How to watch HBO Max on Amazon Fire devices

HBO Max is an online streaming service that provides customers with an on-demand library of movies and TV shows. Its content library includes the back catalog of award-winning HBO original programming, as well as Hollywood hits, classic movies, exclusive shows and other TV series. 

Amazon Fire TV is a range of streaming devices that enable users to watch their favorite streaming services on their TV. The devices connect to a TV either via an HDMI cable or by plugging directly into a TV’s HDMI port. Discover the full device range in our Amazon streaming devices review.

This article will explore HBO Max Fire TV options and how HBO Max subscribers can watch HBO Max on Fire TV.

What is HBO Max?

HBO Max is an on-demand online streaming service owned by WarnerMedia. The service, which became HBO’s premium streaming offering when it launched in May 2020, costs $14.99/mo.

The HBO Max service enables subscribers to watch movies and TV shows from a large content library, which includes HBO’s original TV shows, as well as hit movies and other TV series.

HBO Max subscribers can enjoy HBO’s original shows like Ballers, Band of Brothers, Boardwalk Empire, Deadwood, Game of Thrones, Sex and the City, Six Feet Under, The Sopranos, The Wire and True Blood. The service is also home to all current and ongoing HBO shows, such as Gentleman Jack, His Dark Materials, I May Destroy You, Lovecraft County, True Detective and Westworld.

HBO Max also provides a huge library of 1,824 movies and 498 TV shows. This includes recent movie releases such as Bad Education, Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of Harley Quinn), Emma., Jojo Rabbit, The Way Back, Underwater and Roald Dahl’s The Witches, which is exclusively available to HBO Max subscribers. 

It also provides a rotating list of popular Hollywood hits, which currently includes movies like Alien, Doctor Sleep, Ford v Ferrari, Gladiator, Joker, Shaun of the Dead, The Matrix and The Shawshank Redemption. Popular TV shows on the service include Doctor Who, Friends, Rick and Morty, South Park and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

HBO Max subscribers can watch the service on up to five simultaneous streams and can download up to 30 titles per account at one time. Find out more about the service and all the content available to subscribers in our HBO Max review.

Watch HBO Max on these Amazon streaming devices

HBO Max launched apps for Amazon streaming devices in November 2020. That means its subscribers can now watch the HBO Max service on the following devices:

  • Amazon Fire TV Cube
  • Amazon Fire TV Stick
  • Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K

HBO Max isn’t compatible with older Amazon Fire TV devices, which include:

  • Kindle Fire HDX and HDX WAN (2013)
  • Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 and 8.9 WAN (2013)
  • Fire (2015)
  • Fire 7 (2017)
  • Fire HD 6 (2014)
  • Fire HD 7 (2014)
  • Fire HD 8 (2015, 2016 and 2017)
  • Fire HD 8 (2017)
  • Fire HD 10 (2015 and 2017)
  • Fire HDX 8.9 and 8.9 WAN (2014)

Find out more about all the devices in the Amazon Fire TV range in our guide to Amazon devices, channels and apps.

Step-by-step guide to watching HBO Max on Amazon Fire devices 

1. Sign up for HBO Max

The easiest way to sign up for HBO Max is to use a web browser and visit the HBO Max website. On the homepage, select the purple Start Your Free Trial button, then sign up with an email address and payment details. Alternatively, select the Sign In With A Provider button to register for HBO Max using login credentials for compatible services like Apple TV, Hulu, Prime Video Channels, Verizon or YouTube TV. The service costs $14.99/mo. and offers a seven-day free trial to new subscribers.

2. Start up your Amazon Fire TV device

Use the remote control to power on the Amazon Fire TV device and navigate to its home screen.

3. Add the HBO Max app

From the home screen, use the remote control to navigate to the Search tab and type in “HBO Max.” Select HBO Max, then select Download, and the app will automatically begin downloading onto the Amazon Fire TV device.

4. Open the HBO Max app

Once downloaded, the HBO Max app will appear on the Amazon Fire TV device’s home screen. Navigate to it using the remote control and select it to open the app up.

5. Log in to HBO Max

Use the remote control to enter the login credentials created in Step 1. Once logged in, start watching all of the great content available on HBO Max on the Amazon Fire TV device.

For more information on how to use the Amazon Fire TV range, read our guide to how to set up and use Amazon devices.

Our hot take

HBO Max is one of the leading on-demand streaming services in a busy marketplace. It offers a huge library of movies and TV shows that offer particular appeal to fans of HBO’s original programming. 

The good news for HBO Max is that the service does now provide an app for Amazon Fire TV streaming devices. That means it’s easy for Amazon Fire TV users to download the HBO Max app on their device and watch the service on their TV, rather than having to use their computer or mobile phone.

HBO Max costs $14.99/mo. and comes with a seven-day free trial for new customers to test it out before they buy it. The Amazon Fire TV range consists of three streaming devices. The Amazon Fire TV Stick is the most affordable at $39.99, then the Amazon Fire TV Stick from $39.99 and the Amazon Fire TV Cube is available from $119.99.

Rob Latham

Rob Latham is a writer focused on technology, music, entertainment and sports. He is particularly passionate about the role that technology plays in improving peoples’ lives and helping businesses to work more effectively. He’s written marketing content for global B2B technology brands and start-ups, founded his own music blog and is a regular contributor to soccer publications. His professional background is in content marketing, public relations and journalism, and he has a Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism.