How to Watch HBO Online, Live, & Streaming


There are many easy and affordable ways to watch HBO’s shows, films, and documentaries online without breaking the law or signing up for a traditional cable subscription.

Long flight? You can binge-watch an entire season of Curb Your Enthusiasm on your iPad. Craving some escapism? Rewatch Game of Thrones, His Dark Materials, or Westworld any day of the week, anywhere in the world.  You can also view shows like Hard Knocks and Euphoria live as they air.

All you need is the time to watch and an internet connection.

HBO Max is the official streaming service of HBO and includes all kinds of Warner content including movies like Wonder Woman and Lord of the Rings. Try HBO Max now:


Add HBO to Your Hulu Live Subscription

With Hulu Live, you can watch HBO online through your Hulu subscription for an additional $14.99 a month after a free first week.

Find out more by clicking the button below.

Add HBO to Hulu Live

Add HBO to Amazon

New! HBO is back as an Amazon Channel:

Watch HBO with Prime

Live Stream HBO with Sling TV Premium

The affordable streaming service Sling TV enables you to add an HBO subscription to your package for $14.99 a month. That’s a steal when you realize you can watch the shows you love on any of your devices, anywhere you have WIFI.

Check out Sling TV using the button below.

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Subscribe to HBO Max for HBO Programming & More

how-to-subscribe-to-hbo-max-300x278HBO Max serves as a one-stop streaming service where subscribers can access an array of fresh and familiar content that is sure to entertain, educate, and enlighten. As its slogan “Where HBO meets so much more” suggests, HBO Max represents the merging of HBO’s famously high-caliber content with a larger library of binge-worthy offerings for all ages. Those who subscribe to HBO Max can watch HBO’s vast library of quality content. Additionally, HBO Max, in partnership with WarnerMedia, offers exclusive access to films and television series that cannot be found on the HBO app or other competitive streaming services like Netflix. For example, HBO Max is the only place that you can watch shows like Raised By Wolves.


Those who wish to subscribe to HBO Max can go to the streaming service’s website and make an account. For many HBO subscribers, access to HBO Max may be included in your plan at no additional cost. It is also possible to subscribe to HBO Max through Hulu, AT&T TV Now, YouTube TV, Apple, and Google Play.

An HBO Max subscription is $14.99 a month. Compared to other streaming services,  HBO Max may seem pricey. But remember that a subscription will grant you access to HBO’s library of acclaimed series, films, and documentaries plus a variety of additional content. In addition to being able to watch HBO’s programming, HBO Max subscribers will have access to original HBO Max content, “select favorites from WarnerMedia’s beloved brands and libraries,” and a wealth of curated films and television series.

Once you’ve subscribed, don’t forget to download the HBO Max app on your preferred device. The HBO Max app will allow you to stream shows and films on your phone or tablet.

To learn more about HBO Max, click here.

Click here for more information on HBO Max Originals.


What About HBO Now & HBO Go?

HBONowHBOGo-300x174Up until the summer of 2020, the apps HBO Now and Go both offered access to HBO’s library of TV series, movies, and documentaries.

After the debut of HBO’s comprehensive new streaming service, HBO Max, HBO retired the HBO Go app. Those who wish to stream HBO’s library of content online without gaining access to the diverse offerings available through HBO Max can still subscribe to HBO Now under its new name— HBO. This app can be installed on an iPhone, iPad, or Android device.

With the HBO or HBO Max apps, anyone, anywhere can access streams of  Watchmen, True Blood, The Plot Against America, True Detective, Girls, HBO Docs, the GOT prequel, House of the Dragon, and all of HBO’s other hit series. A subscription is only $15 per month.

Older HBO Shows are Streaming on Amazon Prime

If you’re an Amazon Prime member and you’re trying to watch an older HBO show like The Sopranos or Sex and the City stop what you’re doing and head over there now because older HBO shows stream free with a Prime subscription. You get a free month when you sign up so there’s really no excuse not to when you factor in the free shipping on Amazon stuff as well as the large streaming video library. Give it a try.

