How To Watch & Install HBO Max On FireStick/FireTV [2020]


If you are looking for a way to Install HBO max on FireStick then you came at the right place. As in today’s article, I am going to share with you the completed detailed instructions guide to get HBO Max on our devices within a few minutes.

This guide will work on FireTV Stick, FireTV Cube, and Fire Stick 4K, if you own one of these devices then you are lucky enough. Don’t forget to read this article till the end and don’t miss any part of it as otherwise, you won’t be able to get success.

A few months ago Warner Company just released their new app called HBO Max that in which they added some new features, Movies, Web Series, TV Shows and other sorts of content.

This app contains a huge library of entertainment from various sources like HBO, Warner Bros., New Line Cinema, DC Entertainment, TBS, TNT, CNN, Cartoon Network, The CW, Crunchyroll and so on.

This is officially available for many Android devices but still, Amazon hasn’t added it in their App Store yet. Perhaps this is the Android-based device that means we can still install it by sideloading it.

Delete HBO Now From FireTV Stick

Now the first thing if you have already installed the HBO Now on your device then you have to first uninstall it. This section is only for those having this app installed in case if you don’t have it then please check out another section.

HBO Max cannot be installed unless you remove this app. For this, you should check out the given below steps to remove it from FireTV Stick.

  • From the Home Screen on FireTV just hover to the above menu and then open Settings.
  • At this time move to the right side and select Applications from the list.
  • Now from the next screen just click on Manage Installed Applications.
  • From here just scroll down and find the HBO Now from the list and select it.
  • Once you select it now simply click on the Uninstall option.
  • When you click the uninstall button you will see the warning message appears just select Uninstall when asked.

if you want to read uninstallation process step by step then follow: How To Uninstall/Delete Apps On Firestick Within 2 Minutes

You have just removed this app successfully and you will notice the icon is disappeared from the App list as well as from the Home Screen. Now you are ready to move to the next step which is installing so just follow the below guide.

How To Install HBO Max on Firestick

Once the HBO Now is uninstalled we can simply install HBO Max on Firestick without any issue. So, basically, there are two ways to install this app as in the first method we Downloader while in the second method we use the ES File Explorer application.

Both of the methods are working perfectly fine and also safe so feel free while trying it. However, there is one more thing we need to do before going to the installation section. As we know HBO Max isn’t available for the FireTV officially that means we need to sideload it.

In this way, Amazon has prohibited its users from sideloading third-party application so you have to first enable this option. This feature is known as the Apps from Unknown Source similar to any Android Phones so once this is enabled you can install as many 3rd-party apps as you want.

So, let’s follow the steps given below to enable Apps from Unknown Source:

1. Go to the above menu from the home screen and select Settings.


2. After this just find My FireTV and open it.


3. From My FireTV just scroll down and select Developer Options.


4. At this time you will see the Apps from Unknown Source appears there just highlight it and press Select.


5. Once you press the select button then a warning message appears just ignore it and click Turn On again.


Now the apps from Unknown Source has been enabled and then we can move towards the installation section below

Install HBO Max on Firestick Using Downloader

This is the first method to install HBO Max on Firestick by using Downloader and this is the easiest method as compared to the second. Since the Downloader is a well-known name among Fire TV Stick users as because this is the only easy way of sideloading 3rd-party apps.

Although this can be also used as a web browser by just going to the Browser menu from the left panel. This app is officially available on the Amazon Store that means we have to first download it and then we can further move towards the installation.

Ok, so follow the below steps to download Downloader and install HBO Max on Firestick:

Close all the applications if running and then from Home Screen hover to the above menu and select Search and type Downloader.


Choose Orange icon downloader which is an official downloader for fire tv devices.


Now here click on download (You Own it)


The app will start downloading and once it is done it will be installed automatically. When Downloader installed just click open to launch it.


When launching it for the first time it will ask for permission to access Photos, Media, Files, just click Allow button.


In the next screen, it shows a quick guide for using Downloader just click Got it to dismiss.


Here it shows the simple box there just hover to it and press select to open keyboard there.


Now using the keyboard type and then click the Go button.


This will take a few seconds to connect with the server and then you see the download progress appears there.


Just wait for a while until the app downloads and when it is done you will see the installation window there. When that window appears just click on the Install button from there.


Wait for a while and once you see App Installed just click Done.


At this time you will see the Downloader app having a menu with three options so now click Delete button from there.


Now it asks for the confirmation so again select Delete to remove it.


The backup file of HBO Max has been removed but the app is installed and you can launch it by going to Your Apps & Channels and then click See all. Now scroll down and then you will see the icon there then highlight the icon and press the select button to launch it.


You will notice the app is now working perfectly fine and you just need to sign in with your account and then start watching your favourite TV Shows there.

Install HBO Max on FireTV Stick using ES File Explorer

Since we mentioned earlier about the first method using Download now comes the second. In this section, we are going to use the famous File Manager app called ES File Explorer. This is quite amazing as instead of being File Manager it can be also used as a Download Manager.

