How To Activate a New HBO Max on TV

How To Activate a New HBO Max on TV

What is HBO Max on TV?

HBO Max is a standalone streaming experience that bundles all of HBO together with even more TV favorites, blockbuster movies, and new Max Originals. With over 13,000 hours of groundbreaking entertainment, there’s something for everyone.

How To Activate a New HBO Max on TV

  1. Open HBO Max, choose the Profile icon.
  2. Choose Sign in with a Provider.
  3. Stay on the screen with the 6-character code while you grab your phone or computer.
  4. Open a web browser and go to:
  5. Enter the 6-character code from your TV and choose Next.
  6. Choose the company you get HBO Max through.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I enter the code for HBO Max activate?

Open a browser on your phone or computer and in the address bar, type You should see an Enter Code page ( You can use your phone to scan the QR code on your TV. Enter the 6-character code that appears on your TV and then choose Next.

Why can’t I activate HBO Max on my TV?

If you’re having trouble with the code from your TV, please see Code not working. If you still can’t sign in on your TV, delete and reinstall the HBO Max app on your TV. Once reinstalled, open HBO Max and try signing in again. Make sure you’re using a supported browser.

How do I activate HBO Max for free?

Watch free HBO Max episodes

  1. Open the HBO Max app or go to on your computer.
  2. Find the Watch Free Episodes row.
  3. Choose an episode to watch.
  4. When prompted, enter your email to start streaming.

How do I add HBO Max?

How do I get HBO Max?

  1. Go to
  2. Fill out the account form and choose Create Account. You’ll sign in with this email and password.
  3. Add your payment method and promo code (if you have one). Can’t redeem promo code?
  4. Choose Start Subscription.
  5. Choose your profile and you’re ready to stream.

What devices support HBO Max?

The following phones and tablets are supported:

  • Amazon Fire Tablet. Amazon Fire tablets (4th generation and later) …
  • Android phone or tablet. Most Android phones and tablets (with Android OS 5 or later)
  • iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch (with iOS 12.2 or later)

How do I update my HBO Max to Max?

If you’re a current HBO Max subscriber, you won’t need to sign up for Max. The HBO Max app will either automatically update to Max, or when you open HBO Max, you’ll be prompted to download the Max app. That’s it—happy streaming!

How do I know if I have HBO Max?

If you get HBO with your cable or satellite TV package, then you might have access to Max. To find out if your provider supports Max, go to and search for your provider, or go to Max providers. HBO Max subscribers with an active subscription have access to Max.

Do all smart tvs have HBO Max?

While Samsung is the only major name listed, HBO Max is also available to download as an Android TV app. Therefore, any smart TV that comes running on Android TV will be able to download HBO Max and start streaming.

How do I find my Max app version?

For more info and options, go to Privacy and Ad Choices. Choose Info to find the Max app version and device OS.

Who owns HBO?

Home Box Office (HBO) is an American pay television network, which is the flagship property of namesake parent-subsidiary Home Box Office, Inc., itself a unit owned by Warner Bros. Discovery.