HBO Max is one of the most used apps on a Samsung TV since it opens the world to streaming more content and bringing entertainment to another level. But just like any other app, HBO Max requires an update whenever the company introduces a new version. So how to update HBO Max on Samsung TV? It’s fairly simple when you know what you’re looking for. That’s exactly what you’ll find down below, so keep on reading!
How to Update HBO Max on Samsung TV in 3 Easy Steps
Often, HBO Max will update itself automatically by default. However, if you set any other settings on your Samsung TV or if you’re sure that there’s a new HBO Max update but you didn’t receive it yet, you can check if there’s any update available using the steps below.
Step 1: Turn on the TV and Open the App Menu
Turn the TV on by using the remote or physical buttons on the TV. You will need to open the app menu by pressing the menu button on your remote. Depending on your model, the menu button is either a button with a home icon on it or a button with a three lines icon.The menu will display the available options and a list of apps on the Smart Hub. You should see the HBO Max app at this step.
Step 2: Search for the HBO Max App and Highlight It
When you find the HBO Max app among all the other apps you have installed on your Samsung TV, highlight it by using the remote’s buttons to navigate to the app. Once you’ve highlighted the app, select it by pressing the middle button on the remote (the OK button). Then, from the new pop-up menu, select the “Update” function.
Step 3: Updating the HBO Max App
Using the “Update” function you previously found, you will start the update process of the HBO Max app on your Samsung TV. We should mention that you might find the “Update” function as “Reinstall” if there isn’t any available update for the HBO Max app. However, if there is an update available, click on the “Update” button to follow the process to update your app.
Updating the app will first download the updated version and then install it automatically. It could take at least a couple of minutes, depending on your internet connection and Samsung TV model. From there, you can follow the on-screen updating process that will notify you when the process is complete or if you need to do anything else on your end.
After the HBO Max app is updated, you can use the app as you usually would and see if you notice any new features inside the app. Keep in mind that some updates will only fix bugs and glitches, so you might not notice any difference.
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How to Check Your HBO Max App Version
If you know the latest HBO Max app version, you can check the version you have installed on your Samsung TV to see if that matches the latest available version.
To do this, you need to launch the HBO Max app, navigate to HBO Max’s in-app settings, and look for a section called “About Version”, “System”, or “Info”. The version will be indicated by numbers with dots in between. You can research the latest version available using Google or try to browse the official HBO Max website.
How to Set HBO Max to Update Automatically
If you would like to remove the manual work you have to do to update HBO Max, and if you would like to be among the first people to get the latest HBO Max update, set the automatic updates to ON. This will help your HBO Max update automatically and you’ll only get the notification when the app has successfully updated.
To do this, press the home button on a Samsung remote to enter the menu, and in the apps menu, head to “Settings. In the settings, head to “Auto Update” and set the “Auto Updates” to “ON”. Also, it’s wise to check if your Samsung TV has a software update available. You can do this by heading to “Settings”, clicking on the “Support” tab, heading to “Software Update”, and clicking on the “Update Now” button. This will check if your Samsung TV has the latest software version, and if not, it’ll offer a software update.
HBO Max should automatically update on the latest Samsung TVs. However, it’s always worth double-checking if you have the latest HBO Max version. This will help the app run smoothly, eliminate bugs and glitches, and introduce the latest and newest features within the app.
It takes only minutes to check your HBO Max app version and to update it if there’s an available update by following these instructions.
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