How to Install HBO Max on LG TV [Updated June 2022]

Watch HBO MAX on LG TV

Are you looking for a way to watch HBO Max on LG TV?

You’re in luck as the HBO Max app is now finally available on LG Smart TVs. Prior to this, people who owned LG TVs had to go through the struggle of casting their smartphone screens via AirPlay or Chromecast, or they dug around for other alternatives.

You must be thinking so now what?

Can I watch HBO Max on LG TV?

Yes, you can watch HBO Max on all the latest LG TVs. With an HBO Max subscription, you can also stream Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore and Peacemaker without any hassle.

If you own a new LG TV model (2018 or later) with webOS 4.0 or higher, you can simply install HBO Max on LG TV. But don’t be quick to lose hope because we’ve tiptoed around some other ways to watch HBO Max on older LG TVs.

Let’s dive right in to find out about installing HBO Max on LG TV!


How to Install HBO Max on LG TV? [Easy Guide]

You can install HBO Max on LG TV by following the easy steps below:

  1. Turn on the LG Smart TV.
  2. Check that your device is connected to the internet.
  3. Press the Home menu.
  4. Go to the LG Content Store and search HBO Max.
  5. Scroll to the Apps category.
  6. Select HBO Max and install the app.
  7. You’ve installed HBO Max on your LG Smart TV!


How to Setup HBO Max app on your LG Smart TV?

To set up the HBO Max app on LG TV, you will need a smartphone or laptop to enter the code displayed on your LG TV. Follow these step-by-step instructions to set up HBO Max on LG TV:

  • Go to the LG Content Store.
  • Download the HBO Max app.
  • Select the Sign Up option.
  • On your smartphone or laptop, open the HBO Max Sign In page.
  • Log in with your credentials if required.

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  • Enter the code that appears on your LG TV.

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  • You’ve successfully set up HBO Max on LG Smart TV!

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How Can I Watch HBO Max on my Older LG TV?

If your LG TV doesn’t support the HBO Max app, you can simply connect to a streaming device like Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV or a gaming player like PS4 and Xbox One. You can also plug your laptop or smartphone to your LG TV using an HDMI cable.

Just ensure that your LG TV has Wi-Fi access and an HDMI port.

You can opt for any of the following methods to get HBO Max on an older LG TV:

  1. Stream HBO Max to your LG TV with AirPlay
  2. Cast HBO Max on LG TV with Android
  3. Watch HBO Max on LG TV with a laptop
  4. Stream HBO Max content via YouTube TV

How can I watch HBO Max on my LG TV from my iPhone/AirPlay?

Here’s how you can use AirPlay to watch HBO Max on LG TV with your iPhone:

  1. Connect your iOS device and LG TV to the same network.
  2. Ensure that AirPlay is enabled on your LG TV.
  3. On your iOS device, tap open the HBO Max app and play a video.
  4. Touch the screen, then tap the AirPlay button on the upper-right corner.
  5. Select your LG TV.
  6. Now, you will see your iOS device screen on th LG TV!

Note: This process will work if your devices have the latest software and your LG TV model comes under AirPlay 2 compatible devices.

How to cast HBO Max on LG TV with Android?

Follow these steps to cast HBO Max on LG TV using an Android device:

  1. Ensure that the Android device and Chromecast are connected to the same Wi-Fi.
  2. On your phone/tablet, open the Google Home app.
  3. Select the device you want to cast to.
  4. Select Cast my screen, then Cast screen.
  5. Once done, your Android screen will appear on your LG TV.
  6. Open the HBO Max app and start watching HBO Max on LG TV!

How to watch HBO Max on LG TV by connecting a laptop?

Another convenient way to watch HBO Max on LG TV is by using a laptop with an HDMI port. Simply connect your laptop to the LG TV via an HDMI cable, and you will be able to see your laptop screen.

This is all that you have to do to watch HBO Max on your LG TV with a laptop:

  1. Find your laptop’s HDMI port and connect it to one of the available HDMI ports on the LG TV.
  2. With your LG TV remote, select the HDMI port you just plugged into.

Now, your laptop screen should be visible on the LG TV. Go to the HBO Max official website, sign in to your account and watch the HBO Max content playing on your LG TV screen.

How to watch HBO Max via YouTube TV on LG TV?

