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HBO Max Supported Devices

Find out which of your devices has access to HBO's latest service.

Malin Curry
HBO Max on a laptop

Fans of Warner Bros, DC, Studio Ghibli, and more rejoice because HBO Max is finally here. First announced in 2019, then released in mid-2020, HBO Max has quickly become a mainstay in the streaming world. The service may be a bit pricey at $15/mo., but what it lacks in affordability, it makes up for with tons of exclusive content from DC and an ever-growing library of must-watch originals. 

Today, fans can stream the service from almost any device, making it easy to enjoy all your favorites no matter where you are. This hasn't always been the case, as when HBO Max first launched, it was not available on a select number of streaming devices.

It's been about a year since then, so now is as good a time as any to walk through what devices are currently compatible with the service. Here's everything you need to know about HBO Max's supported devices.

What Devices Support HBO Max?

You can watch HBO Max on most all Amazon Fire, Roku, Apple, and Android products. The service is also available on a handful of smart TVs, gaming consoles, mobile phones, and desktops. For a comprehensive list of the devices you can use to stream the service, see below:

  • Amazon Fire TV

  • Android TV

  • Apple TV

  • Cox Contour 2 and Contour Stream Player

  • PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5

  • Roku

  • Samsung TV (2016 models and later)

  • Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

  • Xfinity X1 and Flex

HBO Max wasn't available on Roku or Amazon Fire products until recently, but the service's newfound availability on these platforms made the service widely accessible. So much so in fact, that you'll be hard-pressed to find a device that isn't compatible with the service.

HBO Max compatible devices

HBO MaxHulufuboTVSling TV
Amazon Devices (Firestick, Fire TV)
Amazon Tablets (Kindle Fire) X
Apple iPhones and iPads
Apple TV
Android Phones and Tablets
Game Consoles (Xbox and PlayStation) Only XboxOnly Xbox
Cox Contour 2 and Contour Stream Player XX
Xfinity X1 and Flex X

In a year, HBO Max has already established countless partnerships with major brands in the streaming device industry. You can stream the service using just about any device, and Hulu is the only other streamer listed that offers the same level of compatibility. This is an important callout, as it illustrates the streamers' commitment to making the service accessible to all users.

Neither Sling TV nor fuboTV is as compatible as HBO Max, even though each of these services has existed far longer than the nascent service. Based upon this, we can expect HBO Max to continue forging partnerships with new devices as they become available. And there's a good chance that soon there won't be a device out there that isn't compatible with the streamer.

Which Device Should I Use to Stream HBO Max?

With so many devices to choose from when deciding how you'll watch HBO Max, it's natural to feel overwhelmed. Here are some of our recommendations to help make your choice easier.

HBO Max Option for Fans of Amazon

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K

Fans of Amazon need look no further for a viable HBO Max streaming device than the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K. This device is currently available through most retailers for $50 and comes complete with an Alexa-enabled remote and 4K streaming capabilities. Check out our guide on watching HBO Max on Amazon Fire TV for more information.

HBO Max Option for Fans of Roku

Roku Premiere 4K

For $35, you can purchase the Roku Premiere 4K and change the way you stream for the better. Roku products are known for their intuitive interfaces, and accessing HBO Max on this device is made easy with the console's sleek remote. This is also the perfect device to stream major blockbusters like Zack Snyder's Justice League in 4K.

HBO Max Option for Fans of Google

Google Chromecast Ultra

Google's Chromecast Ultra is the most advanced Chromecast device out right now. It comes with 4K quality streaming and is compatible with almost every tablet or other mobile device you might use to airplay your favorite content. It's a little pricey at $109, but a good investment if you're looking to get the best streaming quality possible from a Google product.

HBO Max Option for Tablet Users

Amazon Fire HD 8 

This tablet isn't just good for streaming HBO Max, it's also a great option for just about any of your other entertainment needs as well. Priced at $90, the Amazon Fire HD 8 has a battery life of up to 12 hours, which is perfect for those who plan on watching HBO Max on-the-go. What's more, the tablet comes with a 1280 x 800 (189 PPI) resolution, giving you a crystal clear view of all your favorite shows and movies.

Our Final Take


may have stumbled getting its service on multiple devices initially, but it's certainly making up for it now. The streamer is one of few that you can watch on almost any device you can think of. So, if you've just started looking for a device to stream HBO Max on then fear not. You've got plenty of options.