HBO MAX user guide and 4K compatibility on Android, PC or iOS


Today we will take a look to the HBO MAX and his compatibility for Android, Android TV PC or iOS. With this app quality is finally improved even with titles in 4K Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos sound, thatr buries the previous HBO app we have suffered so far.

Thanks to this service we have all HBO TV-Shows available and Warner movie premieres after theatrical release in a few days and many in 4K HDR quality with Dolby Atmos sound. In this guide you will see all the devices compatible with the HBO streaming service and we discuss the most interesting tricks to check the quality of the broadcast.

PRICE AND CATALOG

HBO MAX is available by registering on their website, The price depends on the region where we register the service. It also changes the available content and the release dates of Warner movies.

  • EEUU: $15/month without ads or $10/month with ads.
  • Europe: €8.99/month or €4.49/month with 50% off lifetime for new subscribers on launch promo. No ads.
  • The quality for devices that do not support 4K HDR is 1080p.
  • The bitrate has improved almost three times better than the old HBO.

Catalog and premieres

HBO MAX’s catalog of series includes Succession, Hacks, Game of Thrones, Super Girl, Gossip Girls, Mare of Eastown, Legends of Tomorrow, The Sopranos, Lucifer, Westworld, The Young Pope, The Exorcist, Divorce, Silicon Valley, Preacher, The Flash, True Detective, Veep, Vinyl and The Night of, in addition to its internationally award-winning series. Along with this in-house catalog of series, a large selection of Warner movies and content is also available.

  • HBO MAX TV-Shows will be broadcast simultaneously globally in their US premiere in original version with subtitles, after 14 days they will be offered dubbed in other regions like Europe.
  • Warner movies releases will premiere same day or weeks later on HBO MAX, in Europe will be 45 days after their theatrical release.
  • We have specific channels HBO, Adult Swing, max ORIGINALS, Warner, DC, Cartoon Network, Looney Tunes…

HBO MAX ON ANDROID

HBO MAX has a streaming system with variable quality depending on the quality of our connection and the specifications of our devices. If we can install the app officially or use it from a PC we can reach 4K Dolby Vision resolution and has multi-channel Dolby Atmos sound, this service today does not have broadcasts in 4K quality.

Android Apps and Android TV for HBO

  • We can download the HBO app from Google Play on our Android device or Android TV compatible.
  • On non-officially compatible devices, we can download:
    APK HBO MAX for Android, then we will need to connect a mouse to control it.
    APK HBO MAX for Android TV, on devices with this system or Fire OS.

Devices with 4K support

  • Selected titles feature Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos.
  • Televisions running Android TV operating system
  • Chromecast with Google TV and Google Chromecast Ultra
  • NVIDIA Shield TV
  • Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K and Fire TC Cube
  • Amazon Fire Lite installing the Android TV APK, will display without icon
  • Apple TV 4K
  • LG 4K Smart TVs
  • Roku Ultra 4800x, Roku 4K televisions, Roku Premiere, Roku Streaming Stick+
  • Samsung 4K TVs
  • VIZIO 4K Smart TVs
  • Xfinity X1 (Xi6) and Flex
  • Xbox X Series, Xbox Series S, Xbox One X and Xbox One S

HBO MAX ON WINDOWS PC

The HBO MAX service allows us to use almost any modern web browser that simply supports HTML5, both on Windows and Linux. With the keyboard we have a few shortcuts to pause and play content.

  • We can watch HBO MAX from any browser using Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera or Edge.
  • The system used by the app is HTML5, the image quality 1080p.
  • The sound will always be in stereo.
  • There is no native application within the Windows Store.
  • To watch HBO from a Windows mini PC we recommend you a low power consumption and passive device.
  • PC Shortcuts:
    – F = Full Screen.
    – Space = Pause.
    Chrome extension with more keys for HBO MAX.

HBO MAX MULTI-USER MANAGEMENT

From the HBO MAX website we can consult the rules to which we are subject when using the service, a regulation that is similar to that of other similar streaming services. In this case, from the service page itself we can monitor the use of the account, configure service parameters, number of connected devices and the subscription period.

  • Content can be viewed at the same time on 3 different screens or devices, we can share account between 3 people.
  • We have 5 profiles available to create with different watch lists, there is a child profile as an option.
  • We have a maximum limit of 5 devices assigned to our account and we can deactivate them when we meet from our control panel.

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