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awsdog
Level 7

HBOMax not loading, error code -4

I just got my Roku TV less than a week ago and have only had it set up for 2~ days. The one streaming service I use most is HBOMax, so naturally I opened that first to log in, but all it would do was buffer and load; in fact it did that until the screen saver popped up. This issue continued until it instead gave me an application error, saying it lost connection to the server and it gave me error code -4. I tried the obvious (uninstalling then reinstalling, turning the TV on and off) but it didn't resolve the issue. When I looked up error code -4 I couldn't find a single thing. This is not an issue with every application, YouTube, Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu all work fine and I can stream as much as I want, just HBOMax doesn't seem to work. Can anyone help me? Or am I screwed?

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RokuKarla
Roku Employee
Roku Employee

Re: HBOMax not loading, error code -4

Hello @awsdog

Thanks for reaching out here in the Community!

Did you restart your Roku device before re-installing the channel? That step is crucial when performing troubleshooting. If you haven't tried the suggested order (remove > restart > re-install), we would recommend giving it a shot once again. We also suggest doing the restart from the Settings menu by navigating to Settings > System > Power (If you do not see a Power submenu, skip to the next step.) > System restart.

For detailed instructions, refer to this Support link: How do I resolve channel playback issues?

Let us know how it goes!



Regards,
Karla

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awsdog
Level 7

Re: HBOMax not loading, error code -4

Thank you, but this didn't work. It opened without the error message, but buffered for a few minutes and didn't do anything else. I closed and reopened the channel and the error message came back.

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RokuLianna
Roku Employee
Roku Employee

Re: HBOMax not loading, error code -4

Hi  @awsdog

Thanks for keeping in touch!

Many channels on Roku are maintained by the channel provider themselves. Since the error only occurs on the HBO Max channel, that's an indication that there's likely an issue within that specific channel that needs to be addressed with an update from them. We indeed recommend contacting HBO Max Support to report the issue and get help.

Thank you for your understanding.


Warm Regards,
Lianna

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