How to Stream HBO Max on TV from Phone in 2022 (New Step-by-Step Guide)

In today's post I am going to show you exactly how to stream HBO Max on TV from Phone.

Infact:

There are some methods I used to stream HBO max other than my phone. Then, with the help of an independent survey conducted with US-based HBO lovers, we learned a lot about the preference of compatible devices. Thanks to the data, we were able to uncover some interesting findings.

Let's get right into it.

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What Streaming devices are compatible with HBO Max?

There are a few devices that are compatible with HBO max- including smart TVs, streaming media players, and mobile devices. You can use your HBO max login to watch shows on these devices.

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The most popular streaming media players that are compatible with HBO max are the Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV. In case you are the owner of any of these streaming device(s), you can simply download the HBO max app and sign in with your credentials.

If you have a smart TV from brands like Samsung, LG, Sony, or Vizio, then you should be able to watch HBO max without any additional hardware.

Some mobile devices that are compatible with HBO max include the iPhone, iPad, Android phones, and tablets.

Note that you will need to be subscribed to HBO through a cable or satellite provider in order to use the HBO now app.

So, to summarise, any of the compatible devices listed below, are able to stream HBO max-content on your TV.

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*The data is based on an independent survey conducted among US-based HBO Max lovers by thetechietrickle

Nintendo did not find a place in the above infographics as it is not compatible with HBO max.

How to Stream HBO Max on TV from the Phone?

To stream HBO Max on your TV from your phone, you need to follow these steps:

Step 1: Download the HBO Max app on your phone.

Step 2: Open the app and Sign in with your HBO Max login.

Step 3: Verify that both the smartphone and the TV are connected to the same WiFi network.

Step 4: Play any movie of your choice on your phone.

Step 5: Tap the screen to display the Cast or AirPlay icon on the top right-hand corner of the phone screen.

Step 6: Again tap the Cast or AirPlay icon to display the list of compatible devices available.

Step 7: Select the TV to cast on to.

Step 8: Wait for some time as both the devices sync up and then the HBO Max screen should be visible on your TV.

How to Cast HBO Max to TV with Chromecast?

Follow the below steps to cast HBO max to TV with Chromecast:

Pre-requisites:

  1. Ensure that Chromecast and the Android device are connected to the same local Wi-Fi network.
  2. Verify that you have the latest Google Home app on your device.
  3. On your Android device, turn off “Power Saving Mode.” The processing power of your device may be restricted by Power Saving Mode, which might have an impact on the Cast Screen function’s performance.
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Casting Technology is available on devices that run Android 5.0 or later.

Turn on Audio permissions:

  1. Tap Settings on your Android device
  2. Look for Apps > Google Play Services > Permissions and then tap on it
  3. On the “Microphone” option, slide the slider On

Casting your Android screen on the TV:

  1. On your smartphone or tablet, open the Google Home app.
  2. Select the device that you want to cast to and then Tap on it.
  3. Click Cast my screen > Cast screen.
  4. Once your screen appears on your TV, open HBO Max and start streaming.
  5. For volume adjustments, use the volume on your android device.
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On iOS or Windows devices, you can’t cast your Android screen.

Stop Casting:

  1. Open the Google Home app.
  2. Tap on the device screen > Stop mirroring

How to Cast HBO Max to TV without Chromecast?

If you don’t have Google Chromecast, or if you’re having trouble casting HBO Max to your TV, you have two methods to cast your HBO Max content onto your TV.

Method#1: Using AirPlay option available on iPhone

Here are the steps:

1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the HBO Max app.

2. Sign in with your HBO Max login and start playing a movie

3. Tap the screen to get the media controls to appear

4. Tap the AirPlay icon in the top-right corner of the screen

5. Select your TV from the list of devices that appears

6. The HBO Max movie will start playing on your TV

7. To adjust the volume, use the volume buttons on your iPhone or iPad

That’s it! You can now enjoy streaming HBO Max.

Method#2: Using Samsung phone’s SmartView feature

If you have a Samsung phone, you can use the SmartView feature to cast HBO Max content onto your TV.

Here are the steps:

1. Connect the Samsung phone and the TV to the same Wi Fi network

2. From the App Store, Google Play, or Samsung Galaxy Apps, download Samsung Smart View.

3. Tap on the Smart View app icon to open it

4. Click on “Connect to TV”

5. Scroll down to “select a TV to Connect” and choose your TV from the list

6. To adjust the volume, use the volume buttons on your Samsung phone

You can now enjoy streaming HBO Max content on your TV using the SmartView feature.

Follow these tips based on your Samsung TV model:

  • On the Samsung Smart TV screen, select ‘Allow’ from the popup window that displays nearby devices.
  • Sometimes the Smart TVs might need you to input a four-digit number that appears on the screen.

Why won’t HBO Max install on my Samsung Smart TV?

One of the main reasons why your Samsung television won’t play HBO Max videos is because HBO Max requires to be updated. To do so, open the Smart Hub on your Samsung TV and go to Apps > click on the “Settings” symbol > Updates> “HBO Max”> then choose “Update”. This should resolve and fix video playback issues.

If all of the preceding methods fail, you may still view HBO Max on your television by using an HDMI cable.

Stream on your TV using an HDMI cable

If you have an HDMI cable, you can also use it to stream HBO Max on your TV.

Here are the steps:

1. Connect the HDMI cable from the HDMI port on your TV to the HDMI port on your computer or phone device.

2. Turn on your TV and select the input that the HDMI cable is connected to.

3. Launch the HBO Max app and sign in.

4. Start streaming a movie or TV show.

You can now enjoy streaming HBO Max content on your TV.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does HBO Max allow screen mirroring?

You may stream HBO Max from your iPhone or iPad to an AirPlay 2-enabled device using AirPlay.
Follow these steps: Connect your iOS device to the same Wi-Fi network as your AirPlay 2-compatible device. Make sure both of your devices are up to date. On your iOS device, swipe up from the bottom of the screen to open Control Center. Tap on the AirPlay icon in the top-left corner of the Control Center. Select your AirPlay 2-compatible device from the list that appears. The movie will start playing on your TV. To adjust the volume, use the volume buttons on your iPhone.

Why can’t I cast HBO Max to my TV?

If you’re having trouble casting HBO Max to your TV, try the following steps:
1. Make sure that both your TV and phone are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
2. Make sure that your phone is up to date.
3. Clear Chromecast Cache and Data.
If HBO Max can’t detect your device, try clearing the Chromecast app data on an Android TV with built-in Chromecast. You may do this by following these steps: Access the Quick Menu of your Android TV by pressing the Menu button on your remote. Navigate to Apps > Show System Apps. Select “Chromecast built-in” from the list and then press “Clear Cache.” Click Ok and repeat the same steps for “Clear Data”.

Is HBO Max on Hulu?

To add HBO Max to your Hulu base plan, go to hulu.com/HBOMax. Stream all of HBO using the HBO Max app and all of HBO using the Hulu app after you’ve added HBO Max.

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