Warner Bros’ HBO Max is a premium streaming platform that allows viewers to stream all of HBO’s original content and more under one app—HBO Max. Hulu is an American online streaming service, which covers content selected from ABC, CBS, NBC, ABC, and FX, besides its own originals.
Hulu subscribers, with an active Hulu subscription, can now access HBO Max on the Hulu app, using the HBO Max add on plan in their Hulu accounts.
So all you need to stream HBO Max content are your Hulu credentials. That’s it!
How to add HBO Max to your Hulu Account
Step 1: Select “Sign up now” on the Hulu homepage to create your Hulu account, which will enable you to access both Hulu and (in later steps) HBO Max content, while being billed only by Hulu.
Step 2: Download the separate HBO Max app and authenticate your HBO Max account by signing up through the provider option, and then select Hulu as your provider.
Step 3: You can access HBO Max content on Hulu at home, or on the following devices:
Apple: iPhone, iPad, Apple TV (4th Gen), Mac (supported by iOS 10 or newer)
Android: All Android phones and tablets using Android 5.0 or higher
Following a free trial for one week, viewers are charged $14.99/month for these streaming services. A Hulu subscriber can cancel anytime.
The Hulu base plan allows for two simultaneous streams that can be upgraded with unlimited screens add on through the Hulu + Live TV plan, which allows viewers to stream HBO content and Hulu content along with live TV on five screens simultaneously, including 3 mobile devices: advantageous for on-the-go users.
Third-party Apps For Hulu Billing
Hulu has plenty of plans and add-on options that allow its subscribers to pay their subscription bills. It also allows users to get billed via different third-party apps. These are as follows:
Adding HBO Max to your Hulu account can be done through your Hulu app (use Hulu credentials) directly (see the previous section) or through these third-party apps. Read on to know more about the different ways by which you can add HBO Max to your Hulu subscription.
Adding HBO Max to Hulu Through Third-party apps
Before getting into how to add HBO Max to Hulu, let’s understand how Hulu’s access works. It is a streaming service with bundles—it can be used to “bundle” HBO Max within your Hulu profile; but when being billed by third parties, there are restrictions on access to not just HBO Max, but also other neat Hulu features like no-Ads or live TV.
To add the HBO Max Add on to your Hulu account, you have to follow the following basic steps first.
I tried my best to collate all the streaming services, streaming platforms, etc., that you can bill Hulu from; I have also tried to discuss the restrictions they offer.
Add HBO Max through Hulu + Spotify
HBO Max is a Hulu add on, which can be added any time you go to Hulu account and go to Manage plan. This let’s you add new/remove unwanted add ons.
For add ons, live TV, no Ads content, you need to sign up to Hulu directly.
Spotify users with active Hulu bundles must deactivate it first, then sign up to HBO Max and resubscribe to Hulu using the same mail ID.
Then go to Hulu and after you select manage add on, select HBO Max as an add on you want.
Unfortunately, the case is similar to Disney+. You need to end your preexisting bundle and resubscribe to Hulu, adding HBO Max to your new account.
Add HBO Max through Xfinity
Preexisting users will want to end their subscription cycle, and then resubscribe to Hulu directly, after adding HBO Max add on. However, you can edit your Hulu subscription at any time from your device, from the Apps and Subscriptions option.
Few more Questions
How to add HBO max to Hulu through iTunes?
If you already have an iTunes account and a compatible Apple TV or iOS mobile device, you may opt to be charged directly by Apple for Hulu. You may verify if you have been billed by Apple on your Hulu Account page, where your billing party is shown in the Payment Information area. Customers who are Apple-billed may update their payment details through iTunes on a computer or an iOS device. You may add HBO Max to your Hulu account after it has been updated with Apple.
Is HBO max included with Hulu?
No, HBO Max is an add-on subscription that can be purchased through Hulu.
How do I upgrade Hulu through iTunes?
To upgrade Hulu through iTunes, you will need to have an iTunes account and a compatible Apple TV or iOS mobile device. Once you have verified that you have been billed by Apple for your Hulu subscription, you may add HBO Max to your account.
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