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HBO Max: Stream and Watch TV, Movies, and More

HBO Max: Stream and Watch TV, Movies, and More

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3.4 Ratings 72K+ Reviews 10M+ Downloads

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3.4
71.5K+ Ratings
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  • Good content, bad User interface Aug 8, 2020

    By Goldentoast01
    Sorry HBO I really love your shows, but here are the things I have issues with your App and your Xbox One version of the app (it seems like others are having a problem with this too, like Ps4) My List- this is always a great function in a streaming service. When it’s accessible... My List does not always appear in HBO Max. Additionally doesn’t not list all the things you’ve added to it when it does. This is frustrating for people who are trying to watch something they have added, only to have to search for it again. Big no no. Episode Selection- watching a show sometimes you miss something, wether you got busy around the house or fell asleep, I know I can find the episodes.. if I search for it again. But unlike other apps I can’t select another episode from the episode I’m in. For example. Netflix on the Xbox, or PlayStation. While watching an episode you can hit (X on Xbox) (square on PS) to view the episode list. Why do I need to search it again. All in all I respect the Swift Roll-Out for HBO Max, and switching the subscriptions from HBO to HBO Max. But the Max App for Console and Phone is MISSING vital features to a streaming service. I highly suggest fixing these issues because I don’t want to see your app use slow down or disappear all together. Even after a boost in advertisements, not having these functions could end the popularity of your service. Please consider these thoughts and I hope to look forward to these changes.
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  • Much better! ..... Still no Roku language option Mar 29, 2021

    By Ulopezav
    Update: Much better interface. On my phone and tablet it gives me the option to choose finally a different language. The new movies and shows recently released in the past few months made me resubscribe to HBO Max. Only thing that is a hassle and ONLY way I can view the majority of shows and movies in Spanish. Is by Airplay, and sending it to my Roku connected to my tv. Wish HBO Max could finally update their app on Roku and give me an option to do it in screen on the HBO Max app. Plus the ability to share a link to a movies or shows that you want to recommend to someone to check out would be awesome as well! Old: I have to say they have improved the app gradually. Which is nice. Now I can watch “The wire” with family and it has Spanish audio and subtitles which is a huge plus. I think more of the Latino/ Hispanic crowd will be happy now having that option on some series/movies.
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  • Apr 12, 2021

    By Ross Gagne
    This is a great Idea from a great company. I love all the movies and selection of HBO shows. The problem comes from the app and its many bugs. You would think a company that is this popular would put more time and effort into the App. It closes by it self, says it cant play this movie right now and you have to close it an open it again for it to work. The download option is a joke, you download a video and then cant play it if your not connected, or it says your still using data. Fix it please
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  • Functionality not quite there Jun 22, 2020

    By Madelinebelton292016
    The app seems to work for the most part, but I don’t like a few things: it seems weird that when I click on something in the continue watching section, there is no way for me to pick another episode from there. It seemed I had to go to the search option to find the show and THEN I could pick the episode I wanted, rather than where I left off (I often fall asleep while it’s on auto play and have to go back.) Also, it keeps giving me the cellular warning over and over, even tho I’ve turned that fiction off in the settings. One time it changed my setting for streaming with cellular data, and wouldn’t play at all until I switched the setting back. So weird. One more comment, why does the iPhone app allow you to jump ahead 15 seconds but the browser version on my computer does not? All in all the app is okay, and I like the extra content as compared to HBO now. But why the separate version of HBO? Just come out with one for goodness sake!
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  • Great with a few problems... Mar 8, 2021

