Change the HBO Max language

Here’s how to change the language of the HBO Max app and the audio or subtitle language for some shows and movies.

Change the audio or subtitle language

Here's how to change the audio track or subtitle language:

  1. Start watching something on HBO Max.
  2. Choose the Audio and Subtitles icon (speech bubble) in the video player.
  3. Choose a language for Audio and/or Subtitles.
    To learn more, see Subtitles, captions, and audio tracks.

Some shows or movies have language options (e.g. Spanish/English/Japanese) on their description page. Before choosing Play, toggle the language to your preferred language.

Find titles in other languages

You can browse HBO Max to find shows and movies in other languages. Here's how:

  1. Open HBO Max
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Phone, tablet or computer:  Choose the Menu icon (3 horizontal lines), and then choose Genres.
    • TV device:  Choose the Browse icon (3 horizontal lines).
  3. Choose Local Productions (from your region) or European.

International HBO series and movies play with the original audio and English subtitles when available (no audio dubbing).

Change the app display language

Here’s how to change the text you see in the HBO Max app:

  1. Open the HBO Max app and switch to your profile.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Phone or tablet:  Tap your profile (upper right), the Settings icon (cog, upper right), then tap or scroll to Display Language.
    • TV device:  Choose the Settings icon (lower left), and then choose Edit Display Language (on the My Profile tab).
    • Computer:  Choose your profile icon (upper right), and then Settings > Display Language > Change Language.
  3. HBO Max will change to the language you selected. Your display language setting is saved with your profile and will be used across all devices.

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