Watch HBO with Prime

Where to Watch HBO Live Online


Platform  Info & Availability
HBO Max or HBO      Streaming via Web Browser or App
Android       Downloadable App Available
iOS (iPhone & iPad)       Downloadable App Available
Xbox / Xbox One      Download from Xbox Dash
Playstation 4   On PS3 Now – And PS4!
Nintendo Wii U No Application Yet – TBD
Apple TV / AirPlay   Supported
Chromecast   Supported
Kindle Fire Downloadable App Available
Samsung Smart TVs Application Included
Roku HBO Max Not Supported
Hulu, Hulu Plus    Very Limited (Boxing, News)
Netflix  Not Available
Amazon Video Episodes Available for Purchase
Google Play Episodes Available for Purchase
Amazon Fire TV HBO Max Not Supported
Amazon Prime Older Episodes Available
DISH Anywhere Downloadable DISH Anywhere App
Comcast / Xfinity Downloadable Xfinity TV Go App
Verizon FIOS Available
Cox Cable Available

Other Ways to Live Stream HBO Content

“Free,” pirated streams of HBO shows and films are unauthorized and usually low resolution. They are more likely to get you in legal trouble or infect your computer with viruses than actually allow you to enjoy the show that you are trying to watch.

You don’t want to experience Game of Thrones or Boardwalk Empire on an unofficial, non-HD streaming site surrounded by crazy, russian-bride ads do you? What about John OliverReal Time with Bill Maher, Animals or Vice? You don’t want to taint that experience.

Give one of the legal, legit methods above a try instead of pirating HBO’s content.

409 thoughts on “How to Watch HBO Online, Live, & Streaming”

  1. I just watched a show about the social divide in New York City. The time was 11 Am on the 27 of 07, 21. Can someone tell me where I can find this program? I missed part of it and I did not get the name. I just found what I saw very interesting hearing what some young people living there had to say. It was about the rich and the not-so-rich. And I would like to see the whole thing again.

    1. Sorry based on what you’ve given us we cannot figure it out. One, by the way you wrote the date you are European? We do not have a listing for UK or European HBO schedules. On the U. S. schedule for that date and time (or even for allowing for a time difference) we see nothing that corresponds with what you seek.

  2. My husband and I have been married for 3 months, since he’s such an idiot but that I left him. First of all, he drinks way

  3. the video quality of game of thrones is awful. You can’t get a steady stream on the 1st airing so either your picture freezes every several seconds or you have to wait 1 hour. Bill Maher is still not on several hours after it aired. $15 per month isn’t worth it. You can find it free online after shows air and the quality may even be better.

      1. Clarice A Klepadlo


        Neither did we. subscribed to it for decades. As of September 14- when Amazon dropped our subscription- No more Live streams from the app, unless your streaming provider supports HBOMAX. No Amazon, No Roku- our options. Since my only requirement is John Oliver (ok maybe Bill Maher sometimes) it’s not worth going through my cable/internet provider- Spectrum/Charter- (they are raping us as it is). I advise EVERYONE to be aware of this. I found out Sunday Night at Last Week Tonight time. I’m deciding what to do. Keep it and watch the next day, or save 15.00 each month and watch whatever highlights I can on other people’s shows. He is SO damn smart, good , and self deprecating!

  4. Holy shit I want one option or two options this HBO GO HBO NOW shit is maddening and stupid. Let’s think of closely related ambiguous names…. GO – oh okay that’s a good one. NOW… Even better. Lol wtf.

  5. “Full TV shows and movies are available to download right to your personal computing device at no additional cost to HBO cable subscribers!” How is that free? How the fuck is that free, douchebags? Read your headline again, then fuck off.

  6. I don’t think it’s gonna work to bring an XBox to our overnight hotel to watch the first night of the GOP convention. We are screwed on that one. XBox to stream? Why?

