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Easy way to Activate HBO Now

In this article, we would be discussing how to activate HBO Now on supported devices.

HBO Now is a streaming service that gives its subscribers access to the latest collection of movies, blockbusting shows, and TV series. Unlike HBO Go, HBO Now is a standalone app and you don’t need a pay-TV Provider to stream this service. Its pricing plan is around $14.99 monthly.

However, with the launch of HBO Max that features a combined content from HBO Now and HBO Go with some exclusive new content included all at the same pricing plan with HBO Now, we’ve seen tonnes of HBO Now users now updating to the HBO Max app instead.

If you are however seeking a means on how to activate HBO Now. Simply read this guide. Be aware however that you need to sign up first to HBO and subscribe to the app. You can do this on your mobile by visiting hbo.com/signin. The next thing you have to do to activate HBO Now on your device is to install the app and activate your account on activate.hbonow.com    

Supported Devices on HBO Now

  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Apple TV
  • Google Chromecast
  • Roku
  • Android TV
  • iPhone/iPad,
  • Android Phone/Tablet
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • PlayStation
  • Xbox
  • LG Smart TV
  • Samsung Smart TV
  • Sony Smart TV
  • VIZIO Smart TV

Activate HBO Now

How to activate HBO Now on Amazon Fire TV

To activate HBO Now on Amazon Fire TV/FireStick, you would need to visit HBO Now activation website “activate.hbonow.com” and enter an activation code. To however get this activation code, you need to ensure you have the HBO Now application downloaded to your Fire TV. 

To activate HBO Now on your Amazon Fire TV, simply follow these steps:

  • Turn on your Amazon FireStick/ Fire TV and ensure you have a secure internet connection.
  • From your Fire TV Home Screen, visit the Amazon Store. From the Amazon Store, use the search icon to search for HBO Now.
  • Once found, click the app and install it on your device.
  • Once installed, the HBO Now the app can be accessed on your device apps list.
  • Go to your device apps list and launch HBO Now.
  • Once launched, you would be required to sign in to your HBO Now account. Please do so by entering your Fire TV username and password.
  • If you don’t have an account and haven’t bought a plan yet, you might want to do so now.
  • Once you’ve signed in, you would be granted an activation code. This would be displayed on the screen of your device.
  • To use this activation code, simply visit activate.hbonow.com using your mobile device or PC.
  • On this website, enter the activation code in the space provided and click “Activate”.
  • Once this is done, your subscription status would be reviewed and your device would instantly be activated. 

How to activate HBO Now on Apple TV

HBO Now can be streamed on almost all versions of Apple TV. To stream HBO Now on your Apple TV, however, you need to ensure you have the app installed on your device. You must also ensure you have signed up for HBO.

To activate HBO Now on your Apple TV, follow these steps:

  • Turn on your Apple TV and ensure it is securely connected to the internet.
  • From your Apple TV Home Screen, visit the Apple TV Apps Store.
  • On the Apps Store, use the search icon to search for HBO Now.
  • From the result, select HBO Now and install the app on your Apple TV. You can install the app by clicking on the cloud icon next to the app.
  • Once downloaded, you can launch the app on your Apps list on your device.
  • Simply visit the Apps list and launch HBO Now. Upon launching the app, you would be required to sign in to your HBO Now account. If you don’t have an HBO account, this might be the best time to create one and subscribe.
  • Once you’ve signed in, you would be granted an activation code. The activation code would appear on the screen of your device. Take note of this code.
  • Using your mobile device or PC, simply visit HBO Now activation website activate.hbonow.com.
  • On this website, enter your activation code in the space provided and click “Activate”.
  • Once done, your subscription status would be reviewed and your device would automatically be activated. 

How to activate HBO Now on Roku

HBO Now can be streamed on your Roku device once you’ve subscribed to the service, there are however specific versions of the device that is supported by HBO Now. Ensure you have HBO Now downloaded to your device from your Roku channels store before starting the activation process.

To activate HBO Now on your Roku device, simply follow these steps:

  • Turn on your Roku device and ensure it is connected to the internet.
  • From your Roku app home screen, simply visit the Roku Channel Store. 
  • On the Roku channel Store, select Streaming Channels.
  • Under streaming channels, use the search icon to search for HBO Now.
  • Once found click on the app and add the channel to your device.
  • Once added, you can access HBO Now on your Roku Channels list.
  • Simply launch the HBO Now app from your Roku Channel list, once launched simply sign in to the app using your HBO Now log-in details.
  • If you don’t have an HBO Now account, this might be the right time to create one.
  • Once you successfully sign in to HBO Now, you would be provided with an activation code, take a mental note of this code.
  • Using your mobile device or a PC, simply visit activate.hbonow.com and enter the activation code in the box provided.
  • Follow the prompts that appear thereafter and you would be granted activation after your subscription status has been reviewed.

