Which VPN should I use to access HBO Max outside the US?

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With HBO Max, Warner Media hopes to gain a place in the Netflix-dominated SVOD market. At the moment, the service is only available in the United States. In terms of international deployment, we know that HBO Max should arrive in Europe in 2021, but in what form? Warner Media has signed numerous content delivery agreements with foreign operators including Orange. It is therefore very likely that the service offered on the American territory is not exactly the same in France and other countries.

Anyway, at the time of writing, HBO Max is only available in English. The audio tracks and subtitles of the films are exclusively available in the language of Shakespeare. The application will therefore not be of much use to you unless you are English-speaking, bilingual or simply curious. If you do not reside in the United States, you will need a VPN to use the service. You should know, that not all VPNs are necessarily compatible with HBO Max. Here is a non-exhaustive list of VPNs supported by HBO Max.

Related: Our HBO Max review


The following VPNs are free but limited in terms of bandwidth. and Windscribe still offer 10GB of data. Speedify only offers 2GB in its free version.


Here is a non-exhaustive list of HBO Max-compatible VPN providers:

I can’t subscribe to HBO Max, how do I do that?

HBO Max is exclusively available in the US at the moment. Theoretically, it is only possible to subscribe through a payment service located in the United States. In practice, it is possible to circumvent this restriction using Google Pay. Indeed, from France, we managed to subscribe using an Android smartphone. Consider using one of the VPNs mentioned above to find the Android app on the Google Play Store. You can also download HBO Max’s APK from Logitheque and sign up with Google Pay later. 

HBO Max displays “Service Error please try again in a few minutes”, what to do?

If this error appears, it is likely that your VPN’s server is not compatible with HBO Max. Switch to another server or use another VPN.

Logitheque has not been paid for the writing of this article, but may receive a commission on each subscription subscription made via the links that are offered on this page.

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