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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. Some notable features of the HBO Max app include Dolby Atmos audio, 4K HDR Video, 3 simultaneous streaming, and more.

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.

PlanPriceDevicesVideo ResolutionDownloadsAdditional Features
With Ads$9.99/month2Full HDN/A
Ad-Free$15.99/month2Full HD30N/A
Ultimate Ad-Free$19.99/month44K Ultra HD100Immersive audio, Dolby Atmos

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 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

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 Cast HBO 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.

How to Install HBO Max on Android TV Outside the US

If you can’t find the HBO Max app in the Play Store, it must be geo-restricted. Therefore, you need to use the Downloader app to sideload the APK file.

1. Install the Downloader app on your Android TV from the Play Store.

Install Downloader on Android TV

2. Click the Settings icon on your Android TV.

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

Click Security & Restrictions

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

5. Now, open the Downloader app on Android TV from the home screen.

6. Tap Allow to accept the storage permissions.

7. Choose Home from the left pane, and enter the download link of HBO Max APK in the URL field.

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

8. Click Go to download the HBO Max APK on your Android TV.

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

10. Install a VPN on your Android TV and connect to the US server where HBO Max is accessible.

10. Click Open to launch the app and watch the content.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Is HBO Max available on Android TV?

Yes, 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.

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 correctly.
2. Restart the Android TV and check whether the app is working.
3. Clear the cache files of your Android TV.
4. Update the HBO Max app (if an update is available).
5. Uninstall the HBO Max app on your TV and re-install it after a few minutes.
6. Reset your Android TV and then install the latest version of the HBO Max app.

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