Joyoshare VidiKit (Video Toolkit)

  • Record screen, audio, webcam, gameplay and specific windows
  • Built-in video editor to crop, subtitle, adjust speed, effect, and more
  • One-stop solution to cut, merge, compress, convert, and repair videos
  • Support 240 FPS and 1080p/4K high-resolution video output

How to Screen Record HBO Max on Windows/Mac/iPhone/Android

Just like the name indicates, HBO Max offers content from the HBO cable channel along with WarnerMedia. Now, it has been known as Max, which is home to various hit shows like The Wire, The Big Bang Theory, Euphoria, and much more. Say hello to HBO Max, you will embrace the HBO series, originals, select shows from Warner Bros., etc. But your favorite shows might be removed after a period of time or become unavailable for all sorts of reasons. It won't be a problem if you know how to screen record HBO Max since you can make Max videos for future viewing. As for the detailed method, you can find it in this post.

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Part 1. How to Screen Record HBO Max on Windows & Mac

Recording HBO Max videos on your computer is great for both later viewing and local saving. Here are methods to record your favorite program without worrying it will disappear from your watch list.

1. Screen Record HBO Max with Joyoshare VidiKit

Though HBO Max has no recording feature, you could easily record the content you like with an elegant screen recorder based on adhering to HBO's DMCA - Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Joyoshare VidiKit is able to capture all your screen movements on both Windows and Mac. No matter you want to record from Chrome, browsers, gameplay, streaming videos, and much more, it comes in handy to present high-quality recordings in various formats.

Joyoshare VidiKit supports selecting the capturing area as well, and you could preset the optimal resolutions for your video. More than that, you can grab the soundtrack of all types with its built-in audio recorder. Another bright spot of Joyoshare VidiKit is that it provides a schedule recording option, you can set up HBO Max recording tasks anytime you want.

Key Features of Joyoshare VidiKit
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  • Record HBO Max in 1080p/4K with high-quality sound
  • Capture screen with no time limit and save recordings permanently
  • Freely configure video and audio parameters before recording
  • Trim recordings easily within the video editor
  • Step 1 Install and Start Joyoshare VidiKit

    Download and install this screen recording software on your Windows or Mac, and start it with double click. Then go to the Record section and click the Screen Recorder to activate a screen recording panel.

    interface of screen recorder
  • Step 2 Choose Recording Area and Adjust the Audio

    In the new panel, you could define your capturing area first by clicking the + icon beside the rectangle. The popup recording frame can be adjusted if you drag the edge. Then you need to turn on the System Audio in the middle. It is better to disable Microphone for clear audio recording. You can also test the volume using the volume slider next to the sound icon.

    select capture area
  • Step 3 Configure Settings in Options

    Click the Options icon on the right corner and configure more settings. In Save to, you can define the saving path. And in Format, there are multiple video formats and you can adjust video and audio parameters with ease, such as codec, channel, resolution, frame rate, etc.

    change recording settings
  • Step 4 Play the Program and Start Recording

    Open HBO Max on your computer and find the series or movie that you want to record. Then go back to Joyoshare VidiKit and click the REC button. It will countdown in three seconds and you can start playing the video on HBO Max. Then the software will automatically capture the show.

    start recording hbo max videos
  • Step 5 Save Max Videos to Your Computer

    When the recording is complete, the video will be saved to History list on the left side of your interface. You could trim the video in Edit and tag it as you like.

    preview recorded videos

2. Screen Record HBO Max with QuickTime Player

QuickTime Player is a multifunctional media player, which could be used to stream videos, edit a movie, and capture your Mac screen. Hence, you could use this tool to record HBO Max if you are using Mac and you don't need to download any third-party software. Yet QuickTime Player could only offer limited recording features, which means you couldn't customize your recording or enhance the sound.

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  • Step 1: Open the QuickTime Player app on your Mac and navigate to the File in the menu bar.
  • Step 2: Choose New Screen Recording. Then a new window would come out. You can click the arrow near the red button to adjust settings, such as choosing microphone sound and showing mouse clicks.
  • Step 3: Click the red Record button and define your recording area. If you want to record the full screen, you can click anywhere to start recording Max. Or you could drag to choose an area and click Start Recording button.
  • Step 4: When the episode or movie is over, click the Stop button or Escape key.

Part 2. How to Screen Record HBO Max on iPhone & Android

If you are more willing to stream videos on your phone, you could also save HBO Max recording files locally without hassle.

  • For iPhone users: It is pretty simple to create Max recordings on your iPhone. You can enable the Screen Recording feature to control center first. Just go to SettingsControl CenterScreen Recording, and tap + icon. Then you can swipe up from the bottom of your screen and locate the recording icon. Click it and play the video on HBO Max that you prefer to record. To stop it, you can click the red recording bar and choose Stop.
  • record screen on iphone
  • For Android users: The operation is similar for Android users. You could go to the Control Panel directly by swiping down from your screen and clicking the Recording icon. Then your device would capture the video being played on HBO Max. Tap the red recording icon to stop it running.

Part 3. FAQs on How to Record HBO Max

Q1. Can I screen record on HBO Max?

A: There is no direct way of recording on HBO Max. But you could record content with the help of a screen recorder. If you are a Mac user, QuickTime Player could serve a similar purpose.

Q2. Can I download videos on HBO Max for offline watching?

A: Yes, you can download videos on your phone or tablet for future watch. The download counts vary based on your subscription plan. You can download 30 videos at one time by subscribing to the Standard plan and 5 videos for the Mobile plan. However, the downloaded files will be removed after 30 days if you delay watching them.

Q3. Why I get a black screen when I attempt to record on HBO Max?

A: This is because HBO Max employs FairPlay Streaming technology to protect the content. So, when you are recording, you'll get a black screen.

Q4. How to record on streaming services?

A: There are many ways you could be applied to record on streaming services. You could record on some of it directly if they offer the DVR service. If not, you can also make it by using screen recording software.

Part 4. Conclusion

Iconic series, wonderful movies and originals are all in HBO Max. It's very likely that you want to record some classic and award-winning shows for watching anytime anywhere without restriction. This post shows how to screen record HBO Max on both your computer and phone. Just follow the instruction and enjoy the show freely.


Joyoshare VidiKit

Complete video toolkit combines recording, conversion and editing


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