15/month without ads or $10/month with ads.
  • The service offers everything on HBO’s cable channel, plus exclusive shows and additional movies.
  • The ad-free plan also lets you watch new Warner Bros. films on the same day they debut in theaters.

How Much Does HBO Max Cost?

HBO Max costs $15 for ad-free streaming or $10 per month for ad-supported streaming. Subscribers can save 16% by signing up for an annual subscription for either plan. An annual ad-free plan is $150, and an annual ad-supported plan is $100.

If you already have an HBO or HBO Now subscription, HBO Max generally is included regardless of your subscription package. You can look at the participating HBO Max providers list below for more details.

HBO Max providers

Here’s a list of providers that currently support HBO Max.

  • HBOMax.com

You can sign up through us (WarnerMedia) at HBOMax.com and then sign in on any supported device.-App stores

  • Amazon Appstore
  • Apple App Store
  • Google Play
  • Roku Channel Store
  • Samsung TV

You can subscribe using the HBO Max app and then sign in on any supported device.-Cable and satellite TV providers.

HBO Max is available from the TV providers listed below. You can also go to the Choose Your Provider page and search for your provider.

  • 1Tennessee Broadband
  • AcenTek
  • Acme Communications
  • Adams Cable Service
  • Albany Mutual Telephone
  • All West Communications
  • Allen’s Communications
  • Alliance Communications
  • ALLO Communications
  • Alpine Communications
  • Altice One
  • American Broadband
  • American Community Networks
  • American Warrior Networks
  • Antietam
  • Armstrong
  • Arthur Mutual Telephone Company
  • Arvig
  • Ashland Home Net
  • AT&T
  • ATC Broadband
  • Atlantic Broadband
  • ATMC
  • Baldwin Lightstream
  • Bardstown Cable TV
  • Bay Country Communications
  • Beaver Creek Cooperative
  • Beaver Valley Cable
  • Beehive Broadband
  • Beeline Cable
  • Bellevue Municipal Cable
  • Belzoni Cable
  • Bend Broadband
  • Benton Cablevision
  • BEVCOMM
  • Bloomingdale Communications
  • Blue Ridge Communications
  • Blue Stream
  • Blue Valley Tele-Communications
  • BOLT Fiber Optic Services
  • Brandenburg Telephone Co.
  • BrightRidge
  • Bristol TN Essential Services
  • Broadstripe
  • BTC Communications
  • Buckeye Broadband
  • Bulloch Solutions
  • Burlington Telecom
  • Butler-Bremer Communications
  • C Spire
  • Cable Co-op
  • Cameron Communications
  • CAS Cable
  • CASSCOMM
  • CDE Lightband
  • Cedar Falls Utilities
  • Celect Communications
  • Central Scott/CSTV
  • Chariton Valley Communication Corporation, Inc.
  • Cherokee Communications
  • Chesnee Communications
  • Cincinnati Bell Fioptics
  • Citizens Fiber
  • Citizens Mutual
  • CityLink
  • Clarence Telephone and Cedar Communications
  • Clear Creek Communications
  • Click! Network
  • CNS Next
  • Co-Mo Connect
  • Cobalt TV
  • Comcast (choose Xfinity)
  • Community Cable & Broadband
  • COMPAS X-STREAM
  • Complete Comm Services
  • Comporium
  • Consolidated
  • Consolidated Communications
  • Continuum-TDS
  • Conway Corporation
  • Coon Rapids Municipal Utl.
  • Cooperative Telephone Exchange
  • Cox
  • Craw-Kan Telephone
  • Crosslake Communications
  • CTC-Brainerd MN
  • CTV Beam – East Alabama
  • Cunningham Telephone & Cable
  • D & P Communications
  • Dakota Central
  • DIRECTV
  • DIRECTV Puerto Rico
  • DISH
  • Docomo Pacific
  • Doylestown Cable TV
  • DTC Cable (Delhi)
  • Dumont Telephone Company
  • Dunkerton Communications
  • Duo Broadband
  • Eagle Communications
  • Easton Velocity
  • EATEL Video
  • EATEL – Westside
  • Emery Telcom Video LLC
  • Emily Cooperative Telephone Company
  • Empire Access
  • enTouch
  • EPB Fiber Optics
  • EPB Smartnet
  • EPlus Broadband
  • ETC
  • Etex Communications
  • EZVideo
  • Fidelity Communications
  • FJ Communications
  • Foothills Communications
  • ForethoughtTV
  • Fort Collins Connexion
  • Frankfort Plant Board
  • Franklin Telephone Company
  • Frontier Communications
  • FTC
  • Full Channel, Inc.
  • Garden Valley
  • Gardonville Cooperative Telephone Association
  • GBT Communications, Inc
  • GCI
  • Genuine Communications
  • Giant Communications
  • Golden West Cablevision
  • Glasgow EPB
  • Grande Communications
  • GreatWave Communications
