In this guide, I’m going to tell you how you can watch all your favorite content of HBO Max in offline mode. With the increase in the period of lockdown, people are now restricted to their houses. Thankfully, there is no restriction on their entertainment. People are binge-watching more and more web content through various platforms. HBO Max is one such popular medium of online content such as movies and web series.
Obviously, when you constantly stream a web series or a whole movie, you prefer to watch it in HD picture quality. As much clarity, the picture attains, that much amount of data is consumed. So watching your shows offline allows you to download a video and watch it later at your convenience. Offline watching means no internet or WiFi is spent. It’s very easy to watch your videos offline on HBO Max.
Watch HBO Max Offline
While offline viewing of the content may sound fun and easy but there are limitations to that as well. I have mentioned that too later in this guide. First, let’s check out how to watch your favorite movie or web series offline on HBO Max.
Download Content from HBO Max to View it Offline
- Launch the HBO Max app on your smartphone
- Login to your account
- Search for the movie or web series that you want to watch offline
- When that particular video content starts to stream look for a download icon near the video player.
- Tap the download icon
Note: I suggest you use WiFi to download the video smoothly and fast.
Of course, most of you would try to set the video quality to the higher resolution. That will again cause the download time to increase. If your internet connectivity is faster then downloading the content should not take much time.
Besides, check that your mobile device has enough space to accumulate the downloaded video files. They are usually off 500 MB or more depending upon their picture quality.
Viewing Content offline on HBO Max: Some Caveats
Now let’s talk about the limitations that come with offline mode viewing of content on HBO Max.
You cannot store the offline videos forever on your smartphone. At the most, the videos will be in your phone’s internal storage for 30 days. After this time period, these videos will get removed automatically.
Also, once you start to play an offline video, you will have 48 hours to complete that video. After 48 hours the video will be removed from your device storage.
How Many Copies of Content You Can Have on Your Devices
Across all the devices that you use to sign in to your HBO Max profile, you can have only five offline copies of any web series or movie that are available on HBO Max.
Can you Watch Offline Videos on All Platforms?
No, unfortunately, you can watch the HBO Max videos only on your smartphones and tablets. On almost all other platforms like smart TV, gaming consoles offline viewing of HBO Max content is not possible. For copyright safety enforcement you only have permission to download the video content to the internal storage of your smartphone or tablet.
You won’t be able to copy or move or directly save your offline video from HBO Max to any SD card or similar secondary storage devices. This will prevent piracy of original content hosted or produced by HBO Max.
So, that’s all about how to watch HBO Max content in offline mode. I hope that you have a good time binging on your favorite show.