HBO Max: Stream TV & Movies

HBO Max: Stream TV & Movies

  • Category: Entertainment
  • Release Date: 2015-04-07
  • Current Version: 50.40.0
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 76.61 MB
  • Developer: WarnerMedia
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 12.2 or later.
  • Rating Count: 39 297


HBO Max is a premium streaming app that combines all of HBO with even more must-see TV series, blockbuster movies, and exclusive Max Originals. With unlimited access to thousands of hours of entertainment, we’ve got something for everyone in your family. So, kick back in your comfiest loungewear and find your next favorite from one of our curated hubs including DC, the Cartoon Network Collection, Classics curated by TCM, Sesame Workshop, and more. Here’s what’s waiting for you: • All of HBO with even more critically-acclaimed movies, binge-worthy TV series, and all-new Max Originals. • Bingeable collections hand-picked by our editorial experts—not robots. • One-of-a-kind kids experience with flexible parental controls. • HBO Max Hubs devoted to beloved brands including the Adult Swim Collection, the Cartoon Network Collection, Looney Tunes, Studio Ghibli, Classics curated by TCM, Crunchyroll, and more. • Download episodes and movies to your phone or tablet to watch offline, anytime. • Up to five viewer profiles with customizable profile images. Content and feature availability on HBO Max may vary by region. Some titles and features shown above may not be available in your country. Your subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current subscription period. Your iTunes will automatically be charged at the same price for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current subscription period. You can manage your subscription and/or turn off auto-renewal by visiting your iTunes Account Settings after purchase. Purposes disclosed in the App Privacy label may vary based on features or services that may not be available in all regions. HBO Max is only accessible in certain territories. Some restrictions apply. ©2021 WarnerMedia Direct, LLC. All Rights Reserved. HBO Max™ is used under license. For help, please visit Privacy Policy: Terms of Use: For California residents only, manage sharing your data at:



  • Frustrating

    By n available
    I use this app for Roku TV. Getting to the point where it’s unusable. First, the buffering. Not uncommon to go minutes of a scene where picture is frozen but dialogue continues. Second, the pause, forward, rewind, skip only work after 30 second delay, and not every time. Third, it reboots the tv on a regular basis, like twice during a 30 minute show. Works better on mobile devices, especially when you download a show and watch it offline.
  • The App Charged Me, But Says I’m Not a Subscriber

    By Steven Kilpatrick
    I signed up for the Ad-Free Monthly Subscription. The app charged me, I got confirmation emails from Apple AND HBO Max, but I’m still listed as a non-subscriber. I followed help instructions, but the app claims it can’t communicate with the iTunes store. I also reached out for help and sat in a CX chat room for over an hour and got zero communication. The programming seems great, but I can’t recommend using the app or iTunes to access it.
  • New upgrade is horrible

    By Eloise1967
    Every since I upgraded my app I’ve had nothing but issues!! This has become my favorite app to watch but now it’s extremely frustrating!!
  • Horrible

    By Chelsi Patt
    This has to be the worst streaming app of all of them!
  • Fix Rewind/Fast Forward on TV app!!!

    By Nadiiya
    This problem has been going on FOREVER! Reddit has posts where people just come to vent out because it’s driving everyone crazy. I can’t rewind or fast forward an episode without going to the very beginning or the end of the show. Like, literally none of the shows/movies allows to skip or rewind a few minutes. It stops and starts wherever it wants without my control. It’s so annoying!
  • Good but missing the full screen

    By Superherorockstar16
    I love this app but I still can't do full screen on my iPad 10.2 inch and I would really like it back but if you can't then please tell me why isn't full screen back
  • How was this app approved for launch?