  7. I have a brand new Roku stick and after multiple tries, calls to Roku, troubleshooting, HBO NOW WILL STILL NOT STREAM CORRECTLY. I was wanting to do the 1 month free and then subscribe but it’s not working. You guys should fix this glitch!!! Very disappointed and angry. I have excellent internet and EVERYTHING ELSE STREAMS FINE. Not my problem. I did all the troubleshooting on both their website multiples times. I do tech support ans this is a poor product and poor customer service. I will just rent the DVDs, very reliable.

  8. i live in canada and have an hbo subscription i am using a windows 10 pc how do i stream game of thrones

    1. Eleonora Iafano

      I honestly don’t know how to answer that question. I don’t think you can stream Game of Thrones? All I know is you can either purchase the seasons in their entirety on DVDs or subscribe to HBO Go. But I do not have the information you require. Sorry about that.

    2. if you mean on hbo now, on your device or smart tv, there will be a tile to click on to take you to the shows. If your tv is wi fi enabled, you can go through the website on your computer and windows 10 lets you use wi fi to send a duplicate screen to the tv. I am using the free month and am disappointed though that the video quality is low. You can find it free online. you can’t get a steady stream watching on the 1st airing and 2 weeks in a row, it is hours after bill maher aired and it still is not posting on hbo now. Try the free month from the website and see if it can work for you.

  9. I signed up for HBO Now, but I am more than a little disappointed that you cannot watch GOT live.

  10. How about either make a damn Playstation app for hbo now or make it interchangeable with Go because I’m sick and tired of paying for a service i can only use in one room

  11. Cracks me up with so many people who are complaining about a streaming service when the problem is with their shitty internet connection.

    1. Jeff Friedlander

      I would have to disagree. A lot of low ratings on 2000+ reviews and more than half of them are 1-2 stars for HBO Now because of internet issues. I couldn’t even figure out how to install it because its so poorly organized. I want to watch it on my xbox but it keeps trying to download to my phone. That is kind of counterintuitive since I first applied for it on my xbox and am not provided with the option to install from there. I havent personally tried the service but based on the prevailing opinion and my poor experience with HBO NOw installation, I prefer to add it to my cable subscription. It only costs a little more but is much less of a hassle.

  12. I contacted their customer service because their streaming constantly was buffering and pixelated. I had mentioned that I read their suggested article on trouble shooting and found it to be unhelpful, because I have never had a problem with streaming amazon video or netflix in the same high definition qualities. I received a response in the form of the same article that I articulated was not helpful. Extremely disappointed in their poor streaming service and even poorer customer service. There are plenty of “free” streaming sites that have their content, and I am happy to no longer financially support a business that is this incompetent.

  13. Im in Australia, looking into getting Hbo. Now i have an Xbox 1 and a Desktop Mac and none of the fancy ipad crap or tablets. I just want to stream on my mac or xbox. My Question is can i with the limitations i may have?

  14. I have an IPad Air and Dish as my cable provider, it keeps on giving me an authentication error when I try and sign in from my IPad, it works fine on my Windows 8 laptop

        1. I got it to work, I contacted dish and they reset something on my account and now I’m able to log in

          Thanks for the help guys


        2. On Surface with windows 8.1 you will need to use a browser other than IE. It appears as though there is an issue that prevents logging in. Try Firefox or chrome. Even with Firefox video stops several times per minute to buffer. HBO needs to create a dedicated Windows App. or stop using Adobe Flash.

  15. Mary Lu Oliva Hunt

    We are discontinuing our Charter TV subscription soon because we simply don’t watch the line-up of programs. Can we still stream HBO without Charter? We have an Apple TV device?

  16. One of my friends show me a method to download hbo go to YouTube at allavsoft.

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    1. Oooh, Will this help me download the internet to Twitter as well?

      Please elaborate as it sounds like you’re speaking robot.

  17. Ben the Cable Guy

    For the past few days, I haven’t been able to log onto HBO Go. When I sign in with my Time Warner account, it takes me back to the HBO Go page without logging me in. The android app works fine for me, it’s just the website that won’t work for me (Other network websites work fine).

