We wrote plenty about how to access the likes of Hulu or Amazon Prime outside of the US but HBO NOW is also a very important part of entertainment services, but just like Hulu, it’s only available in the US resulting in you searching for how to watch HBO NOW outside of the US in 2019.
The good news is that it is a lot easier than with Hulu. The bad news? This method won’t work on the likes of Chromecast or Apple TV as the tool needed in order to watch HBO NOW outside of the US in 2019 isn’t available on those devices due to the limits set by the companies that own them.
However, regardless of where you are whether in the UK, Poland, Australia, or even China, you will be able to watch HBO NOW outside of the US in 2019 if you follow these steps. Meaning that you will be able to access legendary TV shows such as Game of Thrones.
To watch HBO NOW outside of the US in 2019, apart from having an account, you merely need to make HBO NOW think that you are in the US. It’s that simple.
Unless you already have an American TV subscription with HBO, then you can access HBO GO.
Except, it’s not that easy to get an account if you don’t have it already as it requires an American card.
Luckily, unlike with setting up Hulu outside of the US, you can create an HBO NOW account merely by using an HBO NOW gift card that you can buy online followed by going to a page where you can redeem your gift card. This makes it significantly easier to sign up for HBO NOW versus the competition. And that makes sense as content on HBO is mostly all owned by HBO and while HBO NOW might only be available in the US, there are not that many reasons for HBO to prevent others from signing up which is not the case with other services.
If you don’t want to get a gift card to watch HBO NOW outside of the US in 2019 then:
But before you can even make an HBO NOW account, you need to trick HBO NOW into thinking that you are in the US.
If you want to know how to watch HBO NOW outside of the US, it’s just all about being in the US virtually. Something that a VPN will help you with.
A VPN is a virtual private network that allows you to be somewhere without being there, and in this case, it will help you be in the US regardless of where you are in 2019.
This doesn’t apply to desktop devices, but it sure does on mobile devices and the likes of the Amazon Fire TV Stick or Cube.
If you want to watch HBO NOW outside of the US in 2019 on anything other than a computer, you need to change the location of your app store.
After you do that, sign out of your iCloud account and log back into your old one.
The reason behind having to make a new account is that if you just switch your region, you will lose all of your content.
On Android devices you need to do the opposite of what on Apple devices. You need to change your location on your current account.
The Amazon Fire TV Stick is probably your best choice if you want to watch HBO NOW outside of the US in 2019 on a big screen. It’s also the most complicated platform as far as installing of content goes.
You will then need to provide your details again.
That should let you download HBO NOW.
If you want to watch HBO NOW outside of the US, you can. It’s not hard either. It’s just about knowing a few tricks. And the same applies to other services such as Hulu, Amazon Prime, and Netflix which we all cover on our blog, or otherwise just reach out to our customer support.
Written by Michael Smolski.