Best 3 Ways to Watch HBO Max on MacBook/iMac

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January 3, 2024

HBO Max(now renamed to Max) is a streaming service launched by WarnerMedia in May 2020, which offers a wide range of premium content, including movies, TV shows, documentaries, and more. The service includes content from several popular networks and studios, including HBO, DC, Warner Bros, Cartoon Network, and more. With HBO Max, subscribers can access popular TV shows like Friends, The Big Bang Theory, Game of Thrones, and The Sopranos, as well as blockbuster movies like Wonder Woman 1984, Godzilla vs. Kong, and Zack Snyder’s Justice League. HBO Max is available on a variety of devices, including smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, streaming devices, and gaming consoles.

How to Watch HBO Max on Mac? There are 3 ways.

1. HBO Max Web App

To watch HBO Max on your Mac, you can follow these steps:

  1. Open your web browser (Safari, Google Chrome, or Firefox) on your Mac.
  2. Go to the HBO Max website (
  3. Sign in with your HBO Max account credentials. If you don’t have an account yet, you can sign up for one on the HBO Max website.
  4. Once you’re signed in, you can start streaming your favorite HBO Max shows and movies on your Mac.

According to HBO Max’s support pages, you need a Mac running macOS X 10.10 (Yosemite) or later with the following web browsers:

  • The latest version of Chrome or Firefox
  • Safari version 13 or later

If you encounter any issues with streaming HBO Max on your Mac, make sure that your web browser and operating system are up to date and that you have a stable internet connection. You may also want to clear your browser cache and cookies to resolve any playback issues.

2. Clicker for HBO Max – Currently not work

Clicker for HBO Max is a standalone HBO Max app for macOS which allows you to launch HBO Max right from your Dock and control HBO Max from the Touchbar. It provides a true full screen video playback and prevents trailers from auto-playing and auto-skips video intros.

  • Launch HBO Max right from your Dock
  • True full screen video playback
  • Picture-in-Picture w/ video controls
  • Control HBO Max from the Touchbar
  • Auto-skip the “Who is Watching?” screen
  • Quick access from the Menu Bar
  • Notarized by Apple for your security
  • Prevent trailers from auto-playing
  • Pick up where you left off
  • Auto-skip video intros
  • Written in Swift for great performance

3. Watch HBO Max movies and TV shows offline on Mac with Pazu HBO Max Video Downloader

You can’t download HBO Max movies and TV shows for offline playback from web browsers or Clicker for HBO Max, whether you subscribe to With-ads plan($9.99/month) or ad-free plan($15.99/month). You can only download movies and TV shows on Apple Silicon Macs with HBO Max app and ad-free plan($15.99/month).

If the options above don’t work for you, Pazu HBO Max Video Downloader is necessary. With it, you can easily search and download any movies and TV shows including HBO Max original series to your Mac or PC, then save them to MP4 or MKV format with all audio tracks and subtitles. Pazu HBO Max Video Downloader allows you to save all your favorite HBO Max videos on your devices without the HBO Max app, and then you do not need to worry about the device limits any more, you can watch them on older LG TV or other devices with ease.

In the following guide, we will show you how to use Pazu HBO Max Video Downloader to download HBO Max movies or TV shows to MP4 or MKV format with high quality on the Mac/PC.

Step 1. Run Pazu HBO Max Video Downloader on your Mac.

Download, install and launch Pazu HBO Max Video Downloader on your Mac. Log in your HBO Max account.

Click the key icon and enter your registration code to unlock the full version if you have purchased a license. If you haven’t, go ahead with the free trial version.

HBO Max Video Downloader

Step 2. Search HBO Max movies/TV shows to download.

Search the shows and movies you want to download. Enter the movie/TV show title in the search field.

You will get the same results as you search from HBO Max website or app as HBO Max Video Downloader features powerful HBO Max search engine.

Or copy&paste the link of the movie/TV show from HBO Max website. Then click the Search icon.

HBO Max Video Downloader

Step 3. Choose video format/quality

After selecting movie or TV show you want to download, you need to select the video format, codec, audio and subtitle languages, output folder, etc. by clicking on the setting icon.

  • Video format: MP4 or MKV
  • Video codec: H264 or H265
  • Audio language: English, Deutsch, Español, Français, 日本語, 简体中文.
  • Subtitle language: English, Deutsch, Español, Français, 日本語, 简体中文.
  • Subtitle type: Embedded subtitles, Hardcode subtitles, Independent subtitles
  • After converting: Open the output folder or put the computer to sleep.
  • Interface language: English, Deutsch, Español, Français, 日本語, 简体中文.
HBO Max to MP4

Step 4. Start downloading HBO Max movies and TV shows

You can start downloading by clicking on the downloading icon along the side of the TV show or movie.

If your selection is a movie, click  icon next to it and the downloading begins.

After the movie is downloaded, click History button to quickly locate it. 

If your selection is a TV show, click  icon next to it to select episodes you want to download.

Before downloading, you can also click  to choose subtitles and audio tracks for each episode.

Click “OK” to close the Audio/Subtitle Windows and then click “Download” to start downloading the episodes you choose.

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Further, if required you can change the subtitle and audio track by clicking on the gear-like icon.

After conversion, you will find the TV show episodes in MP4 format in the output folder without ads. To see all the downloaded items, go to the History tab. Now you can watch the HBO Max movies and shows offline on Mac with video player such as QuickTime Player.

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