This article lays down the instructions to install HBO Max on FireStick. Furthermore, the guide also covers how to subscribe to HBO Max, use the app, pricing and plans, and more. You can use this piece as a reference on any latest FireStick, including FireStick Lite, Fire TV Cube, FireStick 4K Max, FireStick 4K, and FireStick 3rd Gen to name a few.
What Is HBO Max
Owned by Warner Bros, HBO Max is a stand-alone streaming hub built around 10 libraries, including HBO, Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, DC, and more.
With HBO Max, you can stream blockbuster movies, HBO Originals, classic TV shows, insightful documentaries, and everything in between.
Launched in late May 2020, HBO Max is a paid streaming service. However, it also features limited free content you can watch without creating an account.
HBO Max is becoming one of the best streaming platforms for watching movies and TV shows.
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How to Subscribe to HBO Max
Try HBO Max for free, but once you have decided to purchase it, here’s how you to do it:
On your mobile/PC/tablet, open a web browser like Chrome and head toward the official website of HBO Max – https://hbomax.com.
On the HBO Max website home, click the SIGN UP NOW button on your screen’s the top right corner.
To create your account, enter your First Name, Last Name, Email Address, and Password. Then, click the purple CREATE ACCOUNT button.
Follow the on-screen steps to complete the sign-up process for HBO Max.
HBO Max Subscription Plans
Want to learn about the subscription plans of HBO Max? I have got you covered.
Here are the two subscription tier choices you get with HBO Max:
- With Ads Plan – $9.99 per month or $99.99 annually
- Without Ads Plan – $14.99 a month or $149.99 per year
With both HBO Max plans, you get full access to the ten entertainment hubs like HBO, DC, Cartoon Network, and more.
But on the With Ads Plan, you can’t download titles nor view them in 4K + HDR.
On the split side, the ad-free plan lets you save up to 30 titles locally and watch supported content in 4K + HDR.
HBO Max often rolls out exciting pricing plans with immense savings for returning and new customers. So, always check out their special offers before you go for the available standard plans.
How to Install HBO Max on FireStick
HBO Max official app is available on Amazon App Store, and here are the instructions to install it:
1. Choose the Search icon on your FireStick home screen.
2. Move down and select the Search input box.
3. Enter HBO as your search term and choose the first auto-complete suggestion from the list – HBO Max.
4. Open HBO Max.
5. On the HBO Max dashboard menu, pick the Get button.
Note: Users who have previously installed HBO Max on their FireStick will see a cloud icon.
6. Wait for the Get/Cloud button to turn to Open, which means HBO Max is now installed on your Fire TV.
Bang! HBO Max is now available on your FireStick.
How to Use HBO Max on FireStick
Want to get a sneak peek of HBO Max on FireStick? Carry on reading.
Bring up FireStick’s shortcut dashboard by pressing the Home button on your Fire TV remote. Open Apps.
Launch HBO Max.
Note: Check App Library if you can’t see HBO Max tile on Your Apps & Channels screen.
Let HBO Max launch for the first time on your FireStick.
And welcome to the Home section of HBO Max!
Here, you see the attractions of HBO Max.
Scroll down to explore TV shows, movies, featured content, and more.
To play any content, click on it – I’m choosing House of The Dragon.
You’ll land on the title’s dashboard. Scroll down to explore available seasons and episodes.
Select any episode you like to play. I’m selecting the first one as it’s free to watch.
Next, the episode’s screen will appear. You can see the episode summary, related extras, episode length, and more information here. Select the Play icon to start the episode streaming.
And within seconds, the episode/title will start playing!
HBO Max feature the following sections:
We are done exploring the Home section. Let’s jump inside Movies.
You’ll see all the buzz about movies available on HBO Max here. You can browse via categories by selecting the genre nicely lined up below the preview screen. To access sub-sections of the Movies section, scroll down.
You’ll see sub-folders like Popular Movies, Trending Movies, and more.
Select Series from the side menu to dive into the universe of TV shows.
The Series section shares the same design model as the Movies section. However, it’s tailored for TV shows.
There’s a special Browse section on HBO Max that lets you discover content as per new filters.
You can explore content using categories like Originals, Just Added, Last Chance, Coming Soon, Trending Now, and more.
Remember the hubs? You can access them via the side menu by choosing Hubs.
There are 10 hubs featured on HBO Max, including HBO, MAX Originals, DC, TCM, Adult Swim, etc.
To sign into your HBO Max account, choose the Sign In icon on the top of the side menu.
Click the SIGN IN button.
Enter your HBO Max account email address and password, and select SIGN IN.
And if your TV cable / mobile provider gives its user access to HBO Max, select the SIGN IN WITH A PROVIDER button and follow the on-screen instructions.
You can use the Search tab to find anything you like on HBO Max. And lastly, the Settings section lets you configure the nitty-gritty options to achieve an optimal streaming experience.
Originals, oscar winners, and you name it, HBO Max gives you access to a never-ending library of movies and TV shows.
This guide showed you how to install HBO Max on FireStick. Which show are you watching on HBO Max? Tell me in the comments section.
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