HBO Max is one of the most popular Streaming apps today.
And if you are reading this, we can imagine that you are wondering how to get this great app installed on your Vizio TV.
“It can be frustrating if you want to watch some great media content on HBO Max. Then you figure out that your TV is unable to download the app.”
HBO Max is only available on certain brands of TVs. Also, if you have an older model of the TV, its age might be hindering its installation.
The best part is, that there are several simple steps to resolve this issue.
This article will walk you through the many different ways to get HBO Max on Vizio TV to enjoy your favorite shows.
5 Ways to Download HBO Max on Your Vision Smart TV
The Vizio Smart TV does not have a built-in app for HBO Max. But if you are looking into downloading this app on your latest Vizio Smart TV, continue reading on.
The following methods will help you regardless of the model or age of the TV.
Many Vizio Smart TV users have successfully installed HBO Max. So why can’t you? Let’s find out more in the next section.
Using Multiple Media Players for Streaming
Amazon Fire TV not only offers all your favorite thousands of channels but also the best version of streaming services and various devices like Amazon Fire Stick. Similarly, Roku TV came with the Roku Stick for streaming.
To enable your Vizio TV to install HBO Max and watch exclusive Max originals, you have to get a streaming device to play on your TV.
And for that matter, we recommend using a Roku stick or an Amazon Fire Stick.
You only need an HDMI port on your TV to plug into. Roku Stick or the Firestick are both capable of downloading HBO Max to Vizio Smart TVs.
After having it installed, you can use your Roku or Fire Stick as your main streaming player, which diversifies the Operating System of your TV.
Both devices plug into the HDMI port on your Vizio television. All versions of Vizio Smart TV have this port at the back, whether they are old or new.
These two streaming players go well with the Vizio Smart TV to install the new app.
Native Streaming of HBO Max on Vizio TV
HBO Max shows and more blockbuster movies are available on Apple devices including Apple Airplay, iPhone, iPad, etc.
The HBO Max application is available for local users on Vizio television.
Follow the steps below and get access:
- Go to the HBO Max official website through the web browser.
- Click “Sign Up.”
- Go to your TV’s Home screen.
- Look for the App Store in the Search bar.
- Search for “HBO Max.”
- Click on the “Add to Home” button.
- Login to the HBO Max account.
You can now start watching your desired content.
Note: Older Vizio Models DO NOT support HBO native Max streaming.
2. Airplaying HBO Max onto Vizio TV
Another way of getting the HBO Max original on Vizio Smart TV is to use Airplay or Google Chromecast.
If your Vizio model is new, you are set to use the SmartCast users platform to run the HBO Max app natively.
To serve this purpose, your new TV model should be any of these:
- P Series Smart TV
- M Series Smart TV
- V Series Smart TV
- D Series Smart TV
- OLED Smart TV
You need to download the Vizio SmartCast TV App on your Smartphone to watch HBO Max on these Smart TV Models.
Google Play Store lets Android Smartphone users download the “Vizio SmartCast Mobile App.” Besides, if you use an iOS device, you will get it from the Vizio App Store.
Being an iOS user, you can watch HBO Max on Vizio by doing the following things:
- Download the HBO app on your Ipad or iPhone.
- Confirm that your mobile phone and TV are on the same internet network.
- Log into the HBO Max app.
- Select the content and play it on your phone.
- You’ll see the AirPlay icon on the screen top. Click it.
- You can now choose Vizio TV from the list, and watch the HBO originals.
3. Chromecast HBO Max onto Vizio Smart TV
Google Chromecast is a streaming adapter for media that lets users play online content. Like videos and music on digital TV.
The adapter plugs into the TV’s HDMI port, connecting a cord to charge the device.
Follow the steps below to watch HBO Max on Visio using Google Cast:
- Download the HBO Max application on your Android device.
- Sign in to it through your HBO Max credentials.
- Make sure to connect the mobile and Vizio Smart TV to a shared Wi-Fi network.
- Open the HBO Max app on mobile and play content.
- Tap on the “Cast” icon on top of the screen.
The HBO Max content will show on your Vizio TV. You can watch your desired TV series and shows.
4. Side-loading HBO Max onto Vizio TV with a USB Flash Drive
We know that a flash drive saves data using flash memory. This memory uses a specific format to store and access data.
The format works on an Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-only Memory (EEPROM). To get the advantage of a flash drive for installing HBO Max in Vizio TV, you need to:
- Download the HBO Max app through a reliable source. Avoid unknown sources.
- Copy the application to a USB drive.
- Insert the USB into the Vizio TV’s port.
- Load “My Files”.
- Choose the USB flash or USB drive.
- You will get the HBO Max APK file here. Select the APK and click “Install.”
- Let it complete the installation.
- Load the HBO Max app on the TV and enjoy hours of HBO entertainment.
5. Subscribing Plans for HBO Max
A subscription plan provides the user with a set of services under the terms and conditions of a certain plan.
The subscriber receives and uses the services and undertakes to pay the cable subscription fees for the premium streaming service.
HBO Max content has gained popularity ever since its release the last year. It’s becoming even better with continued software updates.
With the ever-increasing demand for the interface, you can subscribe to two kinds of plans.
One is with Ads, and the other is Ads-Free for a year. The first 7 days are free for trial to entertain the new users with HBO Max movies.
Note: The free trial is no more operational for customers in the United States for HBO Max subscribers. Besides, this facility is still functional in other regions.
The bottom Line
You might have gotten frustrated not having HBO Max on your Vizio Smart TV for a long.
We hope that this guide has helped you get your favorite channel instead of finding its alternatives. Also, forget to buy a new TV that backs up HBO Max.
The channel faced several fallouts because of occasional bugs and glitches. This led to a black screen for some Smart Tv users.
Some other users complained that all other OTT apps stopped playing when they used HBO Max.
We can expect that a forthcoming Smart TV firmware update will fix the bugs.
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