How to Sign Up for HBO Now

If you’ve read our review of HBO Now and decided you would like to set up an account, check out our detailed list of instructions below for the step-by-step process on how to do this. We’ll be doing this on an Android phone and Windows computer, but the process should be essentially the same no matter which device you are using.

To Sign up for HBO Now

1. Choose your device and open the app store

To sign up for HBO Now, you must have a compatible device from which to download the app. Though you can stream from after you have signed up, you cannot actually sign up for HBO Now on your desktop computer. Begin by selecting your device, and opening the app store. For a list of devices compatible with HBO Now, scroll to the bottom of this tutorial.

Open your chosen app store

2. Search for HBO Now and download it

Type “HBO Now” into your search bar and select the HBO Now app, which should be the first one to appear. Tap Install, and wait for the app to download on your device. Agree to any permissions you need to in order to use the app.

Search for HBO Now in your app store

3. Open HBO Now and choose to register or start the one-month free trial

Open your newly installed app by tapping Open after the download is complete, or finding the new HBO Now icon on your device’s home page. The HBO Now app may present you with a few options. On a screen that asks you to sign in, select Register Here to open a new account. You may also be offered the option of a one-month free trial, in which case you can select Start Your Free Trial. Why not use HBO Now for free for a month?

4. Enter your information and click “Register for HBO Now”

Tap inside each of the available boxes to type in your First Name, Last Name, Email Address, and choose and confirm a Password. Add your ZIP Code, and then tap the box to agree to the Terms and Conditions and the Privacy Policy. Click the blue Register for HBO Now button to register your account.

Enter your information and click Register for HBO Now

5. Choose a payment plan and subscribe to HBO Now

On this screen, you will be presented with some options about how you will pay for your HBO Now subscription. Click Continue to choose either Paypal, or a credit card as a payment option. Fill out your credit card information or sign into your Paypal account to continue.  

You can then click Subscribe to verify the details of your payment plan. You will get a confirmation screen that your payment was successful, Note, if you are signing up for the free trial, your account will not be charged until your month is over. You can cancel the free trial at any time.You will be asked to choose a notification preference, so you can select from these options based on your own preferences.

Choose a payment plan and click Subscribe

6. Click “Start Watching” to begin streaming HBO content.

You will be taken to the HBO Now main screen, where you can select the blue Start Watching button. Here you will be taken to a screen where you can start searching for that HBO content to watch!

Click Start Watching to begin browsing HBO Now's library

Compatible HBO Now Devices

Review the list below to see if your device is compatible with HBO Now:

  • Amazon Kindle Fire Tablets (3rd generation or later)
  • Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV stick
  • Android Phones and Android Tablets (Android 4.2 or later)
  • Android TV
  • Apple TV
  • iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch (iOS 8.0 or later)
  • Playstation (3 or later)
  • Roku (2nd generation or later)
  • Samsung Smart TV
  • Xbox 360 or Xbox One

After you have subscribed to HBO Now through one of these providers, you can use HBO Now on your computer so long as it has Windows Vista or later (or if you’re an Apple user, Mac OS 10.6 or later). You can use Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, or Apple Safari as your web browser to stream from


That's it!  You're all set to use HBO Now! To get started streaming HBO content, visit our next tutorial on how to use HBO Now on a computer. If you want to use your compatible device, jump over to our tutorial on using HBO Now on a compatible device (here).