    By MrMauser
    First off I love the selection, I can finally watch all of New Who in order, I've been able to rewatch a lot of my favorite shows and movies. (Except for GoT I'm never watching that 😂) Overall selection wise the app is amazing on both my phone and TV. However there are few issues I have with the app too the biggest being the UI, I find it difficult to rewind and start over an episode or movie. So my suggestion would be to rework the UI both for the main menu and when you're currently watching an episode. Other than that Max is my favorite platform due to the great selection of shows and movies that I like as well as movies I've never seen, I feel like I could watch two new movies a day and never run out of stuff to watch. Overall I give it a 9.5/10 the only downside is the UI, if it gets changed it will have a perfect score ok n my books.
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  • Apr 18, 2021

    By Mia Fierce
    Was fine, but now lately it seems like every time I turn around, the app "is having trouble playing this title right now". My connection speed is fantastic... it's your app that stinks. I'd expect more from a company that has been in business longer than I've been alive and with plenty of other streaming platforms that have been around for at least a decade to learn from....fix it HBO.
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  • Apr 15, 2021

    By Zach Jordan
    It's been almost a year since this service was released. Can't you, at the absolute minimum, get your video streaming app to stream videos? I constantly get error messages about not being able to play this content right now. In addition to this glaring flaw, you can't see other episodes of a series from within an episode or that episode's description page and you instead need to search the show again to select a different episode if you haven't finished every second of the credits.
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  • Love HBO, but frustrating app Mar 13, 2021

    By Krissyb77260514
    I’ve been a subscriber of HBO for years and I love HBO. I love the overall content, but since the new HBO Max app has rolled out, it has been one of my worst streaming experiences ever. I am a subscriber to multiple media streaming services and none of them do what HBO Max does. I use Chromecast to stream and after about 15 minutes into a movie or show I’ll get the “circle of death” as I like to call it. The app is trying to buffer, but instead of doing it once or twice, it continues to buffer for about every five minutes after that until the movie or show is complete. At first I just thought maybe it was my Internet or Chromecast but it’s been doing this for weeks now. It is definitely a fault or bug within the app and it is by far one of the most frustrating things to experience as a customer. Every time an update comes out for the app, my phone automatically pushes the update through and the non-stop buffering still continues to happen. I have no idea what to do but I know for a fact, if it continues to keep happening, I’m going to no longer be an HBO subscriber because it’s just not worth the frustration. With all the technology experts out there and all the money/resources that Warner has, I’m really surprised that this bug has not been resolved. I’ve read through other app reviews and it seems like I’m not the only person that’s experiencing this. Please fix this so you don’t lose anymore loyal customers.
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  • Apr 13, 2021

    By Stevie K
    This app is garbage. Doesnt work 95% of the time. Regardless of whether your securely connected to the internet whether data or wifi. The app tells you constantly you have no connection, which isn't true at all. I was really excited about this app and being able to watch my shows. Might as well cancel subscription now since I'm paying for a service I cant use 3/4 of the time.
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  • Download function is broken and has been for months. Jan 15, 2021

    By inuchan
    I love HBO’s content, and I was very excited when it was announced that the app would allow downloads for offline viewing. However, I was very disappointed to discover that while you can download videos, if you try to watch them in airplane mode (say when, I don’t know, flying on an airplane), the app will let you watch for a while then suddenly freak out and become trapped in an endless loop of error messages as it repeatedly tries and fails to contact the server. This problem has been present for months and it appears no effort has been made to fix it. Additionally, the app does not keep accurate track of how many videos you currently have downloaded. There is a global limit for the account of 30 downloaded videos, and if you want to download beyond that you are prompted to delete unwanted videos to stay below the limit. However, when you delete a few videos, the app continues to give you the same error message saying you can’t download more than 30 videos, and does not permit you to download. The content on HBO is really great, but I primarily only have time to consume it on flights. It is frustrating beyond belief that this app gets so close to the desired feature a d then totally falls flat on its face in the execution.
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  • Much better! ..... Still no Roku language option Mar 29, 2021

