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How to Watch Max on Samsung Smart TV

How to Watch Max on Samsung Smart TV

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How to Watch Max on a Samsung Smart TV

The simplest method for watching Max on your Samsung smart TV is to take advantage of the smart features:

  • Select the “Apps” menu,
  • Search for “HBO Max”,
  • Install, open the app, and sign in using your Max details.

However, if your TV is from before 2016, then unfortunately, Max won’t be available for you to download. Therefore, you’ll need to resort to another option (more on this below.)

Of course, you’re going to need a Max subscription however you choose to watch. The packages on offer are With Ads, Ad-Free, and Ultimate Ad-Free. As you may expect, Ad-Free and Ultimate Ad-Free are free of adverts, but these two differ in that the Ultimate package offers 4K resolution (instead of 1080p) and allows double the number of streaming devices (4 as opposed to 2.) The differences between the packages are summed up in the table.

PackagePriceAds?ResolutionNo. of streams
With Ads$9.99/monthYes1080p2
Ad-Free$15.99/monthNo1080p2
Ultimate Ad-Free$19.99/monthNo4K4

As you can see, the ultimate package is probably worth it if you have many people streaming, and want the best resolution. However, if you want a budget-friendly option, then you can save big with the basic plan.

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If the Max app isn’t available on your Samsung TV, you can stream from another device.

How to Stream Max on a Samsung Smart TV (pre-2016)

If you have an Apple TV+ subscription, then the easiest way is to download the app through the menu as described earlier and watch Max through Apple TV. Alternatively, if you have a Roku TV stick, you can plug this in and download Max via Roku. If you don’t have Apple TV or Roku, then you’re not out of luck yet. You can watch Max by casting from another device using AirPlay or Chromecast, or by connecting the device via HDM. Using a laptop or PC would be the simplest way, but you can also use an adapter to connect your phone or tablet.

How to Cast Max to a Samsung Smart TV

If you want to use another device to stream Max, then casting is a pretty simple method. As a bonus, it’s more clutter-free than using a HDMI cable. Check out the steps below for Android and iPhone.

Step 1: Activate AirPlay and Open the Max App

First things first, load up the Max app, sign in, and choose a program. For iPhones, you’ll need to enable AirPlay on your TV first. You can find this option in the settings menu.

Step 2: Use AirPlay/Smart View to Cast

For Android, all you need to do is swipe up and find the “Smart View” icon in the Quick Panel. Tap this, choose your TV, and you’re casting! For iPhones, simply tap the AirPlay logo and then select your TV.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Max available on Samsung smart TVs?

Yes, you can download Max directly through the app store on Samsung models from 2016 or newer.

Max isn't in the app store, how do I watch it?

If you can’t find Max in the apps menu, then you can use your Apple TV subscription or Roku TV stick, or cast from a mobile device using AirPlay or Chromecast. Alternatively, you can connect your device to your TV using a HDMI cable to mirror the screen.

Do I have to pay to watch Max?

Yes, you need a Max subscription to stream Max programs. There are three options available: With Ads, Ad-Free, and Ultimate Ad-Free.

How much does Max cost?

The monthly cost is $9.99, $15.99, or $19.99, for the With Ads, Ad-Free, and Ultimate Ad-Free packages respectively.

What's the difference between the Max plans?

With Ads is the cheapest, but will contain commercial breaks, and only lets you stream from two devices at the same time (at 1080p resolution.) Ad-Free doesn’t contain ads but has the same number of devices and video resolution. Ultimate Ad-Free, however, allows four devices to stream and is viewable in 4K.

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