    By David thomas david
    Don’t get me wrong, I love HBO’s content, and will continue to be a streaming customer... but I have yet to find a platform in which the new HBO Max app functions properly. It is a very poor experience using the PlayStation app, it is riddled with bugs on Roku, but on Apple devices has hands-down been the most frustrating. Little things like needing to force the app closed whenever trying to stop casting, to bigger frustrations like mid-stream crashes and freezing on indefinite loading screens. I don’t want to use the term “unwatchable,” because I admittedly still do, but the new HBO interface was a shocking disappointment. UPDATE: I actually felt bad about the poor review, as I am not one to bother when I have a discreet bad experience with something, but the problems seem to be growing worse. I can’t make it through a single episode of HBO content without a fatal error crashing the app. This would be completely inexcusable even for a free product… I am severely disappointed.
  • Crashes, poor UI, bad functionality

    By Bu$yMakingDoh
    Why can every other streaming service produce an app that doesn’t constantly crash or revert to “audio description” every time you open it? Is there someone actually programming this app? Has that person actually used this app?
  • Terrible iPhone App

    By Lendiz2712
    Barely even usable. They forgot to code the pause button or something. It started fine, I tried to pause and then it literally took 30 minutes to get it to start again.
  • Can’t load app unless it has an internet connection

    By tinyt1553
    What’s the point in being able to download content if you have to have a connection to get past the app’s loading screen? I downloaded a bunch of content before a long international flight, only to find out I couldn’t watch any of it unless I purchased WiFi on the flight so I could get into the app.
  • Expected better for a premium quality

    By hfjffkkrkr
    We like the HBO content but for the premium streaming service we expected better quality . While selection of movies/shows is better for us than any other streaming service, the quality of streaming really does work well too often . 1. The app simply doesn’t work. Period . You can delete it and install again - nothing . Then in a few days it works again . 2. I chose English subtitles for all devices. On one device the app is being streamed with Spanish subtitles for no reason . I need to change back to English every time I start watching something on that device . 3. A title is not responding to watch on one device . Responses on another one . Mess. 4. Rewind back and forward- pain in the… . It so fast that if you missed a minute of something and then want to rewind back - it immediately rewinds back too much . There are no options for fast , faster etc . 5. Every single time when you begin to watch a title , you begin with a terrible picture quality then in a minute- it goes well . That’s in 2021:) I wish the quality of streaming was equally good as the content .
  • Never works

    By Jonny sour shoes
    I can’t find it on any of my smart devices, I’m always having to cast is from my phone. Disney+ is everywhere, HBO needs to take a page from them.
  • Harry Potter

    By Chaparrita_13_13
    Why would you guys take Harry Potter off ??? Why!?!!
  • Worthless for traveling

    By SuperHellVixen
    Won’t screencast downloads from iPad to anything, tried every fire stick Apple TV chrome cast tvs own apps and a direct HDMI cable and none work. Only happens with HBO Max, all other apps work great.
  • Just bad

    By emilyrawnick
    I use a lot of other streaming platforms and have no trouble loading content. This bugs out every 10 minutes and messes up my shows. I have to completely restart the app literally 5 times an hour. For 15 bucks a month you should have your stuff together. I am very disappointed and will not be renewing my membership
  • It’s slow and crashes

    By coolheans
    So I am watching a movie with my popcorn and of sudden the stream crashes. I tried to exit and start it again but it doesn’t work. This has happened more than 3 times. Pls fix this.
  • No support from HBO

    By conservative buyer
    Paid full year subscription using Apple ID. Apple shows I paid and amount removed from funds. Spent two hours on phone with 3 Apple Techs . No resolution. Not able to find support phone number on HBO's website. If not able to watch show by morning. Only option left with is to cancel the subscription. Go after the the Digital Pirates. Use collected fines/penalties to pay for human support staff.
  • Ridiculous

    By Random perfection
    This is absolutely ridiculous! You make me have to purchase your app to watch shows monthly or yearly but EVERYTIME I go to watch the show it can’t be played and I’m told to try again later?!?! It’s 2021 get your heads outta your $!?&$ and make this app work! It’s a streaming app for shows not rocket science! You don’t fix this by the end of the week I’m done!
  • Very buggy, high latency, unresponsive app

    By James Gist
    Just as the title says. You can not rewind or fast forward to a particular spot in a stream. Not worth watching a movie unless you are glued to watch uninterrupted.
  • love it

    By fancy_.frog
    hbo max has all the shows i love and am watching right now and when i first discovered they were on hbo max i was very happy, that is all
  • Not as good as others

    By Obama1720
    When you download movies or shows to watch offline it doesn’t work and says you need to be connected to internet. App crashes pretty frequently. Just not very impressed with the app other streaming services are better.
  • It just doesn’t work.

