HBO is always on the top of watchlist of every binge-watcher. The shows that are available on this streaming service are not available on any other media source. So, you can imagine how popular this platform is.
With HBO Now and HBO Go, you can watch a wide range of content available on its library. You can watch content anywhere on the screening device whether it is TV, computer or laptop. But the main concern is that you can’t watch HBO outside the US. If you are from the US and have valid login credentials for HBO Go and Now, then only you can watch the content seamlessly through these apps.
While traveling to a different location with HBO signed in from the device, you may come across streaming error like ‘HBO not available in the area’. At this point in time, there is no need to feel disappointed. There is a number of workarounds which will help you come out of this situation.
I am not putting stress on downloading the content illegally but I am just trying to tell you that how you can access HBO after paying a subscription for the service.
- Get a VPN: This is supposed to be the simple and renowned way of watching content outside the home location. By making use of VPN software, you can change the location of the computer or IP address of the machine temporarily. The server will think as if you are in your home location and provide the content seamlessly. You just have to log in to the VPN account through US servers.
But, there are some companies like Hulu and Netflix that doesn’t support VPN or doesn’t allow streaming through VPN. The number of VPN’s that allow streaming through these platforms is less as compared to those allowing HBO. Now, it depends on you which VPN you have chosen. You can try any popular name available on the internet. The only thing that is required is a Proper internet connection with proper bandwidth.
- HBO Now force Resolution: As such no option is available to set the resolution on HBO Go manually. Moreover, you can’t sense the speed of network on HBO. If you have turned on the Force resolution mode on HBO, then it will automatically switch the video quality to normal from HD if the signal strength is poor.
You just need to open the favorite content on HBO from your laptop or computer browser and install the plugin named ‘HBO force resolution’. This allows the HBO to change the resolution to 360p from 1080p in case of a problem with the network.
- Sling Box: You can purchase SlingBox and enjoy content from Home DVR while on vacation. If you have Dish network with DVR, then you will get in-built Sling. You can save the data in DVR and watch it while you are on vacation. This is the easiest and economical way of watching HBO content outside the US. Don’t forget to start recording the show before going out of your home, otherwise, you will not be able to watch it.