The transition from HBO MAX to MAX did not work for me.
I tried to connect through provider. I went through the steps, but the app never moved past the screen that gave the number to enter on the website.
I tried to enter the user name and password. After I did this, the MAX channel exited. Now, I can no longer launch the MAX channel. It starts, then exits.
I followed the usual steps of removing and re-adding the channel, but it keeps whatever user settings are now causing it to immediately exit after launching. So, I am now permanently locked out of the channel.
I find it extremely frustrating that Roku does not give users the ability (when hitting "*" on a channel) to "reset" the channel to a clean state (as if the channel was never added), wiping all user data. This would likely avoid and/or help troubleshooting.
- Roku device model, serial number, device ID, and software OS/version Device Model: 4660X - Roku Ultra Serial Number: YJ00A4777475 Device ID: CK386A777475 Software OS/Version: 12.0.0 Build 4184-46 GC Version: 9.2.113
- Does this issue occur on a specific channel? If so, what channel and what version/build is the channel Yes, this issue occurs on "HBO MAX", now called "MAX"
- 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 and provide us with this ID) 75-205-246 (Timestamp: 2023-05-23T12:46:21Z)
- Steps to reproduce the issue you are seeing Launched HBO MAX, changed to MAX, prompted for different ways to log in. Tried through provider (Spectrum). Went to the website listed, entered the code, followed the prompts, linked HBO MAX account, but screen on Roku did not update and stayed at the screen giving the code. Tried option to enter user name and password. After doing this, the MAX channel/app closed. I was unable to re-launch. The MAX app exits immediately after launch. I tried the usual steps of update, remove app, update, restart, add app, update, restart, update, launch app, but it still closes immediately after launch. I am now permanently locked out of the app.
If you are still experiencing an issue with channel authentication or crashing on the Max channel, we would recommend trying again at a later time as well as taking the following troubleshooting steps:
Check for a system update through Settings >System>Software update
Restart your Roku device through Settings >System>Power > System restart
If you are still experiencing an issue with authentication and channel crashing on Max channel, we would be more than happy to investigate further, but we will need further details. Can you please provide us 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 and provide us with this ID)
steps to reproduce the issue
Once we have this information, we will be able to pass it along to the appropriate Roku team to investigate further.
We look forward to working with you to help resolve this issue.
I'm sorry to hear about the trouble you're experiencing with the transition from HBO MAX to MAX on your Roku device. While I can't directly resolve the issue, I can provide you with some general troubleshooting steps that might help:
Force close the MAX app: Go to the Roku home screen, navigate to the MAX app, highlight it, press the asterisk (*) button on your remote, and select "Remove channel." After that, restart your Roku device by going to Settings > System > System restart. Once the device restarts, add the MAX channel again from the Roku Channel Store.
Clear Roku cache: From the Roku home screen, navigate to Settings > System > Advanced system settings > Network connection reset > Clear cache. Restart your Roku device and try launching the MAX channel again.
Check for Roku system updates: Make sure your Roku device is running the latest software version. Go to Settings > System > System update > Check now. If there are any updates available, install them and restart your Roku device.
Contact Roku support: If the issue persists after trying the above steps, it's recommended to reach out to Roku support directly. They will have access to more specific troubleshooting options and can assist you further in resolving the issue. You can visit the Roku support website or contact them via phone for personalized assistance.
Regarding your request to "reset" the channel to a clean state, unfortunately, Roku does not provide a built-in option to reset individual channels. Removing and re-adding the channel should ideally achieve a similar effect, but in this case, it seems there might be some persistent settings causing the issue.
I hope these suggestions help you resolve the problem and regain access to the MAX channel.