    By Djudhhshjj
    So there’s no apps made for TVs, so the only way for me to watch content from HBOmax is…on my phone. Or, AirPlay or chromecast to my tv. Both of these options are extremely buggy. I have to try multiple times for either to work. When they do work it means I cannot use my phone. I cannot use the playback, audio or subtitle controls. Some episodes randomly play audio description instead of normal audio. It’s extremely frustrating when you just want to watch the show…on the platform you’re paying for.
  • H

    By fnely
    I’m having pretty good issues with it right now. It loads really slow and won’t let me access any movies or click on anything.
  • No está bien creada

    By lazarosimancas
    La app no omite los intrínsecos las series no sigue capítulo a capítulo y se queda guindada
  • No viewing

    By katy7502
    I have had this app for over a year off and on and have never really had many issues with it. Yesterday I decided to resubscribe to the channel as their was a new show I wanted to watch but as soon as I resubscribed and tried to watch the desired show the app went black the pulled up the subscription page. I was already charged but it was wanting me to subscribe,again? I am really upset right now. I tried reaching out to HBO max help support multiple times over the last day and have been able unable to receive help the car always dropped halfway through or even before I get to talk to someone. I just want this issue fixed I don’t know if it’s an issue with the app or a bug or what but overall I am very frustrated and I’m thinking about never using this app again at this point. This has just been too much effort and stress for one show. And that is not even including the fact that I’ve now lost about $25 because of this.
  • Good for 15 minutes

    By pleasrjust work
    I do love this app and the content on it but I can’t seem to get more than 15 mins into anything without the app crashing and closing on itself. It’s quite annoying.
  • Why can’t a big company make a good app?

    By oscarrev21
    This thing doesn’t function. Terrible. Embarrassing. Do better Warner.
  • I expected more…

    By KlasicKlasher-8
    The content on HBO is fantastic. Lots of movies and I was quite impressed. That is the only reason I’m giving this app a two star. The actual app is horrible. You would think a multi million dollar corporation like HBO could do better. It is constantly crashing or just won’t load at all. The rewind/ fast forward function hardly even works so forget about using those. HBO you can do better….
  • Keeps telling me to log in

    By nadinedivaqueen99
    Keeps telling me to log in and I sometimes log in so many times and it takes me back to log into to your account again , very frustrating process . I have Netflix and has have never done that to me .I have my account through AT&T and have called them and they even suggested to delete the app and redo it and it doesn’t help , if I’m paying for this service I should keep logging in or deleting the app to watch a show , very frustrating and I’m very disappointed
  • Horribly beyond offal

    By magnum peeww
    I’m not going to pander to the content here; this is all about the experience. This app is a ripoff. It is garbage. It is slightly less than useless. It DOES NOT WORK. It fails to play on my 4th gen iPad Pro, my iPhone XS, or my 2nd gen Apple TV 4K. It just sits there, doing nothing. What a treat for everyone. Don’t hit me up with settings or updates or other non-sequiturs; I know what I’m doing. This is all about the app and it’s total failure to work. Great job, people. How proud you must be. Why do I expect to never see this review published?

    By Al27301749363017
    Cmon HBO. Don’t be lazy. Your app is lazy. You have great content which is why I gave you 2 stars (if you deserve any) but your app is lazy. Take notes from Netflix. I can’t even fast forward or rewind without the app freaking out (on Amazon fire stick as well). Really simple fix. Also, why do you make your subtitles massive?
  • I can’t get past the initial login screen

    By Jaycee424
    It loads forever.
  • Horrible app

    By vyinvctuoougvbko56689
    Even after most recent update still has the “can’t play title” error. You’d think if you pay for a streaming service the service would actually stream. Might consider canceling my subscription after this one.
  • Ps4

    By ArrisJergeng
    This app is trash on the ps4!!!
  • Just ok for phone, beyond crappy for tv

