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How to unblock HBO Now with ProtonVPN

ProtonVPN users can watch all their favorite HBO shows on HBO Now! This means you can access HBO’s premium TV content, including The Sopranos, The Wire, Veep, Game of Thrones, and more!

Note: HBO Now is different from HBO Go and HBO Max.

  • HBO Now is HBO’s standalone streaming service that anyone in the US can subscribe to for a monthly fee.
  • HBO Go allows HBO users who subscribe to HBO through their cable provider to stream HBO online. You must have a valid subscription from a participating TV provider to use HBO Go.
  • HBO Max is TimeWarner’s video-on-demand streaming service. It is similar to Disney+, but it is filled with content from the WarnerMedia library, which includes shows from TNT, TBS, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, CNN, as well as all Warner Bros. and DC films.

You can also use ProtonVPN to watch Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, and other streaming services. See all the streaming services you can access with our streaming guide for new users.

How to watch HBO Now with ProtonVPN:

Connect to any Plus server located in the United States. Plus servers have a “P” icon next to them.

Plus servers are available for Plus and Visionary Plan subscribers. For the fastest and most reliable connection, please connect to the server that is closest to your current location. To find the nearest servers to you, check the full list of our servers.

ProtonVPN does not condone the use of our VPN service to bypass copyright regulations.

Step 1:

Get a ProtonVPN Plus or Visionary subscription

If you already have a Plus or Visionary ProtonVPN account, you can skip to step 2.

If you’re a new user, sign up for ProtonVPN.

If you have a Free or Basic plan, upgrade your account by logging in and selecting Plus or Visionary from your account Dashboard.

Step 2:

Buy an HBO Now subscription

If you already have an HBO Now subscription, you can skip to step 3

To watch HBO Now on our VPN, you’ll need a valid HBO Now subscription. HBO costs $14.99 per month. It also comes with a seven-day free trial so you can test it out.

Step 3:

Install our VPN app

You need to download the ProtonVPN app for your operating system. You can securely stream your favorite shows on Windows, macOS, and Linux devices.

Download the app for Linux, macOS, and Windows.

For installation help, here’s the Windows support article.
The macOS support article.
The Linux support article.

Note: ProtonVPN apps for iOS and Android do not officially support streaming at the moment. 

Step 4:

Start watching HBO Now securely with ProtonVPN!

Connect to a Plus server in the US, log in to HBO Now, then kick back and relax.

If you experience issues watching HBO Now, please try the following:

– Restart the ProtonVPN app and start a new VPN connection
Clear your browser cache
– Use a different browser
– Restart your device
Clear your DNS cache

HBO Now may not always work. If you have tried all possible options and are still having issues or if you have any questions, please contact our Support team.

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