Getting around the HBO Max app

Home screen

When you first open HBO Max, you're on the Home screen. This is where you'll find featured series and movies, as well as Continue Watching, For You, and My List. To learn about the Kids Home screen experience, see All about Kid profiles.

To go to Home:

  • TV or computer: Choose the Browse or Menu button (upper-left corner) and then choose Home.
  • Phone or tablet: Tap the Home icon (bottom of the screen on phones and upper-left on tablets).

For You

'For You' is a row on the Home screen with show and movie recommendations based on what you've watched in the past (Adult profiles only). You can start watching something from this row or you can add a show or movie recommendation to My List to watch later.


If you're not sure what you want to watch, choose the Browse or Menu button (upper-left corner). Here you can browse by category (Movies or Series), 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. If the active profile is a Kid profile, you can browse by age group (e.g. Ages 10-12), by Series or Movies, or browse by Characters or Animation.


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 director, writer, a character, brand (e.g. HBO or DC), genre, or an actor or actress. As you type, you'll start to see matches. Search results only include series and movies that can be watched by the active profile. To learn more, see Browse and search.


Choose the Profile icon to switch, add, or manage profiles. Profile is also where you can access My List, Downloads, and Continue Watching, as well as settings such as Billing Information, Account, and Manage Devices.


Hubs let you browse shows and movies from a single brand, e.g. Looney Tunes or Sesame Workshop. To learn more, see HBO Max Hubs.