HBO Max is the company’s latest streaming platform that brings together content from WarnerMedia Entertainment, including New Line Cinema, DC Entertainment, Cartoon Network, The CW, Turner Classic Movies, Crunchyroll and more. But this big player has not yet officially come to Amazon’s Fire TV, among other platforms. How to get HBO Max on your Fire TV with just a little tweaking.
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Let Fire TV install unofficial apps
To get HBO Max on an Amazon Fire TV device, we will load the application. This means we will install it without going through the official Amazon store. Doing so is safe and does not alter or damage the hardware or operating system in any way. Before we continue, we must say that allowing apps to be installed outside the store can cause potential security issues, so proceed with caution.
Step 1: Turn on your Amazon Fire TV.
Step 2: Go to settings menu.
Step 3: Select My Fire TV alternative.
Step 4: Select The developer alternative.
Step 5: Switch on ABD troubleshooting.
Step 6: Also turn on Apps from unknown sources.
Step 7: If a warning is displayed, select Turn On.
Your Fire TV can now install applications from unknown sources. When the HBO Max installation is complete, you may want to turn off both ABD troubleshooting and Apps from unknown sources settings.
Prepare to download HBO Max
We will use an application called Downloader to download a copy of the HBO Max app from the web, but we must first make sure that HBO Now is not installed. If you already have HBO Now installed, hold the mouse pointer over the app on your home screen and press and hold Menu button. When you get the option, select Uninstall to delete the app.
When you are ready, follow these steps to download and install the Downloader app.
Step 1: Press and hold Home button on the remote control to access your home page.
Step 2: Select Apps alternative.
Step 3: Use the search bar to search for Downloader.
Step 4: Select Loader and select Install.
Step 5: When done, it will appear on your homepage.
Download the HBO Max app for Fire TV
Our next step is to find a website that offers the HBO Max app for Fire TV to download – this is the website we recommend. You can also find your own source by searching Google for “HBO Max APK” and then follow the steps below to download and install HBO Max. You may want to create a short link to it with a URL shortener like Bitly, as you will need to enter the URL manually.
Here’s how to do it on our recommended website:
Step 1: Open the previously installed Downloader app from your home page.
Step 2: If you are prompted to select Allow.
Step 3: Select browser options on the left side.
Step 4: Navigate up to the address bar.
Step 5: Select Clear to delete what is specified.
Step 6: Enter the URL provided from above (or your URL or a short bit link), then click Go.
Step 7: When a window with an HBO Max logo appears, select Install.
Access your HBO Max content
Finally, here’s how you can take advantage of your effort and enjoy the content HBO Max has to offer. It’s important to note that the HBO Max app will appear on your home screen with the older HBO Now logo – this is just a matter of the page loading process.
Step 1: Navigate to your home screen and find the HBO Now app.
Step 2: Click on the app to open it.
Step 3: Log in to HBO Max. If you do not have a subscription, you must register online.
Step 4: Take back and enjoy your favorite TV shows and movies.
When the official HBO Max app releases
When the official HBO Max app launches on Fire TV, you want to uninstall the unofficial app we just installed. You will then be able to download the official app from the Fire TV App Store. Until then, you can enjoy HBO Max using the side charge trick above.
Troubleshooting HBO Max
If you encounter problems during the installation process, use this checklist to ensure that your Fire TV is ready to load the program. If you have overlooked part of the process, use the guide above to make the necessary changes.
- Make sure you have allowed both ABD troubleshooting and Apps from unknown sources.
- Remove the official HBO Now app before proceeding with the installation process.
- Make sure you enter the correct URL in the Downloader.
- Do not attempt to purchase an HBO Max subscription through the app.
- Remember that HBO Max appears as HBO Now on your home screen when it is installed.