Hey there! Have you heard about the awesome new streaming service HBO Max? It‘s finally available on Roku, so now you can watch hit HBO series plus blockbuster movies, new Max Originals, and more.
In this guide, I‘ll walk you through everything you need to know to get HBO Max on your Roku device. I‘ll also share some tips to help you get the most out of HBO Max once it‘s installed. Let‘s get started!
An Introduction to HBO Max
Before we dive into the installation process, let me give you a quick rundown of HBO Max.
HBO Max is the new streaming home for all things HBO, including popular series like Game of Thrones, Westworld, Succession, and so much more. It also offers a huge library of additional movies, shows, and exclusives you can‘t find anywhere else.
Some highlights of HBO Max include:
10,000 hours of curated content: From critically-acclaimed HBO series to iconic movies, you‘ll never run out of things to watch.
Warner Bros. theatrical movies: Enjoy new Warner Bros. movie premieres as soon as 45 days after theatrical release. Upcoming titles include Dune, Matrix 4, and Space Jam 2.
Beloved shows and films: Stream favorites like Friends, The Big Bang Theory, Doctor Who, Studio Ghibli movies, and much more.
HBO Max Originals: Check out buzzy new shows and films you can only stream on HBO Max. Some popular Originals so far include Love Life, Raised by Wolves, and The Flight Attendant.
According to WarnerMedia, HBO Max saw over 12.6 million activations within its first 6 months after launch. The subscriber base continues to grow rapidly as the service expands device support.
Now that HBO Max is finally available on Roku, millions of additional households can sign up to enjoy this top-tier streaming experience.
Step-by-Step: Installing HBO Max on Your Roku
Ready to get HBO Max on your Roku TV or streaming device? Just follow these simple steps:
1. From your Roku home screen, go to the Channel Store.
You can find the Channel Store icon in the left side menu. Or use the search function to find it.
2. Search for "HBO Max" in the Channel Store search bar.
Type in "HBO Max" and select Search. This will pull up the HBO Max app.
3. Select the HBO Max app from the search results.
Make sure you choose the app called "HBO Max – Stream HBO, DC & More".
4. Select "Add Channel" to begin installation.
Choose Add Channel next to the HBO Max icon. This will install the app on your Roku device.
5. Once installation completes, select OK.
After adding the channel, you‘ll see a notification that HBO Max was successfully installed. Select OK.
6. Return to the Roku Home Screen.
Press the Home button on your Roku remote to return to the main screen.
7. Scroll down to find and open the HBO Max app.
You may need to scroll down a bit to locate it. Select the vivid blue HBO Max icon to launch the app.
8. Sign in or create an HBO Max account.
If you already subscribe, sign in with your account email and password. Otherwise, select "Sign Up Now" to create a new HBO Max account and start your free trial.
And that‘s it! With just those few simple steps, you now have full access to HBO Max on your Roku device. Pretty easy, right?
Tips for Using HBO Max on Roku
Now that you have HBO Max installed, here are some tips and tricks to improve your viewing experience:
Reorder your Home Screen – For quick access, move the HBO Max channel to the top of your Home Screen.
Enable autoplay – Turn on autoplay so the next episode starts automatically when credits roll.
Use Roku Search – Find titles easily by using the Roku voice search function.
Create user profiles – Set up personalized profiles so each family member gets their own tailored recommendations.
Download for offline viewing – Available on ad-free plans, download select titles to watch offline when no WiFi is available.
Connect Bluetooth headphones – Listen privately by pairing Bluetooth headphones to your Roku device.
Add premium add-ons – Enhance your account with extras like HBO channels and Cinemax.
Watch on multiple devices– Stream on your phone then pick up where you left off on Roku.
Take advantage of these tips and perks to make the most of your HBO Max subscription!
Why the HBO Max-Roku Deal Matters
Roku users had to wait patiently for HBO Max support, but the deal matters for both companies and their customers.
According to Roku, the streaming platform currently reaches over 50 million active user accounts. This represents a massive potential subscriber base that HBO Max just gained access to.
Meanwhile, Roku users can now enjoy the full breadth of HBO Max without having to cast from a phone or tablet. The integration makes HBO Max easily accessible on the biggest screen in the house.
Both sides had to make some compromises, but in the end the agreement benefits everyone. The addition of HBO Max gives Roku users more premium, exclusive content to enjoy. And HBO Max can reach millions more households through Roku‘s industry-leading platform.
Enjoy Your Favorite HBO Series, Movies, and More
The vast world of HBO Max is now at your fingertips on Roku. Follow this handy guide to get set up, then start streaming smash hits, new originals, and so much more.
From Game of Thrones and Westworld to Wonder Woman 1984 and The Big Bang Theory, you‘ll never run out of binge-worthy content. Plus you can create personalized profiles, download shows offline, and get access to live channels.
I hope these tips help you have an awesome viewing experience with HBO Max on your Roku. Happy streaming!