HBO Max is a super-popular streaming service. Here you can stream shows like Game of Thrones, Veep, Chernobyl, and other original HBO productions. Are you looking for a way to stream HBO Max abroad? Follow these instructions to watch HBO Max abroad a few minutes from now!

The article will show you how to get an HBO Max subscription if the service is unavailable in your country. But, we will also show you how you can use your existing HBO Max subscription if you currently reside in a country without this popular streaming service. In other words, you are about to find answers to all your HBO Max-related questions.

Keep on reading and you will be ready to watch House of the Dragons, Game of Thrones, and all the other awesome content on HBO Max very soon.

Watching Game of Thrones season 8 on HBO Max.
Watching Game of Thrones season 8 on HBO Max.

HBO Max started as a streaming service in the USA, but it has since then spread to lots of countries worldwide. As a result, you might very well have a subscription to HBO Max already. But, what can you do if you do not have a subscription yet?

Are you looking for a really detailed walkthrough showing you how to watch HBO Max abroad? Visit the following article:

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I am watching Game of Thrones season 7 on HBO Now (episode Dragonstone)

How to get an HBO Max subscription if you do not have one yet?

If you live in a country without HBO Max, you can easily get a subscription. What you will need is a VPN subscription to either PureVPN or ExpressVPN. You can click the buttons below to get an additional discount as you visit the websites of both companies.

Visit the ExpressVPN website– get ready to watch HBO NOW abroad –

ExpressVPN gives you three months for free if you sign up for 12 months! ExpressVPN can be used on five devices at the same time, and has a 30-day full refund policy! Besides letting you stream HBO Max abroad, you can also use ExpressVPN to access several Netflix regions and to unblock popular TV networks such as ITV, BBC, Tenplay, ARD, ZDF, CBS, NBC, FOX, and lots of others.

Visit the PureVPN website– and watch HBO NOW abroad easily –

PureVPN has a 31-day money-back guarantee, and you can use one subscription at five places simultaneously. PureVPN is making it really easy to stream online as you use their so-called streaming mode. Here you choose which service you are interested in, and you will automatically be connected to a server working with your selected streaming service!

Have you bought a VPN subscription? Now you are ready to register your HBO Max account and start the streaming experience.

  • Purchase a VPN subscription to ExpressVPN or PureVPN.
  • Download the VPN client to your device.
  • Connect to a server in the USA or in another country with HBO Max available.
  • Visit, register an account, and purchase a subscription.
  • You are now ready to rock!
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I am unable to use my existing HBO Max subscription at my current location. What can I do?

You already own an HBO Max subscription, but as the service is unavailable in your country, you cannot stream any HBO content. What can be done about this?

It is very easy. Just like you needed a VPN to change your IP address above, you need to use the VPN services of either PureVPN or ExpressVPN once again.

  • Connect to a VPN server in a country with support for HBO Max.
  • You can use your current subscription to stream HBO Max, even if the VPN is connected to a server in a different country than where the subscription is registered.

In other words, if your HBO Max subscription is registered in Hungary, you can still connect to a VPN server in the United States and enjoy your current HBO Max subscription.

How to create your HBO Max account in Windows/Macintosh?

You will need to create an HBO Max account before you start watching. You can create a new account using the HBO Max application on your Android or iOS device or you can sign up at the HBO Max website. But, if you sign up using the website, you will need an American payment card. Or, you can purchase an HBO Gift Card, redeem it, and create an account using the money from the gift card. In that way, you can create an HBO Max account and pay for your HBO Max account without having an American payment card.

How to create an HBO Account on other devices?

If you have an Amazon account, you can purchase an HBO Max subscription through your Amazon account. If you have an Android device with the HBO Max application installed, you can purchase a subscription using the payment card that is connected to your Google account (even if it is issued outside the United States). The same is true if you sign up through the Apple Store.

If you use a Windows computer this is how easy it is to sign up for HBO Max and start watching from all across the world. However, if you use an Apple device or an Android device things are a bit different, so read on to find out how to watch HBO Max on an Android device or an iOS system abroad.

Watch HBO Max on Android and iOS systems abroad

It is easy to watch HBO Max on Android systems. First and foremost you will need the ExpressVPN/PureVPN application downloaded to your system and of course the HBO Max application. There are two ways to get hold of the HBO Now application:

  1. Download manually the HBO Max APK file and install it. It will be presented as something from an unknown source, but install it and you have it ready. You download it from here.
  2. Or you have to create a new Google account registered in the USA. Open the Google Play Store, use this account, and you will find the HBO Now application at once.

To later use the actual HBO Now application you will need to use PureVPN or ExpresssVPN to get an American IP address.

