HBO fans now have the freedom to choose the streaming service they prefer as opposed to the traditional way of using HBO. They now watch their favorite programs using different methods, whether seated at home, on the bus or even at work. This freedom came from two HBO’s streaming services known as HBO GO and HBO NOW which allows fans to enjoy the wonders of HBO.


HBO NOW is a stand-alone package. This means it doesn’t require a cable subscription to make use of it, unlike HBO GO. Many people (normally referred to as cord cutters) probably want ways to get good entertainment and movies without paying for several channels which they will never watch all in the name of subscription. With HBO NOW, you can stream every HBO content including movies, documentaries, shows and original series without subscribing. You can even watch live programming as it airs on regular cable television

This HBO NOW streaming can be done on several supported devices including Android phones, tablets, Amazon Fire tablets, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, iOS phones and tablets, PlayStation 3 and 4, Roku boxes and sticks, Chromecast from your supported phone or tablet, Select Samsung Smart TVs and your personal computer.

How does HBO NOW work?

To get started, you must first subscribe from the app and never through the web browser. Then choose how you want to watch, whether it’s on a TV, computer or mobile device. Currently, you can only download the app on Apple devices (iPad or iPhone with iOS 7.0 or higher), Android devices (with 4.2 or new) and Amazon Fire tablets (third generation or new). After downloading the app, create your account and then log in from any of the supported devices.

Anytime you sign in to your HBO NOW account on a computer or mobile device, you can view all of the content available such as series, movies, comedy and documentaries. You can also see what’s coming soon and view a live schedule of the programming HBO is airing on all of its channels for that day. Additionally, there is no limit to the number of devices you can use with your HBO NOW subscription, so multiple people can be signed in at once.

You can subscribe to HBO NOW through the App or through your internet provider if your provider is either Frontier, Google Fiber, Liberty Optimum, Service Electric, or Verizon.

Does HBO NOW cost anything?

Yes. HBO NOW is currently offering a free 30-day trial. After that, the service costs $14.99 monthly and will continue to charge you every month, unless you disable the “auto-renewal” option in the app. Students subscribe at only $9.99 monthly.

Whatever cable subscribers get with HBO, you get with HBO NOW.