How do you sign up for HBO Max?

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How do you sign up for HBO Max? There’s a dozen ways! What to watch has all your favorite HBO streaming content, from their blockbuster movie hits, to award winning HBO original series. Whether you want to use the stand alone app, or bundle with your other services, the following shows you how to watch HBO Max on tv, plus our recommendations to get HBO Max for three months free.

If you don’t already have HBO Max, here are the ways you can get it.

1. Sign up for

Sign up directly with the streaming service on using your computer or mobile device. this method will cost you $14.99 per month.

2. Sign up with an App

You can sign up with your existing apps like Apple TV, Roku and the Samsung Store.
Our choice? Sign up for HBO Max with Apple TV

Download on the App Store

Open the HBO Max app on your Apple, Android, Roku, or your Samsung TV and start your subscription. Unfortunately, HBO Max is no longer available through Amazon Prime video. To learn more, see Sign up through an app store.

3. Sign up through your Cable or TV Provider

Want to get HBO Max for a whole year FREE??? Sign up for Direct TV and they will give you HBO Max for three months, FREE with a subscription!

Or, contact your TV provider and ask about adding HBO Max. For a list of TV providers that support HBO Max, see Cable and satellite TV providers.
Once you’ve subscribed to HBO Max, see Sign in through a TV provider.


4. Add on HBO Max with Hulu

This is how we subscribe to HBO Max currently with hulu! Previously, it was through the Amazon Fire TV app store. HBO is no longer available through Amazon Prime Video. Your HBO subscription through Prime Video Channels was cancelled on September 15, 2021. Amazon will refund you for the remaining days in your monthly subscription period.

5. How to watch HBO Max on TV with Wireless – AT&T or Cricket

HBO Max is available with AT&T wireless and internet plans. AT&T uses Direct TV, so if you add a new account, its FREE for three months! Or you can sign up through Cricket wireless. The HBO Max With Ads plan is included with some Cricket Wireless Unlimited plans!

6. Internet Providers

The following internet providers support HBO Max:

  • Consolidated Communications
  • Liberty
  • North State
  • Optimum
  • Service Electric Cablevision
  • Verizon Fios
  • Ziply Fiber

Once you’ve subscribed to HBO Max, see Sign in through a provider.

7. YouTube TV

You can add HBO Max to your YouTube TV membership and stream all of HBO Max. To learn more, see YouTube TV’s Get HBO Max article. To subscribe through YouTube TV, go to Once you add HBO Max to your YouTube TV membership, download the HBO Max app, and sign in using your YouTube TV account (see Sign in through YouTube TV).

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