Having already brought it to pretty much every other streaming device and platform, today WarnerMedia announced that HBO Max is now available on LG smart TVs in the United States. The US rollout follows Latin America and the Carribean, where HBO Max came to LG sets in June.
HBO Max can be downloaded from LG’s channel store on TVs running the company’s webOS software. If you’ve enabled voice controls, you can also say “HBO Max” into your TV’s remote to open the app.
To anyone using a streaming device or game console to access their favorite services, this news might not matter much; HBO Max is easy to find on Apple TV, Chromecast with Google TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Xbox or PlayStation. But if you’re someone who sticks with the TV’s native apps, this fills what was a significant hole in the services that are available on LG’s webOS platform. Now every major service is accounted for.
WarnerMedia notes that today’s launch on LG smart TVs comes just in time for the August 5th premiere of The Suicide Squad, which “will be available on the platform for 31 days at no additional cost to subscribers in 4K Ultra HD, HDR10 and Dolby Vision.”