How to Install HBO Max on LG TV?

HBO Max launched just over a couple of years ago as a premium ad-free paid streaming service that offers HBO original productions and a lot more. When it was released it came with compatibility for a variety of different devices and operating systems, support for newer devices such as smart TVs was added with passing time.

Unfortunately, if you own an LG smart TV, you are fresh out of luck because HBO Max is not currently available for these modern televisions from LG. But there is no need to fret because there are ways to watch HBO Max on your LG smart TV when adding HBO Max to your device doesn’t work. According to HBO, Max and Now apps are not obtainable for LG smart televisions produced before 2018.

So how can you watch HBO Max on an LG smart TV? This article will teach you how in multiple ways so read on to learn more:

Downloading HBO MAX To LG Smart Tv

For LG Smart TVs versions 2018+ HBO Max is at hand natively. You can also stream HBO Max content on your LG Smart TV via Apple AirPlay 2018+ or the webOS 4.0+ devices.

HBO Max app on LG Smart TV

  1. To subscribe to the HBO Max service: Click here.
  2. After you have signed up, head over to the LG Smart TV Home Screen.
  3. Open the app store and look for “HBO Max” through the search option on your LG Smart TV.
  4. Click on “Download” to download and install the app automatically.
  5. Once installation is complete, use your HBO Max sign-up credentials to log in.
  6. Begin streaming on LG Smart TV with HBO Max.

 Apple AirPlay

  1. For HBO Max.comtvsignin Click here.
  2. Find the HBO Max iPhone/iPad app, and download and install it.
  3. After installation is complete, use your credentials to log in to the HBO Max service.
  4. Check to see if your iPhone or iPad is connected to the same WiFi network as our Smart TV.
  5. Begin streaming the content HBO Max and press the AirPlay icon.
  6. Select the LG Smart TV to start streaming on your television.

Following are the different ways of getting HBO Max on an LG Smart TV: 

Method – 1

For LG Smart TVs that were made in 2019 and the newer LG smart TVs, the most straightforward method of accessing HBO Max on the device is through the existing AirPlay 2 support that will stream the videos from an Apple smart device to the television.

Only LG 2019 OLED TVs, LG NanoCell SM9X, SM8X series TVs, and the LG UHD UM7X series come with support for AirPlay 2.

  • Step 1: Begin by connecting your Mac computer or your iOS device and your LG Smart TV to the same WiFi network.
  • Step 2: Then find the Menu bar on the top of your Mac screen, identify the AirPlay icon, and click it. If you are using the iPad or an iPhone, launch the HBO Max application and press the AirPlay button.
  • Step 3: Select the LG TV on your Mac or iOs device.
  • Step 4: Your smart TV will start displaying the Mac screen or iOS device screen.
  • Step 5: For your Mac, access HBO Max through a web browser.

There you have it! Now you can stream your favorite HBO Max content on your LG Smart TV. 

Method – 2

If your LG TV is not a Smart Television then you can either buy an Apple TV box or a Chromecast device, that will allow you to watch content on your TV from your smart device like an Android phone or tablet.

 You will need to download the HBO Max app on your device. Alternatively, you can use a gaming console such as the Xbox One or PS4, or Xbox.

So Yes! There are more ways than one of enjoying the HBO Max service on a TV.

Streaming HBO MAX Content On A Non-Smart LG TV Through Apple Tv.

  • Step 1. Begin by connecting your LG tv to the Apple TV set-top box.
  • Step 2. Turn on the Apple TV device and then open the App Store.
  • Step 3. Go to the search option of the Apple App Store and look for the HBO Max application.
  • Step 4. Download, install and launch the HBO Max App.
  • Step 5. Sign up and subscribe to the HBO Max service.
  • Step 6. Start streaming HBO Max on your TV.

How to Stream HBO Max content with Chromecast

Google Chromecast makes streaming on TV convenient and cost-effective. Chromecast is one of the most convenient and affordable ways to watch HBO Max on your LG TV. Follow the steps below to easily stream HBO Max content on your LG TV:

  • Step 1. Find your LG TV’s HDMI port and connect your Chromecast. Also, connect the USB port to a charger or your TV’s USB port for power. 
  • Step 2. Connect Chromecast to your WiFi network.
  • Step 3. Download and install the HBO Max App on your smartphone.
  • Step 4. Sign in to your HBO Max account and click on the video that you want to stream on your TV. 
  • Step 5. You will see a cast icon on your video screen (usually a dialogue box appears on the video screen to notify start casting on TV)
  • Step 6. Tap on the cast icon and select the LG TV from the list.

You can now cast all videos of your choice from HBO max on Google Chromecast. Regardless of the fact that the Chromecast is a Google device, you can cast HBO Max videos on your LG TV with Android and iOS devices. 

