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How to Watch HBO Max Outside of the US

Want to watch HBO Max outside of the US? We don’t blame you. While HBO isn’t as popular as Netflix, it is an incredibly respected platform for the quality of the content it produces. The likes of Game of Thrones and Chernobyl are just two simple examples of that. And now with HBO Max, HBO combines with WarnerMedia and other 3rd parties, delivering a service of real quality.

The catch? HBO Max is not available outside of the US.

...At least not until you apply the steps shared in this guide.

What’s Needed to Watch HBO Max Outside of the US

There are two major steps that need to be taken to unblock HBO Max outside of the US.

  1. Make HBO Max think that you are in the US.
  2. Create an HBO account which requires bypassing the location payment block.

Making HBO Max Think You Are in the US

To make HBO work in your region, HBO must think you are in the US.

...You may already know that you need a VPN for that.

However, due to rights issues, HBO needs to take extra measures against VPN services, and that’s why HBO Max doesn’t work with most VPN services.

...And that’s where PrivateVPN comes in as a service that focuses on quality rather than quantity.

What does that mean?

That it doesn’t come with thousands of servers like some other services, but that it instead focuses on making sure that it’s able to unblock all the services that people want to use.

...But that’s something you’ll find out when you sign up for PrivateVPN’s 7-day free trial with no need for a card.

  1. Create an account.
  2. Download the app.
  3. Connect to the right server.

Creating an HBO Max Account Outside of the US

To get an HBO Max account outside of the US, you will need to bypass HBO’s card payment geo-block that prevents people with cards coming outside of the US from signing up.

For many people, that’s hard...

The best solution for everyone?

To sign up via the app on your phone.

Why? As if you sign up via your phone, either Google or Apple will handle the payment, and they don’t have the blocks that HBO has on their site.

...But to do that, you will first need to get the HBO Max app, which isn’t available in your app store if your app store is not set to be in the US.

Creating an HBO Max Account Outside of the US on Apple Devices

  • On Apple devices, first, sign out of your iCloud account.
  • Now create a new account, with your location set to be in the US.
  • Download the HBO Max app.
  • While connected to the right VPN server, sign up for an HBO account directly from the app.

Creating an HBO Max Account Outside of the US on Android Devices

On Android devices, the steps differ slightly.

  1. Connect to the right VPN server.
  2. Open up your Google Play Store.
  3. Click on the 3-bars on the top-left of the screen followed by clicking on Account.
  4. Select the option to switch your region.
  5. Update your payment method.
  6. Go back to your Account and confirm the changing of your region.
  7. Download HBO Max and sign up for an account from the app.

HBO Max Outside of the US on a Big Screen?

Want to watch HBO Max Outside of the US on a TV? 

Unfortunately, most smart TV platforms, whether it be Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, or most Smart TVs do not support VPN services, making getting HBO Max on a TV harder.

Our recommendation?

  1. Connect your laptop to a TV via an HDMI cable.
  2. Get an Amazon Fire TV Stick.

The first option is by far the easiest, but the second one is the most comfortable once you set it up, as it will always work without having to connect your laptop over and over again.

  • Go to your current Amazon account in the web browser.
  • Press on Accounts & Lists, and then on Manage Your Account and Content.
  • Change your region to be in a DAZN supported region.
  • Now go to your Amazon Fire TV device. Press on Settings and My Account.
  • Deregister and sign back into your Amazon account.
  • Download HBO.

That’s How to Watch HBO Max Outside of the US

The best thing about this guide? That the steps shared in this will apply to most streaming services out there.

But you can find that out when you sign up for PrivateVPN’s 7-day free trial with no need for a card.

Written by Michael Smolski.

Disclaimer: While PrivateVPN supports HBO Max, due to the nature of streaming services making efforts against VPN services, we are not able to guarantee non-stop 100% of the time support at all given times. No VPN service is able to guarantee that.

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