How to stream HBO Max on Amazon Fire TV Stick

HBO Max is HBO’s new streaming app that delivers content far beyond its past services. As part of AT&T’s WarnerMedia, HBO Max includes thousands of episodes and movies from its new parent company. Don’t worry, you’ll still get beloved HBO originals like Game of Thrones and The Wire. But you’ll also get legendary TV shows like Friends, Looney Tunes, and The Big Bang Theory, as well as blockbuster movies like Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw, Jojo Rabbit, and The Matrix.

So, you want to know how to watch HBO Max on Amazon Fire TV Stick, right? You can now watch content from HBO Max on any Amazon Fire TV. Read on to learn how to go about setting the app up and start streaming.

And if you’re looking for even more information on the service, hop on over to our HBO Max review

How to get HBO Max on Amazon Fire TV Stick

So, how can you watch HBO Max on Fire TV Stick? To download HBO Max onto your Amazon Fire TV Stick you’ll follow the same process you would to download any other app. It should also be noted, that if you currently have the HBO NOW app, deleting it before you download HBO Max will save you a lot of confusion. HBO Max includes all the programs you would get from HBO NOW plus a few more, so there’s really no reason to have both. At any rate, here’s what you’ll need to do. 

  1. Click the search bar and a keypad will generate.
  2. Search “HBO Max”
  3. Click the Download icon (downward pointing arrow into a horizontal line).
  4. After the app is installed, choose Open so the new app will launch.
  5. Either sign in or start a subscription with HBO Max.

Can you watch HBO Max on other Amazon Fire devices? 

Currently HBO Max is available on all Amazon Fire TVs, Firesticks, Fire Tablets and Fire Cube devices. The app is compatible with older models of each of these devices as well. If you are using an older model, you may find that your streaming quality is lower than that of newer models.

Other HBO Max Supported Devices

The Amazon Fire TV Stick is an impressive streaming device. Not only does every model come with a voice control Smart remote, but devices are ergonomically satisfying, either as concealable flash-drive-like design or a wireless cube. 

Compared to other streaming services, HBO Max offers a limited number of supported devices. Most notably missing is the Roku. Below is a complete list of devices compatible with HBO Max. Hopefully, its app becomes more widely available in the near future.

  • Amazon devices
  • Android devices
  • Android TV
  • Apple TV
  • iOS devices
  • PlayStation 4
  • Samsung TV
  • Web browsers
  • Xbox One

How to download HBO Max content on Amazon Fire TV Stick

The HBO Max app lets you download up to 30 titles to watch later. The only catch is it’s only available for Android and iOS phones and tablets. But that makes sense since you typically watch videos while offline and on the go with your mobile device. 

However, there are a few details you should keep in mind. Once you download a movie or show, you have 30 days to watch it before it automatically deletes. And after you start watching, you’ll have 48 hours to finish before it disappears. But don’t worry, expired titles can be renewed. More on that below.

Where do your downloads go? It can be difficult to track down your titles after you download them. HBO Max keeps all downloaded titles within its app. To access your downloads, select the Profile icon and then Downloads. From there you’ll find every download across all of your profiles and devices.

More and more streaming services are realizing the importance of offline downloads. Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu all offer a similar offline feature. Some are better than others. For example, Hulu has a limited number of titles available for offline viewing, whereas Disney+ is much more generous, letting you download an unlimited amount of titles across 10 separate devices. Not too shabby.

The final cut

HBO Max goes beyond traditional HBO, carrying tons more movies and shows along with a solid set of features. And its list of compatible devices while previously limited, has grown consistently since its conception. Currently, it only lacks support for one top-tier brand in Roku. You can stream the service on most any device, and its offline download capabilities make it even easier to tune into your favorite HBO shows and movies. When you subscribe to HBO Max, you’ll get your first 7 days free of charge. To avoid being charged, just make sure to cancel your subscription before your week’s up. You can learn more about all the deals, free trials, and promotions HBO Max carries with our breakdown of its service.