What is HBO GO?
HBO GO is HBO streaming service, which has become quite popular in the world today. HBO GO comprises of all the HBO programming we have been watching for all these years, along with many exclusive shows and movies. HBO GO enables HBO subscribers to watch all the content available on HBO till date. Any new content on HBO is automatically updated on HBO GO, thus catering to the needs of the subscribers who wish to see latest movies and shows. HBO GO also allows users to watch all their favorite content on their favorite devices such as Computer, iPhone, iPod, iPad, Xbox 360, Roku, Android, Kindle Fire or Samsung Smart TV. At present, HBO GO consists of more than 1,500 titles of HBO programming.
What can you do with HBO GO?
- You can easily personalize your viewing experience by having a custom watch list. You can also view all those shows and movies, which you missed previously.
- You can set a series pass, which will allow you to get all the updates regarding new episodes of your favorite shows that are presently available on your watch list.
- You can easily block all unwanted content using parental controls.
How to be eligible for HBO GO?
- You need a subscription to HBO.
- You need a My Services Account.
- You need a device where you can access HBO GO easily. These devices could be an iPhone, iPod, iPad, Kindle Fire, Xbox 360, Roku, Samsung Smart TV, computer or an Android device with adequate system requirements.
Note: You need to keep one thing in mind while signing up for HBO GO Roku Player, Xbox 360 or Samsung Smart TV that you must have another way to use the internet.
Highlighting features of HBO GO:
- Access to HBO HD, which allows you to watch blockbuster Hollywood movies in HD.
- Access to HBO Family that offers wholesome family movies that you can enjoy with your family.
- Access to HBO Signature where you can watch award-winning movies and TV series that you were not able to saw on a cable television.
- Access to HBO Hits, which allows you to watch classic and contemporary movies.
- You can access HBO GO on five of your devices. Moreover, two users can access HBO GO simultaneously.
- HBO GO supports Chromecast and Airplay.
- HBO GO permits you to access 1800+ hours of programs that are exclusively available on HBO Programming.
- You can live stream the shows and movies available in HBO, HBO Family, HBO Hits and HBO Signature.
- HBO GO allows you to access any content anywhere and on any device, whether it is PC, tablet, smartphone or Mac.
- You can easily personalize the content and its access according to the age ratings, which include parental control as well.
How to sign up for HBO GO?
In order to enjoy the features of HBO GO, you will have to sign up on it. The signing up process of HBO GO is different for different devices, so you have follow the steps precisely in order to avoid any chances of issues later on. We will be discussing the signing up and signing in process on all popular devices that we think are used by people all around the world.
Signing up process for HBO GO
In order to sign up for HBO GO on Android, iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, here are the steps that you can follow:
- The first thing that you need to check if the device meets the minimum system requirements. Besides that, you need to register on ‘My Services HBO Go Account’ as well.
- You have to search for HBO GO app, and once you find it, you need to download the app.
- After downloading the app, you need to install it just like any other app. You will see a message on the screen informing you that there is age-restricted material present on the platform to which, you will have to confirm that you are more than 17 years of age and can watch it. Click ‘OK’.
- Launch HBO GO app now.
- If you are a new user, then you will have to tap ‘Sign up’.
- You will see an option named ‘Select Television Provider’, tap that option followed by choosing TV provider.
- Enter a ‘Username’ and ‘Password’, and don’t forget to save this info.
- Tap ‘HBO to GO Sign in’ now and complete the procedure by following on-screen instructions.
- Enter a user ID in ‘HBO GO ID’ field. You can skip filling your email ID and ZIP code.
- Then you see the option named ‘Create’, which you will tap. This will be followed by a welcome screen. Now, if you want to setup parental controls, then select ‘Set Now’, or if you want, you can setup parental controls anytime by opening ‘Settings’.
- Tap ‘No Thanks’ and you will be directed to HBO GO home screen.
- Now, you want to check the programs, so for that, you can tap ‘categories or search’. Both options will help you find the programs you want to see.
Sign up HBO GO on Kindle Fire:
- The first thing that you need to do is register for ‘My Services Account.
- Search for HBO GO app and download it, but make sure it is for Kindle Fire edition and not for any other device.
- Install the app now.
- Open HBO GO app.
- You will see ‘Sign up’ option, which you have to tap.
- Choose your TV provider.
