How many people can watch HBO Max at once?

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December 12, 2023

HBO Max (now changed to Max) costs $9.99/month or $99.99/year (With Ads) or $15.99/month or $149.99/year(Ad-Free). There is no official free trial, but you can get 1 week free trial from Hulu. HBO Max caps accounts at five profiles, including both adult and kid profiles. You can add profiles for everyone in your household.

You can sign in to HBO Max on different devices, but HBO Max only allows a maximum of three simultaneous streams, which includes phones, streaming devices like Roku and Fire Stick, smart TVs, the HBO Max website on a computer, and other devices.

However, with the rename to Max, simultaneous streams rules also changed. Currently Max With Ads and Ad-free users can stream on 2 devices at once and Ultimate Ad-Free users can stream on 4 devices at once.

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How to add profiles for family members on HBO Max?

You can add profiles from the HBO Max website or the app. Follow below steps to add profiles on HBO Max website.

  1. Open on your browser and log in your HBO Max account.
  2. Click ADD ADULT or ADD KID.
  3. Choose a character, enter the profile name and then click SAVE.

If you’re getting a streaming on too many devices message, do the following:

On phone or tablet

  1. Open HBO Max app.
  2. Tap the Profile icon. 
  3. Tap the gear icon to open Settings.
  4. Choose Manage Devices. A list of devices that you’ve recently used appears under Other Devices.
  5. To start streaming on another device, you’ll need to stop streaming on a device that has been used recently.

On computer

  1. Go to in your browser and log in your account. 
  2. Click Profile icon – Settings.
  3. Scroll down and click Manage Devices. A list of devices that you’ve recently used appears under Other Devices.
  4. To start streaming on another device, you’ll need to stop streaming on a device that has been used recently.

How to host an HBO Max Watch Party?

HBO Max doesn’t have a built-in feature like Prime’s Watch Party, which lets you host virtual viewings with friends and family. In HBO Max’s case, you use a browser extension to watch the same HBO Max movie or TV Show online with family and friends. HBO Watch Party extension is a user-friendly extension that facilitates easy and seamless HBO streaming in sync with family or friends living away. HBO Watch Party is now available on Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Mozilla Firefox.

Update: HBO Watch Party seems doesn’t work currently.

How to host a HBO Max watch party with Teleparty?

  1. Open in Chrome and click Install Teleparty.
  2. Click “Add to Chrome”.
  3. Click on the Extensions located in the top right corner of your browser.
  4. Find the entry for Teleparty and click on the Pin icon.
  5. Open in Chrome and log in your account.
  6. Select the movie or TV show you want to watch and start playing it.
  7. Select the Teleparty extension in the toolbar.
  8. Select Start the Party.
  9. A window opens containing a URL. Copy the link and send it to your friends so they can join the party.

How to stream HBO Max on unlimited devices simultaneously?

To watch HBO Max on as many devices as you want, the best way is to download HBO Max movies and TV shows to MP4, after that, you can play HBO Max on any device without any limitations.

You can use Pazu HBO Max Video Downloader to download your favorite movies and TV shows to MP4 with either ad-free or ad-supported plan and watch them whenever you want, even after cancelling HBO Max subscription.

Pazu HBO Max Video Downloader is developed to download 720p movies and TV shows from HBO Max to MP4/MKV on Mac and Windows. After that, you can watch the HBO Max MP4 downloads on any device without HBO Max app. What’s more the downloads will never expire.

Even if you only have HBO Max as-supported subscription, you can download HBO Max movies and TV shows to MP4 with Pazu HBO Max Video Downloader.

Steps to download HBO Max movies and TV shows to MP4

Step 1: First, you need to install the software on the device whether it is Mac or Windows. After launch the software, it will redirect to the screen where you have to log in your HBO Max account.

HBO Max Video Downloader

Step 2: After logging into your account, type the show or movie you want to download in the search field and click the search icon.

HBO Max Video Downloader

Step 3: Click the gear icon on the top right corner to select the video format, codec, audio and subtitle languages, output folder, etc. 

HBO Max to MP4

Step 4: After doing all the changes, simply click on the download button. For movie, the downloading starts immediately. For TV show, you will be presented with all episodes. Select the seasons and episodes you want to download.

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Further, if required you can change the subtitle and audio track by clicking on the gear-like icon.

To see all the downloaded items, go to the History tab.

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