How can I watch HBO Max outside the USA? An illustrated guide!

Are you looking for a way to watch HBO Max abroad? Would you like to watch Wonder Woman 1984 on HBO Max, or maybe some other fantastic content? You can only watch HBO Max in the United States, and this is causing trouble for people all across the world. So, what can you do if you would like to get access to HBO Max in Europe, Asia, Africa, and elsewhere in the world? Follow the instructions in this illustrated guide, and you will be able to watch Wonder Woman 1984 and all other content on HBO Max in a few minutes from now.

These instructions will help you watch HBO Max abroad. But, I will give some extra focus on Wonder Woman 1984, since millions of people worldwide are interested in this movie which will premiere on HBO Max in the United States on December 25th in 2020. Not only will it premiere on HBO Max, but it will be “free” for everyone with an HBO Max subscription. When Mulan premiered on Disney+, people had to pay an extra fee of $20 to watch the movie. That is not so with Wonder Woman 1984. If you have an HBO Max subscription, you will be able to stream this movie at once, with your subscription, on December 25th.

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How to watch HBO Max abroad?

But, how can you get access to HBO Max abroad? How can you purchase an HBO Max subscription if you do not have an payment card issued in the United States? Here you will find all the answers you need!

How to watch HBO Max abroad

Once again, this is a tutorial that will show you how to watch HBO Max abroad. I might write a lot about Wonder Woman 1984, but whatever your motivation is, these instructions will help you unblock HBO Max outside the United States.

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1. Try to visit hbomax.com

This is a good first attempt. But, if you are located outside the United States, you will most likely be welcomed by a website that looks something like this.

Not in Service Area or VPN detected
The HBO Max website is unavailable because you are outside the United States.

This is a common problem. As you visit hbomax.com, they will check your IP address. If your IP address is outside the USA, you will see this screen. You will also see this screen if you use a VPN provider that is blocked by HBO Max. In other words, if you use a VPN and get a US IP address, you might still see this error message.

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2. Use a VPN that isn’t blocked by HBO Max

I will now show you three different ways to get an HBO Max account. One of them requires an Android device, another one requires an iOS device (iPhone/iPad), while the third one can be used on all devices. But, before we get that far, you will need a VPN subscription to a VPN that isn’t blocked by HBO Max.

At the moment, I recommend that you use either ExpressVPN or SurfsharkVPN if you want to watch HBO Max. Both can be used with this and several other streaming services. They both have 30-day full refund policies, which mean that you will get your money back if you try one of them, but do not like it.

Surfshark VPNwith 30-day money back guarantee

SurfsharkVPN has servers in almost 70 countries. You can use one subscription on all your devices simultaneously, and it is currently the best VPN for Netflix as you can watch Netflix content in more than 12 countries using this service. They have applications for Windows, iOS, Android, Macintosh, and lots of other platforms. If you click the button above and purchase a 12-months plan, you will get 12 additional months for free.

ExpressVPN49% discount – 3 free months

ExpressVPN has servers in almost 100 countries. You can use one subscription on five devices at the same time. You can use ExpressVPN to watch Netflix content in eight different countries, and they have applications for all the big platforms. If you click the button above, you will get 3 additional months for free if you purchase a 12-months plan.

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Purchase a subscription with one of the mentioned VPN services.

When you have purchased a VPN subscription, it is time to move on to the next step.

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3. Connect to a VPN server in the USA

After you have purchased your VPN subscription, download the ExpressVPN/SurfsharkVPN application to your device(s). This is very easy. When you are finished, run the application and connect to a server in the United States. This will give you an American IP address that can be used to watch HBO Max abroad.

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I am using ExpressVPN and I can now visit and use the HBO Max website.

You can now visit the HBO Max website once again.

If you have an HBO Max account and subscription, you can now go ahead and stream all your favorite content on the platform.

If you need an HBO Max subscription and want to find a way to subscribe to the service and to pay for the service, keep on reading.

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4a. Get an HBO Max subscription using your Android device

You can use your Google account to pay for your HBO Max subscription. In order for this to happen, you will first need to install the HBO Max application on your Android device. Unfortunately, you cannot find it in the Google Play Store unless your Google account is registered in the USA. There are two solutions to this problem.

