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atc98092
Community Streaming Expert

Re: HBO Max on Roku

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@Brownk3 wrote:

OK, but is there any good way to wirelessly connect my laptop (MacBook Pro vintage 2025) or my cellphone (iPhone 7) to my TV?  


If you have a 4K capable Roku device, you can now use AirPlay to screen mirror your MacBook or iPhone to the Roku. That's going to be the simplest way for your devices. 

Dan

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SirOssis
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Re: HBO Max on Roku

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Just buy a Google Chromecast $49 and never look back....Roku is dead.

 

https://store.google.com/us/config/chromecast_google_tv?sku=_chromecast_with_google_tv_snow&gclsrc=a...

 

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Margrave
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Re: HBO Max on Roku

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USB port for external drives or it's dead to me.

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Anotheryou
Level 9

Re: HBO Max on Roku

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Roku rocks! Pay attention Mr Chromecast is the best. This is HBO, Warner bull doo doo going on hurting Roku and Firestick customers and most likely themselves since those 2 streaming services are like 70% of streaming. 

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atc98092
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Re: HBO Max on Roku

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@Margrave wrote:

USB port for external drives or it's dead to me.


Roku only offers a USB port on their top level player, as well as most Roku TVs. Prior to 2015, there were multiple players, but they dropped them all for cost reasons. But since Roku devices have such limited codec support, I find it far easier to use a DLNA server on my network and stream my media to every device in the house. If you connect your media directly to the Roku, that's the only device that can access them.

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lauraborealis
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Re: Getting HBO Max ap to work

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If it is a roku device, period, the only form of hbo that is available from roku app/channel store is plain old hbo. It use to be hbo now or hbo go. Now it is just hbo

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ChrisG6
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Re: Workaround for HBO Max

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Thanks so much!  Worked like a charm!!

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bouncingsquares
Level 7

Re: HBO Max can be accessed on your ROKU

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@jeffws wrote:

I would suggest that people be patient and wait for Warner and Roku to work things out. I read that they are close to a deal. Why limit your connection to Hulu or subscribe to it just to get Max? My humble opinion. Of course I am not an impatient young person who needs everything right now--though I remember those days! Also, if you have Amazon Fire TV you can get HBO Max using the Android app. Check out TechHive for details. I did it and have Max on Fire TV. It's all legal, and involves changing Fire settings to permit "unknown" apps (i.e. "Android" apps), then using the Downloader app to DL the Android HBO Max app.  Here's the URL: https://tinyurl.com/y7nrzmo7. This is real. If you don't trust my link, just google "how to get hbo max on amazon fire tv right now."



"Be patient. They're close." Here we are five months later with no progress. I think I've been patient long enough. 

 

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mrchrisbeasley7
Level 7

Re: Getting HBO Max ap to work

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you are not able to access the HBO Max content through the Hulu app the HBO Max content can only be accessed through the HBO Max app which is not currently offered on Roku

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Anotheryou
Level 9

Re: HBO Max can be accessed on your ROKU

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I think the impatience stems from the lack of information and the false advertisement. No one told us that HBO Max wasn't on Roku or Fire. They just offered deals and bundles for it. Then we found out on our own after purchasing subscriptions that it was not available on these streaming devices. Then hulu offers HBO Max bundle and it appears that we can get Max on Roku through the Hulu app. So we purchase that deal only to find out that on Roku, even though it says HBO Max, you do not get any of the HBO Max content. You only get regular content. This becomes very frustrating when these services offer deals and don't tell you that they are not actually available on 70% of the streaming services. 

I'm old and frustrated with this doo doo. I would've been patient had I not known from the start that I needed to be patient. 

There are plenty of workarounds listed in this thread. Mostly involving screen mirroring or casting or whatever. My TV was older like me and didn't have those options. I ended up upgrading my TV to a 2020 Samsung and not only does it have mirroring/casting options but it came with HBO Max app. I'm all sorted now but it's some major bs that they swindled so many people into subscriptions they cannot use.

 


@bouncingsquares wrote:

@jeffws wrote:

I would suggest that people be patient and wait for Warner and Roku to work things out. I read that they are close to a deal. Why limit your connection to Hulu or subscribe to it just to get Max? My humble opinion. Of course I am not an impatient young person who needs everything right now--though I remember those days! Also, if you have Amazon Fire TV you can get HBO Max using the Android app. Check out TechHive for details. I did it and have Max on Fire TV. It's all legal, and involves changing Fire settings to permit "unknown" apps (i.e. "Android" apps), then using the Downloader app to DL the Android HBO Max app.  Here's the URL: https://tinyurl.com/y7nrzmo7. This is real. If you don't trust my link, just google "how to get hbo max on amazon fire tv right now."



"Be patient. They're close." Here we are five months later with no progress. I think I've been patient long enough. 

 


 

 

 

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