- You need to type in your ‘My Services’ ‘Username’ and ‘Password’.
- Tap ‘Sign in’ option, which will take you to HBO GO home screen.
Sign up for HBO GO on the computer:
- If you want to access HBO GO on your computer, then you need to first make sure that Flash has been installed on your computer.
- Go to hbo go.com.
- Once the site opens, click ‘sign in’.
- Click your TV provider.
- You now have to enter username and password for your ‘My Services’ account.
- Click ‘Sign in’.
How to sign up for HBO GO on Xbox 360?
Prior to signing up for HBO GO on Xbox 360, you have to first get Xbox Live Gold membership. Only, then you will be able to access HBO GO on Xbox 360.
- If you have an Xbox Live Gold membership, then the next step would be registered yourself on ‘My Services’ account.
- You must have an internet access on your computer, or else how are you going to access HBO GO app?
- Install HBO GO app now on your Xbox 360 just like installing any other app.
- Once the app has been installed, open it.
- Select ‘activate this device’ option followed by selecting your television provider.
- Enter hbogo.com activate on your PC or smartphone.
- From ‘select a device’ drop-down list, you have to select Xbox 360 consoles.
- Choose your TV provider.
- Enter username and password of your ‘My Services’ account.
- Click ‘continue’ or ‘sign in’ option.
- You will see HBO GO activation code, which you have to enter in the ‘Activation box’. You will get a ‘success’ message, which will confirm that HBO GO is activated.
- Select ‘Continue’ on your TV to view HBO programming. If you are looking to enable parental controls, then visit ‘Family Center’ or www.hbogo.com followed by ‘settings’ option.
How to sign up for HBO GO on Roku player?
- You need to ensure that you are registered on ‘My Services’ account. Moreover, you must have a working internet service on your PC or the smartphone.
- Add HBO GO channel on the Roku player just like any other channel.
- Select HBO GO followed by selecting ‘activate your device’ option. You are going to see an HBO GO device activation code.
- On of yours devices, i.e., your computer or smartphone, visit HBO activate the link.
- You need to select ‘Roku streaming player’ from the ‘Select a device’ drop-down list.
- Choose your HBO TV provider.
- Enter username and password of your ‘My Services’ account.
- Click ‘continue’ or ‘HBO GO sign in’.
- The activation code that you see on the screen, you will have to enter it.
- Click ‘submit’, which will make you see ‘success’ message. HBO GO is now properly installed on your Roku player.
- On your TV, you need to select ‘continue’ to watch your favorite HBO programming.
How to sign up for HBO GO on Samsung Smart TV?
- The first that you need to check is whether you are registered for ‘My Services’ account or not.
- You must have an internet access on your computer or mobile device because it is with the help of either of these two devices that you will use the services of HBO GO on your Samsung Smart TV.
- If you have both things from point 1 & 2, then you can proceed with the installation of HBO GO app on your television just like any other app.
- Once the app has been installed, you can open it.
- After opening the application, select ‘activate your device’. Once you do so, you are going to see an activation code.
- Now, the role of your computer or smartphone comes, as you need to enter www hbogo comactivate on either of those devices.
- You will see a drop-down list now by the name of ‘select/activate a device’ in which you will have to select ‘Samsung Smart TV.
- If you know your HBO TV provider, then select it.
- Enter ‘username’ and ‘password’ of your ‘My Services’ account.
- Select ‘continue’ or ‘HBO Go login’.
- You will now see the option to enter the activation code on your television screen. So, enter the code after which, you will see ‘success’ message. This means HBO GO has been activated.
- Now, on your television, you need to select ‘continue’ if you wish to watch your favorite HBO programming. You can also enable parental controls by going to hbogo.com followed by ‘settings’.
How to sign up for HBO GO Comcast?
There is no direct procedure to sign up for HBO GO on Comcast, but if you are interested in watching content from HBO GO on your Comcast, then you have to take the help of a Roku player. You can sign up for HBO GO on Comcast, which is working on a Roku device. HBO GO will most likely work this way, but in case, it doesn’t, then you can take HBO GO help from HBO customer service provider.
- You need to click on HBO GO channel, and then, click on the option ‘HBO GO Activate device’. This will begin the signing up process.
- After that, you have to visit hbogo.com/activate link on your PC or smartphone and choose ‘Roku’.
