HBO Max, a brand-new paid streaming service offers the best of HBO along with more original programming, old seasons of your favourite series, and movies. You can watch HBO Max to enjoy The Harry Potter films, Casablanca, all 10 seasons of Friends (along with a promised reunion episode), and cult favourites like Rick and Morty are now available to subscribers for $14.99 per month in US and also you can access HBO Max in UK for £13.80 per month, in addition to all of your favourite HBO shows and movies.HBO Max costs the same as HBO and HBO Now for most pay-TV subscribers, although it’s more expensive than Netflix’s and Hulu’s basic plans for $8.99 and $5.99, (£8.28 & £5.52) respectively.

Here are the top 8 features we’ve discovered so far that make HBO Max subscribers make the most of their streaming service.

Download content on mobile 

You can download movies and TV shows from HBO Max to your mobile device to view them offline. Simply scroll through the HBO Max app once it has been downloaded to your smartphone, choose the content you want to watch later, and then choose from the options to Preview (see the trailer), Add to My List, and Download.
When watching a TV show, you can scroll through the episodes to find the one you wish to download. Once done, you may find the episode or movie on your profile under Downloads. HBO Max only currently allows you to download individual episodes; but, if you tap on multiple episodes, they’ll queue up and download as the previous one is finishing.


Decide on parental control

HBO is known for producing a lot of adult-oriented television, but HBO Max also features a tonne of kid-friendly programming. However, you’ll undoubtedly still want to take precautions to prevent your children from using the service’s more explicit titles. In contrast to many other programmes, like Disney Plus, HBO Max, fortunately, provides more robust parental control features.

Switch profiles by clicking the profile symbol when you are on your profile. On the Who’s Watching the screen, you may then select Add Kid. (You can run three concurrent streams and up to five user profiles simultaneously.) After that, you establish a PIN that enables you to switch between the two. By visiting your profile and choosing Parental Controls, you can modify your four-digit PIN whenever you choose.

Once the PIN has been set, you can enter your child’s name, birthday, and the movie and TV ratings (G through NC-17 and TV-Y up to TV-MA, respectively) that they are permitted to watch. Go to Switch Profiles > Manage Profiles, select the relevant profile, and select Edit Age and Parental Controls if you ever need to adjust the restricted content.

For All: Audio Description

Audio descriptions are important for those who are blind. It’s not practical to look through every TV show and movie to see what choices are available, though. To view a selection of content that has audio descriptions available, open the hamburger menu and select Audio Description. When you’ve found something to watch, go to the playback menu and select the text box option. Then, under the Audio section, choose the audio description.


Include a Profile Photo

Want to add a special image to your account profile? Select Switch Profiles > Manage Profiles by clicking your profile icon. After selecting the profile, tap the camera icon. From here, you can select a character from the app’s library, snap your own photo, or upload an image. You can select pictures of characters from HBO, Adult Swim, and Warner Bros. franchises with the Choose a Character tool.


Prevent Freebees From Using Your Account

You can keep track of the devices that have logged into your account with HBO Max. If you suspect someone is utilising your account without your consent, this is useful. Manage Devices may be accessed by clicking your profile symbol. From there, you may sign out devices one by one or in bulk. You can also see all the devices that are logged into your account. HBO Max informed me that it might take up to four hours to sign me out when I first logged in on my phone and later decided to do it on a desktop browser.

HBO Max is currently not compatible with Roku or Amazon Fire devices, although it is supported by a large number of other gadgets. It works with Apple devices (including the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Mac, and Apple TV), Android TV devices, Chromebooks, Google Chromecast, and devices with built-in Chromecast, including Vizio TVs, the Xbox One, the PlayStation 4, and more current Samsung Smart TVs.


Discover the Hub

HBO Max’s plethora of material from WarnerMedia’s extensive library is its main selling feature. You can access all of the original programming from HBO, Max, DC, and TCM in one location, along with the animated features from DC. HBO Max has hubs that divide the app’s collection into categories such as HBO, Max Originals, DC, TCM, Adult Swim, Studio Ghibli, Cartoon Network, Sesame Workshop, Looney Tunes, and Cartoonito to make it easier for you to locate what you’re looking for. Select one of these sections by opening the hamburger menu and scrolling to the bottom.


Low on funds? Purchase the Ad-Supported Tier.

When HBO Max first debuted, the sole ad-free option was available for $14.99 per month, which we thought was too pricey for a streaming service. Although purchasing the $149.99 annual plan will save you a little money, WarnerMedia this summer introduced an ad-supported option that costs $9.99 per month or $99.99 annually.
You can change your plan from ad-free to commercial-free streaming by clicking your profile icon (or the settings gear on a mobile device) and selecting Subscription > Manage Subscription >Switch Plans if you currently have the ad-free plan.

Although HBO Max does not provide a free trial, it does provide a “Watch Free” section(Which opens in a new window) where you can view a few episodes of a few of its shows without becoming an HBO Max subscriber. That includes the premieres of The Gilded Age, The White Lotus, Euphoria, Succession, and And Just Like That.


Available on App Store & Google Play

Web browsers and Android and iOS smartphones and tablets are the first devices that HBO Max supports. To start streaming, simply download the app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. The service now supports Google Chromecast streaming dongles and includes apps for Apple TV and Android TV.


We have learned 8 new things that we should all know about the HBO Max streaming service. It will help you get a better viewing experience and make the most of the HBO Max subscription. Let your friends and family know these pieces of information. 

By Jim O Brien/CEO

CEO and expert in transport and Mobile tech. A fan 20 years, mobile consultant, Nokia Mobile expert, Former Nokia/Microsoft VIP,Multiple forum tech supporter with worldwide top ranking,Working in the background on mobile technology, Weekly radio show, Featured on the RTE consumer show, Cavan TV and on TRT WORLD. Award winning Technology reviewer and blogger. Security and logisitcs Professional.

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