HBO is among the top OTT platforms with great movies and TV shows. I personally didn’t have an HBO account, but a friend recently recommended a show on the platform and I was definitely curious about it and thought to get an HBO subscription.
I do have a Hulu account and thankfully, I learned you can access HBO originals by adding HBO Max to your preexisting Hulu plan! It’s just really convenient to be able to subscribe to both in 1 account.
Here’s how to add HBO Max to Hulu!
How to Add HBO Max to Hulu
To do that, you need to create a Hulu account and then sign up for Hulu with HBO Max. Launch the HBO Max app and authenticate your account by choosing Hulu as your service provider. Complete the authentication by logging into your Hulu account. Finally, you can finish creating your HBO Max profile.
Voila! You can now watch exclusive HBO Max content on your Hulu app.
Can You Watch HBO Max Content on the Hulu App?
You can access HBO’s beloved TV shows and movies on your Hulu account by signing up for Hulu plus HBO.
However, you can only watch classic HBO movies and TV shows on the Hulu app.
To access exclusive HBO Max content, download and use the HBO Max app.
Pricing of HBO Max on Hulu
To stream HBO Max on Hulu, you should have an active Hulu plus HBO Max membership plan, which costs around $14.99 per month.
Hulu will charge you for the combined subscription, so you won’t have to pay separately to HBO for the HBO Max add-on.
If you’re new to Hulu, you can unlock a 7-day HBO Max free trial, but you won’t get a free trial if you have a preexisting Hulu plan.
If you want to cancel your HBO Max subscription, you can do it through the Hulu website or contact Hulu customer support.
How to Add HBO Max to Hulu Account
If you have a Hulu account and want to stream HBO content, here’s how to add HBO Max to Hulu:
- First, create a Hulu account by visiting the official Hulu website.
- Once created, sign up for the Hulu + HBO Max subscription plan.
- Visit the official HBO Max website or download its app.
- After signing up for HBO Max, authenticate your HBO Max account by opening the provider option and choosing Hulu as your service provider.
- Now, finish creating your HBO profile and go back to Hulu.
- Look for HBO Max.
Viola! You can now stream HBO Max content using your Hulu app.
How to Add HBO Max to Hulu via Third-Party Apps
You can manage your add-ons by opening “Manage Plan” in your Hulu account. This allows you to add or remove unnecessary add-ons from your Hulu account.
Hulu offers various subscription and add-on options, and it also enables subscribers to get billed through several third-party apps, such as:
However, when you get billed by such third-party apps, you may face restrictions on your HBO Max access and some Hulu features like live TV or no ads.
Here’s how to add HBO Max to Hulu using third-party apps.
1. Adding HBO Max via Xfinity
With Xfinity, you can subscribe to both Hulu and HBO Max at the same time.
If you have an active Hulu membership, wait until the billing cycle ends and resubscribe with your Xfinity ID.
2. Adding HBO Max via Verizon
Verizon does not offer add-ons like Live TV, ad-free content, HBO Max, and other similar services. That means you have to add it outside of Verizon.
3. Adding HBO Max via T-Mobile
If you’re being billed by T-Mobile as a Hulu user, you can enjoy access to the ad-supported Hulu service.
For an additional fee, you can further customize your subscription plan with add-ons like HBO Max. To do that, visit your Account page and go to the “Your Subscriptions” section. Now, tap on Manage Add-ons and click on the “+” icon next to the HBO Max option under the Premium Add-ons section.
Click on “Review Changes” to confirm your billing details. Now, T-Mobile will charge you for both Hulu and HBO Max subscriptions.
4. Adding HBO Max via Spotify
If you have a Spotify Premium subscription, you can only enjoy access to the ad-supported Hulu service. However, if you want to sign up for Premium Add-ons like HBO Max, here’s how to add HBO to Hulu through Spotify:
First, you need to deactivate your existing Hulu plans on Spotify, then resubscribe directly through Hulu using the Spotify credentials.
Once you do that, open the Hulu app and go to “Manage Add-ons” to add HBO Max as an add-on. Now, Spotify will bill you for Hulu as well as HBO Max subscriptions.
To access Live TV and ad-free content add-ons, you must sign up directly with Hulu.
5. Adding HBO Max via Roku
For Roku users, you can access every add-on available on Hulu. You can adjust your subscription either using Hulu or your Roku device. Here’s how.
- First, open your Account page on a web or mobile browser.
- Then, click on Manage Add-ons under Your Subscription.
- Under Premium Add-ons, click on the “+” icon next to the HBO Max add-on.
- Click on “Review Changes” to check and confirm your subscription plan.
- Finally, click on “Submit“.