- Click ‘Continue’ followed by choosing the TV provider from the list.
- Enter your ‘My Services’ account ‘username’ and ‘password’,
- Now, you can sign into your account. After signing in, you see a page where you are prompted to enter the activation code.
- Enter the activation code, and you will see a ‘success’ message. This will imply that your HBO GO application is ready to be used.
How to Sign up for HBO GO app on Apple TV?
- You must have ‘My Services’ account in order to begin the process of signing up for HBO GO Apple TV.
- You must have a PC or a smartphone with internet working on the device because after installing the app, the activation process will be done via either of these devices.
- If you have both things, then you can install HBO GO application on Apple TV.
- After installing the app, open its ‘settings’.
- Select ‘activate device’ option in order to receive the activation code. Type in the activation code and continue with the process.
- Now, enter www.hbogo.com/activate on your PC or smartphone and then, choose ‘Apple TV’ as your device.
- You will be asked to select your ‘TV provider’, so if you know of your TV provider, then select an option accordingly.
- Enter ‘username’ and ‘password’ for your ‘My Services’ account.
- As you enter the code, make sure that you click on ‘HBO GO activate device’.
- After entering the code, you will get a ‘success’ message confirming that the activation process was completed.
Activating HBO GO on Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick
Here are the steps that you need to follow in order to activate HBO GO app on Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick:
- Download the application on your Amazon Fire TV.
- Once downloaded, you can open the application.
- Select the option named ‘Activate your device’. You will receive an activation code. Don’t change the page until you get the activation code and you enter it on your PC.
- Now, you need to visit the link ‘hbogo.com/activate’ on your PC.
- Select ‘Amazon Fire TV’ followed by selecting ‘Continue’.
- If you know your TV provider, the select its name from the list.
- Enter the username & password for the television provider account. In case, you don’t have the username and/or password, you have forgotten it, then you need to contact your television provider and ask for the same. If you don’t see your television provider on the list, then maybe HBO GO doesn’t support that provider. You can contact HBO GO for more information.
- You will now see ‘activate a device’ screen, where you will have to enter the activation code that you see on the TV. After entering the code, you need to choose ‘activate device’.
- After entering the activation code, you will see a ‘success’ message on one of the devices that you used, i.e., your TV and PC. It may take a couple of minutes for the activation process to complete so have some patience.
- You are all set to watch your favorite shows and movies on HBO GO.
- Note: It is important to add the activation code as you get it because it is only valid for 15 minutes. Then, you will have to send a request for a new code.
Activating HBO GO on Android TV
Below-mentioned is the steps that you need to follow in order to activate device HBO GO app.
- Download HBO GO app from Google Play Store.
- Once the app has been downloaded, you can open it on your Android TV.
- Select ‘Activate your Device’ option if you want to get the activation code. It may take a few minutes before you could receive the code, so don’t go to another until you add the activation code.
- After receiving the code, visit ‘hbogo.com/activate’ link.
- Where you are asked to choose your device, you will have to choose ‘Android TV’. Click ‘Continue’.
- Choose your TV provider from the list followed by typing in the username & password for the television provider account. In case you forgot the username and password, then contact your television provider. If you don’t see the name of your TV provider on the list, then maybe HBO GO on Android TV doesn’t provide support for your TV provider.
- Now, you will see ‘activate your device’ screen, where you will have to enter the ‘activation code’ that appeared on the TV. After that, choose ‘activate device’.
- You will now see a ‘success’ message on your television and PC. It may take a few minutes before the activation process gets completed.
- Once the activation is done, you can watch your favorite TV shows and movies on HBO GO.
- Keep in mind to enter the activation code within 15 minutes after receiving it because once 15 minutes get elapsed, you won’t be able to use the same code. You will have to generate a new code then.
The signing up process is extremely important, and if you encounter any issues while signing up for HBO GO on any of the above-mentioned devices, then you won’t be able to enjoy your favorite TV shows and movies on HBO GO. Therefore, you need to follow each and every step in a diligent manner. The signing up/activation process is different for different devices, so if you want to access HBO GO on two different devices (a feature that company offers), then you will have to perform two different activation processes. If you think you can do this all on your own, then that’s great, but if you have a doubt regarding this, then it is better to get in touch with experts who know how to sign up for HBO GO app on all the supported devices. They will provide the best way to activate the app in the shortest possible time.
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