Skip HBO Max Asking Who’s Watching In A Simple Step

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Are you stuck trying to stop HBO Max from asking who’s watching?

Get in line! This annoying event affects thousands of subscribers every day, and I’m sure it must be very frustrating for you.

But before you cancel your account, let me assure you that there’s a simple, yet effective trick you can try to eliminate this nuisance.

And we’d love to show it to you.

Below, I’ll walk you through how you can bypass this intolerable question and save several minutes of your precious time.

Are you ready? Let’s get to work!

How Restrictions Can Make You Free

If you were anything like me as a kid, you probably didn’t like having your parents tell you that you couldn’t watch certain shows or movies. In order to protect you, they likely even set parental controls and a PIN to keep you from disobeying them.

And as annoying as it was, what if I told you that, as a grown-up, you can now use that dreaded feature to stop HBO Max from asking you who’s watching?

That’s right, parental control can be your friend…

As you probably know, this feature blocks all adult content from children’s profiles and prevents them from accessing anything inappropriate by using a secret code. But what you might not know, is that parental control on HBO Max also keeps kids from switching between profiles.

Do you see where I’m going with this?

That’s right, you can create your own kid profile and set parental controls on that account to keep the platform from asking who’s watching.

But won’t that block all the content I can now, as an adult, access”? Not if you set the profile up properly.

You see, when you set the parental controls, HBO Max allows you to establish your “child’s” age, so that, if they’re a teen, they can access more content, while still being blocked from adult shows.

By taking advantage of this age feature, you can set your hypothetical child’s age to +18 years old, thus allowing you to access all content on the platform while preventing the system from logging you out of that profile without the secret PIN.

Are you just about ready to try this out? Read on to find out how!

Creating a Non-restrictive Kid Profile

The first thing you want to do is launch the platform on your computer. You can also change these settings on other streaming devices, but doing so on a PC is the simplest option.

Here’s what you have to do:

  1. Open HBO Max on your favorite browser, and on the “Who Is Watching?” page, select “+ KID” from the options below
Hbo Max Who Is Watching Selection Menu
Hbo Max Create A Pin
HBO Max Profile Creator
Hbo Max Parental Control Config
Parental Control Profile Selection

From this moment on, HBO Max should automatically skip asking who’s watching and log you into the Kid profile.



Having HBO Max keep asking who’s watching when you only have one profile can quickly get annoying. Especially if you just got home after a long day at work.

At that moment, all you probably want to do is relax and enjoy your favorite shows, not spend minutes selecting your profile and waiting for the platform to log you in. 

How frustrating…

Luckily, as I hope you’ve learned in this piece, this quick workaround should get rid of the inconvenience and help you stay logged into your account for good. All this while allowing you to enjoy unrestricted access to every single show and movie HBO Max has to offer.

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Happy streaming!