HBO Max on Apple TV was available at launch in May 2020, allowing it to reach streaming crowds, unlike the Roku fiasco, which took seven months of negotiations before Roku devices were finally able to offer HBO Max to their users.
The phasing out of HBO's linear channel, Apple TV, a virtual super store of on-demand, live and VOD content, now makes it easier to access the HBO Max app. It features groundbreaking TV series from HBO, plus a selection of titles from WarnerMedia's movie libraries, third-party content from Studio Ghibli, Miramax and more, all at the touch of a button.
As we will explain below, HBO Max on Apple TV is easy to install. Once downloaded to Apple TV, you'll be able to watch all-new iconic TV shows and blockbusters from WarnerMedia, while streaming content on platforms like Disney Plus and through pay-per-view channels.
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What is Apple TV?
Not to be confused with Apple TV Plus, to clarify: Apple TV isn't a "TV" at all, but rather a set-top box that brings together a bunch of free and paid cable channels and streaming apps in one place. However, you do need to connect it to a TV, ideally an HD model, with an HDMI cable. It currently costs around €179 for the fifth-generation Apple TV 4K, or €149 for an Apple TV HD.
How to install HBO Max on Apple TV
The instructions below will help you download HBO Max on Apple TV:
- Open the App Store on Apple TV
- Search for HBO Max
- Select HBO Max and choose the 'Download' option
- Once installed, open HBO Max.
- If you are an existing HBO Max customer, please log in with your login details (existing HBO or HBO Now subscribers can also access the HBO Max app at no additional cost).
- New subscribers can sign up through the HBO Max app on Apple TV, via in-app purchase from Apple.
What can I watch on HBO Max with Apple TV?
There's over 10,000 hours of premium content here, not to mention the HBO lineup. you know and love, Game of Thrones, The Sopranos, and equally great shows you may not be familiar with, like The Comeback, The Undoing., Treme, and Euphoria.
It's also the exclusive home of the Fresh Prince of Bel Air, all seasons of the '90s sitcom Friends, the surreal comedy Rick and Morty, and Studio Ghibli's award-winning anime 21 Amazing Movies. There is a growing list of Max OriginalsFor example, An American Pickle with Seth Rogen, and this is the only place you can watch every Warner Brothers 2021 movie online for a month after it hits theaters, which means you can beam The Matrix 4 directly. in your living room.
What other streaming services are available on Apple TV?
In addition to getting HBO Max, you can get content on Apple TV from major streaming services by downloading apps. for Netflix, Disney Plus, Amazon Prime Video and Hulu, plus Peacock, which has a free and ad-supported tier, and of course Apple TV Plus (which, with an Apple TV purchase, is completely free for 12 months) .
There is also a great selection of pay-per-view channels. Dozens of them are free, like PBS, Sky News, Crackle and CBS Sports, while others - premium networks like Showtime and AMC Plus - cost a monthly fee. Apple TV brings together all your favorite on-demand services and cable channels, plus kids' entertainment, sports, music, and the ability to rent or download blockbuster movies through iTunes.
On what other devices can I watch HBO Max?
While there were some glaring omissions initially, in November we got HBO Max on the Fire Stick, and HBO Max on Roku soon after. This means that HBO Max is now available on almost all major devices. This includes, but is not limited to, Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Chromebooks, Chromecast, PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X&S, PC and Mac computers, and Android phones. See the full list of compatible devices here.
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