How to Set Up HBO Go on an iPhone

Like many of the most popular video service options in the market, HBO has a streaming video app that is compatible with a number of different devices.

One of these compatible devices is the iPhone, which means that you can watch HBO movies and TV shows directly on an iPhone.

The ability to use the HBO Go app requires you to meet a couple of criteria, however. The first thing that you will need is an HBO subscription with your cable provider.

If you have that, then you just need to confirm that your provider is one of the ones that offer HBO Go access to their subscribers. You can view a list of cable providers that support HBO Go here.

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How to Download HBO GO on an iPhone

HBO Go for the iPhone is offered as a free downloadable app. In order to download and install the app, you will need to know the Apple ID password for the iPhone on which you want to download the app.

Note that streaming video on your iPhone can use a lot of data if you are connected to a cellular network. If you are connected to a Wi-Fi network, however, you will not be using your data from your monthly allotment. Read this article to learn how you can tell if you are connected to a cellular or Wi-Fi network.

Step 1: Open the App Store.

open the app store

Step 2: Tap the Search option at the bottom of the screen.

select the search option

Step 3: Type hbo go into the search field at the top of the screen, then select the hbo go search result.

search for hbo go

Step 4: Tap the Get button to the right of HBO Go, tap Install, then enter your Apple ID password when prompted.

install the app

Step 5: Tap the Open button to launch the app.

open hbo go

How to Watch HBO Go on an iPhone

Now that you have downloaded, installed and opened the app, it is time to sign in with your cable provider information. You will need to know the username and password that you use to sign into your account with your cable provider.

The steps below will assume that the HBO Go app is still open from the last step in the previous section.

Step 1: Tap the Sign In button if you have used HBO Go before, or tap the Sign Up button if you have not.

choose to sign up or sign in

Step 2: Tap the Select Your Television Provider option.

select your television provider

Step 3: Select your television provider from the list of available choices.

choose your provider from the list

Step 4: Enter the username and password for your cable subscription account, then tap the Sign In button. Note that this screen will look different depending upon who your cable provider is.

sign in with your cable subscription credentials

Step 5: You can then browse through the movies and TV shows until you find one that you want to watch. Simply select the video, then tap the play button to begin watching.

select a movie or tv show to play on hbo go

Now that you know how to set up HBO Go on an iPhone, you can start streaming movies and TV shows from that service on your mobile device.

Would you like to be able to watch HBO Go and other streaming services like Netflix and Hulu on your TV? Then check out the Roku 3. It connects directly to your TV and offers an enormous selection of streaming video and music apps.

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