How to activate HBO Now on Android TV

You can also have access to HBO Now on your Android TV. You however have to download and install the app to your Android TV using Google Play Store. You would be granted an activation code once you sign in to the app. This code would be used to activate your Android TV.

To activate HBO Now on Android TV, simply follow these steps:

  • Turn on your Android TV and ensure you have an active internet connection.
  • From your Android TV Home Screen, visit the Google Play Store.
  • On the Google Play Store, use the search icon to search for HBO Now on your device.
  • Once found, simply click on the app and install it on your device.
  • Once installed, go to your apps list on your Android TV and launch the app.
  • You would be requested to sign in to the app using your HBO Now account. If you don’t have an account, you should create one and select a plan at this point.
  • Once you’ve signed in, you would be granted an activation code. Simply take note of this activation code.
  • Using your mobile phone or PC, visit activate.hbonow.com and enter the activation code in the space provided. 
  • Once you’ve entered the correct activation code in the space provided, simply click “Activate”.
  • Once you’ve done this, your device would be automatically activated and you can start enjoying content from HBO Now on your device.

How to activate HBO Now on Xbox

HBO Now can also be streamed on Xbox One and Xbox 360. All you have to do is install the app to your console and sign in to HBO Now using a mobile phone or a PC. 

To activate HBO Now on Xbox, simply follow these steps:

  • From your Xbox Home Screen, visit the Microsoft Store on Xbox.
  • On the Microsoft Store, use the search icon to search for HBO Now.
  • Once you’ve found the app from the search result, simply download the app to your Xbox device.
  • Once downloaded, go to your Xbox apps list and launch HBO Now.
  • The moment you launch the app, you would be requested to sign in to HBO Now using your HBO account. 
  • Once you’ve signed in, you would be given an activation code. Please take note of this activation code.
  • activate.hbonow.com is the site to go to next. Visit this website using your mobile device or PC.
  • Enter your activation code in the space provided and click “Activate”
  • Once this is done, your device would automatically be activated and you can start streaming on HBO Now.

How to activate HBO Now on Samsung Smart TV

You can also watch HBO Now on several Smart TVs such as Vizio Smart TV, LG Smart TV, and some other supported Smart TVs. To however activate HBO Now on any of these Smart TVs, you need to activate HBO Now on activate.hbonow.com using your mobile phone or desktop.

To activate HBO Now on your Samsung Smart TV, simply follow these steps.

  • From your Samsung TV Home Screen, visit the Samsung Smart Hub.
  • On the Samsung Smart Hub, use the search icon to search for HBO Now.
  • Once you’ve found the app, click on it and install it.
  • Once installed, simply go to your apps list and launch HBO Now.
  • Once launched, you would be asked to sign in to your HBO account. If you don’t have an HBO Now account, you can create one at this point.
  • Once you’ve created your account and you’ve logged in, you would be given an activation code.
  • To use this activation code, simply visit activate.hbonow.com.
  • On this website, enter the activation code in the space provided and click “Activate”
  • Once this is done, your subscription status would be reviewed and your device is going to be activated.

How to activate HBO Now on PlayStation

HBO Now can also be streamed on Play Station 4 and 5. All you have to do is to install the HBO app on your device. Once it’s installed, you need to sign in to the app so you can get an activation code.

  • From your PlayStation, go to your Play Station Store
  • Once on the PlayStation store, use the search icon to search for HBO Now.
  • Once found, highlight the app and install it on your device.
  • Once installed, sign in to HBO Now.
  • Once you’ve signed in an activation code would be provided on your screen.
  • Copy this activation code and visit activate.hbonow.com using your mobile phone or desktop.
  • On the website, input this activation code in the box provided for you. Click “Activate” once this is done.
  • Once this is done, your device would be automatically accessed and activated once your subscription status has been reviewed.  

HBO Now activation not working 

HBO Now not activating on your device can be caused by several reasons. But there are the most likely reasons why activation might be hindered on your device and how to solve this.

  1. Wrong activation code: Before you start complex problem-solving techniques, be sure to address this simple issue first. As simple as this might look, it could be because your device isn’t activating. 
  2. Using an outdated browser: Ensure you are using the updated version of the browser you are using. Not all websites are supported during activation.
  3. Activation code expired: It’s very possible activation code could expire if you didn’t use it on time.
  4. HBO Now update: This issue could be from the app itself. try reinstalling the app. Uninstall first, reboot your device then reinstall the app.

HBO Now has been rebranded as HBO after the launch of HBO Max. HBO Go has however been discontinued on many streaming devices. You don’t need any TV Provider to stream HBO Now as it is a stand-alone app. You can stream all of HBO’s original series plus other exclusive shows documentaries and live coverage.

There you have it, a guide that would help you activate HBO Now on supported streaming devices. If this article helped and if there is any topic you would also want us to talk about, be sure to let us know. You may also want to check out how to sign in to HBO on Smart TV.

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