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Which Streaming Devices Actually Support HBO Max?

The wait for HBO Max has officially ended, but not all can use the service.

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Since launch, one of the biggest complaints against HBO Max was lack of accessibility on certain devices. That has changed drastically in the end of 2020, as you can now stream HBO Max on both Amazon Fire TV Stick and Roku devices. The HBO Max app was made available on Fire TV Stick in November 2020, but finalizing a deal with Roku has been trickier. After months of waiting, Roku owners can finally download the HBO Max app on their device starting Thursday, December 17.

This is just in time for the world release of Wonder Woman 1984, which will be the first blockbuster film to premiere simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max. Wonder Woman 1984 will be available to HBO Max subscribers to stream on December 25 at no extra cost. An HBO Max subscription costs $14.99 a month, which is only a bit more than the average price of a single movie ticket.

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Unfortunately HBO Max discontinued its direct free trial subscriptions in the run up to the release of Wonder Woman 1984, but there is a potential work around for new customers. New subscribers may be able to try HBO Max for a week free via an add-on service like Hulu.

HBO Max has a vast library of content, largely consisting of WarnerMedia properties but also including content from other studios. You can stream content from HBO, DC Entertainment and much more. In 2021, you will also be able to stream every major Warner Bros. theatrical release on HBO Max the same day they release in theaters. This includes films like Godzilla vs. KongThe Suicide Squad and more.

Streaming Devices that Support the HBO Max App

Apple TV

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If you have a 4th generation or newer Apple TV, you’re in luck. The HBO Max app is currently available on newer Apple TV models, giving you instant access to the entire HBO Max library. Unfortunately for those with a 3rd generation or older Apple TV, those devices will not be receiving the HBO Max app, and the existing HBO GO and HBO NOW apps will be decommissioned as well.

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iPhone/iPad

The HBO Max app is currently available for iOS devices, including iPhones and iPads. You can download the app directly from the app store.

Get HBO Max from App Store

Android/Google Chromecast

Android users can download the HBO Max app on their smartphone or tablet directly from the Google Play store. If you have a Google Chromecast, you can cast HBO Max directly to your television using Google Chrome and an android device.

Get HBO Max from Google Play

Xbox One

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Xbox One owners can download HBO Max directly from the Microsoft Store. The app grants access to the full HBO Max library and allows for instant streaming with a subscription. You must have an Xbox Live account to access this app.

Get HBO Max from Microsoft Store

PlayStation 4

HBO Max is available for the PS4 via the PlayStation store. A PlayStation account is required to stream HBO Max.

Get HBO Max from PlayStation Store

Samsung Smart TVs

Most Samsung Smart TVs from 2016 on are compatible with the HBO Max app, which can be downloaded from the Samsung app store directly on the TV. You can see exactly which of their devices are compatible with the HBO Max App here.

Roku

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After a long wait, HBO Max is finally compatible with Roku devices. You can download it directly from the Roku channel store.

Get HBO Max on Roku

Amazon Fire TV Stick

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HBO Max is also available as an add-on to Amazon Prime Video, and streamable through Amazon Fire TV stick devices. You can download HBO Max on Amazon below.

Get HBO Max on Amazon


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Eric Vega

Eric Vega is a Puerto Rican writer and filmmaker working out of Burbank, California. He has covered a plethora of topics in his writing including the looming threat of invasive species, the true spirit of the Juggalos, and why space travel will always be a carnival of nightmares.

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