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.

Home screen

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 house.
  • Computer: At the top of the screen, choose Home.
  • Phone or tablet: Choose the Home icon house.

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 & Because You Watched (recommendations)

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.

My Stuff

In My Stuff, you can find My List and Continue Watching. Choose the My Stuff icon badge to find what you've added to My List and what you can continue watching.


Looking for a particular show or movie? If you know what you want to watch, you can use Search. Choose the Search icon magnifying glass 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 magnifying glass 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.

  1. Open Max on your Apple TV and choose the Search icon magnifying glass.
  2. Press and hold the microphone button on your remote.
  3. 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.

On your phone, tablet, or computer, choose your profile to find Settings, Account, and Subscription (billing). On TV devices, you'll find Subscription (billing) and Account in Settings.

Kids profiles

To learn about parental controls and the Kids experience, go to All about Kids profiles.


Here are a few options you'll find in Settings:


You can navigate the Max app with screen readers, keyboard shortcuts, and Alexa voice commands. For more info, go to Accessibility on Max.