How to watch HBO Max anywhere

Launched in May 2020, HBO Max is one of the best streaming services on the scene, effectively replacing the network’s previous HBO Go and HBO Now offerings.

If you’re looking to watch the cool box euphoria season 2 and Succession alongside old favorites like Friends, The West Wing, Westworld and The Sopranos, plus exclusive blockbuster releases like The Matrix ResurrectionsHBO Max is the place to go for classic and new entertainment.

So if you’re wondering how to watch HBO Max right now, all you need to do is follow our quick and easy guide below.

Best shows on HBO Max: Euphoria

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How to watch HBO Max in the US

This is the easy part. If you are in the United States, all you need to do is sign up for HBO Max in line.

Although it is a little more expensive than Disney+HBO Max charges $14.99 per month, a price similar to Netflix’s mid-level plan — plus, you can save if you prepay six months for $69.99. And, truth be told, we’d trust HBO’s original programming a little more than Netflix’s.

Once registered, simply log in and enjoy ad-free entertainment wherever you are in the United States.

How to watch HBO Max abroad

HBO Max is now available in a wide range of countries around the world. In some territories it’s a standalone streaming platform, and in others broadcasters like Sky Atlantic own the rights to HBO content.

Over time, we’ll likely see HBO Max become more mainstream, and you can currently find a full list of supported regions at this Wikipedia article.

Sarah Snook, Jeremy Strong, Alan Ruck, Nicholas Braun, Matthew Macfadyen, Brian Cox and Kieran Culkin at Succession

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How to sign up for HBO Max

First, head to the HBO Max website. Tap “Join Now” and your options will be displayed. HBO often offers prepaid discounts that are great value if you know you’ll want to stick with the service for a while.

Whichever option you choose, you will then be asked to register and create an account. Once you’ve done that, all you need to do is enter your payment information. Once payment is made, you will have access to all content on HBO Max ad-free.

Be aware that HBO Max renews automatically, so be sure to set a reminder before your payment period ends so you can check whether you want to continue with the service or not – you can cancel at any time.

Is there a free trial of HBO Max?

Unfortunately, no HBO Max free trial is currently available, even for new users.

The FAQ states that if you sign up directly through WarnerMedia there are no refunds either, although if you pay through another provider you can contact them to discuss refund options.

However, HBO Max is reasonably priced and you can cancel your subscription at any time, so if you’re not sure you want to stay with the service long-term, we recommend paying monthly and canceling whenever you want.

Can you sign up for HBO Max outside the US?

Short answer: No. HBO Max is only available in the US, which means the rest of the world will have to go elsewhere for its Game of Thrones fix.

How to Watch HBO Max - The Sopranos

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Can you watch HBO Max on Roku?

After a long downtime on the popular streaming device, you can now watch HBO Max on your Roku box – say goodbye to that laptop/HDMI cable combo.

All you have to do is find the HBO Max channel on your Roku and add it to your device. Then log in with your HBO Max credentials and watch.

Can you watch HBO Max on Fire Stick?

Yes, HBO Max is available on the Amazon Appstore and very easy to install and use on your Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick. All you have to do is download the app, log in, and figure out what you want to watch.

What devices can I watch HBO Max on?

Since its launch, HBO Max has gradually expanded the devices on which you can use the service. At the time of writing, this includes:

  • Amazon Fire TV devices
  • Amazon Fire tablets
  • Android-based devices
  • Android TV (2015+)
  • All iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch)
  • Apple TV (4th Gen+)
  • Samsung TV (2016+)
  • windows computer
  • Mac
  • PS4
  • PS5
  • XboxOne
  • Xbox series X

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