How To Add HBO Max On Vizio Smart TV

Are you looking for adding the new HBO Max App to your VIZIO Smart TV? You will definitely not find one on the VIZIO Smart TV. Currently, there are very limited apps that can be installed directly from your VIZIO Smartcast TV except for HBO Max.

But here is the good news, you can still watch HBO Max on your VIZIO Smart TV, and that too without tweaking or jailbreaking your VIZIO Smart TV. Yes, you can but before we move on to this let’s have a little talk about HBO Max.

Why add HBO Max on Vizio Smart TV?

WarnerMedia Direct during COVID last year launched its new OTT video streaming Platform, HBO Max. The best part is that the subscription fees have been kept as same as the HBO Streaming App plan i.e. $14.99 a month. So instead of going for only HBO, now with HBO Max, you can have HBO and HBO Max Original both.

And if that’s not enough for you, then in this new HBO Max plan, you can watch up to 10,000 hours of HBO entertainment, Stream all-new Warner Bros Movies the same day it hits theaters, and access a library curated for the best kid experiences.

To subscribe you can visit their Official Website or through App stores, TV, Digital, and Internet providers. And if you’re not ready to buy a subscription yet you can have a 7-days trial period too.

And if you are already a subscriber of the HBO Streaming App, then you don’t even have to subscribe to HBO Max. Just download the HBO Max App on your device, log in to your HBO Max app using your HBO user id and password. Select Access all of HBO Max, and you are good to stream all the HBO Max content on your device.

Now that you know why you should add HBO Max on Vizio Smart TV, let’s move to our next Section.

How to Add HBO Max on Vizio Smart TV?

As we have already told you that the HBO Max app is currently not available on the Vizio Smart TV App list. But that doesn’t mean you cannot watch HBO Max on your Vizio Smart TV. You can Add HBO Max on Vizio Smart TV in three ways.

  1. Using Google Chromecast Feature for Android, iOS, and Mac Devices
  2. Using Vizio Smart TV AirPlay 2 Feature for iOS, and Mac Devices only.
  3. Add HBO max on VIZIO smart TV using a USB flash drive

#1. Add HBO MAX on VIZIO Smart TV using Google Chromecast

  1. Subscribe to the HBO Max Plan, if already an HBO Subscriber then no need to sign up for HBO Max Subscription.
  2. Download the HBO Max streaming app from Google Play for Androids, or Apple Store for Android Mobiles, tablets, iPhones, MAC, iPad, etc.
  3. The app will be downloaded and automatically will be installed on your device.
  4. After successful installation opens your Application Launcher and Tap on the HBO Max app. Log into the HBO Max app using your email and password. If you are a subscriber of the HBO plan, then use the HBO App login credential to log into the HBO Max App.
  5. Once you logged into your HBO Max account. Check if both of your Vizio Smart TV and your streaming Device are connected within the same Wifi network.
  6. Now switch back to your streaming device and start playing your favorite HBO Max movie or show. Now from the top of the media player screen tap on the Cast icon.
  7. After tapping on the Cast icon you will see a list of available Chromecast devices at your Home Wifi Network. From the list Select the Vizio SmartCast TV name, to cast your device screen.
  8. Once the Vizio SmartCast TV is selected, your movie or show will be visible on the Vizio Smart TV screens.

That’s how easily you can add HBO Max on Vizio Smart TV without even the help of an expert or engineer. Let’s now look at the other Option we have for casting HBO Max using the AirPlay 2 feature.

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#2. Add HBO MAX on VIZIO Smart TV using AirPlay 2

Now that you have seen how we can use Google Chromecast for watching HBO Max on VIZIO Smart TV. Let’s check out the Vizio Smart TV AirPlay 2 feature exclusive for only Apple’s iPhone, and iPad users.

  1. Subscribe to the HBO Max App from their official website or Apple Store, or you can go with their TV, Digital, or Internet providers. If already subscribed to HBO then there is no need to subscribe to HBO Max.
  2. Go to Apple Store and get the HBO Max streaming app on your Apple device.
  3. The App will be downloaded and automatically installed on your iPhone, or iPad.
  4. Log in to your newly added HBO Max Streaming App using either your HBO Max new Login credentials or your old HBO streaming app login credentials.
  5. Make sure both of your Apple devices and Vizio Smart TV were connected to the same Wifi internet connection.
  6. Select the Movie or Show you want to play and tap on it to start streaming.
  7. Now from the Movie or Show Screen tap on the AirPlay button at the top right corner of the screen.
  8. After Tapping on AirPlay, a list of all AirPlay 2-enabled devices will appear. Select your Vizia Smart TV from the List.
  9. Your favorite movie or show now must start streaming on your Vizio Smart TV.

See, this second option is also as easy as the first one, but it’s only for Apple Devices.

#3. Add HBO max on VIZIO smart TV using a USB flash drive

  1. Download the APK file of the HBO Max app from a trustworthy source.
  2. Now store this APK file on a USB drive.
  3. Attach the USB drive to the Vizio Smart TV using the USB port on the TV.
  4. Now on the TV open the My Files app and select the USB flash drive and search for the APK file in it.
  5. Install HBO Max from the APK file.
  6. When the installation process is successfully completed HBO Max app will be launched on the Vizio Smart TV.
  7. If it is not launched go into settings and select the application menu.
  8. Click on managed install applications and search for the HBO Max app and then click on launch application. And now the application will be successfully launched.


HBO Max is quite a new App, even is not completed its first year since its launch in May 2020. HBO Max is currently not available on Vizio Smart TV’s app list. But you can still watch all your favorite HBO Max Movies, Shows right on your Vizio Smart TV. You can either Cast your Streaming Device using Chrome Cast or you can use the AirPlay feature on your Apple devices to cast your device screen on Vizio Smart TV.

In this article, we have covered both the features and complete step-by-step instructions on How to Add HBO Max on Vizio Smart TV.

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