If you’re stuck at home like most of us, you might be happy to know that HBO Max is now up and running. The newest streaming service by HBO is available for a monthly price of $14.99 in the US across several platforms including Android TV, Apple TV, YouTube TV, Google Chromecast, PS4, Xbox One, select Samsung TVs, and Chromebook.

But if you’re one of the 70 percent of the people in the US who use either a Fire TV device or Roku to stream content, then you would be disappointed that HBO Max isn’t available on either of them. But there are a couple of ways around that. Follow these methods to install the HBO Max app on Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick.

How to watch HBO Max outside the US

Prerequisites

Before you proceed to install the new HBO Max app on your Fire TV device, you will have to take care of the following requirements.

Delete the HBO Now app from your Fire TV device

Step 1: On your Fire TV device, go to the Settings screen by using the remote to scroll to the right and then pressing on it.

Step 2: Inside the Settings screen, locate the Applications icon and click on it.

Step 3: Select the ‘Manage Installed Applications’ option.

Step 4: Scroll and locate the HBO Now app from the list. After you locate the app, click on it, hit ‘Uninstall’ and confirm the process by click on ‘Uninstall’ again.

The HBO Now app that was previously installed on your Fire TV device will now be removed.

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Enable installing from Unknown sources

Step 1: On your Fire TV device, go to the Settings screen by using the remote to scroll to the right and then pressing on it.

Step 2: Inside the Settings screen, scroll to the right and click on My Fire TV.

Step 3: Locate and click on Developer Options.

Step 4: Click on ‘Apps from Unknown Sources’ and then press on ‘Turn On’ to enable it.

Turn ON ADB Debugging (for Method 2)

Step 1: On your Fire TV device, go to the Settings screen by using the remote to scroll to the right and then pressing on it.

Step 2: Inside the Settings screen, scroll to the right and click on My Fire TV.

Step 3: Locate and click on Developer Options.

Step 4: Click on ‘ADB Debugging’ and then press on ‘Turn On’ to enable it.

What’s missing from HBO Max at launch

Method 1: Using the Downloader app

You can use this method if you want to download the HBO Max app directly onto your Fire TV device and install it. All of these steps are to be done on your Fire TV device.

Step 1: On the homepage of your Fire TV device, scroll to the left and search for “Downloader”. Alternatively, you can use the Alexa button and ask the assistant to search for “Downloader”.

Step 2: When the Downloader app shows up in search results, download it by clicking ‘Download’. This will install the app directly from the Amazon Appstore.

Step 3: After the app has been downloaded, open it from your home screen.

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Step 4: Move the cursor to the address bar at the top, type the URL given below and then press the enter key:

https://downloadmirror.co/330B/

[To avoid mistype, it’s three three zero B (330B) above.]

Step 5: Download the APK file for HBO Max that’s available in the above link.

Step 6: After your download is complete, select the file and click on Install.

You have successfully installed the HBO Max app on your Fire TV.

Head over to your home screen and the app will be available for you.

Method 2: Using the Apps2Fire app

Step 0: Keep your Amazon Fire TV device turned ON and connected to your home WiFi network.

Note: For this method to work, your Android device as well as your Fire TV streaming device should be connected to the same WiFi network. 

Step 1: Download and install the HBO Max app on your Android device from the APK file linked here.

Step 2: Download and install the Apps2Fire app from Google Play on your Android device. Once installed, open the app.

Step 3: When the Apps2Fire app opens, tap the three-dot button at the top right corner and select ‘Setup’.

Step 4: Tap on the ‘Network’ button.

In the next screen, you will be greeted with a list of devices that are connected to your local WiFi network.

Step 5: Select your Fire TV device from the list.

You can distinguish it from other devices as the Fire TV device will usually have “amazon” in its name.

In case you couldn’t find your device or have several Amazon devices connected to your network, you can find your Fire TV’s IP address by heading over to Settings > My Fire TV > About > Network on your Fire TV and then selecting the device with the right IP address on the Apps2Fire app.

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Step 6: After your Android phone is connected to your Fire TV device, tap on the ‘Local Apps’ tab at the top and select the HBO Max app (that you installed in Step 1) from the list.

Step 7: Tap on Install.

The HBO Max app will now install on your Fire TV device. When the installation finishes, you can open the app on your TV to get started.

Were you able to install HBO Max on your Fire TV device by following the aforementioned guide? Let us know in the comments below if you have an easier method to install the app on your Fire TV.



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