  • Register a Google account in the USA (fairly complicated)
    • Connect to a VPN server in the USA (on your Android device/computer).
    • Create a brand new Google account (Gmail).
    • Activate and use the new Google account on your Android device.
    • Purchase a Google Play store gift card at www.mygiftcardsupply.com.
    • Visit Google Play Store.
    • Redeem your gift card.
    • You now have an American Google account with permanent access to Google Play Store in the USA.
  • Download the HBO Max file manually to your device and install it (easy)
    • Visit APKPure on your Android device and download the HBO Max application.
    • Install it on your device. You might need to accept programs from unknown sources for this to be allowed.
HBO Max in Google Play Store
If you have an American Google account you can easily find the HBO Max application in the Google Play Store.

It is important that you have to be connected to a VPN server in the USA all the time.

Now you can open your HBO Max application, create your account, and purchase a subscription using your Google account. You can pay for HBO Max with your Google account, even if the payment card connected to your Google account is registered outside the United States.

You can later use the same credentials to log in to the HBO Max website and watch HBO Max on your computer later.

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4b. Get an HBO Max subscription with an American payment card

You can also pay for your HBO Max subscription if you have an American payment card. This might sound complicated, but if you register an account with US Unlocked, you can get a real American payment card quickly.

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Pay for your HBO Max subscription with an USUnlocked card.
  • Add money to your USUnlocked account.
  • Connect to a VPN server in the United States using one of the recommended VPN services.
  • Visit the HBO Max website and create a brand new account. Pay for the service using the USUnlocked virtual card details.
  • You can now watch HBO Max online.

This is a very convenient way to get an HBO Max subscription, and the USUnlocked payment card can also be used to pay for other streaming services such as Hulu, CBS All Access, and several other American streaming services.

You can later use the same subscription on your Android and iOS devices.

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4c. Get an HBO Max account with an American Apple ID

This might feel like a complicated method, but it isn’t very complicated either. It is important to have a VPN subscription all along the way and to be connected to a VPN server in the United States. When this is done, it is time to start.

  • Create a brand new Apple ID. It doesn’t matter if your cell phone number isn’t American. Make sure to set your country to the United States. If you are connected with a VPN, the location will by default be set to the United States.
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Create a brand new Apple ID and use United States as your country.
  • Confirm your email address and confirm your phone number.
  • Use the new Apple ID as you visit the Apple Store on your Macintosh or on your iOS device (iPhone/iPad).
  • Buy an Apple iTunes gift card for the United States at www.mygiftcardsupply.com.
  • Add the gift card to your new Apple account. You can redeem it in the Apple Store or using the iTunes application.
  • Download the HBO Max application to your Apple device.
  • Pay for your HBO Max subscription with the funds you just added to your Apple account.

You are now ready to watch HBO Max on your Apple account. You can use this subscription on all your other devices later.

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I have now written down in detail how you can watch HBO Max abroad. I have also given you three different methods that can be used if you want to create an HBO Max account and pay for it, even if you live outside the United States and do not have an actual American payment card. I have tried to be very detailed and describe every step of the way.

If you still have questions and need help, write a comment and I will do my best to help you!

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Wonder Woman premiere on HBO Max on December 25th

The movie Wonder Woman 1984 will have its world premiere on HBO Max on December 25th. This will for sure bring millions of new users to HBO Max. Are you looking forward to stream the movie? The first Wonder Woman movie was a gigantic success, and Gal Gadot was fabulous in her role as Wonder Woman. Will they manage to create the same stir around the second movie? Will it be able to live up to the big expectations after the first movie? Watch it on HBO Max, and you will find out!

Watch the official Wonder Woman 1984 trailer

If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, take a look at the official movie trailer right here.

Watch the opening scene from the Wonder Woman 1984 movie

Here you can take a look at the opening scene from the Wonder Woman 1984 movie. It was published by Warner Bros on YouTube on December 15th.

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Do you have anything else on your heart? Write a comment and let me hear about it!

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