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How to Install & Watch HBO Max on Android TV

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HBO Max on Android TV

HBO Max is a popular streaming service to binge-watch all of your favorite HBO series and shows. HBO has plenty of shows to blow your mind, including the upcoming shows set for the premiere. Some popular HBO originals include Doom Patrol, Raised by Wolves, Search Party, The Flight Attendant, Love Life, and Made for Love. They cover all the genres and are categorized properly in the HBO Max library for ease of access. In this section, explore everything related to HBO Max on Android TV.

HBO Max on Android TV

If you are a fan of HBO shows, there is no chance that you wouldn’t add HBO Max to your subscription. You can enjoy the original movies and series on your TV with an HBO Max subscription. It includes the iconic HBO shows like Friends, The Big Bang Theory, Game of Thrones, and The Bachelor. Further, enjoy movies from the DC Universe with your subscription. Also, watch movies like The Shining, The Invisible Man, Die Hard, The Matrix, and Inception.


You can enjoy your favorite HBO Max shows with a monthly subscription.

  • A monthly subscription plan with ads costs $9.99 per month or $99.99/year.
  • If you want to skip ads, get a monthly subscription at $14.99 per month or $149.99/year.
  • You can enjoy the content in both 1080p and 4K streaming qualities.
  • You can enjoy a library with around 10000 titles.
  • Further, enjoy three simultaneous streams on your devices.

HBO Max on Android TV

You can always enjoy watching HBO Max on your Android TV because HBO Max has its app on the Play Store for you to download. All you need to do is subscribe to HBO Max and add it to your device.

HBO Max on Android TV

Supported Android TVs

Let’s explore the Android TVs that bring HBO Max to you.

  • Sony Smart TV
  • TCL Smart TV
  • Hisense Smart TV
  • Philips Smart TV
  • MI Smart TV
  • Panasonic Smart TV
  • JVC Smart TV

Supported Android TV Boxes

You can enjoy HBO Max in the following boxes.

  • Nvidia Shield TV
  • Mi Box
  • DIRECTV Stream
  • Air TV

How to Install and Watch HBO Max on Android TV

You can easily add and stream the HBO Max library on your Android TV. Follow these steps for the same.

1. Turn on your Android TV and hit the home button.

2. Move to the Apps section and tap the Google Play Store icon.

3. Choose the Search icon and search for the HBO Max.

4. From the results, choose the HBO Max icon and start downloading it.

5. HBO Max will be added to your apps list once installed.

6. Launch the HBO Max app on your Android TV.

7. Select the Sign In option on your screen.

8. An Activation Code will appear on your screen.

HBO Max on Android TV

9. From a web browser, visit the HBO Max activation site.

HBO Max on Android TV

10. Enter the activation code in the space provided.

11. Finally, click on Next and log In to the HBO Max account.

12. Start streaming your favorite shows from HBO Max.

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Cast HBO Max to Android TV

Apart from adding HBO Max from the Play Store, you can enjoy its contents by casting HBO Max from your Android and iPhones. It is possible by

1. Connect your Smartphone to the same WiFi network as the Android TV.

2. On your Smartphone, install the HBO Max app from Play Store or App Store as needed.

3. Launch the HBO Max app after installing it and Sign in to your account.

4. From the library, choose the video you want to watch on your TV and start playing it.

5. Further, tap on the Cast icon on your app.

HBO Max on Android TV

6. Pick your Android TV from the list of devices.

7. Finally, HBO Max will start casting the show on your TV.

How to Install and Watch HBO Max on Android TV Outside the US

As we know, HBO Max is available for access only in the US. So, if you are out of the US, you might need to opt for other services. However, you can access HBO Max outside of the US with a VPN and start streaming from a US server. Then, you might need to sideload HBO Max on your device. To sideload HBO Max, you need to follow these steps.

Step 1: Installing Downloader on Android TV

You need to have the Downloader app on your Android TV to sideload apps. Follow these steps to add the same.

1. Start by opening the Google Play Store on your device.

Google Play Store

2. Click the Search icon on the screen.

Search icon

3. Type and search for Downloader by AFTV news in the search bar.

Search for Downloader

4. Select the Install button and wait for the installation process to complete.

Step 2: Enable Unknown Sources

You need to make these settings on your Android TV to add apps from Unknown Sources, including HBO Max.

1. Firstly, choose the Settings option on your home screen.

Enable Unknown Source for Downloader

2. Navigate to and click on the Security & restrictions option.

Enable Unknown Source for Downloader

3. Click on the Unknown Sources option.

Enable Unknown Source for Downloader

4. Finally, choose Downloader and enable it using the toggle.

Step 3: Install HBO Max using Downloader

1. Open the new Downloader app on your TV.

Launch the Downloader

2. When it prompts, click on the Allow option.

3. Enter the URL for the latest version of the HBO Max apk.

4. Click on the Go option and download the HBO Max apk file.

5. Once you installed the apk file, tap the Install button and go through the on-screen instructions.

6. After installation, delete the apk file and return to the main screen.

7. Now, launch a VPN service on your Android TV and connect to a US server.

8. Now, launch the HBO Max that you’ve sideloaded and stream its content upon activating it.

Other Supported Devices

HBO Max is available on various devices so that everyone who loves this service can access it irrespective of what device they are on.

HBO Max supported devices
  • Smartphones and Tablets (Android OS 5 and later)
  • iPhones and iPads (iOS 12.2 and later)
  • Windows PC (Windows 7 and later)
  • Apple Mac (macOS X 10.10 (Yosemite) and later)
  • Apple TV (4th gen. and later)
  • Amazon Fire TV (Fire OS 5.3.6 and later)
  • Roku
  • Amazon Fire TV Stick
  • Amazon Fire TV Cube
  • Web browsers (latest version)
  • Amazon Fire tablets (4th gen. and later)
  • Chromebooks (Chrome browser version 78 or later)
  • Chromecast
  • PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5
  • Xbox One
  • Xfinity X1 and Xfinity Flex

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I get HBO Max on my Android TV?

You can get HBO Max on your Android TV in more than one way. You can add it from the Playstore like any other app. Further, Cast HBO Max on your TV from an Android smartphone or iPhone.

2. Is HBO Max on Android TV?

Yes, HBO Max is available for download on your Android TV. With an HBO Max subscription, start watching your favorite HBO Max shows on your TV.

3. How to Fix HBO Max not Working on Android TV?

When the HBO Max app fails to load media on your TV
1. Check whether the internet connection is working properly.
2. Restart the Android TV and check whether the app is working or not.
3. Clear the cache files of the HBO Max app.
4. Update the HBO Max app (if an update is available).
5. Uninstall the HBO Max app on your TV and then re-install it after a few minutes.
6. Reset your Android TV and then install the HBO Max app.

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