Streaming services are already coming to the forefront of streaming various content almost all over the world. Television is becoming a thing of the past, so people have to adapt to the new reality. All the more reason to do so in a much easier way. After all, if you have a subscription, for example, to Netflix, then you can decide for yourself when to watch your favorite movie or series.
A streaming service like Hulu offers the same conditions, only unlike Netflix, you can also watch various sports events as well as live TV. Of course, if you want to watch your favorite movies, shows, or sports events in comfort and without commercials, you will have to pay for them.
Sometimes several streaming services will merge to attract more users. The same thing happened to Hulu with HBO Max. Here’s how you can buy a Hulu subscription along with an HBO Max subscription.
What is Hulu with HBO Max?
As one of the best and largest subscription streaming services for over a decade, Hulu has gained popularity among more than 30 million viewers worldwide. Initially, the service was only for watching recently aired various TV shows. However, the service is now massive and allows you to watch full movies, series, TV shows, and even live broadcasts.
There are several subscription plans, depending on your advertising stability and what you want to watch in streaming. Despite its popularity and demand, many Hulu users complain about some problems with ads. They say that the ads on Hulu are very loud and cannot be made any louder. However, this problem doesn’t stop the service from continuing to grow.
As you may know, HBO Max is a premium streaming platform that allows viewers to watch all of HBO’s original content and more in one app. Hulu subscribers with an active Hulu subscription can access HBO Max in the Hulu app using the HBO Max add-on plan in their Hulu account. Let’s look more closely at how this can be done.
How to subscribe to Hulu with HBO Max
HBO Max costs $14.99 per month through Hulu, but there are some things to be aware of before you add the premium add-on to your subscription. First of all, even though an HBO Max subscription comes bundled with Hulu, not all HBO Max shows and movies will be available for viewing through the Hulu app.
If you want to subscribe to the Hulu streaming service and to HBO Max at the same time, you have to follow these steps:
- First of all, go to the Hulu official website.
- Then, sign in to your Hulu account, if you have one, by clicking on the “Log In” button at the top right corner of the webpage.
- After that, click on your profile icon in the upper right corner and select “Account”.
- Next, click on the “Manage Add-ons” option under the “Your Subscription” section.
- Now, click on the “+” icon next to HBO Max.
- Finally, confirm the change of your subscription plan.
Once you have completed these steps, HBO Max channels and content will be available for viewing directly in the app. However, this doesn’t mean that you will be able to watch all content available on HBO Max in the Hulu app. You will still need to install the HBO Max app to access all content. For example, you can install the HBO Max app on your Fire TV.
What do you need to know about Hulu and HBO Max pricing?
Hulu offers live and on-demand plans. A standard subscription with ads costs $6.99 per month (currently the first 3 months for $1 per month), a subscription without ads for $12.99 per month, or $64.99 per month for those who want access to live TV channels. Regardless of whether you subscribed to the basic, ads-free, or the “Hulu + Live TV” plan, you can add HBO Max to your Hulu plan.
As previously mentioned, the HBO Max add-on costs $14.99 per month on top of the Hulu subscription. While HBO Max also offers a cheaper ad-supported plan for $9.99, those who subscribe through Hulu only have the option to add the more expensive HBO Max plan without ads to their package for $14.99. Generally, first-time subscribers to HBO Max through Hulu can take advantage of a seven-day free trial before making the first monthly payment.
Another advantage of subscribing to Hulu is that you can stream your favorite content on multiple devices at once. It’s really very convenient.
Can you watch HBO Max and Hulu content in the same app?
Nothing will change in the way the Hulu app works. You’ll still have access to all current and past seasons of HBO original programming, as well as the latest movies directly through Hulu.
However, you will now have even more content available to watch directly through the HBO Max app. This includes full seasons of “Friends”, “The Big Bang Theory”, “Doctor Who” and others, as well as Warner Bros. Studios movies such as “Wonder Woman” and “The Matrix”. This additional content is only available through the HBO Max app.
In addition, you can also watch your favorite movies and shows on HBO Max on multiple devices simultaneously.
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On what devices is HBO Max available through Hulu?
You can access HBO network content on Hulu at home or on the go on these supported devices
- Apple iPhone and iPad (running iOS 10 or later).
- Android smartphones and tablets (running 5.0 or later).
- Fire TV and Fire Stick.
- Apple TV (4th generation).
- Xbox One and Xbox 360.
- PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.
- Samsung (some TV models).
- Hulu.com through a browser on Mac or PC.
Moreover, you can also add HBO Max to your Roku device.
However, you still need to activate a separate HBO Max account to view the additional content available only through HBO Max.