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How to watch HBO Max on Fire TV devices

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Hbo Max Fire Tv (Image credit: Keegan Prosser/Android Central)

The Amazon Fire TV Stick and other Amazon Fire TV devices are a simple, affordable way to stream content from platforms including Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, and — now — HBO Max. With a few button clicks, you'll have access to all of the HBO exclusives, as well as new releases from WarnerMedia. Here's what you need to do to watch HBO Max on Fire TV.

How to download HBO Max on Fire TV

If you haven't already downloaded HBO Max on your Fire TV Stick or Fire TV device, you'll need to do that before you can start streaming more than 10,000 hours of classic and original content on HBO Max. Here are the steps you need to take to download the service so you can watch HBO Max on Fire TV.

  1. Navigate to the Fire TV Home page.
  2. Open the Menu and select the Search function.
  3. Search HBO Max. Source: Keegan Prosser / Android Central and HBO Max

  1. Click the Download icon.
  2. Open the HBO Max app.
  3. Select Sign In.
  4. A prompt will appear on the screen with a code to input. Source: Keegan Prosser / Android Central

  1. Login to HBO Max on your smartphone or computer using the code.

If you currently have the HBO NOW app, you should delete it before you download HBO Max. If you're not a fan of the traditional search function, you can also search for the HBO Max app by using your Fire TV remote mic button and saying, "Alexa, find HBO Max." Once the HBO Max app is downloaded, you'll be able to access it whenever you use your Fire TV device.

How to watch HBO Max on Fire TV

If you already have HBO Max downloaded on your Fire TV Stick or other Amazon Fire TV device, you should be able to access the app regularly without hassle. Here's what you need to do to watch HBO Max on Fire TV.

  1. Go to the Fire TV Home page.
  2. Scroll through your apps until you see HBO Max.

Source: Keegan Prosser / Android Central (Image credit: Source: Keegan Prosser / Android Central)
  1. Open the HBO Max app.
  2. If you are not signed in, a prompt will appear on the screen with a code to input. Source: Keegan Prosser / Android Central

  1. Login using the code on your smartphone or computer.

Once you're logged in, you should have access to HBO Max's entire streaming library. You also won't have to log in the next time you choose to access the app on your Fire TV device unless you log out each time.

Watch HBO Max on Fire TV

If you already subscribe to HBO through Prime Video Channels, you can sign into HBO Max using your Amazon credentials. And if you don't already have an account, you can now sign up for HBO Max directly in the new HBO Max Fire TV app.

Keegan Prosser is a freelance contributor based in the PNW. When she's not writing about her favorite streaming apps and devices for Android Central, she's listening to a true-crime podcast, creating the perfect playlist for her next road trip, and trying to figure out which fitness tracker she should try next. You can follow her on Twitter @keeganprosser.