With a huge catalog of movies and TV shows, HBO Max has become a serious competitor of Netflix. Whether you are interested in compelling dramas or the latest Warner Bros movies, HBO Max has got you covered. Today you can also enjoy your favorite HBO shows on Samsung Smart TV. Want to know how to download HBO Max on Samsung Smart TV? Here's everything you need to know, just read on.

Part 1: How to Download HBO Max on Samsung Smart TV?

Samsung TVs are part of the limited devices that you can actually stream HBO Max directly. For Samsung TV users who don't know how to download HBO Max on Samsung smart TV, just follow the steps below!

Step 1. Turn on Samsung Smart TV, press "Home" or "Smart Hub" on the remote control.

Step 2. Go to "Apps" and you can create a Samsung account or sign in with the existing one.

Step 3. Search "HBO Max" with the Search icon in the top right corner.

Step 4. On the HBO Max page, click the "Install" to download and install the app on your Samsung smart TV.


    Please note that HBO Max is currently supported with the models of 2016 and after. You have to resort to extra devices to stream HBO Max for the Samsung TV models earlier than 2016. If you are not so sure about the compatibility of your Samsung TV models, just go to the Samsung web listing to check if your TV model is supported.

Part 2: What If You Cannot Download HBO Max on Samsung Smart TV Before 2016 Models?

So how to download HBO Max on Samsung smart TV for Samsung TV models earlier than 2016? Don't worry, you can still stream HBO Max in four ways.

Stream via Chromecast

If you've got a Chromecast, you may download the HBO Max on your phone, computer, or other smart devices, and cast the app from your device to Samsung TV.

Stream via Airplay 2

Some Samsung TV models earlier than 2016 are compatible with Airplay 2, you can simply stream HBO Max to Samsung smart TV wirelessly from your iOS devices.

Use HDMI cable

Almost all the smart TVs are equipped with an HDMI port which allows you to transmit digital video data from external devices. Just connect your Samsung smart TV and devices that have the HBO Max app with an HDMI cable.

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Step 1. Run CleverGet HBO Max Downloader

Download and install CleverGet HBO Max Downloader on your computer at first. Make sure you get the right version compatible with your computer system.

Step 2. Set Output Directory for Saving HBO Max Movies

Click the three-dot icon and then click “Settings” option on the drop-down menu to enter “Settings” panel. You will go to “General” tab and change the default output directory in the “Save Video To” to save the downloaded HBO Max movies.


Step 3. Open Target Movies from HBO Max

You can directly copy and paste the HBO Max movie link into the address bar to open and play the movie. Alternatively, you could click the HBO icon to enter the home page, log in and then search for the target movie for downloading.


Step 4. Download the HBO Max Movie

When playing the target HBO movie, CleverGet will instantly and automatically detect the downloadable sources. And all available download options will be listed on the popup panel. You can select the option you like to download. It is worth noting that you could also set Output, Audio Tracks and Subtitles below. Finally, click “Download” button to start HBO Max movie download.


Part 3: Problems You May Meet When You Download HBO Max on Samsung Smart TV

Just follow the steps above and you'll understand how to download HBO Max on Samsung smart TV. However, you might run into different problems when you try to download the streaming apps on your devices. Here are the possible stumbles and quick fixes that might help you out!

Authentication code not working

When you find the authentication code is not working, try the methods below.

  • 1.Use a different device to sign in again.
  • 2.Try with another web browser.
  • 3.Clear browser cache with the steps below.
    • Web Browser(Chrome): Go to the three-dot menu on the top right > More Tools > Clear Browsing Data.
    • IOS(Safari): Settings > Safari, clear history and cookies, and website data.
    • Android(Chrome): Chrome app > three-dot menu > History > Clear browsing data > Check the boxes for "Cookies and site data" & "Cached images and files."

Subscription can't be verified

If you have problems signing in with your service provider, please make sure HBO Max is included in your service package. You may go to the provider's website to find out more details. If you got a message like "Can't verify your subscription" then you might check out the providers below for further help.

AT&T wireless/internet

If you haven't set up a plan for HBO Max then the subscription cannot be verified. Just set up a plan for HBO Max to fix it.

TV or cable provider

  • 1.Sign in with your credentials and check if your TV package has included HBO Max.
  • 2.Are you using a TV subaccount? If yes, you will have to use the primary account to set members for your household if you want to use HBO Max.

Apple device

Try to remove the TV provider in settings. Simply go to Settings > Accounts > TV Provider and choose to Remove TV Provider. Launch HBO Max and try again.

Streaming service account

Got AT&T TV, DIRECTV, U-Verse, and WatchTV subscription? Check if you have purchased HBO Max in your service package.

HBO Max won't work

HBO Max might run into different problems after you download it. For instance, HBO Max won't install or load, so sometimes it simply won't play. You may follow the solutions below to fix them quickly and easily.

1. Reset your Wi-Fi. Simply unplug the modem/router and plug them back in after one minute, turn on the Samsung TV and try again.

2. Test Internet speed. Google "internet speed test" and test connection speed, make sure you have a minimum speed of 5Mbps for streaming.

3. Cold boot Samsung TV. You can cold boot Samsung TV with the remote control and plug.

Remote control: Hold down the Power button on Samsung TV remote, the process takes about 5 seconds. Your Samsung TV will turn off, and back on again.

Plug: Unplug your Samsung TV from power, leave it unplugged for at least 30 seconds, and plug it back in.

4. Update HBO Max app. Turn on your Samsung TV, go to Apps > Setting > Updates > HBO Max, choose "Update" to update the app.

5. Update Samsung TV software. In Smart Hub, go to Settings > Support > Software Update > Update Now to update to the latest version if possible.

6. Reinstall the HBO Max app. Go to Apps > Settings > HBO Max > Delete and delete the app. Search "HBO Max" and download the app, and install it on Samsung TV again.

7. Reset Smart Hub. You can reset Samsung Smart Hub in two ways.

  • 1. Go to Settings > Support > Self Diagnosis > Reset Smart Hub
  • 2. Go to Settings > Support > Device Care > Self Diagnosis > Reset Smart Hub