HBO Max is one of the leading streaming services in the world with more than 70+ million active users globally. You can download HBO Max on Roku from the Channel Store to stream your favorite content. Although it is one of the leading streaming service platforms in the world, it will also face not working and crashing issues when there is huge traffic on its server. Recently many Roku are facing the problems like HBO Max channel not working on their Roku device and TV. Since this is a fixable problem, you can fix this issue easily by yourself with simple troubleshooting steps.

Why is My HBO Max not Working on Roku TV or Device?

The reasons for HBO Max not working on Roku are many, yet it is hard to conclude. The possible causes for the issues are cache files, outdated apps or devices, improper internet connection, server issues, and more.

HBO Max Content not Playing/ not Loading on Roku/ Buffering• Check the Internet Connection
• Check HBO Max Server
• Check HBO Max Subscription/ Login details
• Sign out and sign in to HBO Max
• Update HBO Max Channel on Roku
• Uninstall and Reinstall HBO Max on Roku
• Disable VPN on Roku
HBO Max Sound Problem/ Audio Issues on Roku• Update the HBO Max channel
• Restart HBO Max
• Restart Roku
• Check Internet Speed
HBO Max not opening on Roku/ Can’t access HBO Max on Roku/ can’t log in• Check the Internet Connection
• Check HBO Max Server status
• Reinstall the HBO Max Channel
• Update the HBO Max Channel
• Sign Out and Sign In HBO Max account
• Clear Cache on Roku
• Restart Roku
• Update the Roku device
• Factory Reset Roku
HBO Max Crashing/ HBO Max Flickering• Update the Roku device
• Restart the Roku device
• Clear Cache on Roku
• Reinstall the HBO Max Channel
• Update the HBO Max Channel
• Factory Reset Roku
HBO Max screen freezing on Roku • Restart Roku
• Clear Cache Files
• Reboot the HBO Max channel on Roku

Check Internet Connection

The Internet is the key factor while streaming content online. If your Roku device is providing an unstable internet connection, you cannot stream the HBO Max app. It is recommended to have a minimum of 5MB/s to stream the SD quality content and 50MB/s to stream the 4K quality content. So, you need to test the internet speed on Roku.

1. Press the Home button on your Roku remote and choose Settings.

2. Choose Network and select Check Connection to check your signal strength and internet download speed.

3. Click About to review the Internet download speed and Signal Strength.

If your device is receiving a poor internet connection, you can speed up the internet connection by restarting the WiFi router.

(1) Unplug the Power Cable of the WiFi router and Roku device from the power outlet.

(2) Wait for 3-5 minutes.

(3) Now, plug in the Power Cable of the WiFi router and Roku device.

(4) Turn on the Roku device and connect Roku to the WiFi.

(5) Now, you will receive an internet connection as much as faster.

Check HBO Max Server

If the internet connection is not the problem, then you need to check whether the HBO Max server is down or not. The server of the HBO Max service should be stable to stream the content seamlessly without any interruption. If there is any issue with the server, it has to be resolved by the streaming app developer team. You have no working solution for this issue rather than waiting patiently. You can use the Downdetector website to check the server status. Also, you can visit the social media pages of HBO Max for server updates.

Check HBO Max Subscription/ Login details

HBO Max is a subscription-based streaming service, and you cannot access the app without an active subscription. The content on the HBO Max app will fail to load when you try to stream with an expired subscription. If there is any issue in streaming, you need to check your current subscription validity immediately. If you have found that your current subscription has expired, renew it immediately to fix the HBO Max not loading problem on Roku.

Sign out and sign in to HBO Max Account

Sometimes the app might get caught with temporary errors that may act as a hindrance to loading content. Now, go to your account section on the app and log out of your HBO Max account. Then restart the app and log in to your HBO Max account again. This will clear the temporary bugs on your app and the device. After logging in, check whether the fix has solved the HBO Max not loading problem on your Roku.

Update HBO Max Channel on Roku

An outdated version of the app can cause many troubles. If your HBO Max is outdated, then it might show you a not working error, crash, and sometime won’t load. You can update the app through the menu on the home screen.

