How to Get CINEMAX on Roku

CINEMAX is the latest incorporation to Roku’s ever-expanding list of streaming services, that delivers the audience the best of entertainment in HD. 

CINEMAX offers a diverse range of movies, original series, TV shows, on-demand videos and a lot more so that you do not have any lack of options of what to watch.

In this article, we break down how to get CINEMAX on Roku and deliver answers to all your questions related to this.


How to Add CINEMAX App on Roku streaming device

You can add the CINEMAX App on Roku, if it is available in your country, and enjoy TV shows, movies, and original series by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Get the Roku device ready and download the CINEMAX app from the Roku store.

Step 2: Press the home button on the remote to open the Home screen.

roku home button

Step 3: Go to the left side of the screen and select “Streaming channels”.

Streaming channels

Step 4: Navigate to the Movies and TV section and search for the app. Or else, look for the search option.

search cinemax app on roku

Step 5: Enter “CINEMAX” in the search bar and you’ll see the results popping up.

Step 6: Then, select the app, go to the “Add channel” option and press the OK button on the remote. This will add the app to your Roku device.

Once the installation is completed, you can go back to your Roku home screen and you’ll see CINEMAX added to your Streaming channels list.

How to Activate the CINEMAX app on Roku and Stream it

After installing the app on your Roku device, you would need to activate your channel before you can start watching. Here’s a guideline that helps you activate the CINEMAX app on Roku:

Step 1: On the Home Screen, open the CINEMAX app. A channel link code will appear on your screen.

Step 2: Now on some other device, open your browser and go to, which is the channel activation site.

Step 3: Select the “Pay TV provider” option from the list and after the payment is done, enter the code appearing on your TV screen.

Step 4: Finally, select “Activate” to initiate the activation process of CINEMAX on Roku.

How to Watch CINEMAX on Roku via Alternative live TV streaming services

The CINEMAX standalone app is not available on the Roku store in several countries. But there are a variety of other alternative TV streaming services for you to watch CINEMAX on Roku devices. All you would need is a subscription to either of these apps on Roku TV.


1. Hulu

Hulu is one of the most prominent subscription-based TV streaming services available on Roku. It offers its users unlimited access to the largest library so that they can watch full seasons of trending shows, movies, Hulu originals and so much more, without any ads. 

Hulu also supports a long list of add-ons, which includes CINEMAX. This lets you stream CINEMAX on Roku TV, with a separate fee, no matter whatever Hulu subscription you have.

2. Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video would never let you get bored as it gives you access to unlimited shows, movies, Amazon originals, and a lot more options to choose from. With a subscription to this, you can even download and watch your shows or movies offline. 

Amazon Prime Video is one of the few services to support CINEMAX and hence you can pay a minimum separate fee and stream your favourite CINEMAX on Roku TV.

3. PlayStation Vue

CINEMAX can also be accessed through PlayStation Vue, which supports a wide range of channels. You can subscribe to this and stream CINEMAX on Roku to your heart’s content. Also, PlayStation Vue is a single channel that won’t let you skip any of your top CINEMAX shows.

4. Sling TV

On Sling TV, you can watch CINEMAX for $10 a month. Subscribers of “Best of Live TV” or one of Sling International’s base packages can have access to more than 500 on-demand movies, TV shows, and originals series.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is CINEMAX supported by TV providers?

Yes, CINEMAX is supported by an extensive range of satellite or cable TV providers. Some of the providers have add-ons through which CINEMAX can be added, or you can subscribe to the channel separately. The only hitch to these services is that you would need to pay an extra charge for CINEMAX.

What are the TV providers that support CINEMAX channel?

You can access the CINEMAX channel through a long list of satellite or cable TV providers like Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Spectrum, DirecTV, Xfinity, Optimum, Suddenlink, Cox Contour, and so on.

Does Roku Channel Store support CINEMAX channel officially?

In some countries, Roku Channel Store does support the CINEMAX channel officially.  However, in many countries, it does not, despite its official notice back in April 2019.

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To Conclude

CINEMAX is loved by thousands of its loyal customers and if you are a customer of Roku as well, then you can enjoy your fun, entertaining CINEMAX shows on your Roku streaming sticks or players. You can either watch it by installing and activating the app, if available, or through several third-party TV streaming services offering the same, on your Roku TV.

Mark Roberts is a freelance writer and tech enthusiast based in San Diego, specializing in internet security, Roku guides, cord-cutting, and more.

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