HBO Max

Audience: Students

About HBO MAX

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign in to HBO MAX?
  1. Be an enrolled for class and apply for housing at SBU
  2. Pay your SBU housing bill, and currently living on campus
  3. Visit HBOMAX.com or download the HBO MAX app
  4. Click "Sign In" to get started
  5. Scroll down to select Stony Brook University as the TV Provider
  6. Follow the on-screen prompts to continue authentication by logging in with your NetID and NetID password
  7. Create an HBO MAX user ID
  8. Start watching!

** Please Note **

Students must be living on campus in order to get into their HBO MAX accounts. This service will not work from off-campus.

What devices can I use to access HBO MAX with my student account?

You can access HBO MAX using a computer (Windows or Mac) and select tablets, mobile devices, streaming players, TV systems, and game consoles.

Here is a current list of devices that you can use to access HBO MAX, according to HBO:

  • Samsung Smart TV
  • Android smartphones and tablets
  • Laptop computers
  • Roku
  • Kindle Fire
  • XBOX 360
  • Playstation 3
  • Google Chromecast (not supported on the Stony Brook network at this time)
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • Apple TV

** Please Note **

Students must be living on campus in order to get into their HBO MAX accounts. This service will not work from off-campus.

Who is eligible for access to HBO MAX?

To be eligible for HBO MAX through SBU, you must:

  1. Be an enrolled students at Stony Brook University
  2. Pay your SBU housing bill, and currently living on campus
    • Staff members are not eligible for the HBO MAX Service.

** Please Note **

Students must be living on campus in order to get into their HBO MAX accounts. This service will not work from off-campus.

Can I use HBO MAX off campus as well as on campus?

HBO MAX is only available for eligible on campus residents.  HBO MAX is available on computers and mobile devices anytime, anywhere - on or off campus. Game consoles and connected TV devices can only be used on your school's campus network. Please note, HBO MAX is only accessible in the United States and certain U.S. territories where a high-speed broadband connection is available. Minimum 3G connection is required for viewing on mobile devices. Some restrictions may apply.

** Please Note **

Students must be living on campus in order to get into their HBO MAX accounts. This service will not work from off-campus.

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