    By Ulopezav
    Update: Much better interface. On my phone and tablet it gives me the option to choose finally a different language. The new movies and shows recently released in the past few months made me resubscribe to HBO Max. Only thing that is a hassle and ONLY way I can view the majority of shows and movies in Spanish. Is by Airplay, and sending it to my Roku connected to my tv. Wish HBO Max could finally update their app on Roku and give me an option to do it in screen on the HBO Max app. Plus the ability to share a link to a movies or shows that you want to recommend to someone to check out would be awesome as well! Old: I have to say they have improved the app gradually. Which is nice. Now I can watch “The wire” with family and it has Spanish audio and subtitles which is a huge plus. I think more of the Latino/ Hispanic crowd will be happy now having that option on some series/movies.
    more
  • Great with a few problems... Mar 8, 2021

    By MrMauser
    First off I love the selection, I can finally watch all of New Who in order, I've been able to rewatch a lot of my favorite shows and movies. (Except for GoT I'm never watching that 😂) Overall selection wise the app is amazing on both my phone and TV. However there are few issues I have with the app too the biggest being the UI, I find it difficult to rewind and start over an episode or movie. So my suggestion would be to rework the UI both for the main menu and when you're currently watching an episode. Other than that Max is my favorite platform due to the great selection of shows and movies that I like as well as movies I've never seen, I feel like I could watch two new movies a day and never run out of stuff to watch. Overall I give it a 9.5/10 the only downside is the UI, if it gets changed it will have a perfect score ok n my books.
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  • Good content, bad User interface Aug 8, 2020

    By Goldentoast01
    Sorry HBO I really love your shows, but here are the things I have issues with your App and your Xbox One version of the app (it seems like others are having a problem with this too, like Ps4) My List- this is always a great function in a streaming service. When it’s accessible... My List does not always appear in HBO Max. Additionally doesn’t not list all the things you’ve added to it when it does. This is frustrating for people who are trying to watch something they have added, only to have to search for it again. Big no no. Episode Selection- watching a show sometimes you miss something, wether you got busy around the house or fell asleep, I know I can find the episodes.. if I search for it again. But unlike other apps I can’t select another episode from the episode I’m in. For example. Netflix on the Xbox, or PlayStation. While watching an episode you can hit (X on Xbox) (square on PS) to view the episode list. Why do I need to search it again. All in all I respect the Swift Roll-Out for HBO Max, and switching the subscriptions from HBO to HBO Max. But the Max App for Console and Phone is MISSING vital features to a streaming service. I highly suggest fixing these issues because I don’t want to see your app use slow down or disappear all together. Even after a boost in advertisements, not having these functions could end the popularity of your service. Please consider these thoughts and I hope to look forward to these changes.
    more
  • Apr 12, 2021

    By Ross Gagne
    This is a great Idea from a great company. I love all the movies and selection of HBO shows. The problem comes from the app and its many bugs. You would think a company that is this popular would put more time and effort into the App. It closes by it self, says it cant play this movie right now and you have to close it an open it again for it to work. The download option is a joke, you download a video and then cant play it if your not connected, or it says your still using data. Fix it please
    more
  • Functionality not quite there Jun 22, 2020

    By Madelinebelton292016
    The app seems to work for the most part, but I don’t like a few things: it seems weird that when I click on something in the continue watching section, there is no way for me to pick another episode from there. It seemed I had to go to the search option to find the show and THEN I could pick the episode I wanted, rather than where I left off (I often fall asleep while it’s on auto play and have to go back.) Also, it keeps giving me the cellular warning over and over, even tho I’ve turned that fiction off in the settings. One time it changed my setting for streaming with cellular data, and wouldn’t play at all until I switched the setting back. So weird. One more comment, why does the iPhone app allow you to jump ahead 15 seconds but the browser version on my computer does not? All in all the app is okay, and I like the extra content as compared to HBO now. But why the separate version of HBO? Just come out with one for goodness sake!
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  • Broken downloads feature Sep 2, 2020

    By Shardik
    For the most part, this is a decent app. The content is great, of course. Download management is poorly designed. Currently you must click edit, then scroll through your list, X out the download you don’t want, then scroll back up and click Done. It’s a lot of real estate to go through. Secondly, downloads don’t play on their own off of the phone unless the phone is taken off network. So if I have a slow or poor internet connection, shows don’t play immediately or at all, and I suspect that they’re eating data instead of playing off of my phone. Downloads only play well in these circumstances if I set the phone to Airplane mode. Finally, the Renew option doesn’t work. If I click on the exclamation point to renew, I get a dialog to Renew or Cancel. Click on Renew and nothing happens; no shows or movies renew. I can only get them back if I delete and redownload them. Like I said, it’s a decent app, but this part proves to be a frustrating experience.
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  • What’s up with the console versions Feb 9, 2021

    By Pro_Bro_gamer
    I love HBO max use it every day I usually fall asleep watching impractical jokers nightly only problem with that is the console version runs so bad more often than not when I’m watching on my ps5 it just randomly stops playing and when I rewind to try and let it buffer a little the bar goes out of whack and starts from the beginning with the bar showing it’s halfway through the show usually I have to reboot the app and that same problem still occurs after only barely watching 1 episode when it comes to my PlayStation I bought to media remote to quickly switch to other apps or games with it but the fact that if I wanna watch anything without issues I have to get my other remote for my tv and go on HBO max on theor that is very inconvenient for me considering I have it on my play station and I use it for everything this has to be fixed asap but I don’t see any effort being put in come on guys
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  • Download function is broken and has been for months. Jan 15, 2021

    By inuchan
    I love HBO’s content, and I was very excited when it was announced that the app would allow downloads for offline viewing. However, I was very disappointed to discover that while you can download videos, if you try to watch them in airplane mode (say when, I don’t know, flying on an airplane), the app will let you watch for a while then suddenly freak out and become trapped in an endless loop of error messages as it repeatedly tries and fails to contact the server. This problem has been present for months and it appears no effort has been made to fix it. Additionally, the app does not keep accurate track of how many videos you currently have downloaded. There is a global limit for the account of 30 downloaded videos, and if you want to download beyond that you are prompted to delete unwanted videos to stay below the limit. However, when you delete a few videos, the app continues to give you the same error message saying you can’t download more than 30 videos, and does not permit you to download. The content on HBO is really great, but I primarily only have time to consume it on flights. It is frustrating beyond belief that this app gets so close to the desired feature a d then totally falls flat on its face in the execution.
    more
  • Apr 14, 2021

    By Cory Shires
    Selection is nice but the app is WONKY! Not terribly user friendly though. Navigating the app could be made a lot easier. Also taking away extra stars because halfway through an episode of the show I was watching I got a "can't play title" message....that was hours ago and it still isn't playing and I know I have service. I can't download it either for some reason. The episode before and after will play but not the one I'm halfway through. Kinda ruins the entire show for me now...and my mood.
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  • Content Good - App Bad Oct 18, 2020

    By S.C. Watts
    I’ve only had the app for a couple of weeks but already it’s got major issues compared to other streaming apps that I am not sure how they aren’t fixing... When connecting to watch on my TV via Chromecast it will just stop a few episodes (or sometimes halfway into the very first episode I watch) and look like it’s “buffering” but really it’s just a connection issue, or something along those lines and it will never actually resume. The only way to continue watching is to disconnect, restart the app and reconnect which is ridiculous. Other issues include some of the user interface irritabilities others have pointed out like the “continue watching” section giving you no options to go to the show details, episode selection, etc. and the fact that you can skip the ads and intros when watching in the app on your device, but not when casting from your device. All of these issues make for a very clunky, unprofessional and honestly overpriced viewing experience. I’m really just binge-watching all the shows I got the subscription for so I can cancel after one month, and resubscribe in the future once they learn how to build a proper streaming app.
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  • Great idea but poor execution Jun 12, 2020

