How to Install HBO Max on FireStick & Fire TV (2024)

HBO Max on FireStick

This is a step-by-step guide on how to install HBO Max on FireStick, Fire TV, Fire TV Cube, and Android TV. 

On 16th November 2020, Amazon announced that it has added HBO Max back to its Amazon Store for some regions. Now, you don’t need to sideload the HBO Max app onto your FireStick.

HBO Max is a streaming platform that bundles up all of the HBO originals along with your favorite Movies and TV Shows outside of HBO. On HBO Max, now you can watch the most-awaited Peacemaker, Raised by Wolves (Season 2), DMZ, etc.

Now on 8th March 2022, HBO Max has announced its service in 15 new countries in Europe, which will be replacing HBO España and HBO Go now you can Sign-up for HBO MAX. If the HBO Max app doesn’t appear on Amazon Store, then you need to sideload HBO Max APK.

3 Ways to Watch HBO Max on FireStick

We’ve discussed three methods to install HBO Max. The first method is through downloading HBO Max APK and the second method involves Amazon App Store. These are:

  1. Install HBO Max Apk  on Firestick (Outside US)
  2. Install HBO Max through Amazon Store (US region)
  3. Watch HBO Max Content on Firestick for Free (Free Method)

Like other HBO streaming services such as HBO Go and HBO Now, HBO Max is also available in the US and Europe. To access HBO Max from outside, it is strictly advised to use a VPN on your FireStick device.

Install HBO Max on FireStick using Downloader APP

HBO Max is only available in the US. If you’re traveling abroad but want to stream your favorite content on HBO Max, you must set up and use ExpressVPN on FireStick.

Now follow these steps to install HBO Max on FireStick:

1. Open Firestick Home

HBO Max on FireStick & Fire TV (2024)
HBO Max on FireStick & Fire TV (2024)

2. Click on the Settings icon

HBO Max on FireStick & Fire TV (2024)
HBO Max on FireStick & Fire TV (2024)

3. Select My Fire TV

HBO Max on FireStick & Fire TV (2024)
HBO Max on FireStick & Fire TV (2024)

4. Choose Developer Options

HBO Max on FireStick & Fire TV (2024)
HBO Max on FireStick & Fire TV (2024)

5. Click on Apps from Unknown Sources

HBO Max on FireStick & Fire TV (2024)
HBO Max on FireStick & Fire TV (2024)

6. Click on Turn On

7. Navigate back to the home page and select the Find menu

8. Click on the Search option

9. Type “Downloader” and select it from the list

10. Select the Downloader icon

11. Click on “Download” and wait for the app to install

12. Wait until the download is completed

13. Click on Open to run the Downloader app

14. Once the downloader opens, click on Allow

15. A prompt will be displayed, click OK

16. By default Home tab would be open with a text box displayed on the right side

17. On the Downloader Home menu, enter this URL and click GO

18. Wait for the download to complete

19. Click Install when the message appears

20. After the installation is completed, click Done

21. Select Delete when the box appears

22. Select Delete again

23. Press the Home button on your FireStick remote for about 5 seconds until a screen appears. Click on Apps

24. Select HBO Max from the list

25. HBO Max will now launch

If you face problems navigating the app, then you must install the Mouse Toggle app for FireStick which works as a mouse and easily navigates any app on your FireStick.

If you’re outside the US, then you will see a message that appears that HBO is not available in your country. To access the app, install and use ExpressVPN on FireStick and connect to its US server before you now Sign-up for HBO Max and start streaming any content.

Install HBO Max on FireStick using Amazon App Store

This method is a simple and official method, in which you just have to search for the HBO Max App in the Amazon App Store and click to install.

Follow the steps below:

Step 1: Open FireStick Home

Step 2: Click on the Find tab and then Click on Search Icon

Step 3: Type HBO Max and click on the search result that appears

Step 4: Select the HBO Max app from the list

Step 5: Click on Get

Step 6: Now open the HBO Max app on your FireStick

Step 7: Click on Free Trial or Login or you can select the Browse option at the top

Step 8: Have a look at the latest HBO Max Originals

How to Access HBO Max on FireStick from the Outside the US

If you’re not available in the US, you will still be able to install the HBO Max app for FireStick, but once you open it, you will see a message that says: ‘Can’t connect to HBO Max’ even though your internet is working just fine.

This message is an indication that HBO knows that you are not available in the US region. To avoid seeing that message and to access HBO Max outside the US, follow these instructions:

Step 1: Subscribe with ExpressVPN

Step 2: Now you need to set up and use ExpressVPN on FireStick

Step 3: Connect to any US server (preferably Latham, Detroit, or Bend as shown in the image below)

Step 4: Once connected, open the HBO Max app once again

Step 5: Click on Start your Free Trial or Enter Login details

How to Register with HBO Max

Before you can stream content on HBO Max, you need to register. Currently, HBO Max is offering a 7-days free trial option.