YouTube TV is another way to get HBO Max on your LG TV. Just add HBO Max to your YouTube TV subscription and stream HBO Max on LG TV using the HBO Max app.

After adding HBO Max to your YouTube TV membership, follow these steps to proceed:

  1. Open the HBO Max app and click Sign In.
  2. Select Sign in with a Provider.
  3. From the drop-down menu, select YouTube TV.
  4. Select the account with YouTube TV membership and hit Allow.
  5. You can now watch HBO Max via YouTube TV on your LG TV!

Bonus Point: On your HBO Max subscription through YouTube TV, you also get access to on-demand HBO shows and live channels.


How to Install HBO Max on LG TV Outside the US?

HBO Max is only available in the USA, certain US territories, and some countries in the Caribbean, Europe, and Latin America. So, installing HBO Max on LG TV outside USA gets a bit trickier.

The only way around this geo-restriction error is a premium VPN like ExpressVPN. But LG Smart TVs don’t support VPN apps. So, you will have to set up MediaStreamer or install the ExpressVPN app on your virtual or physical router.

Following are the three ways to connect ExpressVPN on your LG TV to watch HBO Max outside USA:

  1. Set up MediaStreamer on LG Smart TV
  2. Connect VPN on your physical router
  3. Install ExpressVPN through a virtual router
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How to set up MediaStreamer on your LG Smart TV for HBO Max?

Follow these steps to set up MediaStreamer on your LG TV for HBO Max:

  1. Go to the ExpressVPN DNS settings page to register your existing IP.
  2. You will receive a new MediaStreamer IP address. You’ll require this in the steps ahead so don’t close the window.
  3. On your LG TV, go to Settings > Advanced > Network > Select the network you’re currently connected to.
  4. Click Edit > Uncheck Set Automatically > Enter the MediaStreamer address you received earlier in DNS.
  5. Select Connect, or reboot the LG TV if required.
  6. Now, you’ve successfully set up MediaStreamer on your LG TV.
  7. Press the Home button on your LG TV remote.
  8. Visit the LG Content Store and navigate to the search box.
  9. Look for the HBO Max app.
  10. Install the app on your LG TV!

How to set VPN on LG TV through a physical router?

Setting up a VPN on LG TV through a physical router might be too tricky if you’re not tech-savvy. Some premium VPNs like ExpressVPN offer pre-configured routers (select router models of Asus, Linksys, and Netgear) that are easy to use with VPN-incompatible devices like your LG TV.

This allows you to simply connect your LG TV to the router without getting into the technicalities.

Here are the simple steps to set up a VPN on LG TV for HBO Max via a physical router:

  1. Connect your LG TV to a pre-configured VPN router.
  2. Open the LG Content Store and go to the search box.
  3. Type HBO Max and download the app on your LG TV.
  4. That’s it. You can log in to start streaming HBO Max! 

How to set VPN on LG TV through a virtual router?

If you don’t have access to a physical router, you can simply turn your device into a virtual router. Here, we have used Windows 10 with a Wi-Fi connection as an example to demonstrate you how to set up a VPN on LG TV to watch HBO Max.

Follow these steps to set up a VPN on LG TV through a virtual router:

  1. Connect your Windows 10 PC/laptop to ExpressVPN.
  2. Press the Windows button > Network and Internet Settings > Wi-Fi.
  3. Now, enable mobile hotspot. You can edit your network and its password at this stage by clicking Edit.
  4. Select Change adapter options at the bottom of your screen.
  5. Look for ExpressVPN Tap Adapter and go to Properties.
  6. Click on Sharing tab and select Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s internet connection.
  7. Now, turn on the hotspot and switch on your LG TV.
  8. From the Home Networking Connection, choose your newly-created virtual router and then click OK.
  9. Download the HBO Max app.
  10. Log in to stream your favorite HBO content on LG TV!


Which LG TV Models are Compatible with HBO Max?

HBO Max is compatible with webOS 4.0 and above LG TVs (2018 models and later).

As of now, you can watch HBO Max originals, some of the best HBO Max TV shows, and movies on your LG Smart TV by simply installing HBO Max from the LG Content Store.