1. On the Channels section, navigate and highlight the HBO Max app.

2. Now, press the * (Asterisk) button on Roku Remote.

3. From the list of options, select the Check for updates option.

Click on Check for Updates

4. If there is any update available, your Roku device will update the HBO Max to the latest version.

Uninstall and Reinstall HBO Max on Roku

You can uninstall and reinstall the HBO Max app on your device to fix the Content not playing issue. By reinstalling the app on your device, you can install the current updated version of the app. Reinstallation will also eliminate the temporary bugs and corrupted cache.

1. Press the Home button on your Roku remote to get the home screen.

2. Navigate to the HBO Max app using the direction button on the remote and press the Asterisk (*) button on your remote.

3. Choose the Remove Channel option from the popup to uninstall the HBO Max app on Roku.

Click on Remove Channel to uninstall HBO Max on Roku

4. Now, go back to the home page and select the Streaming Channel option.

5. Click on Search Channels and enter HBO Max using the on-screen keyboard.

Click on the Search Channel to Reinstall HBO Max on Roku

6. Select the official app and click Add Channel to add the app to your Roku device.

7. Now, launch the HBO Max app and log in with your account credentials.

8. Play any video on the HBO Max app to check whether the problem has been solved.

Disable VPN on Roku

HBO Max is a geo-restricted streaming service, then you cannot access it everywhere. If your VPN is connected to a country that is not compatible with HBO Max, you may face the problem of HBO Max not loading or not opening. To get rid of the issues, you can disable the VPN. If your country is incompatible with the HBO Max app, you need to connect the VPN to the country that supports HBO Max.

Restart Roku

Try to restart your Roku device because most of the common problems on Roku can be solved by simply restarting the Roku device. Restarting the device will also help you to fix the temporary bugs and issues on the device.

(1) Launch your Roku device and press Home on your remote.

(2) Select Settings and choose System.

(3) Choose System Restart and select Restart to restart Roku.

Tap on System Restart option to fix HBO Max not Working issue on your Roku

Clear Cache on Roku

There is a chance that the Cache stored on your Roku device is the reason why the HBO Max is not working on Roku. So, you can clear the Cache on Roku to get rid of these issues.

1. Go to the Roku home screen and press the Home button 5 times on the Roku TV remote.

2. Next, hit the Up button once.

3. Press the Rewind button 2 times.

4. Finally, press the Fast Forward button 2 times.

Clear the cache on Roku to fix HBO Max not working on Roku

The cache stored on your Roku device will be cleared. After that, you can check the working status of the HBO Max app.

Update Roku device

Roku releases updates to solve the bugs in the device, and you must update the device at regular intervals. If your Roku device is running on an outdated version, it may be one of the reasons for HBO Max not working. You can update the Roku device by accessing System Settings.

1. Press the Home button on Roku remote and select the Settings option on the Home screen.

2. Choose System Under Settings.

3. Select System Update and click the Check Now option.

Tap on the Update now option on Roku

4. Now, your Roku device will check for any latest updates.

5. If there is any update available for your device, click Update Now to update the Roku device.

6. After the update, the app will work without any issues.

7. If the HBO Max is not working even after the update, you need to reset the device.

Factory Reset Roku

There can be some unresolved errors on your Roku device, which may cause the HBO Max app to flicker on Roku. The best possible way to fix these errors is a factory reset. You can fix factory reset your Roku device by yourself to delete everything on the device. But remember that performing the factory reset will bring back your Roku device to the default settings.

1. Go to the home screen on your Roku TV and select Settings.

2. Choose the System option and click Advanced System Settings.

3. Select Factory Reset and enter the security code of your Roku device. A security code will be displayed on the bottom right side of your screen.

Select Factory reset your Roku to fix the HBO Max not working error

4. Select OK to factory reset your Roku device.

After performing the factory reset, all the accounts, data, and channels will be removed from your Roku device. Now, you can install the HBO Max app on your Roku device to check whether the not working problem has been fixed or not.

Now, resolving the HBO Max not working on Roku is done with the troubleshooting. You can also prevent the not working issue with frequent updates of the app and device. Along with that, you need to clear the cache and connect to a stable internet connection. These steps will help you fix the not working issue of HBO Max on Roku Express and other versions. In case you have some other issues with the app, mention them in the comments. Our team will respond to you with a working solution.