How to Get HBO Max [MAX] on Philips Smart TV

HBO Max is a premium service that has 1000+ movies and TV shows in 4K quality. In addition, it covers plenty of live games from the NBA, NHL, NCAA March Madness, etc. HBO Max is compatible with several Smart TV brands, including Philips TV. If your Philips Smart TV runs on Android TV OS, you can download the Max app from the Play Store. If your Philips TV runs on Roku OS, you can get the HBO Max app from the Roku Channel Store.

Alternatively, you can sideload or cast the Max app on your Philips Smart TV. HBO Max doesn’t offer any free trial. So, you need to subscribe to any of the HBO Max Premium plans to access the content on the app. This article covers the installation and activation of HBO Max on Philips TV.

How to Install HBO Max on Phillips Android TV / Philips Google TV

1. Make sure your Philips Android TV has an active internet connection.

2. Hit the Apps tab on the TV home screen and tap Play Store / Search for apps.

Tap Apps on Phillips Android TV

3. Type HBO Max in the search bar using the on-screen keyboard. Then, click the Max app from the search results.

Type HBO Max on Philips Smart TV

4. Click the Install button on the app info page. Once the installation is complete, click Open to launch the app.

How to Add HBO Max on Philips Roku TV

1. Make sure your Philips Roku TV has an active internet connection.

2. From the Roku home screen, go to the Streaming Channels option.

Tap Streaming Channels on Philips TV to install HBO MAX

3. Next, Click Search Channels in the Channel Store.

4. Search for HBO Max and click the HBO Max Channel from the search results.

5. Click +Add Channel on the app info screen to download the app.

How to Activate HBO Max on Philips Smart TV

1. Tap the Sign In option on the app. A Max Activation code will be displayed on the TV screen.

2. Go to the HBO Max Activation Website ( from any browser on the PC.

3. Type the Activation Code and click the Continue button.

Activate HBO MAX on Philips SMART TV

4. Log in to the HBO Max account using the required credentials to activate the app.

5. Relaunch the app and stream your desired Max content on the Philips Smart TV.

How to Watch HBO Max on Philips Android TV Outside the US

The HBO Max is a geo-restricted service available only in the US and some European regions. To learn about the list of countries, visit the official website. You cannot access the HBO Max app on the TV if you reside outside these regions.

In this case, you can sideload the app on your Philips Android TV and access the Max app with the help of a VPN.

1. Go to the Play Store on your Philips Android TV.

2. Install the Downloader app from the Play Store.

3. Go to Settings → Tap Device Preferences → Select Security & Restrictions → Click Unknown Sources → Turn On Downloader toggle button.

Enable Downloader to sideload HBO Max on Philips SMART TV

4. Launch the Downloader app on your Philips Android TV and enter the HBO Max APK link on the URL box.

5. Tap GO and select the option Install on the installation screen.

Enter the HBO MAX APK link

6. Once done, enable any VPN service on your Philips TV and connect it to the US server.

7. Launch the Max app after installation and log in to your account to stream content.

How to Cast HBO Max on Philips Android TV

The HBO Max app has the cast option by default. So you can cast the titles on your Philips Smart TV from your Android Phone or iPhone. If you are an iOS user, enable the AirPlay option on Philips Android TV.

1. Connect your Philips Smart TV and Smartphone under the same WiFi network.

2. On your smartphone, launch the HBO Max app.

If you don’t have the HBO Max app, download it from

3. Sign in to your account using the necessary credentials.

4. Select the Max content that you want to cast on your TV.

5. On the top right corner of the screen, click the Cast icon or AirPlay icon.

Tap the Cast icon on HBO Max

6. Select the Philips Smart TV’s name from the list to cast the Max content on the TV.

7. Once the devices are connected, you can watch the content on your Philips Smart TV.

How to Fix HBO Max Not Working on Philips Smart TV

If the Philips TV is not working while streaming the videos or if the app doesn’t load or open on the TV. Refer to the DIY fixes below to resolve the app not working problem.

  • Connect the Philips TV to an Internet connection with higher bandwidth.
  • Clear the app cache on the Philips TV.
  • Check if the HBO Max server is down.
  • Update the HBO Max app
  • Restart your Philips TV.
  • Check whether your TV is compatible with the app.
  • Update the Philips TV firmware.
  • Uninstall and reinstall the Max app.

HBO Max: Plans & Pricing

HBO Max has three subscription plans. You can avail of the monthly subscription or get the annual plan to save yourself a bit of money. You can subscribe to any of the Max plans mentioned below on the official website.

SubscriptionMonthly PlanYearly Plan
HBO Max Ad-Supported$9.99$99.99
HBO Max Ad-free$14.99$149.99
HBO Max Ultimate Ad-Free$19.99/month

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why is HBO Max not working on Philips TV?

It may be due to an outdated app version. To fix this problem, update the HBO Max app to the latest version.

2. Is HBO Max free on Philips TV?

No. It is a premium service that charges $9.99/month.

3. Which is the best alternative to HBO Max?

Disney+ is the best alternative to HBO Max. You can download Disney Plus on Philips TV from the Play Store.