This is a step-by-step guide on how to install HBO Max on FireStick, Fire TV, Fire TV Cube, and Android TV.
On 16th November 2020, Amazon announced that it has added HBO Max back to their Amazon Store. Now, you don’t need to sideload the HBO Max app onto your FireStick.
HBO Max is a streaming platform that bundles up all of the HBO originals along with your favorite Movies and TV Shows outside of HBO. On HBO Max, now you can watch the most-awaited ‘The Friends Reunion’.
We’ve discussed two methods to install HBO Max. The first method is through downloading HBO Max APK and the second method involves Amazon App Store.
Like other HBO streaming services such as HBO Go and HBO Now, HBO Max is also available in the US. To access HBO Max from outside of the US, you will be needing a VPN such as Surfshark.
Surfshark VPN is the most affordable and yet it is the most secure VPN. It keeps your IP address protected online at all times and keeps your identity anonymous. You can use servers like Detroit, Latham, and Bend to connect HBO Max from outside the US.
How HBO Max is Different from HBO GO and HBO Now?
The new streaming service HBO Max serves as a deluxe version of HBO’s older streaming services such as HBO Now and HBO Go.
But what really makes a difference is just content selection and device support. HBO Max is now currently positioned to replace both HBO Go and HBO Now.
HBO Go is no longer available since it was officially replaced by HBO Now on July 31st. Currently, HBO Now is being branded as HBO.
HBO Max is a standalone streaming service that offers tons of other content from different production houses like Warner Bros, DC Comis, CNN, TNT, TBS, and Cartoon Network. It costs about $14.99/month.
However, HBO Go and HBO Now offer only HBO Originals and nothing outside of it. That being said, existing HBO Now and HBO users can also access HBO Max at no additional cost.
Method 1: How to Install HBO Max APK on FireStick
HBO Max is only available in the US. If you’re traveling abroad but wants to stream your favorite content on HBO Max, you will have to set up and use Surfshark on FireStick.
Now follow these steps to install HBO Max on FireStick:
1. Open Firestick Home
2. Click on the Settings icon
3. Select My Fire TV
4. Choose Developer Options
5. Click on Apps from Unknown Sources
6. Click on Turn On
7. Navigate back to the home page and select the Find menu
8. Click on the Search option
9. Type “Downloader” and select it from the list
10. Select the Downloader icon
11. Click on “Download” and wait for the app to install
12. Wait until the download is completed
13. Click on Open to run the Downloader app
14. Once the downloader opens, click on Allow
15. A prompt will be displayed, click OK
16. By default Home tab would be open with a text box displayed on the right side
17. On the Downloader Home menu, enter this URL bit.ly/hbomax-apk and click GO
18. Wait for the download to complete
19. Click Install when the message appears
20. After the installation is completed, click Done
21. Select the Delete when the box appears
22. Select Delete again
23. Press the Home button on your FireStick remote for about 5 seconds until a screen appears. Click on Apps
24. Select HBO Max from the list
25. HBO Max will now launch
If you face problems navigating the app, then you must install Mouse Toggle app for FireStick that works as a mouse and easily navigates any app on your FireStick.
If you’re outside the US, then you will see a message that appears that HBO is not available in your country. To access the app, install and use Surfshark VPN on FireStick and connect to its US server before you start streaming any content.
Video Tutorial: How to Install HBO Max on FireStick
Method 2: How to Install HBO Max on FireStick
Step 1: Open FireStick Home
Step 2: Click on the Find tab and then Click on Search Icon
Step 3: Type HBO Max and click on the search result that appears
Step 4: Select the HBO Max app from the list
Step 5: Click on Get
Step 6: Now open the HBO Max app on your FireStick
Step 7: Click on Free Trial or Login or you can select the Browse option at the top
Step 8: Have a look at the latest HBO Max Originals
How to Access HBO Max on FireStick from Outside US
If you’re not available in the US, you will still be able to install HBO Max app for FireStick, but once you open it, you will see a message that says: ‘Can’t connect to HBO Max’ even though your internet is working just fine.
This message is an indication that HBO knows that you are not available in the US region. To avoid seeing that message and to access HBO Max outside the US, follow these instructions:
Step 1: Subscribe with Surfshark VPN (Our top choice)
Step 2: Now you need to set up and use Surfshark on FireStick
Step 3: Connect to any US server (preferably Latham, Detroit, or Bend as shown in the image below)
Step 4: Once connected, open the HBO Max app once again
Step 5: Click on Start your Free Trial or Enter Login details
How to Register with HBO Max
Before you can stream content on HBO Max, you need to register. Currently, HBO Max is offering a 7-days free trial option.
Follow these steps to sign up with HBO Max:
Step 1: Open the HBO Max website and click on Start your Free Trial
Step 2: Enter your complete information and select Create Account
Step 3: Enter payment details and select Start your Free Trial
Step 4: Now you will be able to stream free HBO content for 7 days
HBO Max Original Shows
Have a look at some of the HBO Max originals that you just can’t miss:
- An American Pickle
- Charm City Kings
- Class Action Park
- Close Enough
- The Dog House UK
- Doom Patrol
- Expecting Amy
- The Great Pottery Throw Down
- Haute Dog
HBO Max Alternatives
If you have already watched all the recent HBO Max Originals and you wanted something new to watch, below are some of the good options that also work as HBO Max alternatives:
- Netflix app for FireStick
- Hulu app for FireStick
- Vudu app for FireStick
- Disney Plus app for FireStick
If you’re outside the US, make sure you use one of the best VPN for FireStick to stream shows from HBO Max.
HBO Max app wasn’t previously available on the Amazon store, but since the announcement by Amazon itself, the HBO Max is now available for downloads through the official Amazon store.
The app explicitly says that it is only available in the US and certain parts of US territories. If you’re available outside the US, you will need a VPN to access its content.
This guide shows how easily you can install, access, and register with HBO Max app without a problem.