It is a bit complicated to watch HBO Max on an iOS system from abroad. You can read more about how to watch HBO Max with an Apple ID on an iPad, iPhone or Apple TV in this article.

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What is the difference between HBO Max and HBO Go?

HBO Max is the solution for those who do not have a cable TV subscription to HBO. If you have an HBO subscription with your cable provider you probably have the right to enjoy and see HBO Go for free, so just check the website and you will find out within shortly. HBO Max is the product for those who do not have an HBO subscription at home, but who still want to watch Game of Thrones, True Detective, The Sopranos, Girls, True Blood, Vice, Veep, Entourage and so much more cool stuff. When it comes to content the products HBO Now and HBO Go have the same content.

Can I watch HBO live stream online as well?

If you want to watch HBO live without the chance to look through the library and so, just simply to watch the live stream, then the solution is to sign up for Hulu Live TV. They do have an HBO live stream available but notice that this is just a bonus that costs extra which needs to be added to the basic subscription, so it will be a costly experience, but it is possible. Press the link above for more information on how that works.

The predecessor of HBO Max was titled HBO Now and it launched in March 2015.

Have you got any comments or questions? Use the comment field beneath and I will do my best to answer eventual questions, making sure that you will be able to stream HBO Now all across the world!

25 thoughts on “How to watch HBO Max abroad?”

  1. I reside in the philippines. I cannot use my account to get HBO now app from the iTunes Store. Is there a way like the android’s apk that I can download hbonow for iPad?

  2. I believe this article might be a bit out of date, because I do not manage to download and get the HBO Now application for my Android device following these instructions. Can you please help me out, because i would love to stream HBO Now on my Android in England.

    1. Thanks for telling Jonathan,
      you are right, it is a bit outdated. Will do my best to update the information about how to get HBO Now for Android and iOS systems within shortly. Except from that the VPN solutions described here still work 🙂

    2. Just updated the article now, meaning that the instructions about streaming HBO Now on Android devices and downloading the HBO Now application for Android now should work!

    3. Jonathan. it could be possible HBO Go’s app isn’t available over your region’s play store. yes, in case you’re unaware. -each region will open a different store, showing results of apps that are available and working in your region. so if you’re unable to, you can always, always use a vpn . but before that, you’ll have to turn of your phone’s location and clear your cache, then use a vpn like ivacy or express or ipvanish to get around this issue.

  3. Just got IPVanish to stream the new season of Game of Thrones on HBO Now, but still get the geo-error message. What’s wrong?

    1. There might be some IPVanish servers blocked by HBO Now, but lots of them work. Just connected to server in USA – Atlanta – atl-a01, and it worked at once (first server I tried). Try this or some other, and you should be able to stream Game of Thrones or whatever HBO Now content you want a see right away!

      1. Thank you! I have now watched the first episodes of the new Game of Thrones season using IPVanish. Thanks a lot for helping out so this will work!

  4. Just finished the latest season of Game of Thrones. Will there be new seasons coming soon, or was this the end? Thanks for the instructions.

    1. Hey there Joseph, I do not know when the eight season of Game of Thrones will come to HBO Now, but I guess it will be someime in May next year, following the tradition from earlier years when it comes to releasing new seasons.

  5. Big Little Lies was fantastic, thanks for sharing how I can legally stream HBO Now outside the US and watch for a service that I pay for.

    1. Do you have an HBO Now account in the USA? If so, follow the instructions here to watch HBO Now in the USA in Portugal. If you live in Portugal and have an HBO Go subscription (in Portugal), then enjoy it. If you have an HBO Go subscription in Portugal, but currently reside outside Portugal, then you need a Portuguese IP address for this to work.

  6. I just looked through the article to make sure that it is up to date, and it is! Enjoy watching HBO Now overseas, or wherever you might be in the world! That is especially important now in the summer season as you leave the USA for a holiday, and suddenly discover that you cannot stream Game of Thrones, Vice, Westworld, or one of your other favorite HBO shows at your current location!

  7. I have just updated the content of this guide on how to watch HBO Now abroad, and I have also renewed the design, making the site much easier to read, visit, maneuver, and enjoy. If you should have any question related to streaming HBO Now in Europe or elsewhere, use the comment field here and I will do my best to help!

  8. Game of Thrones season 8 is now online on HBO Now. Follow these instructions to watch the first episode and the upcoming episodes online! If you need any help, just write a comment!

    1. Thanks for keeping it up to date. A great help to everyone of us with an HBO Now subscription who are eager to watch Game of Thrones season 8 online, but cannot access it cause we are currently traveling the world…

    1. Of course, always up to date and presenting a VPN provider and all the solutions you need to stream HBO Now abroad!

    1. Yes, you can… Use one of the recommended VPM services, and you will be able to stream HBO Max all across the world as well!

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