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How to Get HBO Max on Xbox

Written by Lore Apostol
Published on November 27, 2021

The HBO Max on-demand streaming platform supports a vast array of devices, as the service offers native apps for almost all the current popular devices and platforms out there. This means it shouldn't come as a surprise that you can also stream HBO Max on Microsoft Xbox consoles, so let's see how to sign up, download, and install HBO Max on Xbox in just a few easy steps.

What Xbox Consoles Are Supported by HBO Max?

Considering their media capabilities, the HBO Max website says that HBO Max can be watched on all the Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S consoles, so that means you can watch on the models below:

How to Get HBO Max on Xbox

  1. You need to start by subscribing to HBO Max on their website if you aren't a subscriber already. So, sign up and follow the on-screen prompts to finish setting up your account.
  2. Now, start the Xbox console and from the home screen, select My Games & Apps.
  3. Then, pick Apps from the left menu and open the Microsoft Store.
  4. Use the search box that brings up a search bar with a virtual keyboard and type "HBO Max."
  5. Select the HBO Max app from the results and open the overview screen.
  6. Now, download it by using the "Install" button.
  7. After the install is complete, launch the HBO Max app.
  8. Now log into your HBO Max account using the "Sign In" button and enter your HBO Max credentials.
  9. That is all! You can now play the desired content on your Xbox console.

Can You Watch HBO Max in 4K on Xbox?

The original Xbox One does not support 4K. But if you have one of the Xbox One X, Xbox One S, and Xbox Series X|S consoles that support 4K (and a display that has 4K resolution), you can. Also, you need a 4K display and a Dolby Atmos sound system.

However, to watch HBO Max on Xbox in 4K, you need to have the HBO Max ad-free plan ($14.99/month) subscription. This plan offers movies and series in 4K Ultra HD and HDR 10 (and Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos). That's quite common, though, since with most streaming platforms you have to go for the more expensive subscription to get the best streaming quality.

What Other Devices Does HBO Max Support?

HBO Max supports the following devices, platforms, and operating systems:

In case you have any questions, post your comment below and we’ll make sure to respond as soon as possible. And of course, enjoy watching HBO Max on Xbox!

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