What do Rick and Morty and Barbie have in common? You can watch them both from Max on your LG Smart TV. With multiple subscription plans, anyone can access live sports, news, shows, and movies in one place. This article explains the premium streaming service and how to get it set up on your television.
What Is Max?
If you’re looking for the best shows on television, you’ll find them on Max. Previously known as HBO Max, this service gives you access to premium content for a small subscription. Here’s how the service’s three plans break down:
|Max Ultimate Ad-Free
|Stream on two devices at once
|Stream on two devices at once
|Stream on four devices at once
|Full HD 1080p resolution
|Full HD 1080p
|4K UHD with Dolby Atmos
While there’s no free option with the streaming app, anyone can find a subscription plan that fits their needs. Plus when you download Max on your LG Smart TV, watching your favorite shows becomes even easier. Even with an older television, you can access this platform. Here’s how it’s done.
How to Download Max on an LG Smart TV
Max doesn’t come preinstalled on LG Smart TVs. So for you to use it, you’ll have to download it first. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do that:
- With your device connected to the internet, press the Home button on your LG remote.
- Scroll through the options until you find the Apps section.
- You can also go to the LG Content Store.
- Select the search tab and type in “Max” using the on-screen keyboard (or speech-to-text if available).
- When the Max icon appears, select it and click “Install.”
The app should begin downloading. After it’s completed, you can find it at the end of your Apps list.
How to Watch Max on an LG Smart TV
Now that you have Max downloaded to your LG smart TV apps, you can begin watching your favorite premium shows. Let’s take a look at how to do that:
- Press the Home button on your LG remote.
- Scroll through the option until you find the Apps section.
- In your apps, find Max (if you just downloaded it, you can find it at the end of the list).
- Open the app.
- Sign in to your Max account (if you don’t have a subscription, sign up here).
- Navigate through the options to find your favorite show.
It’s important to note that Max does not offer a free library. Therefore, you must have a subscription to use this app.
I Can’t Download Max on My LG Smart TV
If you followed the guide on how to download Max on your LG smart TV and you couldn’t find the app, you may have a television model with an older operating system. TVs made before 2017 don’t have the hardware capable of supporting webOS 3.5 or later.
If this is the case, don’t worry; you can still access your Max account. The service lives on multiple platforms, including Amazon Prime Video and Hulu. Simply find those services within your apps, sign in to the respective account, and find the Max channel. While you’ll also need a subscription to these services, it’s the easiest way to access the premium network.
Stream Using AirPlay
Now, if you have an Apple device, you can stream Max to your television using Apple AirPlay.
- With both devices on the same Wi-Fi network, make sure AirPlay or Screen Mirroring is enabled.
- Login to Max (or sign up here), then navigate to your favorite title and press play.
- Tap your screen and choose the AirPlay icon.
- Select your LG TV to AirPlay to.
You can’t use Google Cast to cast Max from your Android device, as LG TVs do not currently have support for Chromecast. However, starting with the 2024 model year, LG TVs will have Chromecast built-in.
What Channels Can You Watch on Max?
Max has a reputation as the home to some of the best content on television. With your subscription, you can watch a variety of shows from different networks, including:
- HGTV, Food Network
- Cartoon Network
- Travel Channel
- Max Originals