HBO Now is a super-popular streaming service, and the highlight on the service in 2019 will be the final season of Game of Thrones. Are you looking for a way to stream Game of Thrones season 8 online? Or maybe you want to watch Veep, or some other HBO shows? Or maybe just a movie? Follow these instructions to watch HBO Now abroad!

Watching Game of Thrones season 8 on HBO Now abroad
Watching Game of Thrones season 8 on HBO Now abroad

If you try to watch HBO Now outside the United States, you will get different error messages telling you that the content is unavailable. So, what can you do to stream HBO Now in Australia, in Europe, in Asia, in Africa, and other countries and continents of the world? How can you sign up for HBO Now if you live outside the USA? Read on, and start streaming in a few minutes!

These instructions will help you watch Game of Thrones season 8 online!

Information at the official HBO Now website
HBO NOW is only accessible in the U.S. and certain U.S. territories where a high-speed broadband connection is available.

Game of Thrones season 7 HBO Now
I am watching Game of Thrones season 7 on HBO Now (episode Dragonstone)

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 ExpressVPN. 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 ExpressVPN/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.

ExpressVPN gives you three months for free if you sign up for 12 months! ExpressVPN can be used on three devices at the same time, and has a 30-day full refund policy!

PureVPN has a 31-day money back guarantee, and you can use one subscription at five places simultaneously.

Your subscription to HBO Now needs to be done through Google Play Store, Apple Store or Amazon Store account, meaning that you will at some point need to use some other device in addition to Windows for you to be able to sign up for HBO NOW!

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 and of course the HBO Now application. There are two ways to get hold of the HBO Now application (updated September 2018):

  1. Download manually the HBO Now APK file and install it. It will be presented as something from an unknown source, but install it and you have it ready. You download it from here.
  2. Or you have to create a new Google account registered in the USA. Open the Google Play Store, use this account, and you will find the HBO Now application at once.

To later use the actual HBO Now application you will need to use PureVPN or IPVanish to get an American IP address.

It is a bit complicated to watch HBO Now on an iOS system from abroad. Read more about how to watch HBO Now with an Apple ID on an iPad, iPhone or Apple TV in this article.

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 Hulu Live 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.

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.

Little video showing how PureVPN will solve your HBO Now problems

Have you got any comments or questions? Use the comment field beneath and I will do my best to answer eventual questions, making sure that you will be able to stream HBO Now all across the world!

20 thoughts on “Watch HBO Now from abroad”

  1. I reside in the philippines. I cannot use my account to get HBO now app from the iTunes Store. Is there a way like the android’s apk that I can download hbonow for iPad?

  2. I believe this article might be a bit out of date, because I do not manage to download and get the HBO Now application for my Android device following these instructions. Can you please help me out, because i would love to stream HBO Now on my Android in England.

    1. Thanks for telling Jonathan,
      you are right, it is a bit outdated. Will do my best to update the information about how to get HBO Now for Android and iOS systems within shortly. Except from that the VPN solutions described here still work 🙂

    2. Just updated the article now, meaning that the instructions about streaming HBO Now on Android devices and downloading the HBO Now application for Android now should work!

    3. Jonathan. it could be possible HBO Go’s app isn’t available over your region’s play store. yes, in case you’re unaware. -each region will open a different store, showing results of apps that are available and working in your region. so if you’re unable to, you can always, always use a vpn . but before that, you’ll have to turn of your phone’s location and clear your cache, then use a vpn like ivacy or express or ipvanish to get around this issue.

  3. Just got IPVanish to stream the new season of Game of Thrones on HBO Now, but still get the geo-error message. What’s wrong?

    1. There might be some IPVanish servers blocked by HBO Now, but lots of them work. Just connected to server in USA – Atlanta – atl-a01, and it worked at once (first server I tried). Try this or some other, and you should be able to stream Game of Thrones or whatever HBO Now content you want a see right away!

      1. Thank you! I have now watched the first episodes of the new Game of Thrones season using IPVanish. Thanks a lot for helping out so this will work!

  4. Just finished the latest season of Game of Thrones. Will there be new seasons coming soon, or was this the end? Thanks for the instructions.

    1. Hey there Joseph, I do not know when the eight season of Game of Thrones will come to HBO Now, but I guess it will be someime in May next year, following the tradition from earlier years when it comes to releasing new seasons.

  5. Big Little Lies was fantastic, thanks for sharing how I can legally stream HBO Now outside the US and watch for a service that I pay for.

    1. Do you have an HBO Now account in the USA? If so, follow the instructions here to watch HBO Now in the USA in Portugal. If you live in Portugal and have an HBO Go subscription (in Portugal), then enjoy it. If you have an HBO Go subscription in Portugal, but currently reside outside Portugal, then you need a Portuguese IP address for this to work.

  6. I just looked through the article to make sure that it is up to date, and it is! Enjoy watching HBO Now overseas, or wherever you might be in the world! That is especially important now in the summer season as you leave the USA for a holiday, and suddenly discover that you cannot stream Game of Thrones, Vice, Westworld, or one of your other favorite HBO shows at your current location!

  7. I have just updated the content of this guide on how to watch HBO Now abroad, and I have also renewed the design, making the site much easier to read, visit, maneuver, and enjoy. If you should have any question related to streaming HBO Now in Europe or elsewhere, use the comment field here and I will do my best to help!

  8. Game of Thrones season 8 is now online on HBO Now. Follow these instructions to watch the first episode and the upcoming episodes online! If you need any help, just write a comment!

    1. Thanks for keeping it up to date. A great help to everyone of us with an HBO Now subscription who are eager to watch Game of Thrones season 8 online, but cannot access it cause we are currently traveling the world…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *