Wanting to know how to watch HBO Now abroad is a hot question at the moment. Especially as people want to watch the latest season of Game of Thrones. In this article we’re going to show you how.
If you’ve tried to access HBO Now abroad outside the United States then you’ll know you’re blocked from watching.
The website and app block you based on your location.
The good news is you can bypass this block using another app called a VPN. In this guide we’ll explain all, so let’s get started.
What do I need to watch HBO Now abroad
To sign up for a HBO Now account and use it abroad you need a service called a Virtual Private Network.
They are better known as a “VPN” and sound more complicated than they actually are. Trust me, even your Grandmother would be able to use a VPN to watch HBO abroad if she can use a computer to a basic level.
A VPN is a small program that runs on your computer or can also be downloaded as an app for your mobile or tablet.
They basically encrypt your internet connection and route it via a different location. When you’re outside the US the HBO Now website knows this because of your internet connection, with a VPN you appear as if you’re in the United States even though you’re in a totally different country.
If you have an Amazon Fire TV Stick then it’s still possible to watch HBO Now abroad but the process is slightly different. It’s similar to using a VPN on another device although behind the scenes it works in a slightly different manner. Don’t worry though because it’s super easy too.
Where can I get a VPN to watch HBO Now abroad
We recommend using a VPN provider called ExpressVPN. One reason is they’re a US company so are well suited to offering services within the US. Although they do cater to a worldwide audience just by being located in the US gives you that little bit more peace of mind that they’ll ensure their service works with HBO Now.
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So if you’re interested, follow the simple guide below.
- All you have to do is visit the ExpressVPN website and sign up for their service.
- Download their app to your PC, Mac, Android or Apple device from the ‘Products’ section of their website.
- Run the ExpressVPN app and connect to United States by pressing ‘Choose Location’ (1) and then ‘United States’ (2).
- Launch the HBO Now app or visit the HBO Now website and enjoy watching HBO Now abroad!
That’s all there is to it! Once you’ve got your HBO Now account you can watch on either your mobile, tablet, laptop or desktop.
On a computer simply download the ExpressVPN software for your Windows or Mac device, connect to a US Server and then head over to the HBO Now website.
How can I watch on a Fire TV Stick
If you’ve got an Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick then you can also watch HBO Now on that.
Just follow the steps below:
- Sign up for the ExpressVPN service.
- On your Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick search ‘ExpressVPN’ and install the app.
- Open it and connect to the United States.
- Download the HBO Now app.
- Open it and enjoy your favourite HBO Now shows.
If your Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick is from outside America you may find it difficult to download the HBO App. If that’s the case you should follow this guide to download the app.
There you have it, I told you it would be easy enough for your Grandmother to do.
Now you can enjoy all the best series, movies and streams from HBO no matter where you are in the world and without the need for an expensive cable subscription. Who’s for a Game of Thrones marathon?