HBO Max is a popular streaming service offering a variety of TV shows, movies, & original content.
You can watch HBO Max via Smart TV, PC, phone, or tablet.
To sign in to HBO Max on your smartTV, you will need to create an account or sign in with your existing account credentials.
Once you have signed in, you can start watching your favorite shows and movies. So, go through this article to know these in detail.
How To Sign In HBO Max On a Smart TV?
You must download and install the HBO Max app for HBO Max TV sign-in.
HBO Max is not compatible with all brands of Smart TVs. So, before you download the app, ensure it is compatible with your TV model. You can check the list of the HBO Max supporting devices.
Now, follow these steps to download & install HBO Max on your smart TV. The steps may vary as per your TV model:
- Connect to a Wi-Fi network. Using the paired remote control, click on the Home or Smart Hub buttons, depending on the model. If you are using a Samsung TV model and is not connecting to a Wi-Fi, then fix the issue first and then proceed.
- If you have not used the Smart TV features before, log in to the Smart TV account.
- Go to the Apps section. Use the Search menu (magnifying glass icon) to find HBO Max and select Done.
- Select the Install button to download HBO Max. After you have downloaded the HBO Max app on your smart TV, open the app.
- Select a show that needs a subscription. Click on the Sign-in button.
- Then confirm by clicking on the Sign In option from the next page.
You will be required to sign in using your Smartphone or PC. For that, go to the hbomax.com/tvslgnin and enter the HBO Max/TV sign-in code provided on the screen. You should stay on the screen while you sign in from your PC or Smartphone.
- Enter the sign-in code and click on the Next button.
- Enter the HBO MAX account sign-in email and password on your mobile or PC. Then click on the Sign-in button.
- Select your account when asked who’s watching, and your video should start playing.
If you haven’t set up an HBO Max account yet, use your PC or Smartphone to sign up for HBO Max, as signing up from your Smart TV can be a bit cumbersome.
Follow HBO’s onscreen guide on signing up for the HBO Max ad-based or ad-free plan.
- After making payment and completing the sign-up process, open your Smart TV, log in to the HBO Max with the HBO Max/TV sign-in code, and enjoy your movies and shows.
Also, know what to do when Paramount Plus is not working on your smart TV.
How To Watch A Show On HBO Max On Your Smart TV?
Once you have downloaded and completed HBO Max TV sign-in, follow the methods explained below to watch your favorite shows on HBO Max.
1) Use HDMI Cable to Watch HBO Max on Your TV
You can also use an HDMI cable to watch your favorite show on HBO Max without installing the app on your smart TV.
You will require a 2.0+ HDMI cable, an adapter, and a TV supporting HDCP 2.1+.
Now follow these steps to know how to watch HBP Max on your smart TV using an HDMI cable.
- Connect your PC to the smart TV, Smartphone, or tablet using the HDMI cable.
- Install the HBO Max app on your Smartphone, PC, or tablet. Open the app and find the show you want to play.
- The show will play directly on your smart TV when you play it.
2)Use Chromecast to Cast HBO Max to Your TV
If your smart TV is not compatible with the HBO Max app, you can use Chromecast to play HBO Max on your TV via Smartphone or PC.
Follow the steps below to know how to operate Chromecast on various devices;
First, set up Chromecast. Plug it into your Smart TV to the HDMI port. Then, install the Google Home app on your Smartphone.
A. Cast the HBO Max Website from Your PC to your Smart TV
If you want to cast the HBO Max website from your PC to your TV, here is how you can do so:
- Ensure your PC and Chromecast are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
- Open the Google Chrome browser and visit HBO Max’s official website. Search for the show or movie you want to watch.
- Play the video and click on the Cast button. This will play the show via Chromecast on your smart TV.
B. Cast the HBO Max From Your Smartphone or Tablet to Your Smart TV
First, set up Chromecast on your Smartphone or tablet, and then download & install the HBO Max app.
- Ensure Chromecast and your Smartphone or tablet are connected to the same Wi-Fi.
- Open the HBO Max app and select the movie or show you want to play.
- Click on the Cast button & select the Chromecast device from the list.
- Now you can enjoy your show on the Smart TV directly.
3) Use Airplay to Watch HBO Mac on Your Smart TV
You can use your iPhone iPad, or Mac to watch the HBO Max shows on your smart TV using AirPlay. But these methods are applicable only to those Smart TVs that support AirPlay.
You can either stream or mirror HBO Max on your smart TV using Airplay. Follow the methods below to do so.
A. Use Airplay to Mirror HBO Mac on Your Smart TV
Here is how to mirror HBO Max to your Smart TV using AirPlay:
- Mirror HBO Max on your Smart TV using Airplay.
- Ensure your smart TV and iOS device are connected to the same Wi-Fi.
- Play the show in the app on your iOS device.
- Select Control Center > Screen mirroring from your iOS device to mirror the screen to the TV.
On iPhone X or later version, or iPadOS 13 or later version, swipe down from the top right side of the iOS screen.
For iPhone 8 or earlier version, or iOS 11 or earlier version, swipe up from the bottom edge of your iOS screen.
- Select your smart TV, and the show will play directly on your Smart TV.
- Sign in to the HBO Max account from a web browser if you use a Mac. Click on the AirPlay icon from the menu bar.
- Once your PC detects the smart TV, select it. The show will now get directly played on your TV.
B. Stream HBO Max on your Smart TV using Airplay
To stream HBO Max on your Smart TV via AirPlay, follow the steps given below:
- Ensure the iOS device and the Smart TV are connected to the same Wi-Fi.
- Turn on Airplay on both devices. Open the HBO Max app and play the video you want to play.
- From the screen, tap the AirPlay icon and select your Smart TV. Now, you will be able to stream the HBO Max content on your Smart TV using Airplay.
Frequently Asked Questions [FAQs]
- Why HBO is not there on my smart TV?
All the smart TV models do not support HBO Max. So, use your remote control to open Settings > Support > About This TV. Check the TV model number with the HBO compatible devices.
- Is HBO available on Netflix?
Netflix is constantly adding a new set of licensed titles to the platform. It has added some of the HBO titles to Netflix, like Insecure.
- Is HBO free on Amazon Prime?
No, HBO is not free on Amazon Prime. You can add HBO to Amazon Prime for an additional fee. You can check the package guide for details.
Let us know if you face any difficulty signing in to HBO Max on TV by commenting in the section below. We always look forward to hearing from you.