How to Watch HBO Max on NVIDIA Shield

Sorting through what services would fit your family can be exhausting. You don’t want to pay for a service if you only want to watch one or two shows. You also don’t want to keep adding service after service and make your monthly bills just as expensive as your old cable box.

To help you sort through your options, we’ll go over how to watch HBO Max on the NVIDIA Shield and Android TV. 

Millions of people subscribe to the service, accessing exclusive content, so it may also be the right fit for your home.

HBO Max Overview

HBO Max is a streaming platform, similar to the older services such as Netflix and Hulu. It is available on most newer phones, tablets, computers, and TVs. The service offers TV shows and movies that are generally exclusive to them, so you won’t be able to replace its offerings with a different service.

Some of the notable shows HBO Max has to offer include HBO original shows and movies, like Game of Thrones or 8 Mile. They also provide other fan favorites, such as the Harry Potter films, the Studio Ghibli collection, DC Comic movies, Sesame Street episodes, Cartoon Network shows, and Adult Swim shows.

HBO Max offers plans with or without ads. Keeping the ads will save you money, at $9.99 a month. But if you prefer to skip the ads, the plan jumps up to $14.99 a month. If you can pay for the entire year all at once, they offer a discount, and you could save yourself 16% on either of the plans.

HBO Max is offered on smart devices, like iPhones, tablets, laptops, and Smart TVs, such as Android TV. It’s also supported by media players like the Rokus or Amazon Fire Sticks. 

HBO Max Features 

As well as exclusive TV and movie content, the HBO Max app also offers other features. 

Separate User Profiles

Members of your household can create a personal profile in the app, up to five people per subscription. 

If you have children, they can safely make a profile as well. You can choose a “kids” option while creating an account and determine the content rating that is right for them. They can stream without worrying about a scary show, inappropriate movie, or an adult ad popping up without supervision.

HBO Max aims to provide users with accessible screening. Each membership comes with the ability to use audio descriptions, closed captions, screen readers, keyboard playback controls, and voice commands. 


As well as their original HBO movies and TV shows, HBO Max offers over 10,000 hours of streaming content. If you subscribe to HBO Max, you can safely say that you and your family won’t be deprived of entertainment. 

Within the 10,000 hours of content, HBO Max provides shows and movies that can otherwise be expensive or hard to come by.

Studio Ghibli films are notoriously exclusive, hard to find, and often sold at a high cost. HBO Max is their first streaming partnership, making streaming anime movies more accessible than ever.

You may have been reluctant to give up your traditional cable box because of classic shows like Sesame Street. The good news is HBO Max added the Sesame Street collection to their library, and they are putting out brand new episodes on the platform. Your kids won’t have to miss out on the classics you grew up watching.

Your older kids (or kids at heart) can also keep their cable favorites. Cartoon Network paired up with HBO Max and brought over all the classics, like Adventure Time. They are planning on releasing new shows and episodes, as well.

For adults, Adult Swim is also part of the HBO Max bundle. There’s no need to give up on shows like Family Guy and Robot Chicken that have been on the air for more than 20 years. 

Harry Potter fanatics will also rejoice to know that there is finally a streaming service that will let you binge all eight movies. No more waiting for Christmas marathons on cable, no more sitting through endless commercials, and no more DVDs taking up your shelves.

Are you a superfan of superheroes?

HBO Max is the only service offering the DC Comic collection. Be the first person to see The Batman outside of theaters. Plus, as they compete with the popularity of Marvel TV shows, they will be rolling out brand new DC Comic TV shows that you won’t want to miss out on. 

How to Install HBO Max on NVIDIA Shield

HBO Max is available for the NVIDIA Shield TV and Shield Pro through the Google Play Store.

To install HBO Max, go to the Apps tab on the NVIDIA Shield home screen. Then click on Open the Google Play Store.

Search for HBO Max and click Install to start the installation process.

Once the installation completes, HBO Max will appear in the Apps tab.

FAQ Section

Where to find the latest HBO Max APK files

To find the latest HBO Max Android Package Kit (APK) files, users can go to APK Mirror.  

What to do when HBO Max stops working?

HBO Max might stop working for several reasons. First, it’s always best to check your device’s WiFi connection to ensure the issue isn’t an easy fix. You can check your device’s settings and reset the router. 

If your WiFi connection isn’t the problem, make sure that there aren’t too many people streaming from your subscription. While the subscription comes with enough room for five people, sometimes that doesn’t fit your big family, or you may have shared your account details. It might not work if the service can tell that more than five devices are streaming.

If those aren’t the problems, it’s time to head to HBO Max’s website to go through their troubleshooting services. They have details for any device that you can stream HBO Max on. You may have to call or email for some tech help, but that is usually the last-case scenario.

Tim Wells