HBO is well known for providing some of the best original programming
on TV. HBO is the longest-running premium TV service in America and is responsible
behind some of the most commercially and critically successful series ever made such as
Game of Thrones, The Sopranos, True Detective and Curb your enthusiasm to name but a few.
Now with HBO’s new streaming service HBO now, fans have unfettered to the
company’s entire repository on demand. The problem? It’s not available in Ireland.
Access HBO Now in Ireland
The good news is there is a workaround. The better news is this method will also give you access to a variety of other streaming services that currently do not provide services in Ireland such as HULU, DAZN and BBC iPlayer.
How to set up HBO Now in Ireland
HBO now is geo-blocked for use in the US only. So, for HBO Now to work in Ireland HBO needs to think you are accessing the service from the US. To solve this problem, you can virtually change your location using a VPN Service.
A VPN service works by routing your devices internet connection through a server provided by the VPN service. This means when your data is transmitted over the internet, it comes from the VPN providers server rather than your own computer.
Most VPN providers have servers located all over the world so you can change your location to wherever you choose. In this case you will need to select a server in the US.
Its really all very simple.
- Sign up to a VPN provider. We recommend Nord VPN.
- Create a HBO Now account.
It’s really that simple. Nord VPN has over 1700 US server so there is no shortage of options for streaming HBO. It’s also the most competitively priced at just $53 per-year at the time of writing this.
Can I Use a Free VPN instead?
You can use a free VPN to access HBO but its not recommended. Free VPNs servers tend to be saturated with traffic and as such run very slowly so you will likely run into buffering issues when streaming HBO.