Watch HBO Max and HBO Now with VPN

How to watch HBO Max, Go, and Now with a VPN

Get a risk-free HBO Max VPN and stream original series like House of the Dragon, same-day movie premieres, and sports in blazing-fast HD!

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  • Set up in minutes, with 24/7 support
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
Watch HBO Max, HBO Go, and HBO Now on a computer or any other device with a VPN. HBO logo.

Get a VPN and watch HBO in 3 steps

Step 1

Sign up for ExpressVPN and its blazing-fast service.

Step 2

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Select a secure U.S. VPN server location.

Step 3

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Log in to HBO to watch your favorite movies and TV.

How a VPN works with HBO

VPN stands for virtual private network. VPNs are a great way to both encrypt your data and mask your location.

With ExpressVPN, you’ll have access to server locations all over the world! Just sign up for an HBO account to stream hundreds of HBO titles. ExpressVPN complements the experience with unlimited bandwidth, and you’ll never have to worry about monitoring or logging.

You can even get faster streaming on networks with ISP throttling!

Learn more about how a VPN can speed up your streaming video.


HBO (Home Box Office) offers premium television programming—original series, theatrical films, and live sports—in the United States, Canada (where it's available through Crave), and select countries in Europe, Latin America, and Asia.

Movies and Shows to Stream on HBO Max

HBO Go (which ceased operations in the U.S. in 2020) is a streaming service that lets you stream HBO free if you have an HBO cable TV subscription.

It’s also been possible to watch HBO online without cable by subscribing to its standalone streaming service, HBO Now. HBO Now has now renamed to simply HBO.

The latest streaming service from the company is HBO Max, offering a premium selection of programs. Most HBO Go and HBO Now customers can switch over to HBO Max without additional cost.

What is HBO Max?

Launched in 2020, HBO Max is HBO’s premium online streaming service. In addition to the full catalogue of HBO series and movies, HBO Max brings together 10,000 hours of content from companies under WarnerMedia, including Warner Bros., CNN, Adult Swim, TBS, Cartoon Network, HBO, and TNT. Its lineup includes full series of several classic sitcom hits, new DC Entertainment series, the complete library of Studio Ghibli films, and plenty of original programming featuring big-name actors and producers. Most existing HBO Go and HBO Now customers can switch over to HBO Max and its expanded library at no extra cost.

Stream blockbuster movies on the same day they premiere in theatres on HBO Max

HBO Max has also become the global go-to for blockbuster movies, with same-day streaming of all Warner Bros. movies on HBO Max to coincide with movie theatre premieres. As of 2022 all movie titles—from Oscar bait, to superhero flicks, to kid-friendly fare—are available to stream on HBO Max for 30 days from theatrical release. HBO Max has also introduced two payment tiers, with both an ad-supported subscription price, and a slightly more expensive ad-free subscription option.

* ExpressVPN is a VPN service not intended to be used as a means of copyright circumvention. Please read the ExpressVPN Terms of Service and HBO Terms of Use for more details.

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How to stream on your TV with ExpressVPN

Ways to stream ExpressVPN on your TV

Using ExpressVPN means secure streaming in blazing-fast HD! Here are four ways to stream with a VPN:

  • Download the app to a smart TV. If you have a TV that can install the ExpressVPN app directly, such as Amazon Fire TV or Android TV, just search for the app and install!

  • Connect via HDMI cable. Simply run an HDMI cable from another device with ExpressVPN installed to your TV. Don’t have an HDMI cable handy? Try mirroring or casting instead.

  • Use MediaStreamer. Though MediaStreamer doesn’t offer the privacy protection of a VPN, it works with devices like Apple TV and gaming consoles that normally can’t install a VPN.

  • Use a VPN-enabled router. With ExpressVPN installed on your router, every device in your home—including your smart TV—can enjoy all the benefits of a VPN. This even covers devices that can’t install a VPN directly.

Besides smart TVs, ExpressVPN also works with a wide range of devices—and you can connect up to 5 at the same time with a single subscription!

Servers all over the world

ExpressVPN users can connect to server locations in 94 countries and counting, including:


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