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HBO has brought its best version to market in the form of HBO Max, where users can enjoy new shows, movies, seasons, and episodes. You can stream it on various platforms except for Roku and Amazon. Unfortunately, Vizio Smart TV does not have an inbuilt HBO app, but users can access HBO Max App. Here’s all you should learn to get HBO Max on Vizio Smart TV. 

Contents show

1 Which Vizio TV Do You Own?

2 How to Natively Stream HBO Max On Vizio smart TV?

3 How to AirPlay HBO Max onto Vizio TV?

4 How to Chromecast HBO Max onto Vizio TV?

5 How to Sideload HBO Max onto Vizio TV Using a USB Flash Drive?

6 HBO Max Subscription Plans

7 What are the features available on HBO Max?

7.1 Multiple profiles
7.2 Parental Controls
7.3 Multiple Device Streaming
7.4 Watch Offline
7.5 Originals
7.6 TV shows
7.7 Movies
7.8 Children Entertainment

8 Alternatives of HBO Max

9 Conclusion

10 Frequently Asked Question

10.1 Why Does My Vizio TV Not Have HBO Max?
10.2 Is HBO Max Available On Other Smart TVs?
10.3 How To Connect Vizio TV To Wi-Fi In Seconds?
10.4 How To Fix It If HBO Max Not Working On My Vizio Smart TV?

Which Vizio TV Do You Own?

You can watch HBO Max if you own one of these Vizio TV streaming devices.

P series Smart TVOLED Smart TVM Series Smart TVV Series Smart TVD Series Smart TV

You need to download Vizio SmartCast Application on your mobile. Android users can download it from Google Play Store, while iOS users can go to Apple Play Store to download the Vizio SmartCast app.

How to Natively Stream HBO Max On Vizio smart TV?

If the HBO Max app is natively available on your Vizio TV, you can access it easily. Follow these simple steps for streaming.

Go to HBO Max’s official website and signup.Click on the home button.Go to the home screen of Vizio Smart TV and specify your name and IP address. Open the Vizio app store.

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Search for HBO Max.Install the application and select Add to home.Log in/ Sign Up to the HBO Max app using your Google account.
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Enjoy your favorite shows. 

However, you cannot stream HBO Max natively if you have an older version of Vizio TV. 

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How to AirPlay HBO Max onto Vizio TV?

For ioS users streaming HBO MAx on Vizio TV is pretty easy because Vizio smart cast TVs support receiving media from Airplay. You can follow these steps to connect HBO Max to Vizio TV on Airplay. 

Go to the app store and download the HBO Max app on your iPhone or Ipad. Connect the ios device and Vizio Smart TV to the same wifi network. Log in to the HBO Max account. Search your favorite content and play it on your apple device. 

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You will see an Airplay icon on the top. Click on the icon. Select Vizio TV from the list and enjoy streaming. 

How to Chromecast HBO Max onto Vizio TV?

If you are an Android user, you can stream HBO MAC onto Vizio TV through Google Chromecast. Follow these steps to watch your favorite show. 

Go to the Google Play store on an android phone and search for the HBO Max application. 

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Download and install the app on your device. Sign up using your HBO Max credentials. Ensure your smartphone and Vizio TV are connected to the same Wifi network. Open the HBO Max app on your mobile and search for your favorite show. 
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Play the content. You will see a cast option on the top of the media player. Tap the cast icon and select Vizio TV from available devices. 
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Enjoy your favorite show on Vizio TV.

How to Sideload HBO Max onto Vizio TV Using a USB Flash Drive?

If you have a USB or Flash drive, you can load HBO Max to Vizio Smart TV through these steps:

Download the HBO Max APK app from a trustworthy source on the web browser. Avoid unknown sources to stay secure. 

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Transfer this APK files app to the USB drive.Attach the drive to the USB port on the TV.Turn the TV on and open My Files.Select USB and locate the APK file of the HBO Max app.Install the application on your TV.Upon completion of the installation process, the HBO Max app will be launched on your TV.Search for your favorite TV shows or movie and enjoy streaming.  
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You might face an issue with the HBO Max app not launching on your TV after installation from the USB drive. To solve the problem and enjoy the media content, follow these steps.

