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 your Continue Watching list, recommendations (For You), and My List.

Kid Profiles
To learn about the Kids Home screen experience, see All about Kid profiles.

To go to Home:

  • TV device: Scroll left and choose the Home icon (house).
  • Computer: Choose the Menu icon (3 horizontal lines) and then choose Home.
  • Phone or tablet: Tap the Home icon (house).

For You (recommendations)

'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 icon (3 horizontal lines).

Here you can browse Originals, what's new (Just Added), and by genre (e.g. Action or Comedy). Once you choose a genre, you can narrow your results by choosing from the horizontal menu (e.g. Featured, Just Added). For example, from the Browse menu you can choose Comedy 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), Just Added, Animation, or browse by Characters.


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 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.

Can’t decide which episode to watch? To play a random episode, search for a series that you like, and then choose Shuffle on the series description page. Shuffle is available with select series (e.g. cartoons and sitcoms) on computers and some TV devices. Stay tuned as we add Shuffle to more devices.


Choose your profile icon to switch, add, or manage profiles. Profile is also where you can access My Stuff (My List and Continue Watching). Your Subscription (billing information), Parental Controls, and your Account are available in Settings.


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