HBO NOW IN AUSTRALIA

HBO NOW IN AUSTRALIA

HOW TO WATCH HBO NOW IN AUSTRALIA

 

Step-by-step tutorial on how to watch HBO NOW in Australia

 

SUPPORTED DEVICES

HBO NOW is a brand-new service which allows you to watch popular HBO shows without a cable subscription (this is what sets it apart form HBO GO).  The only clincher is … you can’t get HBO NOW outside the USA … until now, that is!

 

With our USA IP address solution, you can watch HBO NOW in Australia.  And best of all, you can do it on your iPad or iPhone!  What about Apple TV?  While it isn’t directly supported, you can use AirPlay to broadcast your videos right to your Apple TV screen!

 

 

iOS

 

iPhones & iPads

iOS 6.0 and newer

 

APPLE TV

Apple TV is not supported directly:

Install HBO NOW on yor iPad or iPhone

and broadcast videos on AppleTV via AirPlay.

 

 

 

HBO NOW IN AUSTRALIA

WHY DO YOU NEED IT

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PREMIUM CONTENT

HBO NOW features all kinds of exciting premium content that you can’t watch without an HBO NOW subscription!  Even though HBO broadcasts in many regions, this content is exclusive to HBO NOW.

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FRESH MOVIES

HBO NOW gives you access to the newest movie releases!  If you are sick of waiting weeks to watch exciting new flicks, you need HBO NOW.

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MOST POPULAR TV SHOWS

Sick of being shut out of Game of Thrones and other hot TV shows?  It’s time to get around HBO’s ridiculous restrictions.  HBO NOW gives you access to GoT, Veep, and other exciting series!  Never fall behind again!

READY TO GET HBO NOW IN AUSTRALIA?

Join thousands of Australians who are watching HBO NOW.  It only takes a few minutes to get set up!

HOW TO WATCH HBO NOW IN AUSTRALIA

Our simple four-step guide will help you get started with HBO NOW in Australia.  Each step takes only a few minutes to complete.  You can get this solution set up right away so you can started watching right away.  If there’s a hot show on tonight you just can’t stand to miss, no worries.  You’ll be up and running in plenty of time!

STEP 1

SWITCH YOUR APPLE ID TO US APP STORE ACCOUNT

1-2 MINUTES

First, you need to switch your Australian App Store account to a US App Store account.  This list looks intimidating, but don’t worry.  It really is very fast and easy.  We just wanted to type out all the steps for you so you get it right the first time.

Exit your Australian App Store account:

  1. Tap Settings
  2. Select iTunes & AppStore
  3. Tap your Apple ID
  4. Select Sign Out

Create your new US AppStore account (you will need some additional email address which is accessible from your iPad or iPhone):

  1. Tap App Store
  2. Find any FREE app
  3. Tap GET and INSTALL
  4. Select Create New Apple ID
  5. Select United States
  6. Fill in all the fields (use your additional email address) and click Next
  7. Leave None as a payment option and click Next
  8. Enter some US address and any valid US  address and ZIP code (90210 e.g.). Click Next.
  9. Verify your email address
  10. Your US App Store account is ready!

Download HBO NOW:

  1. Tap App Store
  2. Find HBO NOW app
  3. Tap GET and INSTALL
  4. Don’t launch it until you get US IP address (proceed to STEP 2)

 

TIPS & TRICKS:

  • In order to get “None” offered as a payment option, you MUST select the FREE app.
  • If you want to switch back to your Australian Apple ID, you can do so by signing out of your US Apple ID.
  • With your US Apple ID, you can now download tons of awesome apps which are only available in the US App Store (Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, etc.)!

 

 

STEP 2

GET US IP ADDRESS

 

2-3 MINUTES

Your second step is to get an IP address in the USA to trick HBO into believing you are located in America.

You can do this by subscribing to USA IP Address Solutions:

  1. Open this web page:  http://get.usa-ip-address.com/
  2. Select preferred Pricing Plan.
  3. Click Subscribe.
  4. Pay with your PayPal account or a credit card (in that case PayPal account will be created automatically)

Check your email inbox for an email from USA IP Address Solutions.  The subject will read, “Your Account is Ready”:

  1. Follow the instructions in the message.
  2. Download and launch OpenVPN using the username and password provided.
  3. A connection will be established, and an IP address in the USA will be assigned to your device!

 

TIPS & TRICKS:

  • Can’t find the email?  It’s probably in your spam folder.  Sometimes these messages get marked as junk by mistake.  If you still can’t find it, you can always contact the company at  [email protected].  Provide your transaction ID and they will resend your credentials to the proper address.
  • You can choose any pricing plan, but the best deal is the annual package, which provides you with a 42% discount.  It costs just $5.75 per month.  That’s right—less than you’d pay for two cups of coffee!

 

STEP 3

LAUNCH HBO NOW AND ENJOY IT!

 

1 MINUTE

Now you are all set!  You have a USA IP address, and need only launch the HBO NOW app.

Subscribe to HBO NOW:

  1. Exit OpenVPN Connect app (leave it connected).
  2. Launch HBO NOW app.
  3. Fill in all necessary data and subscribe to HBO NOW.

Now you have HBO NOW in Australia!

