HBO Max is rich with content from some of the biggest names in TV and film. With all the content already on HBO, plus originals and an extensive library of extras, HBO Max has something to keep everyone entertained. Since many of these films are not accessible on other platforms, this exclusivity is a huge incentive for HBO Max — they also work in collaboration with WarnerMedia to provide content right when it’s released or even while still in theatres.
HBO Max has had glitches throughout the past few months on its streaming devices, and HBO is working on revamping its streaming app for all platforms. The service seems to be hit or miss as far as the current user experience — some people have had no trouble with it, and others experience frequent glitching. Apple TV users should expect a new and improved app within a few months. For now, it seems like interested users will have to take their chances!
If it’s a risk you’re willing to take, it is super easy to get it set up.
How to get HBO Max on Apple TV?
All Apple TVs that are fourth-generation or later will be compatible with HBO Max’s streaming service. We created a step-by-step guide to get it up and running.
Step 1: Open the App Store on Apple TV and search “HBO Max”
Step 2: Select the HBO Max app and download
Step 3: Open the app once downloaded, and either sign in or sign up via the Apple In-App Purchase feature
The app should then appear on the Apple TV homepage for easy viewing.
HBO Max supported devices
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All of these devices are supportive of HBO Max streaming. LG and Vizio TV require that users download the HBO Max app rather than streaming it directly through the TV, but these services are easily accessible and free.
HBO Max Plans and Prices
HBO Max is available at two different rates. One at $9.99/month for ad-supported content, and the other at $14.99/month for an ad-free experience. The leading differences between these two plans (aside from the ads) are that ad-free subscribers can download content for offline viewing and have access to the full library. Base plans do not offer access to some of the biggest shows and movies on the network.
All HBO and HBO Now subscribers are also entitled to HBO Max for free through eligible providers. Be sure to check out this option if you are already a subscriber!