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Max Simultaneous Streams – Up to 4 Devices at Once

Max has just launched and is bigger than ever, still maintaining the same high-rated quality titles as before. As such, you’ll probably want to share your account with family and friends. But how many devices can stream Max at the same time? You’ll find that the Max simultaneous streaming policy is fairly similar when compared to other services at the price you pay.

How many simultaneous streams come with Max?

Max’s number of streams depends on your plan. You get 2 streams for the With-Ads and Ad-Free tiers, and 4 streams for the Ultimate Ad-Free tier. If you try to exceed this number, the service will give you a “streaming on too many devices” notification.

So how does the Max simultaneous streaming policy compare against other major services?

  • Netflix: Just 2 simultaneous screens with the Standard subscription
  • Amazon Prime Video: Up to 3 streams per account, and just 2 for the same content
  • Hulu on-demand: Just 2 streams per account
  • Paramount+: Up to 3 streams per account
  • Disney+: Up to 4 streams per account
  • Apple TV+: Up to 6 simultaneous streams per account

By those numbers, Max is right about even. Alongside that streaming limit, Max gives you up to 5 separate user profiles and allows multiple devices to be logged into the account at the same time. If that sounds good, read our Max price and pricing guide for more information on the service.

Can I download content to watch later?

Yes! However, please note that Max doesn’t allow downloads with the With-Ads plan. You can download up to 30 TV show episodes or movies at once for the Ad-Free tier and up to 100 for the Ultimate Ad-Free tier (with a limit of 30 movies). That limit applies across all user profiles, so all five user profiles will need to share that download limit. Videos downloaded for offline viewing will expire 48 hours after you begin viewing them.

Additionally, you can only download the same copy of a TV show or episode up to 5 times across all account profiles. And if you plan to download the movie with subtitles in a different language, choose the desired language before you start the download process.

What devices can I use to watch Max?

You can watch Max on almost any streaming device you currently own (or might want to purchase). At present, Max has dedicated apps on the following devices:

  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Android TV
  • Apple TV
  • PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5
  • Roku
  • Samsung TV
  • Vizio Smart Cast
  • Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
  • Newer Samsung Smart TVs
  • Xfinity X1 and Flex
  • Chromecast
  • AirPlay
  • Windows 7 PCs or newer
  • macOS X 10.10 (Yosemite) computers or newer
  • Chromebook with Chrome browser version 78 or newer
  • Latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, and Microsoft Edge
  • Safari Version 12 or later
  • Android phones or tablets running Android OS 5 or newer
  • iOS phones or tablets running version 12.2 or newer
  • Amazon Fire tablets

Given the size of that list, there’s a good chance you have at least one device that works with Max. If you need further details, check out our Max device support article.

The platform keeps adding support for new devices, putting it among the most tempting VOD services on the market. You can combine it with a live TV streaming platform to enjoy live channels, too. Don’t forget that you have a detailed Flixed TV guide with national channel schedules and local TV guides.

Max will cover your simultaneous streaming needs

Two simultaneous streams is less than the former HBO Max’s three, but it’s not any worse than some other streamers. That number is enough for most households, and the generous VOD library will ensure everyone can find something interesting to watch. From WB originals and action-packed movies to hilarious comedies and reality tv, Max is an excellent choice for the whole family, so don’t hesitate to try it!

Sam Cook

Sam Cook Author

Sam Cook is a full-time content strategist by day, a part-time freelance content writer since 2015. In another life, he was a high school English teacher for nearly a decade. Based in sunny New Orleans, he writes long-form educational content on technology, including Insurtech, Fintech, HRtech, and content streaming.

Lisa Holden

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Lisa Holden is an editor and creative based in Houston, TX. Lisa holds a BA in African-American Studies from Temple University and has spent her career working in news publications and magazines, even founding a magazine herself. She began working as an editor for Flixed in 2023. When she’s not editing or working on one of her many creative endeavors (whenever that is), she enjoys traveling to new places and biking on sunny days.

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