How to Get HBO Max on Android

HBO Max is one of the most popular streaming platforms, right next to Netflix and Hulu. The streaming platform offers support for pretty much all the currently popular devices and platforms. And of course, this also applies to Android phones and tablets, let’s talk about how to sign up, download, and use HBO Max on Android. We should also mention that this platform has a dedicated app for Android TV as well.

What Android Devices Are Supported by HBO Max?

The official HBO Max website says it provides support for Android phones and tablets that are equipped with Android OS 5 or later. We recommend you go to your device's Settings and search for available updates for your software before installing the app.

How to Get HBO Max on Android Phone/Tablet

  1. First, subscribe to HBO Max if you haven't already and follow the prompts to create your account.
  2. Once that's done, open the Play Store app on your Android smartphone or tablet.
  3. Search for HBO Max in the search bar.
  4. Then, select HBO Max from the displayed results.
  5. Choose the download option and wait for it to be done.
  6. The final step is to open the HBO Max app and log in to your account using your existing credentials. You can also sign up from the Google Play Store app.

Note

If you are new to the service, don't haste to create a new account and pay the monthly fee. Most of the time, cable providers offer their customers who pay for the HBO cable channel the option of accessing the HBO Max online service at no extra cost, so you should definitely check if you're eligible for free HBO Max before making a payment.

Can You Watch HBO Max in 4K on Android?

For the HBO Max ad-free plan ($14.99/month) subscribers, this streaming platform includes movies and series in 4K Ultra HD and HDR 10 (and Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos). So, if your Android device can handle 4K, go for the more expensive subscription to get the best streaming quality.

What Other Devices Does HBO Max Support?

The following devices and OSs are supported by HBO Max:

  • Smartphones & Tablets: Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, Amazon Fire tablets.
  • Media Streaming Devices: Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Cox Contour 2 and Contour Stream Player, Spectrum WorldBox
  • Smart TVs: LG, Samsung, Vizio
  • Consoles: Xbox, PlayStation
  • Others: Xfinity X1 and Flex, Chromecast

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