How to update your sideloaded HBO Max on Amazon Fire TV and Firestick

Since HBO Max is not yet available in the Amazon Appstore, it must be sideloaded. Instructions for how to sideload the app can be found here, but you might be wondering how to update the app once you’ve already installed it. The process for updating is identical to sideloading. Simply open the Downloader app, enter the URL to the newer APK, download it, and install it. The new version will automatically update/replace the old version. You do not need to uninstall the existing version first. A new version of HBO Max was just released and you can get it by entering into the Downloader app. If you need more detailed instructions, follow this guide.


  1. Darren Newman says:

    I use apkupdater to update my apps. It’s open source and available for download on github here

    “APKUpdater is an open source tool that simplifies the process of finding updates for your installed apps.
    It provides similar functionality to an app store, but instead of depending on a single source, it aggregates the results from APKMirror, Aptoide, F-Droid and Google Play.”

  2. ben says:

    what about future updates. how will i know if there is a update in the future. just keep checking downlaoder?

    • I’ll keep this article updated with the latest version, so you could check here periodically. I can also post a comment here when a new version is available. That way if you subscribe to notifications for this post’s comments, you’ll get an email when there is a new version.

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