HBO recently launched in Thailand through AIS in an all but limited form.
However, if you’re an expat or travelling in Thailand from the US, UK, one of the Nordic countries or any other country that offers HBO and you or a family member still has an active HBO subscription then you won’t want to sign up to HBO Thailand.
You will however want to watch your HBO subscription from your home country in Thailand.
If you’ve already tried to do this then you’ll know you’re blocked from viewing for being out of the country. In this guide we’re going to show you in 4 simple steps how by using an app called a VPN you can access your HBO account from home and watch HBO in Thailand.
How to Watch HBO in Thailand in 4 Simple Steps
When you visit the HBO website from your home country be it the USA, UK, Norway or any other and you’re in Thailand you’re blocked from viewing.
Instead of being able to stream shows like you would back home you get stopped with a block message that looks like this:
The reason you’re blocked is quite clear, you’re not in your home country.
HBO only allows you to watch your subscription from your home country so if you’re travelling in Thailand or an expat you can’t directly view.
However, by using a small app called a VPN which is available for mobile and tablet devices running Android or iOS and computers running Windows or MacOS you can watch your HBO account in Thailand and in fact anywhere else in the world.
Below we show you in just 4 simple steps how to get a VPN and how to use it to watch HBO in Thailand.
How to Watch HBO in Thailand:
- Visit the VPN provider IPVanish by clicking here (There’s a 7-day money back guarantee too so it’s risk-free).
- Sign-up and download the correct app for your device from their Apps area.
- Install and run the app and login when required.
- Select Your Home Country and press Connnect.
It takes no longer than about 30 seconds for the app to get connected.
Once it’s connected all you need to do is visit your usual HBO website. You can now stream any of your favourite shows online in Thailand as if you were back at home in your own country.
These steps work for HBO, HBO Go, HBO Now and any other HBO portals to watch HBO TV.
Can’t find the correct options – don’t panic!
If you’ve managed to sign-up for the VPN service and get the app but can’t find the correct options to connect then don’t panic.
Or if you think it’s going to be too difficult to achieve because you’re a technophobe then there is also no need to be concerned.
Below are two example images of just how simple it is to connect on both a mobile device and a computer or laptop.
Mobile / Tablet:
Desktop / Laptop:
In the country selection, you should choose the country of your HBO Service. This will usually be your home country.
Once you’ve selected a country it’s just as simple as pressing Connect and letting the VPN app do all the work.
When it’s connected visit your HBO website or launch your HBO app and you’ll be able to watch HBO TV as if you were in your home country.
What do you do when you’ve finished watching
When you’ve finished watching HBO in Thailand all you need to do is click Disconnect on the VPN app.
Once you press disconnect it will disconnect almost instantaneously and your connection will return to normal.
As a VPN is a subscription service it means you can reconnect at any time to continue watching HBO.
There are no limits on how many times you can Connect and Disconnect or how long you can stay connected at one time.
As well as being able to use the VPN to watch HBO in Thailand you can also use it to watch other subscription and free-to-air TV stations from your home country and other countries.
Are the other VPN services
The real purpose of a VPN service is to protect your online privacy. With news of privacy breaches being ever more common, it means there are thousands of VPN companies out there.
Choosing a VPN service for video can be difficult because streaming all the way to Thailand is speed intensive. If you choose the wrong VPN service then you’ll end up with HBO buffering.
It’s why we recommend IPVanish because they work pretty good for us in Thailand both in major cities like Bangkok and Nakhon Ratchasima and also in more rural locations such as Chiang Mai and Udon Thani.
We know if you’ve got time you probably want to look around and compare VPN services so below we’ve listed three more choices for watching HBO in Thailand.
All three work in exactly the same way as IPVanish so just sign up for their service and follow the instructions earlier in this guide.
Just remember, all you need is a VPN to be able to watch HBO in Thailand. You can get one by clicking the link below and following the instructions from earlier in this email.