You can use it if you don’t want Downloader any more but remember this requires paid version. As because of the recent updates they restricted sideloading 3rd-party apps on Firestick with a free app. However, if you don’t have a paid version better to use the Downloader instead.

Ok, so let’s follow the given below steps to install HBO Max instantly in a few minutes:

  • Using remote navigation key hover to the above menu and select Search.
  • Type ES File Explorer and open the first result.
  • Click on Download (You own it) button to get this app.
  • Once the app is download completed just select Open to launch it.
  • Launching it for the first time will ask request to access Files, Media, Photos etc just click Allow.
  • At this time you see the Home Screen and then from left-panel click 3 horizontal line menu.
  •  Now select Download Manager under the Tools section.
  • Click Plus sign located at the bottom on the right side.
  • It will then ask you to type the source URL so just type and then type name HBO.
  • Now click the Download Now button and wait for a while.
  • This will take some time and once the download completes it shows a window, now from here click the Open File button.
  • From the next screen click the Install button.
  • It opens the installation window just click Install again.
  • Wait for a while and once the installation completed just select Open to launch this app.

HBO Max Not Working on FireTV Devices

Just in case you complete installing this app you may surely face problem while using it as you cannot open any Movie, TV Show, open Settings or do any task. The reason is very simple as HBO Max isn’t available for the FireTV devices officially and this is why it doesn’t support remote control.

The link has been updated so download the latest version that supports remote control. It was a bug in the old version that has been fixed.

To use HBO, Max, you either required to have a Wireless mouse or else just install Mouse Toggle application on your device. In case you are looking for a best Wireless Mouse for a firestick then just buy Cimetech 2.4G Slim Cordless Mouse Less Noise.

Or else you should go with the Rii i8+ Mini Bluetooth Keyboard with Touchpad as it has both keyboard and touchpad (mouse) attached.

Otherwise, if you are not interested in buying a Physical mouse then just use Mouse Toggle app instead. You can follow the given below steps to download this app and learn how to use it.

First, you need to install Mouse Toggle by following this guide: How to Install Mouse Toggle Apk on Firestick

Once this app is installed now launch it and then click Start the Mouse service and then wait until you see the Service: Started appears at the left-hand side bottom.

Now launch the HBO Max application and then double click the Play/Pause button to open Mouse cursor.

Here you will see the white transparent dot appears now simply move it to any option either Settings or Movie or a TV show and then press the select button to play it.

That’s it now following this process you can easily use HBO Max without any issue. So, keep in mind that you either require the physical mouse or an application. It won’t work without it because this doesn’t support the navigation keys till now.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Finally, you have installed this app successfully but you still have some questions in your mind or have some confusions? If yes then you should read the faq list given below as it will help you to get the right answer easily and could solve all your confusions.

Although if you didn’t find anything relevant or still have some doubts you want to ask? Then feel free to write down below I would be glad to hear from you. I will also try to answer your question or solve the problem if you are facing.

Is It Safe To Sideload HBO Max on Amazon Firestick?

Yes, it is completely safe and secure to sideload HBO max on a Firestick device as the app you are downloading isn’t mod version or anything else.

However, I just download this app from Play Store and make a backup of it just because I don’t any 3rd-party sites. In this way, you should feel free to sideload this app on your device and enjoy watching your favourite shows in no time.

When Will HBO Max Be Available on Firestick?

Till now we have no idea when will the HBO Max will be available for the FireTV devices officially. Perhaps the rumours said there are 50/50 chances of getting the official version. Because the CEO of WarnerMedia puts pressure on Amazon to add this app as many people are looking for this. In this way, all we can do is just wait and see in their next interview if we are getting HBO Max officially or not.

HBO Max Not Working On FireTV Stick?

If the HBO Max isn’t installing on your device then you should make sure to uninstall HBO Now first. Although if it is installed but no opening then makes sure to clear cache and data of this app and force stop as well then try to launch it again. This will surely solve this problem or else you can simply just restart Firestick and try to open this app.


Everybody loves to watch Movies of WarnerMedia like Superman, Batman, Aquaman and some other blockbusters. However, since they have finally released the official app just like Disney+ for various platforms they are still missing it in FireTV Stick.

Although the only way to install HBO Max on Firestick is to sideload it. You can find both the methods of sideloading in the above section as these are only possible ways to sideload. I have also attached the screenshots below each step just in case you don’t understand the step.

Perhaps if you are still having any problem with any step please let me know in the comment section. Also, don’t forget to share your experience here so others could get an idea if these methods are working or not. Your suggestions are highly appreciated so please don’t hesitate to write your opinion below.

Alice Johansson

Alice is a writer who works on many sorts of blogs and also loves to watch movies in free time. She loves Amazon Firestick and has excellent knowledge of it that's why she created this website.

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