    I’ve contacted Time Warner about it and they told me to contact HBO, I contacted HBO and they have yet to give me a response; does anyone know what is going on?

  18. I am signed up for HBO Now, and I think it’s awesome HBO is moving in this direction. However, even as a member of HBO Now, torrenting may still still be preferable, due to unreliable internet connection speed, and not being able to watch offline (while commuting on subway, etc).

    I hope HBO, Netflix, etc. wake up to the fact that “streaming” services are not such a great idea because of these issues, and they really need to offer pre-downloads for offline viewing.

  19. I have a VIZIO smart tv and cannot get HBO GO. I looked and read something that VIZIO said it was something their end and they are working on creating an app for it to work. Can anyone help me out? I am hearing about all these great shows but cannot watch b/c of my TV. please help :)

    thank you,
    Leigh Anne

    1. Ben the Cable Guy

      I can’t tell you when the app will come out but in the meantime, you could probably get a Chromecast from Walmart or Amazon quite cheaply and cast it onto your TV from there, then just sell it when the app does come out.

  20. Ben the Cable Guy

    For anyone who can’t get HBO Now as they don’t have a compatible device, try downloading Bluestacks (Android emulator) and sign up through there

      1. Yes, it does not give me the option to view multiple shows, only top 6 or 7 that HBO is featuring. I even went online and added my shows to the watch lish and still showing up on my android

  21. I’m so so confused. Can someone please let me know if I can use HBO GO on my Windows 7 laptop without using another device in the process? I’ve searched Google and everything that pops up is outdated and no longer useful information.

    Alternatively, if I have access to a Kindle (not a new one) can I sign up using it and then stream on my laptop, without having to use the Kindle anymore?

    I feel like HBO really fumbled this. I literally cannot find out, anywhere on the HBOGO site let alone the entire rest of the internet, if it’s possible to purchase and stream HBO GO from a laptop or PC. It’s a bit of a problem for interested would-be customers.

    1. Ben the Cable Guy

      All you need to do is log in through your cable provider, unless you’re talking about HBO Now which you have to purchase through Apple or Android which is pretty stupid of HBO in my opinion.

      1. Yeah I meant Now, not Go. HBO sucks at this. Evidently it’s because instead of providing NOW themselves, HBO is using this absurd outside-provider model, and I guess no provider has decided it’s worthwhile to let people sign-up unless they get to sell them (or have already recently sold them) an overpriced smart-phone or e-reader or some other piece of ‘smart’ technology in the process. Amazon is offering the service now, but, of course, you need a Kindle.

        1. Jeff Friedlander

          Thanks for clarifying. I have the same problem. I just want to watch Game of THrones on my xbox one. HBO Now bait and switched me for a chunk of my free time. They suck.

    1. HBO NOW will run on anything. The subscription process is basically just a pay-wall used by the various providers (Apple, Amazon, Verizon ect). I’ve read that after you sign-up you can watch it on any PC/Laptop, but I wouldn’t count on not having to return back to your subscribed device for some absurd update or renewal process or some other nonsense.

      1. I have a data cap of 300gb through Comcast. If I log in on a device outside my home using a separate internet connection, will it still use my data (since I logged in through my account)?

  22. I have a Samsung Smart TV. I was able to sync my Ipad to Samsung Smart TV until March 2015. After the Samsung update in late March 2015, I cannot sync my ipad (Apple Device) to Samsung Smart TV. I called customer service support & was told that Samsung Smart TV does not support any Apple device. I think Apple sued & won a lawsuit against Samsung in early 2015? The Samsung customer service Rep said that the Samsung Smart TV does not support HBO NOW. The Samsung Smart TV March 2015 update adversely impacted my ability to connect to Amazon Prime Subscription & Netflix. I was unaware of the Samsung Smart TV UpDate until I called Samsung customer support. It took me several phone calls & a couple of hours to reformat my Samsung Smart TV in order to get adequate internet connection. I wish I had purchased a different brand of Smart TV. Not happy with Samsung.

