How to watch HBO Now abroad? (updated July 2019)

HBO Now is the new online service from HBO giving people from all across the world the chance to watch HBO programs and films online. It is not supposed to be for people all across the globe, only for people in the USA, but here we will tell you how to watch HBO Now online from all across the world.

HBO Now is HBO’s very own streaming service, quite similar to the streaming services of Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and NOW TV. The major difference is, however, that HBO Now gives you access to big titles much faster than the other streaming services, and in addition, you can stream all the original HBO content on the platform. HBO Now is only available in the USA, but it is possible to stream HBO Now abroad as well, just read the instructions and follow the steps explained in this article.

If you don’t have an HBO Now subscription, you will find instructions on how to sign up for HBO Now and get a subscription towards the bottom of the article!

Can i Stream HBO Now outside the USA?
Instructions on how to watch HBO Now abroad (clip from Big Little Lies season 2)

The best VPN for watching HBO Now abroad

To be able to stream HBO Now abroad, you will need to use a VPN provider that will give you an American IP address. But, it is not enough to use any VPN provider, because HBO Now is blocking most of the IP addresses provided by VPN providers with servers in the United States. It is, therefore, important to pick one of the following VPN providers as you try to watch HBO Now from abroad.

Use PureVPN to watch HBO Now from abroad

One of the easiest VPN providers to use if you want to watch HBO Now abroad is PureVPN. What makes it so easy is that they have something called “streaming mode” in their application. If you click this option, you will find HBO Now on the list of channels supported. Simply click the HBO Go/HBO Now text and you will connect to a server in the USA that will help you stream HBO Now outside the United States.

It is really nice to know that PureVPN has applications available for Amazon Fire TV Stick, Windows, Android devices, iOS systems, Mac, Linux, and they also have thorough guides if you want to set up PureVPN directly on your router. If you sign up, you can also enjoy their 31-day full refund policy, and you can delight in the chance to use one single subscription at five different devices/locations at the same time. Doesn’t that sound cool? PureVPN will also help you unblock streaming sites such as Hulu, Amazon Prime, American Netflix, BBC in the UK and so much more.

Use ExpressVPN to watch HBO Now abroad

If you want to use another VPN provider, go for ExpressVPN. If you sign up using the link beneath you will get three months for free as a gift if you sign up for their 12 months package. Besides giving you access to HBO Now, you can also use ExpressVPN to access 5-6 different Netflix regions and to bypass geo-blocks and stream local TV channels in more than 60 nations worldwide.

ExpressVPN has a money-back guarantee valid for 30 days, and you subscription can be used on 3 devices at the same time. They generally have a bit better download speeds than PureVPN, but the subscription prices are a bit higher. Compare the two services and make a decision for yourself!

You a ready to stream HBO NOW abroad right now!

You should now be ready to stream HBO Now online, no matter where you might be in the world.

But, maybe you cannot get started at all? Do you lack an HBO Now subscription? What can you do to sign up for HBO Now from abroad?

Watching the final season of Veep on HBO Now
Watching the final season of Veep on HBO Now

How to subscribe to HBO Now from abroad?

If you do not have an HBO Now subscription yet, what can you do to sign up for HBO Now and to enjoy a subscription outside the United States? This is what you need to do!

1 – You need to download the HBO Now application to your iOS/Android system

If you do not have the HBO Now application yet, try looking for it in the Apple Store or in Google Play Store. If you cannot find the application, this is what you need to do.

1.1 – If you can not find the HBO Now application in the Apple Store!

If you can not locate the HBO Now application the problem is that your Apple ID is connected to an Apple Store in another country (that is, not in the USA). To fix this you will need to enter Settings – iTunes & App Store and press on your Apple ID. First, you need to View your Apple ID and once there you press the Country/Region settings and then you Change Country or Region settings. If you have trouble getting a US Apple ID, follow these instructions.

As you change the nation you choose US as your nation and then you type an address. You can, for example, use the following:

  • Address: 525 Lexington Ave
  • Postal code: 10017
  • City: New York
  • State: NY
  • Telephone: 321 – 321 – 4578

1:2 – If you can not find the HBO Now application in the Google Play Store!

There are two solutions to this problem. You can create a new Google user and get it connected to the American Google Play Store. But, this is more time demanding, and the easiest solution is to manually download and install the HBO Now apk file from this site. Once you have download the file, install it manually (you might have to accept to install programs from unknown sources during the process). When it is installed, you should be ready to take the next steps.

2. Now that you have the HBO Now application!

Start the VPN application of PureVPN or ExpressVPN and connect to a server in the United States. Now you can open the HBO Now application and sign up for their services. You will then pay with the payment card connected to your Apple ID or to your Google ID. It is not required that your payment card is an American one, meaning that you can just use any payment card issued wherever you might be in the world.

After paying for the services, you can use the same credentials to watch HBO Now on your computer, on your Macintosh, on your Amazon Fire TV, or to continue streaming on your iPhone, iPad or Android device.

If you have any trouble along the way, write a comment beneath and I will do my best to help you out!

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

Watch HBO Now in Windows

We have already described this in detail above, so follow those instructions. Connect to a VPN server in the USA and open the HBO Now website and start streaming. If you do not have an HBO Now subscription yet, follow the instructions earlier in the article.

Watch HBO Now on Android

Follow the instructions earlier in the article!

Want to read more HBO Now related news?

We write articles about HBO Now here in the IP Address Guide from time to time. But, if you want to know more about how you can stream HBO Now from abroad or read news about what’s coming to HBO Now, make sure to visit hbonow.fromabroad.org.

If you have questions concerning watching HBO Now online, or maybe you want to share your experience, just write a comment. We would love to hear from you and help you with any problems you might have! If you want to know more about how you can watch other TV channels online, click the link.

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