How to add HBO Max to YouTube TV and start watching

Get HBO Max on YouTube TV

HBO Max just launched today, and users are blown away by the sheer volume of content available. HBO Max brings a slurry of premium curated content to your doorstep, even if some of it is missing. If you have a YouTube TV subscription, you can buy the HBO Max add-on in YouTube TV to subscribe to HBO Max, and then start watching the new content in the HBO Max app or on its web. Here’s how.

What is HBO Max

HBO Max is the latest in the line of premium subscription streaming services. HBO Max will work in congruence with the company’s other streaming services, namely HBO Now and HBO Go. Bringing a host of new shows, including a number of its exclusive ‘Max Originals’, the service boasts of having over 10,000 hours of curated content.

HBO Max will be accessible on a number of devices including Apple TV, Android TV, Google Chromecast, and of course, desktop browsers. However, Amazon Fire Stick and Roku are yet to receive it.

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Is HBO Max available for YouTube TV?

The answer is Yes! With earlier reports indicating that the service will be integrated with Google’s YouTube TV, HBO has come through and added an option to access your HBO Max content through YouTube TV.

Read on to find how to buy HBO Max add-on on your YouTube TV connection and then access it in the HBO Max app/web.

How much does HBO Max cost with YouTube TV?

HBO Max is priced at $14.99/month putting it slightly above content streaming giants, Netflix and Amazon Prime. However, it is evenly priced to match its sister standalone streaming service HBO Now.

If you think integrating it with YouTube TV will bring down the price, think again. Users signing up for HBO Max integrated with their YouTube TV will have an extra $14.99/month added to their bill. YouTube TV is currently priced at $49.99/month for one membership.

HBO is offering its new streaming service free of cost to existing AT&T HBO customers and HBO Now subscribers.

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How to buy HBO Max Add-on with YouTube TV

Make sure you are signed in at on a web browser. Do this on a PC, preferably. Now, access your membership settings by clicking the profile picture, and then selecting Settings > Membership. Now, find HBO Max and select it.

It will show you to price of the subscription, which is $14.99 per month. Click on the ‘Agree’ button to add HBO Max to your YouTube TV.

Done! Now, let’s see how to access HBO Max content using the HBO Max app with your YouTube credentials.

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How to access HBO Max with YouTube TV

To integrate HBO Max with your existing YouTube TV subscription, you will need to first create an account with the former. To do so visit the HBO Max website and click ‘Sign in’ in the top right corner.

Select the option to ‘Sign in through TV or mobile provider’.

Here, at the bottom of the list, you will see ‘YouTube TV’. Clicking this option will ask you to sign in with your Google account.

Once you set up your HBO Max account, you can now use these new self-created credentials to access content on HBO Max app (Android | iOS) or on the web at

What other add-ons can you use with YouTube TV?

In addition to HBO Max, users can also choose to add Cinemax and even HBO original. However, HBO Max will include access to the HBO channel, HBO video-on-demand content, and HBO Max exclusive content. So you don’t need to add HBO, if you are adding HBO Max to your YouTube TV.

3 things to know

  • In addition to a whole bunch of new premium content, HBO Max also has your old favorites like FRIENDS, Gossip girl, and even Game of Thrones.
  • Many major producers, including Elizabeth Banks, Issa Rae, and Mindy Kaling will be writing for Max Originals.
  • Stars like Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman and, even Meryl Streep are rumored to have signed on for Max Originals.

Have you added HBO Max to your YouTube TV yet? What are some of your favorite shows on HBO Max? Let us know in the comments below. 

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  1. I cant figure out how to view HBO Max via my YouTube Live account. I’ve tried logging into HBOMAX with my youtube lieve account, but got a blank page. When I go back to viewing on my TV, they still want $14.95 per month for HBO Max which I already have through AT&T Wireless.

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