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How to unblock HBO with ProtonVPN

ProtonVPN users will be able to watch prestige television on HBO! Its content includes any show that ran on HBO, including Curb Your Enthusiasm, Watchmen, West World, and The Wire!

Note: HBO is different from HBO Max.

  • HBO is a stand-alone streaming service that lets you stream all of HBO without a TV package. It replaces HBO Now and HBO Go. You can stream HBO at HBONOW.com and also via the HBO app on supported devices.
  • 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.

Learn more about the HBO streaming services.

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

How to watch HBO with ProtonVPN:

Connect to any Plus server located in the United States. Plus servers have a “P” icon next to them in our macOS and Windows apps. They can be found in the “Plus servers” list on our Android and iOS apps.

On your Android TV (app currently in beta testing), connecting to United States will automatically connect you to a Plus server if you have the right subscription.

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.

Unfortunately, streaming HBO on a mobile device (Android or iOS) outside the United States requires the HBO mobile app, and to download the app, you need access to the US version of the App or Google Play store. You will also need to register a US credit card with your account.

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:

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. If you have already downloaded the HBO app and made an account, you can also stream your favorite shows on the go with your Android or iOS devices. If you have an Android TV, you can join the beta testing program and install the app directly on your device. If you already have our app, you can skip to step 3.

Download the app for Linux, macOS, and Windows
Download our Android and Android TV app
Download our iOS app

For installation help, here’s the Windows support article
The macOS support article
The Linux support article
The Android support article
The Android TV support article
The iOS support article

Step 3:

Connect to a Plus server in the United States.

Step 4:

Buy an HBO subscription

If you already have an HBO subscription, you can skip to step 5.

To watch HBO on our VPN, you’ll need a valid HBO subscription. HBO costs $14.99 per month.

Step 5:

Start watching HBO securely with ProtonVPN!

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

If you experience issues watching HBO, 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 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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