  • Greenlight Community Broadband
  • Gridley Cable Inc
  • Griswold Communications
  • GTA
  • GTel
  • GVTC Communications
  • Haefele Connect
  • Halstad Telephone Company
  • Hardy Telecommunications
  • Hargray
  • Harlan Municipal Utilities
  • Hart Communications
  • Hawaiian Telcom
  • HBC
  • Hickory Telephone Company
  • Hilliary Communications
  • Hinton CATV Co.
  • Home Telecom
  • Home Town Communications
  • Hometel Entertainment Inc
  • HOOD Canal Communications
  • Horizon Cable TV, Inc.
  • Horizon Chillicothe Telephone
  • Hotwire Communications
  • HTC Communications Co-IL
  • HTC Digital Cable
  • i3 Broadband
  • ImOn Communications
  • IMU Fiber
  • Inland Networks
  • Inter Mountain Cable
  • Interstate Telecommunications Coop
  • iVinton
  • Kalida Telephone Company, Inc.
  • KMTelecom
  • LaValle Telephone Coop
  • LHTC Broadband
  • Liberty Cablevision of PR
  • Limestone Cable/Bracken Cable
  • Lincolnville Communications
  • LocalTel Communications
  • Long Lines
  • Lonsdale Video Ventures, LLC
  • Lost Nation-Elwood Telephone Co.
  • Loveland Pulse TV
  • LPC Connect
  • Lumos Networks
  • LUS Fiber
  • Madison Communications
  • Mahaska Communication Group
  • Marne & Elk Horn Telephone Company
  • MaxxSouth Broadband
  • MCTV
  • Mediacom
  • MetroCast
  • MetroNet
  • MHTC
  • Mid-Hudson Cable
  • Midco
  • Midstate Communications
  • MIDTEL
  • Milford Communications
  • Minford TV
  • MLGC
  • Mon-Cre TVE
  • Morris Broadband
  • MTC Cable
  • MTC Technologies
  • MTCC
  • MTCO Communications
  • Mulberry Telecommunications
  • Murray Electric System
  • MUS FiberNET
  • Muscatine Power & Water
  • NCC
  • NDTC
  • Nemont
  • New Hope Telephone Cooperative
  • Newport Utilities
  • New Visions
  • Nex-Tech
  • NHMU
  • NICP
  • NineStar Connect
  • NITCO
  • Nortex Communications
  • North Central Telephone Cooperative
  • North State
  • Northland Communications
  • Norvado
  • Northwest Communications
  • Norwood Light Broadband
  • Ntec
  • NuLink
  • NVC
  • OEC Fiber
  • OmniTel Communications
  • OneSource Communications
  • Optic Communications
  • Opticaltel
  • Optilink
  • Optimum
  • Orbitel Comm.
  • OTEC Communication Co
  • OzarksGo
  • Palmetto Rural Telephone Cooperative
  • Park Region
  • Paul Bunyan Communications
  • Pembroke Telephone Company, Inc
  • Peoples Rural Telephone Cooperative
  • Phonoscope Fiber TV
  • Pine
  • Pineland Telephone Co-Op
  • Pioneer DTV
  • Pioneer iVideo
  • Plateau Telecommunications
  • Point Broadband
  • Polar Cablevision
  • Premier Communications
  • PSC
  • Rainier Connect
  • Ralls Technologies
  • RCN
  • RC Technologies
  • Richland Grant Telephone
  • Ritter Communications
  • Rock Port Cablevision
  • RS Fiber
  • RTC Communications
  • RTC Digital Television
  • S&T
  • San Bruno Cable TV
  • SC Telco
  • SCI Broadband
  • SELCO
  • Service Electric Cable TV
  • Service Electric Cablevision
  • Shentel
  • Sjoberg’s Inc.
  • SkyBest TV
  • Solarus
  • South Central Rural Telcom
  • South Slope Coop Comm
  • Sparklight
  • Spectrum
  • SRT
  • STaC-TV
  • Star Communications
  • Stratus IQ
  • Suddenlink
  • Summit Broadband
  • Surry TV/PCSI TV
  • Swiftel Communications
  • Swyft Connect
  • TCT
  • TDS
  • The Community Agency
  • Three River
  • Tri County Communications
  • Troy Cablevision Inc
  • TRUVISTA
  • TSC
  • Tullahoma Utilities Board
  • TVC Cable
  • Twin Lakes
  • Twin Valley
  • United Services
  • Valparaiso Broadband
  • ValuNet Fiber
  • Vast Broadband
  • Vernon Communications Co-Op
  • Vexus Fiber
  • Vision Communications
  • Viya St Croix
  • Viya St Thomas-St John
  • VNET Fiber
  • Volcano Vision, Inc.
  • VTel
  • Vyve Broadband
  • Wabash Communications Coop
  • Wabash Mutual Telephone
  • Walnut Communications
  • Wave
  • Wavefly
  • Waverly Utilities
  • WBI
  • Webster-Calhoun Cooperative Telephone Association
  • West Central Telephone
  • WesTel Systems
  • Western Iowa Networks
  • West River Cooperactive Telephone Co.
  • Wiatel
  • Wilkes Communications, Inc./RiverStreet Networks
  • Williamstown Cable
  • Wilson Communications
  • Winnebago Cooperative Telecom Association
  • Wire Tele-View Corp
  • WOW!
  • WTC
  • Xfinity (provided by Comcast)
  • Yadtel Telecom
  • Yelcot Communications
  • Yondoo
  • Ziply Fiber

If your TV provider supports HBO Max and you need help signing in, see Sign in with a TV provider.-Digital subscription providers

The following digital subscription providers support HBO Max:

If you need help signing in, choose your provider above.-Internet and wireless providers

  • AT&T
  • Consolidated Communications
  • Cricket Wireless
  • Liberty
  • North State
  • Optimum
  • Service Electric Cablevision
  • Verizon Fios
  • Ziply Fiber

You can also go to the Choose Your Provider page and search for your provider. If you need help signing in, see Sign in with a provider.-Universities and colleges

HBO Max is available through the colleges and universities listed below. You can also go to the Choose Your Provider page and search for your provider.

  • Adelphi University
  • Arcadia University
  • Cal State University Monterey Bay
  • Central Connecticut State University
  • Elon University
  • Fairfield University
  • Farmingdale State College
  • Iona College
  • Jones County Junior College
  • Manhattan College
  • Marist College
  • Marymount University
  • Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
  • Missouri State University
  • New York University
  • New York University – Brooklyn
  • Pratt Institute
  • Rice University
  • San Diego State University (SDSU)
  • Southern University
  • Stony Brook University
  • University of the Cumberlands
  • University of Dayton
  • University of Miami
  • University of Southern California
  • University of North Carolina Greensboro
  • Weber State University
  • Western Connecticut State University

To sign in through your college or university, use these sign-in steps.

How To Sign Up For HBO Max?

You can sign up through HBOMax.com to receive HBO Max content through your cable subscription. Also, you can find HBO Max subscriptions through select service providers, such as AT&T, DirecTV, AT&T U-Verse, Spectrum, Hulu, and YouTube TV.

To sign up and create an HBO Max account via hbomax.com, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to HBOMax.com/subscribe on your phone or computer.
  2. Returning subscribers: Choose Sign In in the upper-right corner. Enter your email and password and then choose Sign In.
  3. Choose the subscription plan that you’d like: Ad-Free or With Ads and either monthly or yearly billing. To learn about subscription plans, see HBO Max plans.
  4. Choose Select Plan.
  5. New subscribers: Fill out the account form and choose Create Account. You’ll sign in using this email and password.
  6. Add a payment method. If you have a promo code, add it here. You’ll see a message if your promo code and plan don’t match.
    Your subscription will auto-renew on a recurring basis until you cancel your subscription.
  7. Choose Start Subscription.
  8. Choose your profile and you’re ready to stream.

Now you can sign in and stream HBO Max on all your favorite devices.

How To Activate HBO Max?

To activate HBO Max: 1. Download and Open the HBO Max App on your device. 2. Go to hbomax.com/tvsignin using a web browser on a desktop or smartphone. 3. Copy the 6-digit activation code that appears on your device. 4. Enter the activation code into your web browser. 5. Select Sign in with a Provider. 6. Select your cable provider. 7. Enter the username and password for your provider account that includes HBO Max to activate HBO Max on your TV.

Please note that you can use an HBO max activation code on both the hbomax.com/tvsignin and activate.hbomax.com websites. To successfully activate HBO Max, you need to have an active subscription to the service.

You must use either of the above URLs (web addresses) because hbomax.com/activate no longer works and will return a 404 (page not found) error.

