HBO Max Chromecast Guide: How to Cast HBO Max on TV

Do you want to enjoy HBO Max on your smart TV? Then you will need to get familiar with Google Chromecast to enjoy the infamous Friends: The Reunion, Zack Snyder’s Justice League, Godzilla vs Kong, and other amazing HBO Max content in 4K on the big screen.

This guide will lead you through the whole process of casting HBO Max from different devices with Chromecast.

Watch HBO Max with Chromecast by using Your Phone/Tablet

Casting HBO Max from your phone to TV is very straightforward. Chromecast is built-in on iOS (minimum 7.0 version), Android (minimum 2.3 version/Gingerbread), and Android TV.

You just need to click the Chromecast icon (Inactive cast extension ) within the HBO Max app to cast on TV.

In case your TV does not support Chromecast directly, then you will need a Chromecast device to connect with your TV to cast HBO Max.

Setup Chromecast on Smart TV with Android and iOS Mobile Devices

Here are the prerequisite of setting up a Chromecast device on TV with a mobile device:

  • Smart TV with an HDMI input
  • Google Chromecast device
  • Android Phone/Tablet

Note: Make sure all the devices are connected with the same Wi-Fi network.

Follow the step to Chromecast HBO Max on TV with smartphones:

  • Get a Chromecast device and connect it with the TV via HDMI cable.
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  • You will see a “Welcome Chromecast” sign with a number on your TV.
  • Download the Google Home app on your mobile device > login with your Google account > Create ‘home.’

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  • All the devices connected with your Wi-Fi will appear on your Google Home app > Select the Chromecast number that appears on your TV screen.

That’s it. The Chromecast setup on the mobile device is completed.

Now, learn how to cast HBO Max on TV with the mobile device,

  1. Open the HBO Max app on your mobile device
  2. Choose a movie or TV show to watch and tap the Google cast button ( Inactive cast extension ) on the top right corner. 
  3. Select your TV from the connected devices list and start streaming HBO Max in Ultra HD.

Note: Make sure to connect mobile and TV with the same Wi-Fi network.

Watch HBO Max with Chromecast by using Your Computer/Laptop

Here is the process of casting HBO Max on TV by using a computer or laptop.

  • Set up and Connect Chromecast device to TV (Use the method mentioned above).
  • Open HBO Max on Chrome browser and choose a title to watch.
  • Start streaming, and you will see the Google Cast button (Inactive cast extension ) appear on the bottom right corner of the HBO Max video player.
  • Click the Google Cast Button, select your TV from the list of connected devices on the same Wi-Fi, and start watching HBO Max content on TV.

How to Cast HBO Max on TV outside the US

Currently, HBO Max is not available anywhere outside the US. To watch HBO Max abroad, you will need a premium VPN to bypass geo-restriction.

Follow the process to watch HBO Max on TV with Chromecast outside the US and anywhere in the world:

  1. Get a premium VPN provider (we recommended ExpressVPN for HBO Max).
  2. Download the VPN app on your mobile device or computer (whichever device you are using for HBO Max casting).
  3. Open the VPN app and connect with the US server from the list.
  4. Go to your Smart TV app store > Download ExpressVPN > Sign in with your credentials > Connect with the US server.
  5. Setup Chromecast on your mobile device and TV (make sure all devices is connected with the same Wi-Fi).
  6. Open HBO Max app on mobile/computer > Select a title > Click Google Cast button (Inactive cast extension ) > Start streaming HBO Max on TV outside the US.
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Alternative HBO Max Chromecast on TV

Chromecast is one of the easiest and standard methods to stream HBO max on TV, but it is not the only option of watching your HBO titles on TV in Ultra HD.

Here are few alternatives of watching HBO Max on TV without Chromecast:

AirPlay – Stream HBO Max from iPhone/ iPad to Apple TV

HDMI Cable – Physically connect your laptop or computer with TV

TV Supported Devices: Watch directly on TV with the HBO Max app on the following TV supported devices such as:

  • Android TV
  • Apple TV
  • Samsung TV (2016 or later models)

HBO Max Supported Devices

Here is a list of the entire device where you watch HBO Max:

Smartphone & Tablets

  • Android (phones & tablets)
  •  iOS (iPhone & iPad)
  • Amazon Fire Tablet

Computer & Laptop (Browser)

  • Mac
  • PC (Windows)
  • Chromebook
  • Gaming Console
  • PS4 & PS5
  • Xbox (One & Series X|S)

TV

  • Android TV
  • Apple TV
  • Samsung TV (2016 or later models)

Streaming Media Player

  • Roku
  • Xfinity X1 and Flex
  • Amazon Fire TV

Wrapping UP

If you came this far, then I hope you get the idea of how to set up HBO Max Chromecast to watch on TV. So, take out some snacks, dim the lights and start watching HBO Max content on the big screen.

Alex Pearson
Alex Pearson

A writer by profession a binge-watcher by passion. Streaming is not enough for Alex; he wants to know every trivia of his latest watch and brag about it everywhere possible.

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