Help & troubleshooting for channels on your Roku device, including adding/removing channels, logging in to, authenticating, or activating a channel, channel-specific playback issues, assistance contacting channel publishers to report issues, and adjusting channel-specific settings.
And yet clever. Roku wants you to subscribe through them, not someone else. If I didn't "need" to run HBOmax at the same time as playing games on my Xbox, I would be content to just use the Xbox app. Also, I can't put the entire blame on Roku...HBO designed the app interface, and knows it is screwed up. It was on HBO's own website that told me the answer of how to fix it. Roku is to blame by having a tech (Danny, and no, I do not feel guilty of throwing him under the bus since Roku did it first) in the other thread give wrong information on how to fix it.
Just a heads up---that is not working for 99% of the community. I'm assuming you accessed HBO through Roku, and did so until today when you upgraded to "max". The people having problems are those that already had HBOmax through other devices not being able to access their account through Roku. There is a workaround through this detailed in other threads.
You method will NOT work for the users I mention above.
Well I was not happy to have only the old HBO on Roku until yesterday when the change to HBOMAX was announced. Have gone through the process to have HBOMAX channel added to ROKU Home Screen. Looks fine and indicated it found my subscription. Only needed to go to hbomax.com/tvsignin and enter the code on the screen. Routine process, but does not work - does not connect. Have attempted this on 3 different ROKU devices or TVs in my house. I cannot figure out how to identify what ROKU operating system I am under. That might be a problem, but I have a brand new TV that won't work with this either. I just left PRIME HBO to go to ROKU HBO about a month ago. I now wonder if I just need to revert back to prime. Or sign up directly with HBOMAX. So many alternatives and pros and cons to all. But so far HBOMAX on ROKU is a non-starter for me.
This is resolved for me now. One one roku of mine the log in screen came up and I was able to log in. Another one was about to be replaced with a New Ultra; after installing it, it automatically plugged in my NEW HBO Max account rather than my old HBO account.
What a clusterf...
I'd blame it on HBO for their terrible decision to 1) create three types of HBO's, and 2) wait so long to deliver it to Roku.