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Can I stream HBO Max outside the USA with ExpressVPN in 2022?

I just discovered that there are lots of amazing movies available on HBO Max in the United States. That gave me a question. Is it possible to stream HBO Max using a VPN outside the USA in 2022? And that question started a quest that led me to an attempt at using the popular VPN service named ExpressVPN to stream HBO Max abroad in 2022. Did I succeed on my quest?

HBO Max is spreading into more and more countries, but the content doesn’t always remain the same on the platform. In other words, even if you have HBO Max as a streaming service in your country, there might be actual movies and TV series that you will not find on the service, even though they might exist on the service in the United States.

At the time of writing this article, there are lots of movies on HBO Max in the United States that I can still only see in theaters in other countries, making it very interesting to access the American version of the streaming service, even though you might have a subscription and be able to use the service in your own country. If you do not have any access at all to HBO Max in your country, then the obvious solution is to access the American version of the service.

But, is it hard? How can you make your browser believe that you are in the United States? We have just tested whether or not you can use the popular streaming service ExpressVPN in order to watch HBO Max outside the United States, and here you will find the answers.

Streaming HBO Max outside the USA

First of all, you need to have an actual HBO Max subscription if you want to stream HBO Max outside the USA. You can learn more about how you can get a subscription and pay for your subscription in this article.

But, if you try to visit the HBO Max website and you are located outside the United States, all you will see is an error message telling you that the service cannot be accessed at your current location (or you will only see the local HBO Max version in your country).

hbo max in your country

But, if you then use ExpressVPN and connect to a server in the United States (which will give you an American IP address), what will happen then?

Trying to stream HBO Max with ExpressVPN

If you want to try this yourself, the best thing is to buy an ExpressVPN subscription by clicking the link below. They have a full refund policy valid for thirty days, so in case you do not like it or it doesn’t work for you, simply ask for your money in return.

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  • Download the ExpressVPN client to your computer and connect to a server in the United States.
  • Restart your browser and visit hbomax.com.
  • You will now see the actual HBO Max website. Register a user and purchase a subscription (if you do not have one yet).
  • You will now be able to see all the HBO Max content and stream your favorites on American HBO Max, no matter where you are located in the world.
lots of favorites on hbo max

As you can see, I have added some favorites here myself as I would love to stream King’s Man (2021), Nightmare Alley, Free Guy, and West Side Story on the service. These are movies that I didn’t have the chance to watch in the cinema, but now I was extremely happy as I discovered them on HBO Max in the United States instead.

So, the answer to the question asked, whether or not I can use ExpressVPN to stream American HBO Max in 2022, the answer is yes!

It is very easy and based on my tests, you can use the same VPN service also to watch content on ParamountPlus, PeacockTV, Hulu, and also Amazon Prime content. That makes it a great service. It can also be used to watch BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, and to unblock local TV networks all across the world.

Can this also be used on Fire TVs?

Just for fun, I also checked whether or not I could use ExpressVPN on my Fire TV Stick from Amazon and run it together with the HBO Max application there. It was really smooth, with the exception of the fact that my Fire TV Stick is a bit old (and slow), meaning that the process of actually downloading and running the apps is a painful experience. But, if you first have the VPN running on the Fire TV and the HBO Max application installed, then they operate beautifully together and will make it really easy for you to stream and enjoy the contents of HBO Max also on your Fire TV.


We hope these instructions will help you stream all your favorite content on HBO Max, no matter where you are in the world. If you still have any comments or questions, please use the comment field below and we will do our best to answer.

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