Watch HBO Now from abroad

HBO Now from abroadHBO 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.

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 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 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 again.IPVanish websiteVisit PureVPN website

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.

Your subscription to HBO Now needs to be done through an 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!

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 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 link above for more information on how that works.

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!

16 thoughts on “Watch HBO Now from abroad

  1. Rei Picar

    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. Jonathan

    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. Christine Wilson Post author

      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. Christine Wilson Post author

      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. jimmy

      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. Catherine

    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. Christine Wilson Post author

      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. Catherine

        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. Joseph

    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. Christine Wilson Post author

      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. Crhsi

    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.

  6. Margit Haugsevje

    hello I have an accont HBO, living in Portugal….. pleace help me? How can I watch….?

    1. Christine Wilson Post author

      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.

  7. Roshan Singh

    HBO is the best channel and I love watching Game of Thrones. Waiting for next session.

  8. Christine Wilson Post author

    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!


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