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How many people can watch HBO Max at once?

Can the whole family watch freely?
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September 1, 2022
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HBO Max is known for its quality content, offering shows like the famous Game of Thrones, Westworld, and House of the Dragon. Not to mention the wide selection of movies from Warner Brothers, DC, Cartoon Network, and more. What will everyone at home watch? More importantly, how many people can watch HBO Max at once? You might have to fight over the remote!

First: Everything there is to know about HBO Max

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HBO Max allows subscribers to stream content on up to three devices simultaneously.


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How many screens can watch HBO Max at the same time?

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In the USA, HBO Max subscribers are limited to streaming content on up to three devices at a time. Going beyond this limit will result in a message saying you’re streaming on too many devices.

We specify this limit is for USA subscribers because there are exceptions in other countries. For example, HBO Max offers a mobile-only plan in Mexico with a limit of one screen at a time.

How many profiles does HBO Max allow?

HBO Max allows users to have up to five profiles for members of their household. In idual users can have different preferences, recommendations, watch lists, and more. This can be a mixture of both adult and kid profiles.

More: HBO Max movies and shows you should keep an eye on

Is there any way to bypass the HBO Max screen limit?

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HBO Max offers no official way to increase the screen limit on simultaneous streams. That said, there is a way to trick the system. You can download content for offline viewing. Download the movie or episode, turn off data and Wi-Fi, and watch it. If your device is offline, HBO Max won’t count it towards the limit of screens.

Of course, there are limitations to HBO Max downloads. An account can only have 30 total downloads active. These expire in 30 days, or 48 hours after you start watching them.

How to sign out of HBO Max on a device

There are two ways to sign out of HBO Max. You can either sign out of your specific device or sign other devices out of your account. Let’s walk you through both methods.

How to sign out of HBO Max:

  1. Open the HBO Max app or website.
  2. Tap on your profile icon, in the top-right corner.
  3. Hit the Settings gear icon.
  4. Select Sign Out.

How to sign other devices out of your HBO Max account:

  1. Open the HBO Max app or website.
  2. Tap on your profile icon, in the top-right corner.
  3. Hit the Settings gear icon.
  4. Go into Devices.
  5. Select Sign All Devices Out, or tap on the X next to the device you want to log out.

FAQs

HBO Max allows users to stream on up to three screens at a time.

You can watch HBO Max downloads offline, and it won’t count toward the screen limits.

HBO Max allows users to have up to five profiles. These can be a mixture of adult and kids profiles.

HBO Max offers no add-on or plan to increase the number of screens that can stream simultaneously.