How to Stream HBO Max on Samsung Smart TV

HBO Max on Samsung Smart TV

Samsung is a pioneer in the smart TV industry. Samsung, the world’s biggest manufacturer of electronics, gives us a lot of smart TV options. HBO Max is a premium subscription-based streaming service launched by Warner Bro’s that features movies, TV Shows, and a rich library of original content. Samsung Smart TV joined hands with the HBO Max so that you can install the application on your TV. To stream HBO Max, you must have subscribed to the HBO Max beforehand which costs $15/month.

HBO Max on Samsung Smart TV

HBO Max app is only available for selected models of Samsung smart TV. The TV models came in 2016 and later are compatible to install the HBO Max app.

How to Install HBO Max on Samsung Smart TV?

This method is applicable if your smart TV is manufactured in 2016 and later:

#1 Turn on your Samsung Smart TV and connect it to the internet.

#2 Press the Smart Hub button on your TV remote.

#3 Scroll to the right and click on the Apps. This will open the app store on your Samsung Smart TV.

Smart Hub

#4 Navigate to the Search icon (Magnifying Glass) on the top-right corner.

Search for the app

#5 Type HBO Max and search for the application.

#6 From the search results, choose the HBO Max application.

#7 Click on the Download or Install button to install the app on your TV.

The HBO Max app will get installed on your smart tv. You have to activate your account to access the content.

How to Activate HBO Max on Samsung Smart TV?

#1 Launch the HBO Max application on your smart TV.

#2 Now on the welcome screen, click on the Sign-in button.

#3 An activation code will appear on your TV screen.

Activate HBO Max on Samsung Smart TV

#4 Open a web browser on your smartphone or PC and go to the HBO Max activation page.

#5 On the text field, enter the activation code and click Next.

Activate HBO Max on Samsung Smart TV

#6 Login with your registered username and password to activate your account on the TV.

On successful verification, the HBO Max on your Samsung smart TV will refresh and start loading the contents.

Don’t forget to tune the HBO Max app on 18th March 2020 to watch the Snyder Cut. After a long struggle, Zack Snyder’s Justice League will be released on HBO Max. With no theatrical rights, you have to buy the HBO Max subscription to stream the movie.

Alternative Way

If you are not able to install HBO Max on your TV, then you can use streaming devices to stream HBO Max. There are plenty of streaming devices available in the US that is compatible with HBO Max. You can use devices like Firestick, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast with Google TV, and previous generations of Chromecast as well.

Related: Hulu on Samsung Smart TV

HBO Max Not working on Samsung Smart TV | Fixes

Here are the common solutions that will help us to fix the not working issues:

Fix 1 – Update HBO Max app:

  • Press the Smart Hub button on the remote.
  • Choose Apps and hover to the HBO Max app.
  • Press and hold the Enter key on your remote and click Update Apps on the side menu.
  • Now click on the Update button.

Fix 2 – Clear Storage and Caches

  • Press the Home button.
  • Select Settings > Applications > HBO Max.
  • Choose the Clear Cache and Clear Data option.
  • If you need more space, then clear caches for all the apps.

Fix 3 – Restart Samsung Smart TV


  • Press and hold the power button on your remote.
  • Release the button when you see the Samsung logo on your TV.
  • Wait until the TV reboots. Now open HBO Max and start streaming.

Force Restart

  • Unplug the TV from the power source.
  • Wait for 3-5 minutes.
  • Then plug it back into your TV.
  • Now open the HBO Max app.

Fix 4 – Update Samsung TV

  • Press the Home button.
  • Go to Settings > Support > Software update.
  • Click Update Now and press Yes.

Fix 5 – Factory Reset

  • Press the Home button.
  • Go to Settings > Support > Self Diagonsis > Reset.
  • Provide the PIN code and confirm Reset.

Use the factory reset option as the final one as this will erase all the data on your smart TV.

The above are the different ways to stream HBO Max on your Samsung Smart TV. You can start streaming your favorites on the TV with the help of this app. It has exclusive content that will keep you entertained.

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