LG and WarnerMedia have announced that the HBO Max app is now available on LG Smart and OLED TVs in the U.S. This will allow subscribers to access the platform’s full portfolio of content and follows the news in June of the app’s availability in Latin America and the Caribbean. Entry is via the webOS platform either with a remote device, or soon by a voice command of “HBO Max” into an LG Magic remote.

HBO Max supports up to 13,000 hours of premium content from the likes of Warner Bros., Turner Classic Movies and Cartoon Network, among others. The launch of the app on LG Smart TVs coincides with the release of the Warner Bros. feature film The Suicide Squad debuting in theaters and on HBO Max from tomorrow. The title will be available free on the platform for 31 days in 4K Ultra HD, HDR 10 and Dolby Vision.

Over the summer, subscribers will also be able to see Tig Notaro: Drawn, Back On The Record With Bob Costas, doc series Small Town News: KPVM Pahrump, plus a new season of Hard Knocks: The Dallas Cowboys. LG says The Flight Attendants and Hacks will be available on the app ahead of official season premieres.

The Korean manufacturer adds that its OLED TVs carry 8 million self-lit pixels, “perfect blacks”, over a billion colors and “infinite contrast”. They also feature Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos audio. LG claims that its OLED C series is currently the top-selling premium TV series in the US.





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Will Krupp

Senior HTF Member
Oct 2, 2003
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Finally!!!! WooHoo!!!

I've been able to access it through my cable box but I'm SURE the LG app will provide better quality. Thanks, this is great news and I didn't realize it had happened!


Aug 11, 1998
Columbia, MO
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I stumbled upon this the other day and began watching The Suicide Squad in Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. I have a reasonably fast broadband connection (400mb down/40mb up) but the film kept stuttering/buffering etc. to the point that I gave up trying to watch it. I switched over to my Xbox Series X and it was rock solid, albeit sans Dolby Vision. Apparently, that is not an option on the Xbox app yet. Ditto for my PlayStation 5. They both stream HBO Max in 4K, but no HDR or Dolby Vision. I don't know if the LG app takes its feed from a different server or if it is an HBO Max problem, but this thing is not ready for prime time. I routinely stream Disney+ and Apple TV+ using the native LG apps and they play back in beautiful quality, uninterrupted, Dolby Vision / Dolby Atmos. BTW, I am hard wired from my modem/router to the TV, so it is not a wifi problem. Perhaps HBO Max is capping speeds on its feed? Whatever the case may be, I hope they work with LG to get this fixed as quickly as possible.