Complete Guide on How to Get HBO Max on Vizio Smart TV

HBO Max is now available to stream on VIZIO Smart TV. Here's how to use your VIZIO Smart TV to sign up, download, install, and start watching HBO Max. Let’s learn how to get the most of your VIZIO Smart TV when watching HBO Max.

Do you want to install the HBO Max App on your VIZIO Smart TV? On the VIZIO Smart TV, you won't be able to find one. Except for HBO Max, there are very few apps that can be installed directly from your VIZIO Smartcast TV right now.

However, there is good news: you can still stream HBO Max on your VIZIO Smart TV without having to hack or jailbreak it. 

In this article, we will show you different methods to get HBO Max on Vizio Smart TV. Yes, but before we get into that, let's speak about the kind of Vizio Smart TV that you’re owning for a minute.

What Kind of Vizio Smart TV Do You Have?

You can stream HBO Max on the SmartCast platform if you have one of the Vizio TV models listed below:

  • OLED Smart TV

  • P Series Smart TV

  • M Series Smart TV

  • V Series Smart TV

  • D series Smart TV

You'll need to download the Vizio SmartCast App on your phone to watch HBO Max on these Smart TVs.

The "Vizio SmartCast Mobile" app is available on the Google Play Store for Android users.

If you have an iPhone or iPad, you can get it through the App Store.

How to Add HBO Max to Vizio Smart TV?

HBO Max is available on Vizio Smart TV via Airplay or Chromecast. You can also use the SmartCast platform to stream the HBO Max app directly if you have a newer Vizio TV.

How to Stream HBO Max on a Vizio TV Natively

Vizio TV comes with the HBO Max app pre-installed. You can get it by following these steps:

  • Sign up for HBO Max on their website.

  • Navigate to your Vizio Smart TV's home screen.

  • Search for "HBO Max" on the app store.

  • Then, using the "Add to Home" button, install the app.

  • You may now use the HBO max app on your Vizio TV and begin watching your favorite shows.

Note: You might not be able to stream HBO Max natively if you have an older Vizio TV.

How to Stream HBO Max on a Vizio TV Using AirPlay

If you have an iOS device, follow these steps to watch HBO Max on your Vizio TV:

  • On your iPhone or iPad, download the HBO Max app.

  • Make sure that your mobile device and Vizio TV are both connected to the same wireless network.

  • Now open the HBO Max app and log in.

  • Choose the item you want to view and begin watching it on your phone.

  • On the top, you'll see the AirPlay icon. Select it by clicking on it.

  • You can now choose Vizio TV from the list, and the material will begin to appear on your TV.

How to Stream HBO Max on a Vizio TV Using Chromecast

Follow these instructions to stream HBO Max on your Vizio TV using Chromecast:

  • To begin, download HBO Max to your mobile device.

  • Then use your credentials to log in.

  • Connect your smartphone to the same Wi-Fi network as your Vizio Smart TV.

  • Now launch the HBO Max app on your phone and start watching whatever content you like.

  • On top, you'll see a "Cast" icon.

  • Your material will show on your Vizio TV after you tap the cast iron.

How to Stream HBO Max on a Vizio TV Using a Flash Drive

  • To begin, find a reliable source to download the HBO Max app.

  • Then, on a USB disk, copy the app.

  • Connect the USB to your Vizio TV's USB port. After that, go to "my files" and choose the USB flash drive.

  • HBO Max's apk may be found right here. Click "Install" after choosing the apk.

  • Allow for the completion of the installation. On your Vizio Smart TV, launch the HBO Max App.


1. Why is the HBO Max app missing from my Vizio Smart TV?

If you don't see HBO Max on your Vizio TV, it's because the app doesn't support Vizio TVs yet. Although you can't download the app straight to your TV, you can use a third-party streaming device like Roku, Amazon Fire TV, or Apple TV to install it.

2. Is SmartCast available on my Vizio TV?

Your Android device must be running version 4.4. 2 or higher to cast the screen of an Android tablet or phone. Screen casting is currently unavailable on iOS and other devices.

3. How can I install SmartCast on my Vizio TV?

Here is the install process:

  • On your smartphone, go to the Google Play Store.

  • Choose VIZIO SmartCast from the list after typing "Vizio SmartCast."

  • Choose Install .

  • To start the app, click Open.

4. What are HBO Max subscription plans?

HBO Max currently offers two subscription options.

  • $9.99 per month/ $99.99 per year for the "With Ads" plan.

  • $14.99/ $149.99 per year for the "Ads-Free" Plan.

HBO Max also offers a free 7-day trial for new subscribers in addition to the subscription models.

The free trial has been canceled for consumers in the United States. The 7-day trial program is still available for additional countries.


Getting HBO Max on your Vizio Smart TV can be difficult, but following these instructions will make it much easier.

If you are unable to stream HBO Max on your current TV, you can either use other OTT apps or get a new TV that supports HBO Max.

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