HBO Max is a newly launched streaming platform owned by WarnerMedia Studios and Network. HBO Max was launched as a replacement for the HBO Now app. The difference is you can get twice the contents in HBO Max than the HBO Now. However, this service costs $15/month with a week-long free trial. This app is available for various platforms like smartphones, PCs, Chromecast, and Smart TVs. Streaming devices like Roku and Firestick are now your option here. Likewise, the app doesn’t provide native support to LG TVs. But then you can watch HBO Max on LG smart TV by casting or streaming.
HBO Max on LG Smart TV
LG Smart TVs run with webOS. This is totally different from the Android OS. Moreover, webOS is a Linux based one. The notable features would be ThinkQ AI instead of Google assistant, Miracast for screen mirroring. So you can’t install any third-party apps that weren’t offered by the LG apps store. This implies you cannot download the HBO Max as it doesn’t provide native support to the webOS. But still, you do have various options.
- HBO Max on YouTube TV
- Screen Mirroring from Android phone
- Screen Mirroring from PC
- From Mac
How to Stream HBO Max on LG Smart TV: Using YouTube TV
YouTube rolled out its TV app. YouTube TV provides various content along with live TVs. Likewise, we can feature HBO Max on the YouTube TV app. Fortunately, the YouTube TV app does have its own version for LG smart TVs. But this adds to the cost. Yes, HBO Max alone costs $14.99/month. But for YouTube TV, you have to pay $49.99/month. Your total cost will be $64.98/month. However, it’s worth the money as you will get a plethora of content.
Step 1: From the LG TV home screen, navigate to the LG content store.
Step 2: Hover to the search icon. Then type YouTube TV in the search bar.
Step 3: On the download page, click on Download.
Step 4: Go to a web browser on your mobile or PC. Then open the HBO Max website.
Step 5: Choose Sign-up through TV or mobile service provider.
Step 6: Scroll down to choose YouTube TV. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.
Step 7: Now back on your LG TV login to the YouTube account you used to sign up for the HBO Max.
That’s it. You can now find HBO Max on the YouTube TV add-ons list. Start streaming the contents.
How to Screen Mirroring HBO Max on LG Smart TV: From Android Devices
As said earlier, LG Smart TV supports screen mirroring via Miracast feature. You can find the screen sharing option on the home screen. Download and install the HBO Max app on your Android phone from the Play Store.
Step 1: Connect your Android phone and LG smart TV to the same WiFi network.
Step 2: On your Android smartphone or tablet, open Settings, and choose Cast or Screen Cast.
Step 3: From the list of available devices, choose your LG TV.
Step 4: Open Screen share on your LG TV. Give the necessary permissions.
Step 5: Your phone screen will be mirrored on your TV.
Step 6: Launch the HBO Max app. And start streaming your favorite content.
Step 7: It will appear on your LG Smart TV.
How to Screen Mirroring HBO Max on LG Smart TV: Using Windows PC
Step 1: On your LG TV remote, press the Home button. Hover to More.
Step 2: Choose Device Connector >> PC from your TV home screen. Now chose Screen Share.
Step 3; Now choose Miracast on the left panel. Then choose Start. A PIN will appear. Make a note.
Step 4: Connect your PC and LG TV to the same WiFi network.
Step 4: On your PC, click on the Notifications icon. Then choose Connect.
Step 5: From the list of available devices, choose your LG Smart TV.
Step 6: Enter the PIN from your TV screen. Then click Next.
Step 7: On the web browser, go to the HBO Max website on your PC and start streaming and video content.
Step 8: The HBO Max video content will appear on your LG TV.
How to Watch HBO Max on LG Smart TV: Using AirPlay 2
AirPlay 2 is supported only on LG’s 2019 OLED TVs, LG NanoCell SM9X and SM8X series TVs, LG UHD UM7X series.
Step 1: Connect your LG TV and your Mac or iOS device to the same WiFi network.
Step 2: On the top Menu bar on your Mac, you can find the AirPlay icon. Click it. For iPhone and iPad, open the HBO Max app and click the AirPlay icon.
Step 3: Now choose the LG TV from the available devices.
Step 4: Your Mac screen or iOS screen will be displayed on your TV.
Step 5: On your, Mac open HBO Max via a web browser.
And that’s it. Start playing your favorite content.
Related: How to Stream HBO Max on Samsung Smart TV
By using any one of the above ways, watch Zack Snyder’s Justice League on your LG Smart TV. On March 18th, 2021, you can watch the Snyder Cut on the HBO Max app. After four years of its theatrical release, Snyderverse’s Justice League is hitting the streaming platform. Share your fan theories and fanboy moments from the trailer in the comments below.
In the case of non-smart LG TV, you can use the Chromecast device. Or buy the Apple TV set-top box. And download the HBO Max app on it. Or you can also use gaming consoles like PS4 or Xbox One. Finally, we are watching HBO Max on your LG TV.