HBO GO has a long range of fantastic shows available for online streaming. Unfortunately you need to be located in the US in order to watch HBO GO – that is unless you use Unlocator.

Like many other US streaming services and websites access to HBO GO is restricted to the US. The Unlocator DNS service removes the geographical blocks from HBO and many other streaming services.

When you use Unlocator you will no longer be meet by “To access HBO GO℠, you must reside within the fifty states of the United States of America. If you reside in this area and are still experiencing difficulties, please contact your television provider.

How to watch HBO Outside the US

You Need to Subscribe to HBO

Before you start getting your hopes up to high you need to realize that in order to access HBO GO, you need access to an American cable subscription. For some reason HBO has decided that you can only get access to their content via a cable subscription. On the bright side Unlocator unblocks so many different streaming services that you will be well entertained even without HBO.

So in order to get started with HBO GO outside the US you need

  • An American Cable subscription with HBO included.
  • An Unlocator account, which will remove the geographic restrictions put in place by HBO.

How to Unblock HBO Go Outside the US

Setting up Unlocator is very easy indeed. First sign up for a free trial account. Then configure either your device or router by following the setup guides. If you decide to configure your router then every device connected will become unblocked. Alternatively just configure each device individually if you want to control each device.

Once you have set up your device(s) and restarted them along with your router, then log in to your Unlocator account and verify that you have 3 green check marks. From then on HBO will think you are located in the US whenever you use their apps or website.

Stream HBO Content From Anywhere

So once you have succeeded with the setup above you are good to go and all of a sudden you can stream Games of Thrones, True Detective, Boardwalk Empire, Six Feet Under and The Wire to name a few.

As mentioned above you need access to an American cable subscription to access HBO. However, the Unlocator unblocking service allow you to watch plenty of sites that are either free to use or easy to sign up for. Services like Netflix, CBS, NBC, BBC iPlayer, MLB (removes blackouts), WWE and many more all work with Unlocator.


My name is Bradley Andrews. I'm a strong believer in online freedom and unrestricted Internet access. I write about VPN, privacy and website unblocking.


  1. How do you compare StrongVPN with Hotspot Shield? Before Hotspot, I was unable to open the app. After installing it, I was successful in opening HBOGO, but unsuccessful in signing in to my account. For some reason, it still detects I’m out of the country. Am I missing a step here?

    • I never use Hotspot Shield as it simple does not work for unblocking services. Their servers always get blocked.

  2. Any tips/ideas on how to get HBO GO if you’re not living in the US, but would be perfectly willing to pay the cable fee for HBO just to get access to all the fun stuff?

    • At the moment all I can think about is to team up with someone you know in the US and pay for their HBO.

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