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Max Supported Devices: Compatible Smart TVs, Streaming Players And More

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Max can be accessed on a variety of devices, including smart TVs and streaming players. In spite of the wide level of platform and device support, some homes may find that their preferred TVs and favorite streaming players have yet to gain support or lost support.

Before signing up to Max, it is important to make sure that the streaming service is compatible with the devices in your home. In most cases, a Max app will be available to downloaded from the respective app store.

Max supported Devices

Below is a list of all the major platforms and devices that Max can currently be streamed on.

  • Amazon Fire TV players and TVs
  • Amazon Fire tablets
  • Android phones and tablets
  • Android TV players and TVs
  • Apple TV HD / Apple TV 4K
  • Cox Contour 2 / Contour Stream Player
  • Firefox browser
  • Google Chrome browser
  • Google Chromebooks
  • iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch
  • LG smart TVs
  • Microsoft Edge browser
  • Microsoft Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
  • Roku players and TVs
  • Safari browser
  • Samsung smart TV
  • Sony PlayStation 4 / PlayStation 5
  • Vizio Smart TVs
  • XClass TV/Xumo TV
  • Xfinity X1 and Flex

As is typically the case with device support, the list above is not a final list. It is possible that currently unsupported devices could gain support in the future. It is also possible that supported devices could suddenly lose their support as well.

Max on a smart TV

Max logo shown on three smart TVs

Max is available to stream on smart TVs powered by Amazon Fire TV, Android TV (including Google TV) and Roku, as well as LG, Samsung and Vizio TVs. However, older smart TVs may find they are not supported.

Max compatible smart TVs:

  • Amazon Fire TV – Fire OS 5 or later
  • Android TV – Android TV 5.1 or later
  • LG Smart TVs – webOS 3.5 or later
  • Roku TV – Roku OS 11 or later
  • Samsung TV – 2016 models and later
  • Vizio smart TVs – 2016 models and later
  • XClass TV/Xumo TV

While the list above seems quite limited, compared to the variety of smart TV brands available, many smart TV brands use Android TV, Fire TV or Roku TV.

For example, Android TV (including Google TV) powers a range of smart TVs, including models from Sony, Sharp, Hisense and Philips, among others. If you own a smart TV powered by Android/Google TV then you can install the Max app from the Google Play Store.

Likewise, anyone with a smart TV set that runs on Fire OS, including Amazon’s own TVs as well as Insignia and Toshiba models, can download the app from the Amazon Appstore. Many homes with a smart TV running on Roku OS should find they can also install the Max app from the Roku Channel Store.

Max on a streaming player

Chromecast with Google TV displaying Max app

One of the easiest and most accessible ways to watch Max is through a dedicated streaming player.

Max supported streaming players:

  • Amazon Fire TV devices – Fire OS 5 or later
  • Android TV devices – Android TV OS 5.1 or later
  • Apple TV HD/4K – tvOS 14 or later
  • Cox Contour 2
  • Contour Stream Player
  • Roku players – Roku OS 11 or later
  • Xfinity X1 and Flex

Similar to smart TVs, there are a number of third-party streaming players powered by Android TV/Google TV. For example, the Chromecast with Google TV, Nvidia Shield TV, Xiaomi Mi Box, DirecTV Stream Device, and Onn streaming players can install the Max app from the Google Play Store.

The same is also the case with Fire TV and Roku support. Owners of a Fire TV device, including Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Cube, as well as Roku players including Roku Streaming Stick and Roku Ultra, can download the Max app from the Amazon Appstore or Roku Channel Store.

Other streaming players compatible with Max include Apple TV HD, Apple TV 4K, Cox Contour 2, Contour Stream Player, Xfinity X1 and Xfinity Flex.

Additional ways to stream Max

If you don’t currently have a compatible smart TV or streaming player, there are a number of other devices that can be used to stream Max.

Additional devices compatible with Max:

  • Amazon Fire tablets – 4th gen or later
  • Android phones and tablets – Android OS 5.1 or later
  • Google Chromebooks
  • iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch – iOS 14 or later
  • Microsoft Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
  • Sony PlayStation 4 / PlayStation 5
  • Web browser
    • Chrome
    • Firefox
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Safari

With support for Microsoft’s Xbox One, Series X, Series S, as well as Sony‘s PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, many homes will find their game console can be used to access and watch Max. In addition, most modern PCs, Macs, and Chromebooks can also be used to access Max as well.

Thanks to Chromecast and AirPlay support, Max can also be cast to a smart TV from the mobile app on Android and iOS devices.

If all else fails, it is possible to watch Max on pretty much any device that has access to a web browser by vising the Max website and logging in. While a web browser is not the most convenient way to steam Max, it can be useful for devices that don’t currently have access to an official app.

John Finn

Comments

2 responses to “Max Supported Devices: Compatible Smart TVs, Streaming Players And More”

  1. María de Lourdes Avatar
    María de Lourdes

    Buenas tardes, quise entrar a HBOMax, desde mi laptop “Plan no disponible en este dispositivo. Este dispositivo no esta incluido en tu plan actual.

  2. I have a phlillips smart tv that has vewd as app store and it seems not to be plausible for me to stream hbo max

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