Go to settings.Select the application menu.Click on installed applications.

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Search for the HBO Max app and click on the launch application.Search your favorite show and enjoy it. 

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HBO Max Subscription Plans

HBO Max is a source of entertainment, but it is not free. You have to pay for the subscription. Currently, HBO Max users can choose between two subscription plans.

With Ads Plan for $9.99 a month or $99.99 per year. Ads Free Plan for $14.99 per month or 149.99 per year.

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If you are a new HBO Max user, you will be offered 7 days of the free trial before your subscription.  However, US citizens can no longer enjoy this perk. 7 days free trials are still available for other countries.

What are the features available on HBO Max?

Multiple profiles

With HBO Max, you can use up to 5 profiles and choose a unique color for each.  

Parental Controls

You can create separate profiles for kids and limit the content your child sees. Moreover, it automatically disallows the playback of many adult shows and movies. You can set a pin that can allow you to unlock or change the restrictions.

Multiple Device Streaming

You can stream up to three different devices at the same time.  

Watch Offline

HBO Max allows you to download your favorite TV shows online and watch them offline for over 30 days. This feature is not available for those with HBO Max with an Ads subscription. If you want to avail of this service, you can upgrade to a free HBO Max Ads subscription.

Originals

HBO Max features all original shows like Euphoria, Westworld, Barry, and Watchman.

TV shows

HBO Max brings classics like Big Bang Theory, Friends, and Game of Thrones to your home.

Movies

You can enjoy the perk of watching the latest movies with HBO Max within two to three days of their release. Whereas for the same movies, you must wait 7 to 8 months to stream on Disney Plus.

Children Entertainment

HBO Max offers unlimited entertainment for kids too. They can stream their favorite cartoon movies and much more. 

Alternatives of HBO Max 

Though HBO Max has gained popularity in the media content field, many alternatives are available if you cannot use it. Some of these are listed below:

HuluDisney HotstarAmazon PrimeNetflixVudu

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You can download their applications and watch your favorite seasons, movies, and shows as you do on HBO Max.

Conclusion

HBO Max offers users access to recent movies, seasons, and TV shows. You can stream it on Vizio TV through Android, Apple devices, and USB Flash drives.

You need to go to the respective app store and get the HBO Max official application. Install it on the device and log in to your HBO Max account. Later, you can cast it on the Vizio TV through Chromecast and AirPlay. Moreover, you can download the APK file directly to the USB drive and install it on your Vizio TV to enjoy your favorite media content.  

Frequently Asked Question

Why Does My Vizio TV Not Have HBO Max?

Vizio Smart TV donot have HBO Max app. However, you can install it through your Android and iPhone and stream your favorite show on smart TV. Go to Play Store or iOS app store. Download the HBO Max app.
Log in and search for your favorite TV show. From the media player, select Cast and tap on Vizio TV to enjoy HBO Max. 

Is HBO Max Available On Other Smart TVs?

HBO Max is not only available on Vizio TV but also on many other Android and iOS TVs. If you have Sony Bravia A8H, Sony X950H, or Samsung Q80T, you can watch HBO Max media content on them.
However, they all have different requirements, like Samsung TV only works with Samsung-powered devices. 

How To Connect Vizio TV To Wi-Fi In Seconds?

Go to Menu on the Vizio TV remote to connect Vizio TV to the Wifi network. Select Network and pick the Wifi network to which you want to connect. Type the password in the required field, and the Smartcast Vizio TV will quickly connect to the desired Wifi network. 

How To Fix It If HBO Max Not Working On My Vizio Smart TV?

If HBO Max is not working on your Smart TV, pick up the remort and press the Menu button. Go to system reset and Admin. Select Soft power cycle.
Click yes to confirm. Open the HBO Max app again. Enter login details and enjoy streaming your movies and shows. 

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