Following are the LG TVs compatible with HBO Max:

OLED
OLED65R1PUA OLED88ZXPUA OLED77ZXPUA OLED77G1PUA
OLED65G1PUA OLED83C1PUA OLED77C1PUB OLED65C1PUB
OLED55C1PUB OLED48C1PUB OLED83C1AUA OLED77C1AUB
OLED65C1AUB OLED55C1AUB OLED48C1AUB OLED77B1PUA
OLED65B1PUA OLED55B1PUA OLED77A1PUA OLED65A1PUA
OLED55A1PUA OLED48A1PUA OLED77A1AUA OLED65A1AUA
OLED55A1AUA OLED48A1AUA OLED55G1PUA
4K UHD
86QNED99UPA 75QNED99UPA 65QNED99UPA 86QNED90UPA
75QNED90UPA 65QNED90UPA 86NANO99UPA 75NANO99UPA
65NANO99UPA 86NANO90UPA 75NANO90UPA 65NANO90UPA
55NANO90UPA 86NANO85APA 75NANO85APA 65NANO85APA
55NANO85APA 75NANO80UPA 65NANO80UPA 55NANO80UPA
50NANO80UPA 65NANO77ZPA 55NANO77ZPA 50NANO77ZPA
86NANO75UPA 75NANO75UPA 70NANO75UPA 65NANO75UPA
55NANO75UPA 50NANO75UPA 43NANO75UPA 86UN9070AUD
75UN9070AUD 65UN9000AUJ 86UP8770PUA 82UP8770PUA
75UP8070PUA 70UP8070PUA 65UP8000PUA 60UP8000PUA
55UP8000PUA 50UP8000PUA 43UP8000PUA 75UP8070PUR
70UP8070PUR 65UP8000PUR 60UP8000PUR 55UP8000PUR
50UP8000PUR 43UP8000PUR 75UP7570AUE 70UP7570AUD
65UP7560AUD 55UP7560AUD 50UP7560AUD 43UP7560AUD
75UP7670PUB 70UP7670PUB 65UP7670PUC 55UP7670PUC
50UP7670PUC 43UP7670PUC 75UN6955ZUD 70UN6955ZUC
65UN6955ZUF 55UN6955ZUF 50UN6955ZUF 43UN6955ZUF
75UP7070PUD 70UP7070PUE 65UP7000PUA 55UP7000PUA
50UP7000PUA 43UP7000PUA

Other Compatible Models

WebOS Version Model Year
webOS 5.0 OLEDZX, OLEDWX, OLEDGX, OLEDCX, OLEDBX, NANO99, NANO97, NANO90, NANO91, NANO85, NANO80, NANO81, UN8570, UN8500, UN7370, UN7300, UN6950, UN7070, UN7000 2020
WebOS 4.5 OLEDZ9, OLEDW9, OLEDE9, OLEDC9, OLEDB9, SM9970, SM9500, SM9070, SM9000, SM8670, SM8600, SM8100, UM8070, UM7570, UM7370, UM7300, UM7170, UM7100, UM6950, UM6970, UM6900, UM6910 2019
WebOS 4.0 OLEDW8, OLEDE8, OLEDC8, OLEDB8, SK9500, SK9000, SK8070, SK8000, UK7570, UK7700, UK6570, UK6500, UK6300, UK6200, UK6190, UK6090 2018

FAQs

The HBO Max app is available on LG Smart TVs (webOS 4.0+). If the HBO Max app is not installed, simply go to the LG Content Store > Search HBO Max and download the app on your LG TV.

You do not have HBO Max on your LG TV as it may be an old model. However, you can easily set up HBO Max app on LG TV by downloading its app from the LG Content Store.


Wrapping it Up: How to Download HBO Max on LG Smart TV

Now that you’re at the end, you probably know how to get HBO Max on LG Smart TV.

Downloading HBO Max on LG TVs isn’t much of a hassle. The problem arises when you try accessing it on LG TV outside the USA, or when you try watching the HBO Max app on older LG TVs.

But, we’re sure that our comprehensive guide has answered all your questions about installing HBO Max on LG TV. If there’s still more you’re concerned with, post a comment below!

Ellison Shirley
Ellison Shirley

Ellison Shirley tends to go down the rabbit hole when it comes to research; hence it’s up to her to present the latest happenings in streaming town. And so she does. A serial binge-watcher, opinionated with a pinch of feminism on top, you name it, she’s a bit of everything.

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