How to watch HBO Now on Apple TV overseas?

By | October 5, 2016

If you have an HBO Now subscription you will of course want to watch that on your Apple TV. But, what if you travel abroad? Can you watch HBO Now on Apple TV overseas?

hbo-now-on-apple-tvI have an HBO Now subscription and it costs me 15 USD a month. For that price I truly expect it to work at all times and wherever I might be in the world. But, unfortunately HBO Now is a service that is meant to work only in the US. As a consequence you will get an error message if you try to watch HBO Now on Apple TV as you go abroad. Is there a way to fix this, which will make it possible for you to watch HBO Now on your Apple TV, also when abroad? Yes there is, and it is really easy!

Be aware of the fact that you need the HBO Now application installed already on your Apple TV for this to work. If you do not have the HBO Now application yet download it from the Apple Store first with your US Apple ID. If you do not have a US Apple ID, follow these instructions to get one.

But, let us hope that you now have the HBO Now application installed on your Apple ID. You are ready to watch Game of Thrones and more on HBO Now on your Apple TV in a few minutes.

Watch HBO Now on Apple TV overseas

  1. Visit the Unlocator website to sign up for their free SmartDNS service for seven days (after that the price is 5 USD a month). After signing up confirm your email address and you are ready to move on to step two!
    Unlocator
  2. Enter the network settings on your Apple TV
  3. Click your current connection and setup the DNS servers manually.
  4. Add 185.37.37.37 to the DNS settings.
  5. Restart your Apple TV.

Once your Apple TV has restarted you will be good to go and ready to watch HBO Now on your Apple TV from all across the world. It is really as easy as it sounds, and do not forget that you at once also can watch CBS on your Apple TV, NBC on your Apple TV and enjoy lots of other apps as well.

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