HBO Max is a new video-on-demand (VOD) streaming service that replaced HBO Go and HBO Now earlier this year. Its outstanding new features and content catalog, which includes thousands of titles from AT&T companies, are attracting attention. This results in films and television programs from Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, Crunchyroll, DC, Looney Tunes, Sesame Workshop, Studio Ghibli, and TCM. Not to mention that this is in addition to your favorite HBO originals, such as Deadwood, Game of Thrones, Insecure, and The Sopranos.
Visit our HBO Max review to discover the service’s newest features and the content it offers, as well as the possibility of a free trial if you want to test out the service first.
Unfortunately, no app is currently available for Roku users who wish to watch HBO Max. We won’t bore you with the specifics, but AT&T and Roku are on the verge of concluding their discussions. Therefore, an official application will likely be available for Roku devices shortly. However, a nice workaround will allow you to access HBO from your Roku device until then.
Is HBO Max available on Roku yet?
A deal was eventually reached, and it will be available on Roku beginning December 17, 2020, much to the delight of binge-watchers everywhere. And it couldn’t have come at a better time, with Wonder Woman 1984 making its VOD debut on the site on Christmas Day.
Because it is connected to the sizeable Roku-using market, membership figures could skyrocket, mainly because blockbusters like The Matrix 4, Godzilla vs. Kong, and Dune will stream exclusively on the platform throughout 2021, day and date with their theatrical release.
How to Add HBO Max to Roku
Customers who already have HBO Max but have never added either channel to their Roku device should follow the steps below to install:
– On the homepage, navigate to Streaming Channels.
– From the Channel Store, go to ‘New and Notable’ or ‘Movies and TV.’
– Select HBO Max and then ‘Add Channel’ to add it to your home page.
– You can sign in using your existing information.
If you are not an HBO subscriber, you can register and pay for HBO Max on Roku using Roku Pay.
Alternatively, individuals still enrolled on the old HBO should see that their home page automatically switched to the brand-new HBO Max. If it hasn’t happened,: – Select the HBO tile – Press the star key on your remote – Select the “Check for updates” option.
– The HBO logo should now read HBO Max.
If you have HBO Now through another service provider, such as AT&T TV, you may be eligible to receive HBO Max at no additional cost. Check out the entire list here(it opens in a new tab) to see whether you’re eligible and save money.
Is it possible to view HBO Max on older Roku models?
Roku, the largest supplier of streaming devices in the United States market, has multiple generations and models of its various media players. As a result, it’s safe to assume that not all older Roku models will have access to HBO Max. Keep in mind that you’re limited to detours without an official app. But don’t give up just yet. If your Roku device can mirror your screen, follow the steps above. However, to stream with Apple AirPlay 2, iOS devices must have the most recent Roku OS.
Are you looking for a new streaming device? Before you buy, read our thoughts on each Roku device’s features, costs, and more. You can also see our analysis of the Roku Express Plus and Roku Premiere versions in our product breakdowns.
HBO Max Compatible Devices
HBO Max may be able to compete with streaming services like Disney+ and Hulu in terms of features and content catalogs, but its device compatibility is significantly limited. You won’t be able to stream the app if you have an Amazon Fire TV or Roku device, for example. This represents a sizable chunk of the streaming viewership.
The devices that support HBO Max are listed below.
- Android phones and tablets
- Android television.
- Apple Television.
- Apple’s iOS devices
- The PlayStation 4
- Samsung TV (models from 2016 onwards).
- Internet browsers
- The Xbox One.
How to get HBO Max videos on your Roku
Past HBO apps have never had a way to download content to use offline. Now that it has been updated, you can download up to 30 movies or TV shows at once. The catch is that you can’t do it on your Roku—you can only do it on your phone or tablet. You’ll have to delete a title when you’re done with it before you can download another.
Like most streaming apps, HBO Max gives you 48 hours to watch an episode after you start it before it deletes itself. Even if you don’t open the file, it will stay in your downloads folder for 30 days before it goes away.
Once you open the app on your phone or tablet, find the title you want to download and tap it. Click the icon next to the video that says “Download.” Once the video is completely downloaded to your device, it will be in a folder called “Downloads” in the app.
The Last Cut
There is currently no official app for Roku. There are, however, a few workarounds you can use to watch HBO Max on your TV. All methods entail utilizing a mobile device to stream the app directly to your television. For example, if you want to watch HBO Max on your Android device, Roku has a screen mirroring option that can help.