We recently saw how to install HBO Max on a Fire TV line device. A process in which we needed the app and which we can now simplify even more. How would you install it? HBO Max from the Amazon site and with a few mouse clicks? This is what we are going to do.
For now HBO Max cannot be installed traditionally on a Fire TV. The application does not appear in the Amazon Appstore and it takes some inventiveness. We can now install it from the Amazon website and with a few clicks on the screen. We have started.
No application … only with the web
How they count in Genbeta, everything pops up thanks to this thread of @ kr3at0r. HBO Max can be installed on the Fire TV from the computer’s web browser (preferred over browser on iOS and Android). The key is to change the region of our Amazon account.
For this we go to the section “My account” in the upper right area and find the section “Content and devices” and then we enter “Preferences”.
We click on “Country or region settings” and click on the button “Change”. At this point, we need to use an address in the United States, but there is no need to change any data such as first or last name. Only the address and for that you can use Google Maps or a site like Fake Address Generator without problem. It only remains to click on “Update”.
By pressing “Update” We will see a warning message and when applying the changes we will need to reconnect to Amazon.com.
Now the easiest way is to search for the HBO Max app on the Amazon website. On the right side we will see a yellow box with the text “Get the app”. We tap and choose the Amazon Fire TV device we want to install it in.
Another option, now from the same Fire TV, is to search for HBO in the device’s app store, where, after changing the region to the United States, it will appear. Once installed on the Fire TV we can use the app normally login with our HBO Max account.
The funny thing is that the icon that It seems to me on the screen that it is from HBO Now when installing through the AMazon website, although when I enter I have access to HBO Max the same way I have used the app so far by the method we commented on before. If you install through Fire TV, you will see the normal HBO Max icon.
The objective is return the account associated with an address in the United States and this affects connected Amazon devices including Fire TV as well. And while you can continue to buy in Europe without a problem, once it’s installed, it’s best to reverse the changes. We will only have to undo the steps by changing the direction of the United States for ours of Europe.
And although we have brought the region back to Europe, we will see how the HBO Max app is still installed and continues to function normally.