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How to Watch HBO Max in Mexico

Want to watch HBO Max in Mexico? Just like many other American services, it is not currently available in Mexico, meaning you need to find an alternative way to watch it. 

...In this guide we’ll go over the exact steps to watching HBO Max in Hulu, with that including how to create an account, but before we do that, let’s talk about why HBO Max in Mexico is not a thing & steps you will need to take to make it work.

Why HBO Max in Mexico is Not a Thing & The Steps to Make it Work

To watch HBO Max in Mexico, you are going to firstly need to make it look like you are in the US.

...That’s how you avoid the first measure HBO takes to prevent you from watching.

...If HBO thinks you are in the US, it won’t prevent you from watching.

This all goes down to rights to content though. HBO sells rights to a lot of its content, and due to it, it’s not able to show it in Mexico.

But apart from that first step you need to take, there’s also a second step to unblocking HBO Max in Mexico.

That’s to bypass the card payment block where you need an American card to sign up.

Step 1: Making HBO Think You Are in the US

If you go to HBO Max, you will be told that “HBO Max is accessible only in the U.S. and certain U.S. territories from your real IP address.”

HBO determines your location, and if it isn’t in the US, it prevents you from watching.

How do you bypass this issue? By using a VPN.

VPN services allow you to virtually change your location, so for example, you can look like you are in the US without being in the US.

...The reality? It’s not quite as simple though.

When you access HBO outside of the US, you also get told “If you're using a VPN or web proxy, try disabling it so that your actual IP address is not blocked.”

That’s because HBO knows that VPN services exist, and it must take efforts against them.

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...And that’s where PrivateVPN comes in as a service with a focus on entertainment and making sure that services like HBO Max work. 

Perhaps that’s one of the many reasons for why PrivateVPN has a 4.8 out of 5 reviews on Trustpilot.

  1. Create a PrivateVPN account.
  2. Download the PrivateVPN app for your device.
  3. Connect to a US server.

...Have an American issued card? That’s pretty much it. Don’t? Then continue reading!

Creating a HBO Max Account in Mexico

...Like already said, if you have an American issued card, then it’s quite simple. You can sign up without any issues. 

...However, if that is not the case, then it is more complicated.

Solution?

To sign up for HBO Max via your mobile device.

When it comes to mobile devices, it’s Apple and Google that take care of payments meaning HBO’s payment blocks will not apply.

...But there is one catch. You need to change the region of your app store so that you can download HBO Max in the first place.

How To Sign Up for HBO Max in Mexico on Apple Devices

  1. Sign out of your iCloud account.
  2. Create a new account with your location based in the US.
  3. Download the HBO Max app.
  4. While connected to a US VPN server, sign up for HBO.

...If you wish, you can sign back into your old account after, and HBO will still be there.

How To Sign Up for HBO Max on Android Devices

  1. Connect to a US server with PrivateVPN.
  2. Open up your Google Play Store.
  3. Click on the 3-bars on the top-left of the screen.
  4. Press on Account.
  5. You will be given an option to switch your region to be in the US, if connected to a VPN.
  6. Go back into your Account and confirm the selection of the US as your region.
  7. Download the HBO Max app followed by creating an account.

Watching HBO Max in Mexico on a TV

Naturally watching entertainment on a big screen is always the most enjoyable.

...But setting up HBO Max on a TV isn’t quite that enjoyable.

That’s because smart TVs & platforms like Apple TV, Chromecast, and Roku do not support VPN services.

Solutions?

Either get an Amazon Fire TV Stick which does work with VPN services, or otherwise connect applying the classic trick of connecting a laptop to a TV via an HDMI cable.

...If you already have an Amazon Fire TV Stick, you will need to change the region of your current account:

  • Go to your current Amazon account in the web browser.
  • Press on Accounts & Lists, followed by Manage Your Account and Content.
  • Change your region to be in the US.
  • Go to your Amazon Fire TV device. Press on Settings and My Account.
  • Deregister and sign back into your Amazon account.
  • Download HBO Max.

...If you just ordered an Amazon Fire TV Stick, simply select for your region to be the US.

That’s How to Watch HBO Max in Mexico

...But that’s also how to access many other platforms in Mexico, whether that’s more DAZN, ESPN+, or Hulu which you can find out when you sign up for a PrivateVPN account.

Written by Michael Smolski.

Disclaimer: While PrivateVPN supports HBO Max and has done so for a long time, due to the nature of streaming services having to take efforts against VPN services, it cannot guarantee non-stop 100% of the time support, at all given times.

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