HBO Now was first made official in March 2015 and in April 2015 HBO Now saw the light of day and people in the United States with an Apple Store account could sign up for the HBO Now services. Since then things have developed and in July 2015 it was also made available to Android and Windows users worldwide. But, there is still a problem if you want to watch HBO Now overseas, or on some other continent, so here at this page you will be able to read more about how you can watch HBO Now in Europe, in China, in Australia, India and other nations and continents worldwide.
How to watch HBO Now from abroad?
To watch HBO Now from abroad you will need to make the HBO Now website believe that you are actually located in the United States. That is very easy, and all you need for this to happen is to get yourself a subscription to either PureVPN or IPVanish. Both are cheap VPN providers, but they work very well. They have servers in nations worldwide, and of course loads of servers in the United States. They will give you an American IP address which will make streaming services believe that you are located in the United States (this is the same trick that is used when you want to watch Amazon Instant Videos from abroad or to watch Netflix from abroad).
I therefore recommend that you visit the IPVanish/PureVPN website (click one or both of the buttons beneath) and sign up for the services you prefer. Once you have signed up download their VPN client and then connect to a server in the United States. As you have done so you have an American IP address and you should restart your browser and visit hbonow.com again.
If you use a Windows computer this is how easy it is to sign up for HBO Now and start watching from all across the world. However, if you use an Apple device or an Android device things are a bit different, so read on to find out how to watch HBO Now on an Android device or an iOS system abroad.
Watch HBO Now on Android and iOS systems abroad
It is easy to watch HBO Now on Android systems. First and foremost you will need the IPVanish/PureVPN application downloaded to your system. Once this is done you run the application and connect to a server in the United States. With this done, follow these steps:
- Enter Settings – Applications.
- Enter Google Play Store.
- Press: Delete Data.
- Open Google Play Store.
- Search for HBO Now.
- Download the application and run it!
- You can now sign up for and run HBO Now on your Android device.
PS: It is important that if you do not have an American IP address (which you get as you connect to a IPVanish/PureVPN server in the United States), these instructions will not work!
What is the difference between HBO Now and HBO Go?
HBO Now is the solution for those who do not have a cable TV subscription to HBO. If you have an HBO subscription with your cable provider you probably have the rights to enjoy and see HBO Go for free, so just check the website and you will find out within shortly. HBO Now is the product for those who do not have an HBO subscription at home, but who still want to watch Game of Thrones, True Detective, The Sopranos, Girls, True Blood, Vice, Veep, Entourage and so much more cool stuff. When it comes to content the products HBO Now and HBO Go has the same content.
Can I watch HBO live stream online as well?
If you want to watch HBO live without the chances to look through the library and so, just simply to watch the live stream, then the solution is to sign up for Sling.tv. They do have an HBO live stream available, but notice that this is just a bonus which costs extra which needs to be added to the basic subscription, so it will be a costly experience, but it is possible. Press the sling.tv link above for more information on how that works.
Little video showing how PureVPN will solve your HBO Now problems