    By Isome2000
    I love the idea of HBO streaming service. Since I’m a Direct TV customer I was even more excited because it’s included for no extra charge. However, I’m very disappointed to find that not only is there a maximum download limit for the entire household of 30 downloads and worst of all it seems like every time you leave the app screen it pauses your downloads. Perhaps it’s just me but even when I leave the app open in the background while I text or check email I go back to the app screen to find everything was paused while I multitasked. The 30 downloads per household maximum, if you are using all 5 profiles, really limits your ability to download much depending on what the other users download for themselves and frankly if the app can’t/won’t download your selections if you leave it open in the background so you can multitask it will take so long for people like myself to download our selections it becomes counterproductive and makes it far quicker and more efficient to simply buy the series you’re interested. I sincerely hope the app improves as time goes on, as I recognize that it is new, because I love the idea but hate the poor execution.
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  • Apr 9, 2021

    By JoyBoyKing
    Every time I watch a movie or tv show, the message "Oops, something went wrong!" always pops up. This app keeps crashing and when I restart it, it has buffering issues despite my internet being just fine. This is just terrible and needs to be fixed immediately. Otherwise, if not, then I'm just gonna withdraw my membership. I'm tired of this.
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  • Apr 18, 2021

    By Mia Fierce
    Was fine, but now lately it seems like every time I turn around, the app "is having trouble playing this title right now". My connection speed is fantastic... it's your app that stinks. I'd expect more from a company that has been in business longer than I've been alive and with plenty of other streaming platforms that have been around for at least a decade to learn from....fix it HBO.
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  • Apr 15, 2021

    By Zach Jordan
    It's been almost a year since this service was released. Can't you, at the absolute minimum, get your video streaming app to stream videos? I constantly get error messages about not being able to play this content right now. In addition to this glaring flaw, you can't see other episodes of a series from within an episode or that episode's description page and you instead need to search the show again to select a different episode if you haven't finished every second of the credits.
    more
  • Love HBO, but frustrating app Mar 13, 2021

    By Krissyb77260514
    I’ve been a subscriber of HBO for years and I love HBO. I love the overall content, but since the new HBO Max app has rolled out, it has been one of my worst streaming experiences ever. I am a subscriber to multiple media streaming services and none of them do what HBO Max does. I use Chromecast to stream and after about 15 minutes into a movie or show I’ll get the “circle of death” as I like to call it. The app is trying to buffer, but instead of doing it once or twice, it continues to buffer for about every five minutes after that until the movie or show is complete. At first I just thought maybe it was my Internet or Chromecast but it’s been doing this for weeks now. It is definitely a fault or bug within the app and it is by far one of the most frustrating things to experience as a customer. Every time an update comes out for the app, my phone automatically pushes the update through and the non-stop buffering still continues to happen. I have no idea what to do but I know for a fact, if it continues to keep happening, I’m going to no longer be an HBO subscriber because it’s just not worth the frustration. With all the technology experts out there and all the money/resources that Warner has, I’m really surprised that this bug has not been resolved. I’ve read through other app reviews and it seems like I’m not the only person that’s experiencing this. Please fix this so you don’t lose anymore loyal customers.
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  • Apr 13, 2021

    By Stevie K
    This app is garbage. Doesnt work 95% of the time. Regardless of whether your securely connected to the internet whether data or wifi. The app tells you constantly you have no connection, which isn't true at all. I was really excited about this app and being able to watch my shows. Might as well cancel subscription now since I'm paying for a service I cant use 3/4 of the time.
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  • Apr 16, 2021

    By Wayne Stephens
    The content is great. However, this is the most poorly constructed streaming app there is. Want to keep up where you were on a different device, nope. Move your phone or chromebook in a certain direction, nope. Try to find a particular episode, nope. Trying to find something new, good luck. Seriously how did it end up this poorly designed. It's like a fifth grader made it
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