Getting around the Max app
Want to watch something on Max but aren't sure how to find it? The Max app includes easy ways to find what you're looking for, plus personalized recommendations and a place to save your favorites.
When you first open Max, you're on the Home screen. This is where you'll find popular movies and TV series, along with your Continue Watching list, My List, featured collections, and recommendations (For You).
At the top of the Home screen, you'll find options to browse by Series, Movies, and HBO.
To get to the Home screen:
- TV device: Choose the Home icon .
- Computer: At the top of the screen, choose Home.
- Phone or tablet: Choose the Home icon .
Browse by brand: Find the Brand Spotlight row, then choose a brand you'd like (e.g., HBO, DC, HGTV, Magnolia).
Browse by genre: Find the Browse by Genre row, then choose the genre you'd like (e.g., Action, Comedy, Reality).
Browse the Top 10: To browse the most popular new releases, find the Top 10 Series and Top 10 Movies rows. To learn more, go to What's new with Max?
For You and Because You Watched are rows on the Home screen with show and movie recommendations based on what you've watched in the past. You can start watching something from this row or you can add a show or movie recommendation to My List to watch later.
Looking for a particular show or movie? If you know what you want to watch, you can use Search. Choose the Search icon and then type any of the following:
- a series name
- a movie title
- a brand (e.g., "HBO")
- a genre (e.g., "comedy")
- a keyword (e.g., "renovation")
- an actor or actress
- a creator, director, or writer
- an episode title
As you type, you'll find the most relevant or popular results.
If you know what you want to watch, you can use Search. Choose the Search icon and then type a series name, a movie or episode title, a creator, director, writer, brand (e.g., DC), genre, or an actor or actress. Search results only include series and movies that can be watched by the active profile.
Apple TV: Using Siri dictation
You can use speech-to-text to search for shows or movies on your Apple TV.
- Open Max on your Apple TV and choose the Search icon .
- Press and hold the microphone button on your remote.
- Speak your search term into the remote.
You can search Max by title, genre, actors, and more.
Choose your profile icon to manage or switch profiles.
To learn about parental controls and the Kids experience, go to All about Kids profiles.
You can navigate the Max app with screen readers, keyboard shortcuts, and Alexa voice commands. For more info, go to Accessibility on Max.