AirPlay or SharePlay with HBO Max

AirPlay

You can use AirPlay to stream HBO Max from your iPhone or iPad to your AirPlay 2-compatible device.

Use AirPlay
  1. Connect your iOS device to the same Wi-Fi network as your AirPlay 2-compatible device.
  2. Make sure you have the latest software on your devices. To find out how, see Get help with AirPlay.
  3. Make sure AirPlay is enabled on your AirPlay 2-compatible device.
  4. Open HBO Max on your iOS device and start playing a video.
  5. Tap the screen and then tap the AirPlay button (rectangle and triangle) in the upper right.
  6. Choose the device that you want to AirPlay to.

Need help? See Apple's AirPlay isn't working article.

Mirror your screen

You can mirror your iOS or Mac screen on your AirPlay 2-compatible device.

Mirror your screen
  1. Connect your iOS device or Mac to the same Wi-Fi network as your AirPlay 2-compatible device.
  2. Make sure AirPlay is enabled on your AirPlay 2-compatible device.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • iOS: Open the Control Center and tap Screen Mirroring. Then, tap the device that you want to AirPlay to. Need help? See Apple's Mirror your iOS screen article.
    • Mac: Click the AirPlay icon in the menu bar at the top of your screen and then choose your AirPlay 2-compatible device.
  4. If an AirPlay passcode appears on your TV screen, enter the passcode on your iOS device or Mac.

SharePlay

You can use SharePlay in the FaceTime app to stream HBO Max on a FaceTime call. Playback is synced with everyone on the call.

Use SharePlay

To watch HBO Max on SharePlay, everyone needs:

Start SharePlay

  1. Start a FaceTime call on your iOS device.
  2. Open the HBO Max app.
  3. Starting watching a show or movie.
  4. Choose SharePlay (if it’s your first time starting SharePlay).

Join SharePlay

  1. When you're asked to join SharePlay, choose Open.
  2. Choose Join SharePlay.
  3. HBO Max opens and starts playing in sync with everyone on the call.

For more info about SharePlay, see Apple’s Use SharePlay article.

You can start a FaceTime call on your iOS device and then join SharePlay on your Apple TV to watch HBO Max with everyone on the call. For more info, see Join SharePlay on Apple TV in Apple's Use SharePlay article.

Things to Know
  • Playback controls such as Pause and Rewind are shared by everyone.
  • Volume, subtitles, and captions are unique to each viewer.
  • Parental controls remain in effect for Kid profiles.