6. Adding HBO Max via Disney+
None of Hulu’s premium add-ons or live TV plans are available to Disney+ subscribers, unless they are Disney+ users who have purchased the Hulu + Disney bundle. With this bundle, they can, of course, access the Hulu service (with or without ads, depending on the plan).
These Disney+ subscribers who want to add HBO Max to their account must have this active Hulu subscription and purchase the HBO Max add-on.
7. Adding HBO Max via Apple
Adding HBO Max to Hulu is pretty straightforward on Apple devices. All you have to do is open the subscription page on your Apple devices and go to Hulu to add HBO Max as an add-on.
However, Apple users are required to purchase a Hulu subscription to get HBO Max as an add-on.
If Apple users have a preexisting Hulu plan, they should wait until the membership ends and resubscribe for Hulu plus HBO Max.
8. Adding HBO Max via Amazon Prime
With Amazon, users can access every Hulu feature along with premium add-ons. However, you won’t be able to add HBO Max via Amazon Prime directly. As discussed above, you must first sign up for HBO Max separately and bundle it with a provider like Hulu.
To do that, open your Hulu account and go to “Manage Add-Ons” to bundle HBO Max with your preexisting Hulu plan.
Many subscribers have reported that they don’t have access to exclusive HBO Max content on the Hulu app. And that includes me! I almost thought my subscription isn’t worth it then.
But don’t worry; you can actually easily access the exclusive HBO Max content with your existing membership.
All you have to do is launch the HBO app or go to the official website and log in with your existing credentials. Viola! You can now access HBO Max’s exclusive content.
As discussed above, you can only access HBO originals on your Hulu app. That’s why you can’t view premium HBO Max content on Hulu.
So use the Hulu and HBO Max apps to enjoy all the content!
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Which Devices Support Streaming HBO Max on Hulu?
You can stream HBO Max on Hulu on the following supported devices:
- PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4
- Fire Stick and Fire TV
- Selected Samsung TV models
- Xbox 360 and Xbox One
- Apple iPad and iPhone (iOS 10 or above)
- Roku TV
- Apple TV 4th Generation
How Many Screens Can HBO Max Be Streamed on Hulu From a Single Account?
You can stream HBO Max on Hulu on only two screens simultaneously. However, you can increase this limit by upgrading your Hulu plan to Hulu plus Live TV.
Once you activate your Hulu + Live TV plan, you can stream Hulu on unlimited screens and HBO Max content on up to five screens.
However, in addition to the $14.99/month fee, you must pay an additional $9.99 to enjoy this upgrade.
What Are the Different Subscription Plans Available to Hulu Users?
Since you’ll need an active Hulu membership before adding HBO Max, let’s take a look at the different Hulu subscription plans available to users:
- Hulu Base Plan (No Ads): This plan allows you to stream on-demand Hulu content for only $14.99 per month without advertisements.
- Hulu Base Plan (With Ads): Unlike the previous plan, this lets you stream Hulu content for only $7.99/month (or $79.99/year), but with ads.
- Hulu (No Ads) + Live TV: For only $82.99 per month, you can stream on-demand Hulu content and live television.
- Hulu + Live TV (Ad-Supported): For $69.99, you get access to all Hulu content and Live TV. However, there will be advertisements.
HBO Max Alternatives Available on Hulu
Aside from HBO Max, Hulu allows you to add other streaming platforms to your subscription for an additional fee.
These platforms include:
Once you add these premium streaming services, you can watch your content without any interruption or ads, and promotional content that occasionally appears will be reduced.
Contact Hulu Support
If you’re having trouble adding HBO Max to your Hulu membership, contact Hulu customer support for further assistance.
After conveying your issue, they will provide a quick solution to resolve it in no time.
However, if Hulu cannot offer a fix, then contact HBO customer support, as sometimes the issue might be with HBO Max instead of Hulu.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Is HBO Max on Hulu?
HBO Max costs $14.99/month as a Hulu add-on. You can then access HBO originals and movies directly through Hulu. But there is even more HBO content available through the HBO Max app.
What’s Included With HBO Max on Hulu?
With HBO Max on Hulu, you’ll get access to HBO originals like Succession, Euphoria, and House of the Dragon on Hulu.
Can I Watch HBO Max Content Through the Hulu App?
Yes! By purchasing HBO Max as an add-on to your existing Hulu plan, you can access HBO Live on compatible devices. But exclusive content is accessible only when you log into the HBO Max app using the same Hulu credentials.
Once you add HBO Max to Hulu, it will be easier to manage all your membership bills in one place.
Hulu will not only charge you for its membership but also for an HBO Max subscription. However, you must know that the Hulu app only streams HBO originals, not its premium movies and TV shows.
To access exclusive TV shows and movies on HBO Max, you must access them on the official HBO website or the HBO Max app.
Were you able to add HBO Max to Hulu? If so, please share your experience in the comments below!