HBO Now is a super-popular streaming service. Here you can stream shows like Game of Thrones, Veep, Chernobyl, and other original HBO productions. Are you looking for a way to stream HBO Now abroad? Follow these instructions to watch HBO Now abroad in a few minutes from now!
It is very easy, so do not fear. You can stream Game of Thrones season 8 online (like we do on the screenshot beneath) or any other show or movie on HBO Now easily in less than 5 minutes.
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!
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.
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 five devices at the same time, and has a 30-day full refund policy! Besides letting you stream HBO Now abroad, you can also use ExpressVPN to access several Netflix regions and to unblock popular TV networks such as ITV, BBC, Tenplay, ARD, ZDF, CBS, NBC, FOX, and lots of others.
PureVPN has a 31-day money-back guarantee, and you can use one subscription at five places simultaneously. PureVPN is making it really easy to stream online as you use their so-called streaming mode. Here you choose which service you are interested in, and you will automatically be connected to a server working with your selected streaming service!
How to create your HBO Now account in Windows/Macintosh?
You will need to create an HBO Now account before you start watching. You can create a new account using the HBO Now application on your Android or iOS device or you can sign up at the HBO Now website. But, if you sign up using the website, you will need an American payment card. Or, you can purchase an HBO Gift Card, redeem it, and create an account using the money from the gift card. In that way, you can create an HBO Now account and pay for your HBO Now account without having an American payment card.
How to create an HBO Account on other devices?
If you have an Amazon account, you can purchase an HBO Now subscription through your Amazon account. If you have an Android device with the HBO Now application installed, you can purchase a subscription using the payment card that is connected to your Google account (even if it is issued outside the United States). The same is true if you sign up through the Apple Store.
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):
- 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.
- 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 ExpresssVPN 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 right 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 have the same content.
Can I watch HBO live stream online as well?
If you want to watch HBO live without the chance 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 that 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.
A little video showing how PureVPN will solve your HBO Now problems
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