How to Stream HBO max with PS4 and Xbox

You can use your gaming consoles and streaming players, including PS4 and Xbox One to stream HBO Max on your LG Smart TV without any problems. All you have to do is to download and install the HBO Max App on your streaming platforms to cast HBO max on your LG TV.

Method – Three

How to Screen Mirror HBO Max on LG TV From Android Devices:

  • Step 1. Connect your Android phone and LG smart TV to a WiFi network.
  • Step 2. On your Android smartphone or tablet, open the notification bar. Now find and select the Cast or Screen Cast from the Settings tiles/icons.
  • Step 3. From the available devices, select your LG TV.
  • Step 4. Now turn on the Screen Share option on your LG TV and give the necessary permissions. Wait for a few seconds for your Android device screen to mirror your TV. 
  • Step 5. Stream your desired content on your Android phone or tab’s screen, it will automatically appear on your LG Smart TV.

Note: Turn off your Android device’s notifications or Screen mirror on flight mode to avoid disturbance and to maintain the privacy of the device.

How to Stream HBO Max on LG TV via a laptop?

If you have a laptop with an HDMI port, you can conveniently stream your favorite HBO Max on LG TV. Connect your LG TV to your laptop via an HDMI port cable and your laptop screen will now appear on your LG TV. 

To make the process of streaming how to get HBO Max on TV via your laptop simpler, you can follow this step-by-step guide:

  • Step 1. Find the HDMI port of your Laptops and connect it to your LG TV’s HDMI port with an HDMI cable. 
  • Step 2. Turn on your LG TV and go to the settings to select the HDMI port that you have plugged into your laptop. 
  • Step 3. Your laptop screen should now be visible on the LG TV. Now launch your browser, go to the HBO Max website and sign in to your account. Now find and play your desired content. You can now enjoy HBO Max on your LG TV  via your laptop. 

How to Stream HBO Max on LG TV via YouTube TV?

You can easily steam HBO Max LG TV via YouTube TV. Follow the steps below:

  • Step 1. Add HBO Max to your YouTube TV subscription.
  • Step 2. Open your HBO app and sign in to your account. Choose Sign in with a Provider.
  • Step 3. From the drop-down menu, select YouTube TV.
  • Step 4. Now choose the account with YouTube TV membership and select Allow.
  • Step 5. HBO Max will now start streaming on your LG TV HBOMax via YouTube TV.

Bonus Point: With an HBO Max subscription via YouTube TV, you can also access on-demand HBO shows and live channels.

How to Install HBO Max on LG TV Outside the US?

HBO Max is available in limited regions only, including the USA, certain US territories, Latin America, some countries in the Caribbean, and Europe. However, you can enjoy HBO Max in other regions as well with the help of a VPN. 

VPNs can surpass the geo-restricted content, but it is essential to use a reliable, premium VPN service like ExpressVPN and NordVPN. But it is important to remember that LG Smart TVs don’t support VPN apps. Thus, using MediaStreamer or installing your reliable VPN app onto your physical or virtual router are the only ways to stream HBO Max with a VPN on LG TV

Which Models of LG TV are Compatible with HBO Max?

HBO Max is compatible with 2018 models and later / webOS 4.0 and above LG TVs. For confirmation, check the official LG website for a detailed list of models of LG TV that are compatible with HBO Max.

If your LG TV is compatible with HBO Max, you can easily stream the content by installing HBO Max from the LG Content Store.

Frequently Asked Question

Is the HBO Max app available on LG Smart TV?

Yes, the HBO Max app is available on webOS 4.0+ LG smart TVs. If you cannot find HBO Max on your compatible LG smart TV, then go to the LG Content Store and search HBO Max. Download the app on your LG TV to start streaming.

Why is HBO Max not available on my LG TV?

Not all LG TVs are compatible with HBO Max (especially the old models). To check the compatibility of your LG TV, click here. If your model is compatible, then download the HBO Max app on LG TV from the LG Content Store.

When Will HBO Max Officially Come on LG Smart TVs?

If you own a newer model of LG Smart TVs (2018 and older) then for US users the HBO Max app is now available, this includes LG OLED TVs. 

According to WarnerMedia and LG Electronics USA, the HBO direct-to-consumer streaming platform has been launched for LG Smart TVs, which will make it easier for HBO Max subscribers to seamlessly access HBO’s full portfolio of premium content ready for streaming. HBO Max is also available on LG Smart TVs in the Caribbean territories and Latin America.

Now LG Smart TV users can operate HBO Max directly through the TV’s webOS by accessing the HBO Max application via the remote or their LG Magic Remote by saying “HBO Max.”

Closing Words

We hope that with our simple guides, you will be able to stream HBO Max on your compatible LG TVs. Downloading and streaming content isn’t much of a hassle unless you want to stream outside HBO Max’s regions or you want to stream HBO Max on older LG TVs.

We have tried our best to share all possible ways of streaming HBO Max on your LG TV, if you still have any queries, please share your questions with Reviewsed in the comments. Thanks!

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