Nintendo Switch is a hybrid video game console that can be used as a handheld or home console. It can also be used to watch movies and shows from streaming services. In contrast to PlayStation and Xbox, which have an entertainment center for streaming apps, Nintendo Switch doesn't offer a wide selection of streaming apps. The streaming services that are available to stream on Nintendo Switch are Hulu, YouTube, Twitch, Funimation, Pokemon TV, and Crunchyroll. Unfortunately, there is no official HBO Max app for Nintendo Switch at the time of writing.

How to watch HBO Max videos on Nintendo Switch when the streaming app is not yet available? If you have such confusion, this article will provide two ways to help you access HBO Max content on the console. If you have a subscription to Hulu, you can add your HBO Max to your Hulu base plan and stream all of HBO content using the Hulu app. Please note that exclusive HBO Max content can only be available to stream on the HBO Max app. If you want to watch additional content such as Max originals on the Switch, you can try the second way - using a video downloader to save videos on your computer and then connect your Nintendo Switch to the computer via UBS cable and transfer the downloaded videos to your Nintendo Switch.

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Method 1: Watch HBO Max Video on Nintendo with Hulu

You can access the content from HBO Max on the Hulu app by adding HBO Max as an extra add-on to your Hulu account for $14.99 per month. The following will show you how to watch HBO Max on Nintendo Switch with the Hulu app.

Step 1 Visit the Hulu website and go to Your Subscription. Select "Manage Add-ons", choose HBO Max, and click the add icon. Then click the "Submit" button.

Step 2 Open the HBO Max app on a supported device or visit the HBO Max site. Select "Sign in" and "Sign In With Provider", then choose Hulu as the provider and log in with your Hulu credentials. After that, create your HBO Max profile.

Step 3 On Nintendo Switch, download the Hulu app from eShop, and log in with your Hulu account. Now you can stream HBO Max content on Nintendo Switch using the Hulu app.

Method 2: Download HBO Max Video to Watch Offline on Nintendo Switch

A third-party tool is required to download HBO Max videos and watch them offline on Nintendo Switch. VideoGo provides a full-featured video downloader, called VideoGo All-In-One, that can help you download a number of movies and shows from HBO Max without using the HBO Max app, letting you watch the downloaded videos on any device, including Nintendo Switch. Moreover, VideoGo All-In-One video downloader has the ability to download HBO Max videos with high resolution and save audio tracks and subtitles in multiple languages. Plus, The reason why this program called all-in-one video downloader is that it not only supports downloading HBO Max videos, but also supports video downloading from multiple streaming services like Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, Hulu, HBO Max, Paramount+, and Discovery+. Besides, it can also free download videos from YouTube, Facebook, TikTok, and more sites.

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VideoGo All-In-One

A comprehensive tool for downloading unlimited videos from multiple streaming sites with ease.

  • Download movies & shows from HBO Max/Max.
  • Download HBO Max/Max videos in HD quality (up to 720p).
  • Save HBO Max/Max video as MP4 or MKV files.
  • Preserve original audio tracks and subtitles in multiple languages.
  • Play the downloaded videos anytime, anywhere without limits.
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Guide: Download HBO Max Videos and Watch them on Nintendo Switch

Step 1 Launch VideoGo and Select Website to Download

Launch VideoGo on your Windows or Mac computer, then you will see a window as below asking you to select the website that you want to download videos from. So please click the HBO Max icon and click "OK". The program will be restarted to connect to the target site.

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Step 2 Sign in to HBO Max

You need to enter any word into the search bar and hit "Enter", then the sign-in window will show up. Please enter your account to let VideoGo have access to HBO Max content library.

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Step 3 Search for HBO Max Video

Directly copy the URL of a video from the HBO Max website, and VideoGo will automatically recognize the information on the clipboard and quickly search for the title for you. You can also enter the name or keywords of the video into the search bar and hit "Enter", and the program will find some related videos for your reference.

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Step 4 Choose the Regular Output Settings

Click the "Gear" icon on the upper right corner of the screen and choose the general settings including video quality, video format, audio language, and subtitles language. It is also possible to directly save videos to a USB drive. In addition, the program offers the selection to save video codec as H.264 or H.265 in the "Advanced" tab. You can also change the website in the "Account Settings" tab if you want to download videos from another streaming site.

choose the regular settings

Step 5 Choose Specific Video Quality, Audio Tracks, and Subtitles

If you want to customize the output settings of movies or TV shows, there is an advanced option for you to download video quality with different qualities and bitrates, save audio tracks and subtitles in different languages and formats. You can choose the settings for movies by clicking the advanced download icon icon next to the "Download" icon. If you are downloading TV shows, click the Download icon first and the "Advanced Download" button will appear on the bottom left of the pop-up window.

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Step 6 Download HBO Max Video to the Computer

Finally, after choosing the advanced download settings, click the "Download" button to start downloading your selected videos. You will see the download process on the right side pane. All your download history can be found in the "Library" tab. And you can find the local files by clicking the folder icon at the end of each video.

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Final Word

As of now, it is hard to know the release date of the HBO Max app for Nintendo Switch. As this article recommends, if you want to watch HBO Max on Nintendo Switch, you can stream the content via the Hulu app by adding HBO Max as a Hulu add-on channel. Or you can turn to VideoGo All-In-One Video Downloader to download HBO Max videos and stream them offline on the Switch.

Note: When downloading videos from streaming sites including Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, Hulu, HBO Max, Paramount+, and Discovery+, the free trial version of VideoGo can only download the first five minutes of each video. To unlock the limitation, you are suggested to purchase the full version.

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