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 Kid profiles and parental controls.

To go to Home:

  • TV device: Scroll left and choose the Home icon (along the left edge).
  • Computer: Choose the Menu icon (upper left) and then choose Home.
  • Phone or tablet: Tap the Home icon (bottom edge on phones, left edge on tablets).

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, open the Browse menu:

  • TV device: Scroll left and choose the Browse icon (along the left edge).
  • Phone, tablet, computer: Choose the Menu icon (upper-left).

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


Hubs let you browse shows and movies from a single brand, e.g. HBO or DC.