HBO Max Tips

10 HBO Max Tips Every Streamer Should Know

HBO Max, a new streaming subscription service, is now available. It is more costly than most VoD services, such as Hulu, Netflix, and Prime Video, at $14.99 each month. 

The extensive HBO catalog and premium programming from partners such as BBC Studios, Warner Bros, and The Criterion Collection more than make up for the price. 

After using my membership for a time, I’ve learned a few strategies that you may also use to get the most out of it. One of them being able to bypass geo-restrictions.

That is right. Since HBO is available only in the US, you use a simple tool called VPN to change your geo-location to the US.

This way, regardless of your location, you will still be able to stream HBO Max outside the USA and make the most of everything this streaming service has to offer. 

Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s get started with our top 10 tips.

1. Download Option

HBO Max users, like others who use video-streaming services, can download material for offline viewing. To download any show to watch later, go to the app’s appropriate page and press Download. Go to the Downloads page in your profile to see your downloads.

 After downloading, the downloads have 30 days expiry time, and you are provided a span of 48 hours to complete watching them once you begin. When an episode or movie is no longer accessible, downloads from HBO Max will be removed.

When you have a successful internet connection, you may renew expired media as many times as possible. After you’ve clicked the expired download, simply pick the option that will renew the downloads for another 30 days 

2. Set Up PG Rating

Set Up PG Rating

HBO Max is a VoD service that caters to viewers of all ages. While there are plenty of shows and movies that will keep your children entertained, you don’t want them watching adult movies on it. 

As a result, HBO Max enables you to establish profiles for your children and restrict what they see. When a child’s profile is active, reverting to the profile made for adults requires a pin.

3. Watch List

If you come across content that you wish to watch some other time, add it to your watch list. This can be done in a variety of ways. 

 Alternatively, go to the item’s website, and you’ll find the option of adding your to-watch movies to your list from the drop-down option. . To see everything you’ve contributed, go to your profile symbol and select your list. . You can remove content from specific pages or from your to-watch list by clicking the Remove option.

4. Opt-out of Newsletter

As their contract with the publisher expires, HBO Max modifies and removes some of the best online material. HBO Max will subscribe you to their newsletter to keep you informed about this. Here’s how to unsubscribe to the HBO Max newsletter.

In the iOS or Android app, tap the profile symbol in the lower right corner, then the settings gear in the top left. Then pick “HBO Max Newsletter” from the “Notifications” menu and turn it on. The color shifts from white to black when the toggle is switched off.

5. Enjoy HBO Max Outside US

HBO Max is geo-restricted and only available in the United States. Due to content licensing restrictions, you cannot access or even log in to your account if you are not in the United States. 

That’s not exactly a professional demeanor! We do, however, suggest using a VPN as a solution to this problem. Install a VPN on the device you use the most to watch HBO Max programming and virtually appear to be located in the United States.

6. Manage Your Devices

Signing out of your favorite gadgets is possible with HBO Max. Go to your profile and select Manage Devices if you’re using a desktop computer.

As a result, you will be able to see every device that is currently logged into your account. You may now pick Sign All Devices Out or Sign Out to log out of a specific device.

7. Downloads Are In HD

It’s smart to have movies downloaded to your HBO Max app if you’re going to be away from a high-speed internet connection. On the other hand, the default streaming quality is poor and may be improved by going to HBO Max’s Settings and then selecting Video Options.

When you choose Download Quality from the Downloads menu, you’ll see two options: Highest Quality and Fastest Speed. Select the highest quality option. Movies and TV series in high HD will be accessible for download.

8. Video Playback

If you have a habit of viewing videos on your phone and have over your monthly data limit, HBO Max may be able to help you regain control. To access the choices, click the profile symbol, then the gear icon.

You may configure the app to only stream over Wi-Fi, only download over Wi-Fi, and only display warnings when cellular data is required by choosing Video Options. 

You may change the download quality from this screen by clicking Download Quality and selecting the highest quality or the quickest download option.

9. Compatibility


HBO Max works with a variety of OS systems and mobile devices. Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Smart TVs, Android TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Gaming Consoles, and more operating systems and devices are also available.

Episodes, movies, and documentaries may all be watched on many devices at the same time.

10. Account Sharing Is An Option

Let’s be honest; you may share your HBO Max account credentials with family and friends. 

Fortunately, the service provides an enticing three-simultaneous-streaming option, allowing you and your family to share a single subscription across several devices. Why hog all the fun to yourself. After all, sharing is caring.

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