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How to Watch HBO Max on Google TV



HBO Max on Google TV

Want a content library completely handpicked by editorial experts and not by some random robots? If your answer is Yes, HBO Max is the answer for you. HBO Max (now known as Max) is a popular streaming app that is available on Google TV Play Store. With a subscription, you get to access that only includes critically acclaimed movies, top-hit TV series, and, last but not least, Max Originals content.

The quantity of the library doesn’t come at the cost of quality, and you can watch all the titles available in the library on 4K UHD resolution (Ultimate Ad-Free plan) on your Google TV. You can also utilize the built-in Chromecast support of the app to cast the content to your Google TV from your smartphone or computer.

HBO Max Plans & Pricing

Whether you want to access HBO Max content with or without ads, you will find the plan for your requirement.

Subscription PlansMonthly PriceAnnual Price
With Ads$9.99$99.99
Ultimate Ad-Free$19.99$199.99

How to Sign Up for HBO Max

1. Visit the official website of HBO Max from your PC browser.

2. Select Sign Up Now to continue.

Sign up page

3. Choose a subscription plan and click Continue.

4. Create an account and select Continue to complete the signup.

5. Provide the card details and click Start Subscription.

How to Add HBO Max on Google TV

1. Press the Assistant button on the remote and say, HBO Max.

Google TV home screen

2. Select the HBO Max app from the search result.

3. Click Install to download HBO Max.

How to Activate HBO Max Account []

1. Launch HBO Max on your Chromecast with Google TV.

2. Select Sign In to get the activation code.

3. Visit the HBO Max activation website [] from a browser.

4. Enter the activation code and the necessary login details if prompted.

5. Start streaming the content on the HBO Max app on your TV.

Activate HBO Max on Google TV

Can I Cast HBO Max to Google TV?

Yes. Those who prefer not to install HBO on Google TV can use the built-in cast feature and watch the desired titles.

Cast from Android Smartphone

1. Connect Google TV to home WIFI

2. Then connect your Android/iOS smartphones to the same WIFI as Google TV.

3. Install the HBO Max app on your smartphone from Google Play Store or App Store.

4. Launch the HBO Max app on your device and log in.

5. Choose to play a title and click on the Cast icon.

Cast HBO Max to Google TV

6. Select your Google TV name and watch the content on your TV.

  • To Cast from Google Browser:
    • Visit the official sign-in website of HBO Max from the Chrome browser on your PC. Enter log in credentials and choose the content to play.
    • Select the Cast icon from the media playback screen.
    • Choose your Google TV and watch the same content on TV.
  • To Cast from Microsoft Edge Browser:
    • Those watching HBO Max on PC via the Microsoft Edge browser can select Three vertical dot icons → Choose More Tools → Select Cast media to device → Tap on your Google TV.

Can I Sideload HBO Max on Google TV

Yes. You can sideload HBO Max as an APK file using the Downloader on Google TV. For this to work, you have to enable Unknown Sources on the TV Settings as the pre-requisite.

Compatible TVs

The following are the TV brands that manufacture Google TV, and upon purchasing it, one can watch HBO Max on the TV.

  • TCL Google TV
  • Hisense Google TV
  • Sony Google TV
  • Philips Google TV

Is HBO Max Geo-Restricted?

Yes. HBO Max is available only to US residents. Users from outside the USA can rely on the best VPN for Google TV, such as ExpressVPN or NordVPN, to unblock the geo-restrictions of HBO.


Can I Cancel HBO Max Subscription

Yes. You can cancel the HBO Max subscription at any time. Visit the HBO Max account page from a browser → Sign In → Click Profile → Select Account → click Cancel Your Subscription.

If you still have an HBO Max billing period remaining, then you can access the service until the end of the billing period. HBO Max offers refunds to users under certain circumstances.

Customer Support

In unfortunate cases, HBO Max may not work on your TV. The cause may vary, and it can be fixed upon performing basic troubleshooting. However, when they don’t give you a hand, you may reach out to HBO Max customer support via the Contact Us or Live Chat form for general and technical help.

Upon following the instructions, you may be able to stream HBO Max on your TV without issues.


1. Is the new Max app available on Google TV?

Yes, the new Max app will be available on the Google TV.

2. Can you stream HBO Max with Dolby Atmos on Chromecast with Google TV?

Yes, you can stream the HBO Max app with the Dolby Atmos feature on Chromecast with Google TV.

3. How to fix HBO Max not working on Google TV?

If you find HBO Max not working on your Google TV, follow the below troubleshooting steps to fix the issue.
[1] Check your internet connection.
[2] Update the HBO Max app.
[3] Update your Google TV.
[4] Soft reset your Google TV.

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