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How to Install & Watch HBO Max on Android TV

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HBO Max on Android TV

Are you searching for the right application on your Android TV to binge-watch all your favorite shows and movies from the HBO network? Try out HBO Max, and the application is natively available on the Play Store. Instead of installing it from the Play Store, you can get this app by sideloading its apk file on Android TV. Besides these app installation ways, you can stream Max on your TV by browsing its official site or casting its app’s content.

Important Note: The HBO Max has been renamed to Max with the addition of Discovery+ content. The partnership lets you watch media content from Discovery networks like Animal Planet, TLC, Food Network, etc.

HBO Max is a premium service; you need a monthly or annual subscription to watch the available content. You can also link the existing TV or mobile provider to watch all the content for free. Visit this support page to view all the supported providers. Some notable features of the HBO Max app include Dolby Atmos audio, 4K HDR Video, support for simultaneous streaming, and more.

This article pens down the installation and some other streaming ways of Max on Android TV. Furthermore, not-working solutions and a few best alternatives for the Max app are discussed here.

Subscription Packages for Max

PlanMonthly PriceAnnual PriceSimultaneous StreamingVideo Resolution
With Ads$9.99$99.992Full HD
Ad-Free$15.99$149.992Full HD
Ultimate Ad-Free$19.99$199.9944K Ultra HD

How to Install HBO Max on Android TV/Box from Play Store

1. Go to the home screen on your Android TV and click on Apps.

Apps section of Android TV

2. Open the Google Play Store and click the Search icon.

3. Enter HBO Max in the search bar and locate the app.

4. Select HBO Max from the suggested result.

5. Click Install to get the app on your 4K Android TV/ Android TV Box.

6. Once the app is installed, click Open to launch the app.

How to Activate HBO Max on Android TV

1. Open HBO Max on your Android TV.

2. You will get an activation code to link with your account on the Max Website.

3. Go to the activation website [https://auth.max.com/link] on your smartphone or PC.

4. Enter the code and click the Continue button.

Activation page of Max.

5. Sign in to your Max account with the necessary credentials. After signing in, the Max app on Android TV will be linked to your account.

6. Now, you can play the required content without any restriction.

How to Watch HBO Max on Android TV Using a Browser

HBO Max has a dedicated webpage with an extensive media library of numerous media content. You can access the Max website using any of the best browsers on your Android TV.

1. Open a web browser on your Android TV.

2. Enter the URL (https://www.max.com/) in the address bar and visit the website.

3. The home screen of HBO Max will appear on the TV screen.

Home screen of Max

4. Click the Sign-in button and enter your subscribed account credentials.

5. Once the home page appears, you can select and play your favorite content on your Android TV.

How to Install Max on Android TV Outside the US

If you can’t find the Max app in the Play Store in your country other than the US, it must be geo-restricted. Therefore, you need to sideload its APK file using the Downloader on Android TV.

1. Turn on your Android TV and head to the Apps section.

2. Locate the Google Play Store and launch it.

3. Click on the Search icon and type Downloader in the required field.

4. Locate the Downloader app developed by AFTVnews and hit the Install button.

Install Downloader on Android TV

5. Wait for a while to download and install the Downloader app on your device.

6. Once the Downloader app is installed successfully, press the home button on your remote.

7. Now, navigate to the Settings icon from the home page.

8. From the options, go to Device Preferences → Security & Restrictions.

Click Security & Restrictions

9. Click Unknown Sources → Turn on the Downloader toggle.

10. Now. go back to the home screen and launch the Downloader app.

11. Accept the storage and other permissions asked by the app on your TV.

12. Choose Home from the left pane, and type the below-mentioned URL in the required field.

Download link for the latest version of Max APK: bit.ly/3RoBolo

Enter the HBO Max APK link to download it on Android TV

13. Click Go to download the APK file on your Android TV.

14. Once the file is downloaded, open it and click Install.

15. After the downloading process, return to the homepage and navigate to the Apps section.

16. Now, you need to install any of the VPNs on your Android TV, like NordVPN or ExpressVPN, and connect to the US server.

17. Then, click Open to launch the Max app and watch your desired media content.

How to Cast Max Movies and TV Shows to Android TV

The HBO Max app on Android and iPhone has built-in cast support. You can easily cast HBO Max from your smartphone to TV.

1. Install HBO Max on your smartphone from the Google Play Store or App Store.

2. Connect Android TV to a WiFi network. On the other hand, connect the HBO Max-installed smartphone to the same network.

3. Open HBO Max on your smartphone and log in with your account.

4. Click the Cast icon from the app.

Cast icon on Max app

5. From the list of devices, choose your Android TV.

6. Play the video content on the app, and it will appear on your Android TV.

Supported Android TVs and Boxes

Smart TVsSmart TV Boxes
Sony Smart TV
TCL Smart TV
Hisense Smart TV
Philips Smart TV
MI Smart TV
Panasonic Smart TV
JVC Smart TV
Nvidia Shield TV
Mi Box
DIRECTV Stream
Air TV

How to Fix Not Working Issues of Max on Android TV

If the Max app is not working properly on your Android TV due to issues like a black screen, app freezing, and more, then you need to perform the troubleshooting fixes listed below to resolve those problems.

HBO Max Alternatives

If you feel that Max isn’t for you or if you are unsatisfied with the service it provides, you can switch over to some other platform to stream the media content. Here are the best options you can choose as an alternative solution to Max.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How to install HBO Max on Android TV?

HBO Max is available to download and stream on your Android TV. With an HBO Max subscription, start watching your favorite HBO Max shows on your TV. You can download it using the following navigations Apps → Google Play Store → Search icon → Search for Max→ Download.

2. Is HBO Max available for Samsung Smart TV?

Yes. HBO Max has its dedicated application on the Samsung App Store. So, it is officially available for Samsung Smart TVs.

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