How to Add HBO Max on your Vizio SmartCast TV

After releasing a few back-to-back popular hit shows, HBO has made a huge fanbase in the market. More interestingly, after launching the HBO MAX application, people can easily access their service almost on any device. However, if you have a Vizio SmartCast TV at your home, things might not be the same in your case. In fact, adding HBO MAX streaming services on your Vizio TV might be quite tricky itself.

Perhaps, you might need to try some workarounds in order to add HBO MAX on your Vizio SmartCast TV. Well, we have got quite a few tricks up on our sleeves that will help you add and stream your favorite shows on HBO right on your Vizio smart TV. Read all the methods to find the best suitable one for you.

How to Add HBO Max on your Vizio SmartCast TV

How to Add HBO Max on your Vizio SmartCast TV?

The HBO MAX application can be downloaded and added to your Vizio SmartCast TV using a couple of tricks. However, users must first make sure they have the right changes made in their settings in order to install and run the application fluently. Here are the basic changes in Settings the users must look into before adding HBO MAX to your Vizio TV.

  • Open your Vizio Settings app.
  • Go to the ‘Device’ option.
  • Now go to About and click on the ‘Network’ option.
  • Note down the IP address of the device.
  • Next, click on the Developer options.
  • Enable ABD Debugging.

On doing this, it will allow files from unknown resources to run in your Vizio SmartCast TV.

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Downloading & Adding HBO MAX

Once you are done checking the changes, you can go for either this method or the following one to add HBO MAX to your Vizio TV. The steps to download and add HBO MAX using are as follows:

  • Open your computer and go to a web browser.
  • Go to Google Play Store and install the HBO MAX application.
  • It will redirect you to a new google account page.
  • Now select your Vizio SmartCast TV from the list and enter the IP address of your Smart TV.
  • This will display a message saying ‘The app will be installed on your Vizio Smart TV.
  • Simply click on OK to carry on the process.
  • Make sure to keep your Vizio TV turned on throughout the process.
  • Once the installation has been completed, search for the HBO MAX apk file on your Vizio smart tv.
  • Launch the app, follow the instruction, and enjoy your favorite shows.

Adding HBO MAX to your Vizio TV using USB Flash Drive

  • Download the HBO MAX apk from any reliable source on your computer.
  • Copy the APK file to a USB flash drive.
  • Connect the USB to the USB port of your Vizio TV.
  • Go to “My Files” and open the USB flash drive on your SmartCast TV.
  • Find the HBO MAX apk file and install it on your TV.
  • After a successful installation, HBO MAX will be automatically launched on your Vizio Smart TV.
  • Go to Settings.
  • Next, click on the applications menu and go to ‘Manage installed applications’.
  • Search for the HBO MAX app via its APK file, launch the application, and enjoy HBO streaming services.

Adding HBO MAX Application to your Vizio TV using Airplay

  • For Apple users, first, connect your Apple device and Vizio SmartCast TV to the same Wi-Fi network.
  • Install the HBO MAX application on your Apple device.
  • Launch the application and select the video you want to play.
  • Click on the Airplay icon located at the top of the screen.
  • Now, select your Vizio Smartcast TV from the list of available devices.
  • Allow permission to Vizio Smart TV to access content through Airplay.
  • It will now screencast the playing videos on your Vizio ScreenCast TV.


So, here is a quick guide on how to add the HBO MAX application to your Vizio ScreenCast TV. You can easily install the apk file from your computer or a USB flash drive to your Smart TV. Besides, the screencasting system works extremely fine for Apple users over Airplay. I hope I have made the steps pretty clear and they should help you in installing the application on your Vizio Smart TV.

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