  23. I have HBO via Directv Premier but when i try and sign in it give me a message saying that i need to sign up even though i already have a directv account

    1. Never mind, I worked it out.

      Apparently you have to make an account on HBO Go and link it to your cable account, now I shall let the binge watching of GoT begin!

  24. Randal Kottwitz

    I subscribe to HBO through Glenwood Communications in southern Nebraska. It’s aggravating enough that I pay so much money for standard definition on a premium digital fiber optic cable system, but now, just to add insult to injury, I’ve found out that I can’t get HBO GO because Glenwood doesn’t support it. So much for HBO’s claim that HBO GO is free with your cable subscription to HBO. Obviously, some exceptions apply. I wanted to show my family Angels In America last night, and after a lot of introduction and getting everyone excited, I found out we can’t get HBO GO here in the hinterlands when I hit the “Play” button on my AppleTV. I’m a VERY unhappy camper.

  25. I have HBO dish and HBO GO I get programs on my I pad but can’t go from iPad to TV. I could but can’t now. Why?

  26. I got my HBONow through I tunes. I have had for a few weeks and it has been working fine. The last few days when trying to watch GOT I get an error message saying that it can not download content on AppleTV. What causes this?

    1. Ben the Cable Guy

      Sony have announced that HBO Now will be available for Playstations later on in the year. In the meantime, why not consider Sling TV? It’s the same as HBO Go/Now but with the live HBO channel too.

  27. Can you get this on the regular Wii console?? When I google it up there’s a page that says yes but here it says no for Wii U and I just have the plain one…

  28. I have Charter Cable for Internet and Amazon Prime; and through Charter, I have HBO. When you go to activate HBO for prime it doesn’t list Charter as a provider. I call Charter, they said it is listed even though it’s not and they say to call HBO which is quite impossible since I can find no number for HBOtogo. HORRIBLE customer support!

    1. I don’t know what the confusion is about. Charter is listed in the pull down menu of providers. It is the sixth one listed in the C’s in the list.

      You must first have a logon in account with Charter before HBOGo can recognize you as a Charter subscriber.

  29. Megan Kutchey

    Paying for Wifi on a flight is a pain – is there a way I can watch a show off of HBO Go without Wifi?

    1. This is a really great suggestion but I don’t think any HBO product supports it right now. The only thing you could really do is cough up the 5-10$ for a few episodes on Amazon or iTunes and download them.

      Wish they’d have a “Save for Offline” feature like Spotify but it is much harder to do with 2GB movies and such.

    2. Download the shows you want from your computer then transfer the shows to your phone. That way you do not use any data and still get your enjoyment while your going anywhere. I have a Samsung Galaxy 5S mini and I just put my movies on there and I have no issues. Hopefully this helps?

    1. Jef Dinsmore

      I don’t know about you, but the Internet in my neck of the woods is very sluggish this evening. It took an effort for HBOGo to completely load for me, but it did. I even selected your provider link and got it to come up also.

      If all sites for you are slow than maybe atmospheric issues are to blame tonight. Try it again.

    2. Ben the Wicked Fly Cable Guy

      1. Go to the HBO Go website
      2. Click on Sign in
      3. Find AT&T Uverse in the list of providers
      4. Sign in with your AT&T Uverse account credentials
      5. Providing that you’re subscribed to HBO on AT&T Uverse (Which to my understanding is the U450 package), the HBO Go site will load and you will be able to watch your favorite HBO series online at no extra cost

  30. I can hook my visio tv up to my Ipad and watch net flix but when I do the same with hbo now the pic goes black…the sound still comes through but no pic…any thoughts?

  31. When I try to sign in to my account on my desktop it goes to the HBO NOW home page without signing me in, I have tried many times. Any thoughts?

    1. The HBONow site has just posted that the offer expires this Thursday, April 30. Check out

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