Browsing and searching HBO Max

Here's some tips and tricks for browsing and searching.


If you're not sure what you want to watch, choose the Browse icon (upper-left corner of HBO Max).

  • Adult profile: Here you can browse by category (Series, Movies, Originals), by genre (e.g. Action or Kids), or a combination of both. For example, from the Browse menu you can choose Movies and then a genre like Action. Or you can choose a genre like Comedy first, and then Series to see all comedic series.
  • Kid profile: Here you can browse by age group (e.g. Ages 10-12), by Series or Movies, or browse by Characters or Animation.


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
  • an episode title
  • an actor or actress
  • a producer, director, or writer
  • a character
  • a brand (e.g. Cartoon Network, Crunchyroll, Warner Bros)
  • a genre (e.g. comedy)

As you type, you'll start to see matches.

If a Kid profile has parental controls set, the search results will only include shows and movies that the profile is allowed to watch.