How to Watch Max on an LG Smart TV

Max on an LG Smart TV

How to Watch Max on an LG Smart TV

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 Ad-LiteMax Ad-FreeMax Ultimate Ad-Free
$9.99/mo, $99.99/yr$15.99/mo, $149.99/yr$19.99/mo, $199.99/yr
Stream on two devices at onceStream on two devices at onceStream on four devices at once
Full HD 1080p resolutionFull HD 1080p4K UHD with Dolby Atmos
No downloads30 downloads/mo100 downloads/mo

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

LG smart TV home screen
Scroll through the options on your home screen until you find the Apps section.

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:

  1. With your device connected to the internet, press the Home button on your LG remote.
  2. Scroll through the options until you find the Apps section.
    •  You can also go to the LG Content Store.
  3. Select the search tab and type in “Max” using the on-screen keyboard (or speech-to-text if available).
  4. 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

Update an LG Smart TV settings menu selected
Once you have downloaded the Max app, you can locate it by scrolling through the Apps section.

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:

  1. Press the Home button on your LG remote.
  2. Scroll through the option until you find the Apps section.
  3. In your apps, find Max (if you just downloaded it, you can find it at the end of the list).
  4. Open the app.
  5. Sign in to your Max account (if you don’t have a subscription, sign up here).
  6. 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

NFL+ on an Xbox
Tap your Apple device’s screen and choose the AirPlay icon, shown above.

Now, if you have an Apple device, you can stream Max to your television using Apple AirPlay.

  1. With both devices on the same Wi-Fi network, make sure AirPlay or Screen Mirroring is enabled.
  2. Login to Max (or sign up here), then navigate to your favorite title and press play.
  3. Tap your screen and choose the AirPlay icon.
  4. 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:

  • TLC,
  • HGTV, Food Network
  • Discovery,
  • Cartoon Network
  • Travel Channel
  • Max Originals

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get Max on my LG Smart TV?

To get Max on your LG smart TV, navigate to the Apps section. Then, search for the app and download it. You can also use Max through Amazon Prime or Hulu streaming services.

Will HBO Max be available on LG Smart TV?

HBO Max has been renamed to Max. If you had HBO Max on your television previously, it may have been renamed. Fortunately, the app still works as it did before.

Why does Max not work on my TV?

If your LG smart TV is older than 2017, it may not have the hardware to support the Max app. However, if you have a subscription to the platform, you can stream it to your television using Apple AirPlay or Screen Mirroring.

How much does Max cost?

There are currently three subscription levels ranging from $9.99 mo/$99.99 a year for the lowest level to $19.99 mo/$199.99 a year for the highest.

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