Do I Need to Download a New App for HBO Max?

Do I need to download a new app for HBO Max? Here's the answer!

by Matthew Kevin Mitchell
Image: HBO

Are you wondering if you need to download a new app for HBO Max since it switched to Max? Starting May 23, 2023, the streaming service previously known as HBO Max has officially been renamed to Max, as HBO removed its branding to encompass a broader range of content, including Max Originals, DC Universe, and other original series. While this decision is logical, it may cause some confusion for subscribers on how to access the updated service. To clarify, we have gathered all the necessary information on whether or not you will need to download a new app for HBO Max to maintain access to your paid subscription.

How do I get Max on my Streaming Device?

No, you don’t need to download a new app for Max if you already have the HBO Max app installed on your TV, streaming device, or gaming console. Instead, all you need to do is update your HBO Max app, which will automatically be changed to Max. However, the Max app is only available to subscribers in the United States using Supported Devices. HBO hopes to extend the Max streaming service worldwide at a later date.

Related: How to Update HBO Max to Max on Roku

If you have previously installed HBO Max on a device, there should be no need to sign in again. However, here are some easy-to-follow steps based on how you subscribed if you do run into troubles after updating HBO Max to Max:

  • Did you subscribe via the app store or directly through
    • To access your Max account, click the Sign In button and provide your email and password.
  • Did you subscribe through a TV, internet, or wireless provider?
    • Follow the steps provided to establish a connection with your provider.

Author’s Note: I wrote this guide while updating HBO Max to Max on my Roku Streambar Pro device.

- This article was updated on May 23rd, 2023

About The Author

Matthew Kevin Mitchell has been a contributing writer for Attack of the Fanboy and PC Invasion since 2022. Matthew primarily covers Manga like One Piece, horror movies like Scream, and survival horror games like Dead by Daylight. His favorite moment came during his first press event covering Scream 6 for AotF. He hails from Denver, Colorado, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from Regis University. When he isn’t scaring himself silly or writing, he loves to play ice hockey, spoil his dog, and drink an unhealthy amount of coffee.