    By Casmil226
    Crash crash crash. You try everything they tell you to and it still just crashes. No problems with any other app in my tv but this one.
  • Takes too long to download

    By VMEB
    One would think that an app from HBO Max (as many decades as they’ve been around) could do better with download times. Good grief! Netflix downloads a 2 hour movie in about 3-4 minutes, but not this app. To download an hour episode can take 15+ minutes and much of the time I get an “Oops, something went wrong…” message. Something is wrong alright. They can do better than this. Step up HBO!
  • Trash

    By Hand Of Justice
    Don’t bother signing up through apple what a headache.
  • Limited Language Options

    By 9innbaseball
    Really thought there’d be a lot more Spanish translations available for my favorite shows.
  • Ok, but

    By Me2U1968
    Why, after I’ve downloaded something, do I have problems playing it back? It also crashes with alarming frequency.
  • Good content. Frustrating bug

    By Carlos_bm
    I usually watch HBO Max on my laptop but I downloaded it on my phone to have it handy and download stuff to watch later. So I had a 4 hour flight coming up so I downloaded a couple of shows and episodes to watch during the flight. Flight comes and I cannot click any of my downloaded content. I then tried when I landed and was connected to the internet and sure enough, all the content was clickable and they even showed the little "expires in — hours" text. It seems that downloaded content can only be watched when you’re connected to the internet. Ironic, isn’t it? It’s strange because all the stuff you download still takes up all your phone space. In addition to this, the fact that you can’t turn off auto play is really dumb. Sure, not as big a deal as the other bug I pointed out but it still would be a nice feature to have. TL;DR: Just another streaming service that has good content but an awful mobile app with a bug that doesn’t let you watch your downloaded content unless you’re connected to the internet.
  • The worst streaming app in history

    By queenbeelilbb
    Really wanted to like HBO Max as it has good movies and tv but the streaming is a nightmare and a waste of time and money. Every 5 seconds it freezes and says error. Was trying to be patient but after several months of not being able to watch ANYTHING we decide to move on and just stick to Amazon and Hulu even Netflix is better. Terrible. Save yourself time and money as it is also the most expensive
  • Downloads R Not Us

    By FletchersKid
    I download videos to view off the grid, which is a frequent condition for me. The HBO Max app fails to complete downloads for me about 90% of the time. I only download on the home wifi, which typically runs at some 30-50 mbps, so speed is not a problem.
  • Awful

    By BuffaloPaz
    App repeatedly fails to recognize and/or remember my account so I, repeatedly, have to delete and reinstall this awful app. Seems to happen every time there is an “update” which, like most apps, breaks more things than it fixes. Awful.
  • I Like but….

    By KarineGD
    Why don't they put Doctor Who in Spanish
  • Not working for iPhone 8

    By Syaughn
    Since the last update, the app will not load on my iPhone 8. I have tried deleting the app and reinstalling and will not load.
  • Needs compatibility bump

    By lesnmoore
    HBO not only doesn’t have an application for LG smart television but airplay is choppy at best. When streaming TV shows it will only play 2 episodes in a row before saying it can’t play the title. Sometimes it won’t even play the title from the start and you have to close the app on your phone out and try again multiple times.
  • App developers don’t care about this app.

    By DarklyIndustries
    This app is buggy, crashes often, doesn’t account for apple peripherals, and doesn’t work correctly with profiles. It is also nearly impossible to scrub video. They tell us to restart our network or device if buffering isn't working properly, and that in itself indicates they don’t know how to fix their app, because all my other streaming services work properly. Fire your team, and find a dev team that knows how to develop for iOS. There isn’t any excuse for an app experience this poor, unless you truly don’t care about your customers, and only see us as mindless media consuming numbers.
  • Cast doesn’t work

    By GoodGuyJimmy
    Cast is not working for any video
  • Won’t work on TV any longer

    By Stamptyme
    Ugh, because of the new updates the file is too big to load into my Samsung TV. We don’t have much and I’ve deleted all the apps we don’t use but sorry HBO Max, if your trying to make me choose between you and Netflix, Prime, YouTube, Apple, or Disney + you come in dead last!! I will be cancelling my subscription.