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I am paying for HBO Max on Roku but it has stopped working

HBO Max suddenly stopped working for certain shows.  When I contacted HBO Max support, they suggested uninstalling and reinstalling HBO Max, but Roku will not allow me to uninstall HBO Max since I still have an active subscription with them for that channel.  So frustrating.  I am paying Roku for something that I cannot watch.

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Re: I am paying for HBO Max on Roku but it has stopped working

If you unsubscribe you should then be able to uninstall/reinstall the channel app. Between uninstalling and reinstalling, you should restart your Roku to clear its memory and assure you get a clean install.

Uninstalling prevents the app from auto-renewing when your prepaid subscription period runs out, but it should stay active until your pre-paid period expires.  When it does run out you can then resubscribe.

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Level 7

Re: I am paying for HBO Max on Roku but it has stopped working

I have also had this issue. I tried uninstalling HBO Max, resetting my Roku, then logging back in. HBO Max still is not working. The app spools up after logging in, takes me to the main menu, then crashes as soon as a show is selected and attempts to load, sending me back to the main Roku menu. It appears this app just will not work on Roku anymore. Are there any plans to address this?

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Level 7

Re: I am paying for HBO Max on Roku but it has stopped working

Have you tried to restar the Roku by going into settings>systems > system restart? After you do try to open the HBO max app again 

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Roku Employee

Re: I am paying for HBO Max on Roku but it has stopped working


Thanks for the post.

We would be happy to look further into this issue for you. Can you please provide us with the following information:
-Roku device model, serial number, device ID, and software OS/version (these can all be found in Settings > System > About)
-does this issue occur on a specific channel? if so, what channel and what version/build is the channel (this can be found be selecting the channel on the Home screen and pressing the * button)
-tracker ID when this issue occurs (when you see this issue occur, press the Home button 5 times, followed by the Back button 5 times)
-steps to reproduce the issue you are seeing

With more information we will be able to assist you further.


Danny R.
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