How To Activate HBO Max On Roku TV

If you want to use hbomax.com/tvsignin to activate Roku devices, follow the instructions below:

  • Start the HBO Max channel (Or install it if you haven’t already).
  • Sign in to the HBO Max app with your email address and password.
  • Go to hbomax.com/tvsignin
  • Enter the HBO Max activation code on the Roku TV screen in the provided box.
  • Click Next.
  • Choose Sign in with a Provider.
  • Select your cable provider.
  • Enter the login details of your cable provider to activate HBO Max on your Roku.

Enter Code Xbox One – HBO Max Activation

To activate HBO Max on Xbox One, follow the instructions below to enter the code and get started:

  • Search for, install, and start the HBO Max app on your Xbox One.
  • Log in using your HBO Max account details.
  • Go to www.hbomax.com/tvsignin using a web browser.
  • Enter the code on the screen into the box on the web page.
  • Click Next.
  • Choose Sign in with a Provider.
  • Select your cable provider.
  • Enter the username and password for your provider account that includes HBO Max to activate HBO Max on your Xbox.

How To Activate The HBO Max App on Xfinity Flex or X1

  • Launch the HBO Max app from the Apps menu, then click SIGN IN.
  • A unique activation code will display on your screen.
  • Go to hbomax.com/tv-sign-in on your phone or computer to enter this code.
  • After you’ve entered the code, you’ll be directed to a sign-in page.
  • You can sign in with your Xfinity TV or HBO Max login info. 
  • Follow the remaining on-screen intructions (if any)
  • Enjoy streaming your Favorite HBO Max content.

Where Do I Enter HBO Max Code?

  1. Open the HBO Max app on your device and click on the sign in button.
  2. After, you will receive a 6-digit code on the screen. …
  3. Go to hbomax.com/tvsignin on your Mac/PC/mobile device.
  4. Enter the hbo max activation code that you see on the smart TV.
  5. Now you will be redirected to the sign in page.
  6. Sign in to your HBO Max account using the same credentials.
  7. Choose who is watching and start streaming with HBO Max.

HBO Max Supported Devices

To sign in and activate HBO Max on any of the supported devices listed below. Follow the instructions at the beginning of the article.

  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Android TV
  • Apple TV
  • Cox Contour 2 and Contour Stream Player
  • PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5
  • Roku
  • Samsung TV (2016 models and later)
  • Spectrum WorldBox (in select areas)
  • Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
  • Xfinity X1 and Flex

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How To Cancel HBO Max Subscription

Wondering how to cancel HBO Max? You can cancel your HBO Max subscription at any time. However, the steps depend on how you activated HBO Max. If you know which provider you used to subscribe to HBO Max, use the table of contents to skip ahead for the correct instructions:

How To Cancel A Direct HBO Max Subscription

cancel HBO Max subscription
  1. Go to HBOMax.com on your computer and sign in (if needed).
  2. Choose your profile (upper right) and then Subscription.
  3. Choose Manage Subscription. 
  4. If you don’t have a Manage Subscription option, take note of who your subscription is billed through and find them in the third-party billing providers section below.
  5. Choose Cancel Subscription.
  6. Confirm your cancellation and take note of your expiration date.

You can continue streaming HBO Max until your subscription expires at the end of your billing cycle.

How To Cancel A HBO Max Subscription Through Google Play Store

If you signed up for HBO Max through Google Play, you must cancel your subscription through Google Play. Here’s what you need to do:

From an Android Device:

  1. Open the Google Play Store
  2. Select the menu button (three stacked lines on the left).
  3. Choose Subscription.
  4. Find the HBO Max app in the list and then select Cancel.

From a Computer:

  1. Go to https://play.google.com/store/account
  2. Locate and select Subscriptions.
  3. Locate HBO Max and choose Cancel.

If you’re having trouble when trying to cancel your HBO Max subscription through Google, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Google Play Support at https://support.google.com/googleplay or 855-836-3987. You can also read Google’s help article, Cancel HBO Max, on the Google Play store.

How To Cancel HBO Max Subscription Through Apple

If you subscribed to HBO Max through any of Apple’s services (Apple TV, iPhone, or iPad), here’s how to cancel your subscription:

From an iPhone or iPad:

  1. Open the App Store.
  2. Select your profile in the upper right-hand corner.
  3. Choose Subscriptions and select HBO Max.
  4. Select Cancel Subscription.
  5. Follow the directions to complete the cancellation.

From an Apple TV:

  1. Open Settings on your Apple TV.
  2. Select Users & Accounts, and choose Account.
  3. Select Subscriptions.
  4. Choose HBO Max and Cancel Subscription.

