How to Get HBO Max on Apple TV

Stream your favorite HBO shows, movies, and exclusive content

What to Know

  • Open the App Store > search for and select HBO Max > select the download button > Open > Sign in or Subscribe Now.
  • Follow the on-screen prompts to sign up for HBO Max.
  • The HBO Max app works on the 4th generation and later Apple TV models.

This article covers how to download the HBO Max app on an Apple TV (4th gen and later), sign up for the service, and start watching.

How to Download the HBO Max App on an Apple TV

You can sign up for HBO Max online or from your Apple TV after installing the app.

  1. Launch the Apple TV and scroll down to the App Store.

    Downloading Peacock on an Apple TV.
  2. Open the App Store.

    Downloading Peacock on an Apple TV.
  3. Click the search icon.

    Downloading Peacock on an Apple TV.
  4. Search for HBO Max. Select HBO Max from the results.

  5. Select the download button.

    Downloading HBO Max on Apple TV.
  6. Click Open.

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  7. Select Sign-in or Subscribe Now. Sign in with your email and password, or follow the on-screen prompts to sign up for HBO Max.

    HBO Max on Apple TV.

Can You Get HBO Max on Your Apple TV?

If you have a 4th generation Apple TV or an Apple TV 4K (or later) that runs tvOS 13 or later (learn more about tvOS versions), you can download the HBO Max app from the App Store. Note that the set-top box is different from the Apple TV app you might have on your smart TV or third-party
streaming device.

Not sure which one you have? Consult Apple’s support page to identify your Apple TV model.

If your Apple TV isn’t compatible, you can get HBO Max to your TV using AirPlay, Chromecast, or using an HDMI cable to connect it to your computer, phone, or tablet. You can also get HBO Max on Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, some Roku models, smart TVs, and PlayStation and Xbox consoles.

Check the HBO Max device and platform compatibility page for more details.

Navigating HBO Max on an Apple TV

Once you’ve set up an account, scroll down to see categories like Continue Watching, For You (recommendations based on your history), Just Added, Last Chance, and more. You can also navigate by genres like Drama, Fantasy & Sci-Fi, Kids & Family, and more.

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