HBO Max has top-rated content and some of the best features on the market for an on-demand streaming service. However, the price might be too much to handle for some cord-cutters who have already subscribed to half a dozen streaming services. If you’ve decided that it’s time to call it quits, here’s how to quickly and easily cancel an HBO Max subscription.
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How to cancel your HBO Max subscription
Canceling your HBO Max subscription should only take a few minutes, although there are some complications to consider, depending on what method you used to create your account. That said, here’s how to cancel a subscription if you’ve signed up through the standard method (through HBO Max directly).
After you log into your Apple TV account, do the following.
- Log into your HBO Max account
- Select the Profile icon
- Go to your settings
- Select “Billing Information”
- Select “Manage Subscription
- Choose “Cancel”
- Finally, confirm your cancellation
And you’re done! As noted, the cancellation process is super easy. This process applies to using the mobile app. Device cancellation options may be limited if you’re trying to access your user settings from other device apps, such as via Amazon Prime Video channels.
Can I cancel HBO Max from AT&T TV?
If you created an HBO Max account through AT&T TV, you could not cancel. AT&T TV incorporates HBO Max as part of the subscription package. As such, it’s a package deal that can’t be separated into individual parts. If you signed up for AT&T TV to get HBO Max, you might want to instead cancel your AT&T TV subscription and get a different (lower cost) service. Or, you could sign up for AT&T TV Entertainment, which does not include HBO Max.
Can I cancel HBO Max through Hulu or YouTube TV?
You can easily cancel HBO Max if you’ve subscribed to it through Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV, Amazon Prime Video, or Apple TV.
Cancel HBO Max through YouTube TV:
- Log into your account
- Go to your profile picture to access your Settings
- Select the checkmark box next to the add-on network you want to remove (in this case, HBO Max)
- Select “Agree” to finish the process
Cancel HBO Max through Hulu + Live TV:
- Log into your account
- In the account settings, select “Your Subscription”
- Select “Manage Plan,” located next to “Hulu Base Plan”
- Find the add-ons, and change the checkmark next to HBO Max to an X
Cancel HBO Max through Amazon Prime Video:
- Log into your Amazon Prime account
- Click here to access the “Manage Your Prime Video Channels” page
- Locate the subscription you want to cancel (HBO Max)
- Click or tap on “Cancel Channel” and confirm the cancellation
Cancel HBO Max through Apple TV channels
- Open Apple TV
- Go to your Settings page
- Select “Users” and then “Accounts”
- Locate the HBO Max subscription
- Follow the instructions for cancellation
For any third-party subscription option not listed here, you can usually find the cancellation method through your service’s account settings.
HBO Max is worth trying, but there are other viable alternatives
HBO Max is a premium VOD platform with attractive titles and top-quality programming. Since it’s a service offered by Warner Bros, you’ll find many exclusives. Examples include Harley Quinn, Raised by Wolves, and the Flight Attendant. A huge selection of TV shows and movies in different genres is available, which is another reason to try HBO Max.
If you used HBO Max independently from a live TV streaming service and would like to see a cable-free option, don’t hesitate to try Sling TV. Even better, you can check our TV guide to see which channels are available and what they air at any moment!
Sam Cook is a full-time content strategist by day, a part-time freelance content writer since 2015. In another life, he was a high school English teacher for nearly a decade. Based in sunny New Orleans, he writes long-form educational content on technology, including Insurtech, Fintech, HRtech, and content streaming. He loves whittling down complex ideas within these areas that make decisions easier for buyers. When he’s not reading books with his son Miles and playing video games with the family, you can find him immersed in his growing collection of Euro-style board games.