Follow these steps to sign up with HBO Max:

Step 1: Open the HBO Max website and click on Start your Free Trial

Step 2: Enter your complete information and select Create Account

Step 3: Enter payment details and select Start your Free Trial

Step 4: Now you will be able to stream free HBO content for 7 days

Watch HBO Max on Firestick using Amazon Silk Browser

As we know that HBO Max is a premium service and you can not access it with a subscription and it is geo-restricted as well.

However, this browser method will help you to watch many of the HBO Max content for free without any subscription or registration.

The service we use here is a free streaming website so don’t forget to install and use ExpressVPN and secure your connection while streaming free.

Follow the steps below:

Step 1: Open Firestick Home

Step 2: Select the Find menu

Step 3: Click on the Search option

Step 4: Type “Internet Browser” and select it from the list

Step 5: Select the Internet icon when the below screen appears

Step 6: Click on “Download” and wait for the app to install

Step 7: Wait until the download is completed

Step 8: Select Open to access the installed browser

Step 9: Once the browser opens, click on Accept Terms

Step 10: By default, the tab would be open

Step 11: Type the URL and click GO

Step 12: This is the Interface of the Official Cataz Website

Step 13: Search for any HBO Max content, for example, Harry Potter.

Step 14: Choose any movie.

Step 15: Click Play and enjoy streaming HBO Max Movies for free

Is HBO Max Safe to Use?

Absolutely Yes..! It is 100% safe to use Firestick because it is an Official streaming app of HBO Network and Splendid version than older ones like HBO GO and HBO Now.

Moreover, Now the service is officially announced in the 15 countries of Europe as well so HBO España is no longer required.

For its verification and authentication, this app is also registered to the official Amazon App Store to legally download and stream its content.

Just a hitch, this app is only available in the US and some European countries, So in exceptional cases use ExpressVPN to access HBO Max.

HBO Max in New 15 Countries of Europe.

HBO Max has now expanded its service to 15 new countries in Europe. It is offering the service with a 30% to 50% discount for a lifetime according to the region and also lowering the price in their regular plans. The list of 15 new countries in Europe is mentioned below:

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Hungary
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • North Macedonia
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia

How HBO Max is Different from HBO GO and HBO Now?

The new streaming service HBO Max serves as a deluxe version of HBO’s older streaming services such as HBO Now and HBO Go.

But what makes a difference is just content selection and device support. HBO Max is currently positioned to replace both HBO Go and HBO Now.

HBO Go is no longer available since it was officially replaced by HBO Now on July 31st. Currently, HBO Now is being branded as HBO Max.

HBO Max is a standalone streaming service that offers tons of other content from different production houses like Warner Bros, DC Comis, CNN, TNT, TBS, and Cartoon Network. It costs about $14.99/month.

However, HBO Go and HBO Now offer only HBO Originals and nothing outside of it. That being said, existing HBO Now and HBO users can also access HBO Max at no additional cost.

HBO Max Original Shows

Have a look at some of the HBO Max originals that you just can’t miss:

  • An American Pickle
  • Charm City Kings
  • Class Action Park
  • Close Enough
  • The Dog House UK
  • Doom Patrol
  • Expecting Amy
  • Frayed
  • The Great Pottery Throw Down
  • Haute Dog
  • Legendary

HBO Max Alternatives

If you have already watched all the recent HBO Max Originals and you wanted something new to watch, below are some of the good options that also work as HBO Max alternatives:

  • Netflix app for FireStick
  • Hulu app for FireStick
  • Vudu app for FireStick
  • Disney Plus app for FireStick
  • Sling TV on Firestick

If you’re outside the US, make sure you use one of the best VPNs for FireStick to stream shows from HBO Max.

FAQs – HBO Max

1. How many devices HBO Max can be streamed at a time?

You can watch HBO Max on Firestick including two other devices in a single subscription of HBO Max at a time.

2. Is it legal to use HBO Max?

Yes… It is completely legit and legal to use HBO Max cause it is an Official streaming platform of HBO Network and holds a Copyrights License.

3. On what devices HBO Max can be Installed?

HBO Max is quite a popular streaming service as its network is available in almost every corner of the globe same as its Official streaming app HBO Max is compatible with almost every device including Fire TV, Apple, Shield TV, MI TV, Roku, and many others


HBO Max app wasn’t previously available on the Amazon store, but since the announcement by Amazon itself, the HBO Max is now available for downloads through the official Amazon store.

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