Thanks to the magic of corporate acquisitions, HBO Max has quickly ballooned to possibly the best streaming app around, purely in terms of the content selection. From unbelievably cool
That is, once you actually have HBO Max up and running on your preferred streaming device. That part can be a little tricky if you don’t know where to look or what to do. That’s what we’re here for. If you’re having trouble getting HBO Max on your content box, keep on reading.
Sorry, it’s not free
Before you can download HBO Max and watch every episode of the criminally underappreciated series The Leftovers like you definitely should, you need access to the service. You’re probably wondering if you can get it for free. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but no, short of jacking a login from a friend or family member, you’re going to have to pay up to get full access to HBO Max.
I emphasized “full” there because HBO Max does offer a limited selection of
Assuming you want the real HBO Max experience, however, you’ll
One last piece of advice: Write down your login information. You’ll need it to make the HBO Max app work once you’ve installed it to your device.
How to get HBO Max on Roku
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Now that we’ve gotten the most annoying part out of the way, we can get down to brass tacks. First up is Roku, the
Press the home button on your Roku remote and navigate to the “Streaming Channels” menu
Hit the “Search Channels” button and type in “HBO Max,” or at least enough of it for the search auto-fill to show the app to you
Scroll over to HBO Max, select it, and then press the “Add Channel” button
There! All done. It should be on your Roku home page now. If you have a Roku
How to get HBO Max on Fire Stick
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Moving on, let’s talk about watching HBO Max on
Go to your Fire Stick’s home page and find the search function, which should look like a magnifying glass
Type in “HBO Max”
Once you see the HBO Max app, select it and then hit the download button
Just like magic, HBO Max should now be in your Fire Stick’s app selection. Also note that if you have a voice remote for the Fire Stick, you can just ask for HBO Max and Alexa will take you to it. It’s that easy, folks.
How to get HBO Max on Apple TV
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I’m going to sound like a broken record, but the truth is the truth. HBO Max is available on Apple TV streaming devices too, and just like Roku and Fire Stick, downloading the app couldn’t be easier:
Find the App Store on your Apple TV
Search for “HBO Max”
Once you see it, select it and press the download button
Once that’s done, it should be accessible from the list of apps on the Apple TV. And again, Apple TV has
How to get HBO Max on Samsung, Vizio, and LG smart TVs
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Samsung, Vizio, and LG smart TVs also allow you to install streaming apps directly to the TV instead of relying on an external streaming device. All three of these brands let you watch HBO Max, but the methods differ slightly from brand to brand.
Any relatively recent Samsung TV should be able to access HBO Max, but just in case, you can check
The same is largely true of recent LG smart TVs. Press the home button and find the
You should be all set, then. HBO Max has an impressive lineup of classic movies and TV shows to peruse, so quit reading my thoughts on the matter and go explore it yourself.