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How to watch Max on Roku
Is Max — formerly HBO Max — on Roku devices? You bet. It’s arguably one of the top attractions on the Roku platform, thanks to shows like House of the Dragon and Peacemaker, and movies like Dune and the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Here’s how to get started streaming.
You can find the Max app in the Roku Channel Store. Although there are web and mobile versions of the Store, the simplest way to hunt it down is by selecting Streaming Channels from the Roku homescreen.
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How to get Max on your Roku device
As with any service supported by Roku, you need to download an app from the Channel Store. On the Roku homescreen, select Streaming Channels, then search for Max. Choose the app from results and install it.
When you open the app, you’ll be prompted to sign in or sign up. When signing in, enter your Max login or — if you have the service through a cable, satellite, or internet package — your provider’s login.
Access to Max is currently restricted to the United States, although that does include American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. It should reach the Caribbean and Latin America by the end of 2023, and Europe and southeast Asia in 2024.
The base ad-supported version of Max costs $9.99 per month or $99.99 per year. Going ad-free hikes those prices to $15.99 and $149.99, respectively. There’s also an Ultimate tier, which adds support for 4K and Dolby Atmos, increases download limits to 100, and supports streaming on 4 simultaneous devices instead of just 2. That option is $19.99 per month or $199.99 per year.
How to get Max on the Roku website
Roku has a web version of the Channel Store. If you find the Max listing, you can hit the Add channel button to link the app to your Roku account (this is replaced by Installed if you already have it). You’ll still have to log into the app when you get to your TV, and it can sometimes take Roku devices a little while to trigger queued downloads.
How to cancel Max on Roku
If you subscribed to Max through an outside source, you have to cancel that way as well. If you signed up through Roku, though, the process is ridiculously easy — cancelling Roku subscriptions takes less than a minute.
On your Roku device:
- Highlight (don’t click) the Max app on your homescreen.
- Push the star/asterisk button on your remote.
- Select Manage subscription.
- Click Cancel subscription and follow the prompts.
Alternately, you can visit my.roku.com, sign in to your account, and click Manage your subscriptions. Find Max and choose Cancel subscription.
Frequently asked questions
There’s no way of watching for free unless you have it bundled with a cable, satellite, or internet package.
Yes, but naturally you’ll only get on-demand content, not any live TV.
Max might be bundled with some Comcast Xfinity plans — you’ll have to check for deals in your part of the US, particularly since Comcast only operates in some regions. Otherwise, you’ll have to pay for Max like any other service on your Roku device.