 

TIPS & TRICKS:

  • Need to top up your US App Store account?  Use an iTunes gift card.

 

 

TUTORIAL VIDEO ON HOW TO WATCH NETFLIX USA IN AUSTRALIA

For all you visual learners, we’ve put together a series of video tutorials to help you get set up on HBO NOW.  Just select your device below and hit play.  And remember, if you have any questions, you can always contact us directly for assistance.

HOW TO WATCH HBO NOW

KEY FACTS IN DETAIL

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EXIT YOUR LOCAL APP STORE ACCOUNT

In order to create your new US App Store account, you must first sign out of your local Australian App Store account!

Tip:  Create a new email address first.  That way you have an address you can use to register your US App Store account with.  Keep the two accounts and addresses separate at all times.

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GET ANY FREE APP FROM YOUR APP STORE WHILE UNSIGNED.

It’s important to tap on any app that is FREE while you are unsigned from your local App Store to start US App Store registration process. This will prevent you from getting dragged into a billing address verification which will result in your having to enter in credit card details in later steps.

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USE SOME NEW EMAIL ADDRESS TO REGISTER US APP STORE ACCOUNT

It’s important to use some other email address than the one assigned to your current App Store account when you register your US App Store account.  Why?  You will keep the two App Store accounts separate this way and you can keep using both of them.

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SWITCH TO USA iTUNES ACCOUNT

You will have to switch your local App Store/iTunes account to a USA account before you can download the HBO NOW app.  Remember, that app is not available to customers outside of North America.  That’s why this is the first step in the process!

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SELECT “NONE” AS THE PAYMENT OPTION

This is the most important step in the process!  You need to select “None” as your preferred payment method (see the screen on the left), and then fill in all the necessary fields.  Find any valid US address on Google Maps and use it!  When you are done, Apple will send you a verification code to the email address you have provided.  You can then use that to verify your Apple ID in the USA.

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GET HBO NOW APP

Now that you have a US Apple ID, your local App Store will automatically change from the Australian version to the American one.  Huzzah!  You will see a ton of new apps that were not available to you previously.  Download anything you like!  To find the HBO NOW app, just run a search for it in the upper right.  When it comes up, download and install it.  Do not launch it until you get the USA IP address!

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GET USA IP ADDRESS

HBO will not believe you are located in America unless you have a US IP address.  With http://get.usa-ip-address.com/, it’s simple to get it set up!  Just pick any plan you like and subscribe.  You will be given detailed instructions for setting up the US IP address.  These will be sent to your email address along with your username and password.

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CONNECT THROUGH OPENVPN

Once you have downloaded the OpenVPN app, you need to open it and establish a connection. This will assign US IP address to your device.

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MAKE SURE YOUR OPENVPN IS ON

OpenVPN is the program that keeps your USA IP address active.  When the program is turned off, your Australian IP address will be visible.  Turn it ON, and websites will detect a US IP address when you browse.  You need to have OpenVPN turned ON before you launch the HBO NOW app and register your HBO NOW account.

HOW TO SETUP AMERICAN NETFLIX IN AUSTRALIA

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Can I use this solution for more than one device?  Or am I limited to just my iPad, or just my iPhone, or …?

Sarah Davis, Sydney, Australia

 

With this USA IP address solution, you can access HBO NOW on any iDevice it is available on, and as many devices as you choose!  You just have to get them all connected using OpenVPN.

Can I use this solution for more than one device?  Or am I limited to just my iPad, or just my iPhone, or …?

Dan Smith, Brisbane, Australia

 

 

There are two costs involved in getting HBO NOW in Australia.  HBO NOW itself costs $15 per month through Apple, the exclusive digital provider.  Your USA IP address also carries a cost.  It’s $9.99 per month, or you can buy an annual package which costs just $5.75 per month.  Not bad!  That’s less than a couple cups of coffee, and you get to watch Game of Thrones!

I’m an American getting shipped overseas by my company to work in Australia.  Can I use this service to access HBO NOW?

Cathy Lane, Portland, USA

 

 

Yes!  If you have HBO NOW and are worried about losing access (or you are planning on signing up once you are in Australia), you won’t by signing up for an IP address in the USA.  This will ensure you can access HBO NOW anywhere.

Is this going to slow down my internet?  I don’t want to waste time on this if it’s just going to slow down the video streaming. 

Nathan Jones, Perth, Australia

 

 

 

No, in fact, it will probably speed up your connection!  Think about it.  Your US IP address server is physically located in the USA, and so are the HBO NOW servers.

 

How can I do this without a US billing address?  I’m confused.  What address do I put in when I register?

Mark Wilson, Melbourne, Australia

 

 

 

 

The trick is to select “None” as your payment option when you are switching to a USA iTunes account.  This will allow you to enter in any valid US mailing address (just grab one at random from Google Maps) without worrying about it for billing purposes. 

 

 

What do I need to download to get this to work?

Tiffany Dawson, Sydney, Australia

 

 

 

 

 

You will need to download the OpenVPN Connect, a standard VPN application used by a large number of VPN service providers.  This is the program that connects your device to the USA IP address you are purchasing.  You will also need the HBO NOW app.

 

 

 

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