The arrival of HBO Max has not been without controversy in our country, especially regarding the catalog of series and movies and the export of HBO lists. One of the most frequent doubts surrounding the new HBO service has to do with the compatibility of the platform with certain devices: television, computer, tablets, cell phones. What devices are compatible with HBO Max? What is the compatibility of HBO Max with third-party devices? Can HBO Max be played on multiple devices? We have compiled all the information available on the HBO Max website to answer all these questions.
What are the devices compatible with HBO Max?
As with the official HBO app, the new platform is compatible with most mobile devices, as well as computers and TVs through their respective official apps. At the time of publication, the HBO Max website is limited to the following devices:
- Android cell phones and tablets
- Apple TV
- Android TV devices
- Google Chromecast
- Samsung TVs with Tizen OS
- LG TVs with webOS
- Chrome OS laptops and tablets
- Playstation 4
- Playstation 5
- Xbox Series X and S
- Xbox One
As for system versions and minimum requirements, the platform has not provided any specifications in this regard. Also, from the same web page, it is indicated that the list of compatible devices will be expanded in the future.
Will I be able to play HBO Max on Multiple Devices at the same time?
One of the most frequent doubts has to do with the possibility of playing content on different devices simultaneously, which in Netflix and other platforms is known as ‘screens’. As of publication, the limit of screens per subscription is three devices, with a total of up to five unique profiles, including children’s profiles. Users can also download online content for later offline viewing, although this option is not available for all titles due to copyright limitations.
On the other hand, the maximum broadcast quality on all devices is 4K, although it does not seem to be active in most of the content shown to date.