How to Watch HBO Max on Roku
Warner Media and Roku are bringing your most awaited Wonder Woman 1984 into your living room the same day it would debut in theaters. Yes, they have joined hands, which means you can finally stream 10,000 hours of original video content from HBO Max including blockbuster movies, addictive series, seasons, and epic shows on your Roku devices. Keep reading until this article answers 9 popular questions on how to watch HBO Max on Roku.
1. What is HBO Max?
HBO Max is a subscription-based video app, treating its 12.6 million active users with blockbuster movies, epic shows, addictive series and much more. Since its launching in May 2020, users could stream its content on popular devices like Amazon Fire Stick, except Roku. Roku’s users, before this platform’s agreement with Warner Media, had to switch to their typical TV devices and laptops to watch HBO Max content. HBO Max’s top competitors already included Netflix, Disney Plus and Hulu, while its availability on Roku has invited users to further raise the bar of their expectations.
2. What is Roku?
Roku is America’s top streaming platform which connects content producers to consumers. It has its exclusive set of devices like Roku Express and Roku Ultra, with which users can stream high-quality formats like 4K and HDR, produced by programming services including Netflix and Amazon Prime. This platform houses free and paid content on 10+ genres: so that you, including its 46 million active users, can access family movies, romance and drama, action thrillers and comedy, all at once. According to official sources of information, channels can choose from different monetization schemes which may or may not include advertisements.
3. When will HBO max be on Roku?
Blink here: “Is HBO Max on Roku?” No, it wasn’t, until the official announcement made on Wednesday, December 16th.
According to the press release, Roku users who had already subscribed to the standard HBO app (previously called HBO Now) will be able to stream HBO Max on their devices from December 17th, 2020. Their basic HBO app will automatically convert to HBO Max and users shall log in with their previous credentials only. New users who would like to stream exclusive movies from HBO Max on their Roku devices shall have to buy a subscription worth $14.99.
4. How to get HBO Max on Roku?
Whether you’re a current user of HBO app or are new to the game, you’ll only need to execute a 1-step process to gain access to HBO Max on Roku TV and similar devices.
If you had already subscribed to the standard HBO app, simply update your Roku device and access HBO original content in the new releases section. You may have to refresh your welcome panel and find popular HBO-exclusive content all over your screen.
5. How can a new user access HBO Max on Roku?
If you’re not a Roku user and have been watching HBO content via your cable service provider, there are high chances you have HBO Max included in your subscription. It is, however, advisable to confirm the same from your operator and find out if you can continue watching HBO Max on Roku. If yes, simply go to Roku’s channel store and download the HBO Max extension.
6. How much does HBO Max cost?
If you are new to HBO (and haven’t subscribed to HBO Go or Now), you’ll have to buy a prepaid package to download and access HBO Max content. According to Warner Media and Roku’s underlying terms and conditions, all new and returning users would have to pay a subscription fee of $14.99 to access on-demand video content via HBO Max. There are, however, two payment gateways: you can either pay directly on HBO Max or buy an HBO Max subscription via Roku pay.
The company is currently running a promotion where new and returning subscribers can buy a 6-months prepaid package for $69.99. After these 6 months, they would be charged a standard amount (currently $14.99 per month). This holiday-exclusive promotion is only valid till January 15th, 2020.
7. How to watch HBO Max on Roku outside of the USA?
If you are outside the USA, you might need an alternate gateway to access and binge-watch the latest blockbusters via HBO Max. IProVPN is one of the best streaming VPN services that provides a seamlessly private and secure online experience. The process, like the previous one, is simple, yet requires two additional steps. Here’s how to view exclusive content from HBO Max on your Roku or other smart TV devices without geographical constraints.
- Subscribe to iProVPN and download it on your device.
- Login using your credentials and choose USA server from the menu.
- With iProVPN running in the background, sign in your Roku, smart TV, and/or HBO Max app.
- Start accessing premium video content, privately without any limitations.
8. What are the top 10 Upcoming HBO Max Movies on Roku?
Other than Wonder Woman 1984, which is all the rage now for its release on December 25th, HBO Max users have a chance to stream these movies (and the entire Warner Media’s Slate 2021), alongside their simultaneous release in theaters worldwide:
- Matrix 4
- In the Heights
- Those Who Wish Me Dead
- The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It
- The Little Things
- Space Jam: The Legacy
- The Suicide Squad
- Mortal Kombat
- Judas and Black Messiah
9. What are the most popular HBO Max Shows on Roku?
Accessing HBO Max on Roku devices is a guaranteed visual treat for millions of binge-watchers. This list is all show lovers’ sure-fire way to spend a happy time at home and enjoy the much-needed comic relief we all need during this holiday season before stepping into 2021.
- South Park
- Rick and Morty
- Doctor Who
- Game of Thrones
- Silicon Valley
- Bored to Death
- The Big Bang Theory
This one-step process of accessing HBO Max on Roku devices surely means that millions of users will spend more hours of watch time in this overall entertainment ecosystem. Whether this agreement took its roots from the global lockdown or the current attention received by the streaming industry, it is a win-win situation for everyone in the loop: Warner Media, Roku, and their active users.