Firestick is Amazon’s streaming platform. The Fire TV Stick comes in a USB-like device that you plug into the HDMI port of your Smart TV. The device is an android device and has all the functionality of an Android device besides the Google Playstore.
Some channels are free on the Amazon Fire TV stick platform while others are paid. Some of the free channels on Firestick include YouTube, NASA, Sony Crackle, TED TV, FOX, CBS Sports Network, CBS, NFL Network, and many more.
The amazing thing about the Amazon Fire Stick streaming platform is that it is free. You don’t have to pay any monthly subscription to use the platform. The only payment you may is for premium apps like Netflix that require a monthly subscription.
On the other hand, HBO is a video streaming service provided by the HBO cable network. There are different options available like HBO NOW, HBO GO, and the latest, HBO MAX. Since the launch of the HBO MAX, the demand for HBO NOW and HBO GO has been at an all-time low.
Thus, the Cable Network has removed the app from the Amazon app store. Not just that, if you visit the HBO GO support page, you will notice that the HBO GO app is no longer supported. Thankfully, the HBO MAX is not available on the Amazon App store.
Sign Up For HBO Max
If this is your first time trying the HBO streaming service, you will need to sign up for an account on the platform. You get a 7 days free trial after you sign up. If you change your mind after the trial period, you can easily cancel your account. Follow the steps below to sign up for an HBO MAX account.
Step 1. Visit the HBO MAX website at https://www.hbomax.com/. You will find the ‘FREE TRIAL’ option on the button on the home page. Click on it.
Step 2. You will be taken to the Signup page. Ensure you enter your details correctly. After that, click on CREATE ACCOUNT.
Step 3. At this stage, you will be required to enter your PAYMENT DETAILS. Note, you won’t be charged for the 7 days trial. If you don’t cancel out after the trial period, that is when your account will be charged.
Install HBO Max on Firestick
Before now the HBO Max was not available on the Amazon app store. That made the installation process quite complicated. You had to either use a third-party download option or cast with your Smartphone. But right now, you can easily download the app on the Amazon App store. Follow the steps below to complete the process.
Step 1. Go to the FireStick Home Page on your TV.
Step 2. On the top left corner of your Home page screen, you will find the SEARCH option. Using your Firestick remote, type in HBO MAX in the search option.
Step 3. From the app options, find the HBO MAX app, Click on the ‘Download’ option to download the app, and then install. The installation process may take some seconds depending on your internet speed.
Step 4. One downside of the amazon Firestick is that it doesn’t have enough space. So you have to always go back to delete the APK file of an app after installation. Ensure you delete the HBO MAX Apk from your device to free up space.
Step 5. Press and hold the Home Button on your FireStick remote to go back to the Home page.
Step 6. To launch the HBO Max app, on the Home page, select ‘Apps’. Click on the HBO Max app to launch the app.
Watch HBO Outside The United States
Sadly, it’s only people in the United States that can access the HBO MAX. This means that, if you reside out of the United States, you can’t access the app or any related services. The option available is to use a VPN. The VPN changes your IP location to the United States and allows you to access the HBO Max platform. All you have to do is to install the VPN. Log in and choose the United States as your preferred location.
So far, the process of signing up and installing the HBO on Amazon Fire TV Stick has been outlined in detail in this post.