From a Computer or Mac:

  1. Open iTunes on your computer.
  2. Select Account from the and then View My Account and enter your password.
  3. Select Settings, then Subscriptions, and to the right, choose Manage.
  4. Choose HBO Max and Cancel Subscription.
  5. Select Done.

If you don’t see a cancel option, select ‘turn off auto-renewal.’ Doing so will terminate the subscription at the end of the current billing period. For more details about managing your subscription through iTunes, you can visit Apple’s support site.

How To Cancel Your HBO Max Subscription Through Roku

If you signed up through Roku, here’s how to cancel your HBO Max subscription:

From the Roku player (using a Roku remote that has a * button):

  1. Browse and highlight the HBO Max app from Roku home.
  2. Press the Options (*) button on your remote control.
  3. Select Manage Subscription from the options menu.
  4. Select Cancel Subscription.

From a Computer:

  1. Sign in to your Roku account at roku.com.
  2. Select Manage Your Subscriptions.
  3. Select HBO Max.
  4. Select Unsubscribe.

If you have any questions, contact Roku Support at https://support.roku.com/en-gb/ or 816-272-8106.

How To Cancel HBO Max Through Amazon

You can cancel your HBO Max subscription by turning off auto-renewal from the Amazon website, the Amazon Appstore, or your Kindle Fire Tablet.

On the Amazon website:

  1. Go to http://www.amazon.com
  2. On the upper right-hand side look for the ‘Your Account’ menu.
  3. Mouse over the ‘Your Account’ menu item and when the menu displays, look toward the bottom for ‘Your Android Apps and Devices’ and click it. You may be asked to sign in with your Amazon.com credentials if you are not signed in already.
  4. On the ‘Your Apps and Devices’ page, click ‘Your Subscriptions’ in the left-hand menu.
  5. Select your HBO Max subscription and click ‘Cancel Subscription’.

On Fire Tablets:

  1. Tap ‘Apps’ and then tap ‘Store’.
  2. Open the menu, and then tap ‘Subscriptions’.
  3. Select your HBO Max subscription and click ‘Cancel Subscription’.

On the Amazon Appstore:

  1. Open the menu, and then tap ‘Subscriptions’.
  2. Select your HBO Max subscription and click ‘Cancel Subscription’.

For more information on how to turn off auto-renewal, you can visit Amazon’s Manage Your Subscriptions help article. Your subscription remains active after turning off auto-renewal until the end date listed under ‘Manage Subscriptions.’

How To Cancel HBO Max Subscription Through Xfinity 

If you added HBO Max to your Xfinity subscription and want to cancel it, you can do so on the channel’s main page. Select Manage My Subscription tile to manage your subscription.

You can also press the Info button on your remote while watching a program from your subscription and select My Subscription. Are you already subscribed to the network? You’ll see an option to Unsubscribe. For more help, visit the Xfinity Help Center.

How To Cancel HBO Max Through Hulu

If you make payments through Hulu, you can cancel your subscription via your Hulu account page. Here’s how:

  1. Go to hulu.com/account and sign in to your Hulu account.
  2. In the Your Subscription section, select Manage Add-ons (next to Add-ons).
  3. Find HBO Max and toggle the checkmark to an X.
  4. Select Review Changes to confirm.

For more help, see Hulu’s Manage your add-ons article.

How To Cancel HBO Max Through YouTube TV

If you make payments through YouTube TV, you can cancel your subscription on the web. Here’s how:

  1. Go to tv.youtube.com and sign in to your account.
  2. Choose your profile picture, then Settings > Membership.
  3. Choose the checkmark next to HBO Max.
  4. Choose Confirm to finish.

For more help, see YouTube TV’s Add or remove networks article.

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The Bottom Line

HBO Max boasts an extensive library of all HBO originals, including “The Wire” and “The Sopranos” and “Westworld” and “Game of Thrones.” The service also offers films from the WarnerMedia catalog and movies only for HBO Max, among other genres. These exclusives provide a complete viewing experience.

There are several ways to sign up for, activate your account, and stream content through HBO Max. The pricing is affordable and the content is excellent. There’s sure to be something for everyone! Thanks for reading on My Tech How To.

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Activating HBO Max is much the same as using disneyplus.com/begin to start Disney Plus using a login code. It is also the same as using peacocktv.com/tv to activate Peacock’s streaming service on your Smart TV.

Just like you can visit tubi.tv/activate to learn how to activate Tubi TV and go to sling.com/activate to start streaming Sling Channels on your favorite device, you can use hbomax.com/tvsignin to activate HBO Max.