How to Get HBO Max on Your Firestick in 2022

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Frederik Lipfert
Dr. Frederik Lipfert Founder, vpncheck
Updated on 16 Jan 2022

Install HBO Max on Firestick

HBO Max is one of the best streaming services for film buffs. Sure, its subscription costs more than Netflix, but you get to see brand new movies at less than the price of a cinema ticket. And that, too, in the comfort of your home, where you don’t have to deal with Covid-19 fears.  

What’s more, HBO and WarnerMedia are acquiring the rights to more movies and shows as you read this, meaning the HBO Max library is growing with each passing day. This will help you get the best bang out of the buck you’re paying in the monthly subscription fee.

In this guide, we’re going to reveal how you can install HBO Max on Firestick. We’ll also discuss the steps you have to go through to sign up for HBO Max (in case you haven’t subscribed yet). You’re also going to get a lowdown on HBO Max. Read on to know more.

HBO Max

How to Sign Up for HBO Max

Signing up for HBO Max is super-easy. We recommend you do it before installing HBO Max on your Amazon Fire TV Stick. Acting on this recommendation will let you stream your favorite content as soon as you install this app on your Firestick.

Here’s how you can sign-up for HBO Max:

Step 1: Open your preferred browser on a smartphone or computer. Go to HBOMax.com.

HBOMax Main page

Step 2: Select Sign Up Now.

You will find this option in the top right corner of the homepage. 

HBOMax Homepage

 Step 3: Choose your payment plan. There are two of them: monthly and yearly. The monthly plan costs $9.99 with ads and $14.99 without advertisements. The annual ad-free plan will set you back $149.99.   

Choose your payment plan

Step 4: Enter your credentials on the following page. After you’ve entered the required information, select Create Account.

Select Create Account

Step 5: Now, you’ll have to provide your billing and payment information. This is the last step in the subscription process.

Note: If you’re already an HBO subscriber, you won’t need to subscribe to HBO Max separately. 

How to Install HBO Max on Firestick

Now that you have subscribed and signed in to HBO Max, you’ll need to download and install the HBO Max app on your Firestick. Doing so is easy. All you have to do is to download the app from the Amazon Appstore.

Follow these steps to install HBO Max on Firestick:

Step 1: Head over to the Firestick home screen. Select “Find” and then “Search.”

Find Search

Step 2: Search for HBO Max.

Find HBOMAx

Step 3: Select HBO Max. It will likely be the first choice in the options.

Search for HBO Max

Step 4: Scroll down to the Apps & Games section. Click on HBO Max.

Click on HBO Max

Step 5: Choose the option “Download/Get.”

HBO Max choose the option Get

The app will start downloading on your Firestick. The ETA depends on the speed of your internet connection.

HBO Max downloading process

HBO Max installing process

Once the installation is over, you’ll get a notification in the upper right corner.

Step 6: Once the installation is complete, select Open.

HBOMAX Open highlighted

How To Use HBO Max On Your Firestick

You’ve successfully installed HBO Max on your Firestick. Let’s move on and learn how to use the streaming service and make the most out of your subscription. 

Step 1: Head over to your Firestick’s home screen. 

Firestick Homescreen

 

Step 2: Select the icon right the + sign. As shown in the screenshot (below), the icon will be on the left of the Settings option.

The Apps and Channels icon on Firestick- three boxes and a plus sign located on the far right of the Firestick home screen

If you’re still using the previous version of Firestick OS, long-press the Home button for about 5 seconds. A popup screen will appear—select Apps.

Step 3: You’ll now see Your App & Channels window in front of you. 

Select HBO Max.

Your App & Channels Screen

If you can’t see HBO Max, select “All Apps.

Press the remote control button having three lines. This will give you the option to move the HBO Max icon to your home screen. 

Select Move. Drag the app to the top row of the homepage.

Select Move

After running the app, give it a few seconds to load.

Step 4: Since it’s probably your first time using the app, you’ll need to sign in.

You’ll see three options:

Choose Sign-In

  • Select “Sign in” if you have already subscribed. 
  • If you haven’t subscribed, select “Subscribe Now.” 

Follow the steps which we’ve provided above.

  • If you want to restore your purchase, select “Restore Purchase: Amazon Appstore.”

Step 5: After selecting “Sign in,” you’ll see a code on the screen. 

Sign In Highlighted

Code to Pair with Phone or Computer

It’ll direct you to hbomax.com/tvsignin in any of your preferred web browsers. Use your PC or phone. 

Step 6: If you haven’t logged in, log in to your HBO Max account. 

Enter the code which is on your Firestick’s screen.

Enter the code

Step 7: Once you’ve entered the code, your Firestick will run the HBO Max app.

  • You can scroll down and explore the content. There will be multiple options for you to choose from. 

HBO Max app homescreen

  • If you keep scrolling, you’ll see the HBO Max Hubs category. That is where you can see the list of all the sources HBO Max gets its content from. They include HBO, Cartoon Network, DC, among other household names.  

HBO Max Hubs category

  • If you intend to browse the various categories and genres the streaming service has to offer, select Browse. You’ll find this option on top of the Hubs menu.

 select Browse

  • If you know what you want to stream, type in the title of the movie or TV show using the Search option.

Search option highlighted

How To Personalize HBO Max

HBO Max also lets you personalize your streaming experience. 

  • Select the “Profile” icon.

Select the Profile icon

  • Next, you’ll come across various convenient features like Closed Captioning, Help, Info, Privacy & Terms. 

Within the Closed Captioning option, you can change the color, font, opacity, and size of the subtitles.

change the color, font, opacity, and size of the subtitles

Conclusion

HBO Max brings oodles of entertainment to your Firestick. While it doesn’t have the same amount of content lined up for subscribers as some of its competitors, solo access to WarnerMedia’s exclusives gives it an edge over the likes of Netflix.

Throw into the mix its lineup of acclaimed TV shows like Game of Thrones, The Wire, and I May Destroy You, and signing up for HBO Max and installing it on your Firestick seems like a no-brainer.