With HBO NOW you can watch big premieres as they air—plus your favorite episodes of HBO’s addictive series such as Game of Thrones, Westworld, My Brilliant Friend, and so much more.
In addition to getting new movies every week, you also get news, comedy specials, smart talk shows, thought-provoking documentaries, and the special events everyone’s talking about.
Getting started is easy. Just download the app to sign up for your free trial (afterward just $14.99/month. Free trial is for new customers only.). Watch on your favorite screen—phone, tablet, connected TV or gaming device—and on your computer at HBONOW.com. Cancel anytime.
Your subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Your iTunes will automatically be charged at the same price for renewal, as stated above, within 24-hours prior to the end of the current billing period. You can manage your subscription and/or turn off auto-renewal by visiting your iTunes Account Settings after purchase.
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Viewer reviews from iTunes
Constantly stopping to buffer. (1/5)
My HD Netflix and Hulu apps have no trouble playing in HD, but this app is blurry and frequently stops to buffer. I consulted Google and it appears this is a frequent problem. It needs to be fixed because I’m wondering why I’m paying for this if it stops at least fifteen times to buffer during one episode of Game of Thrones. - BasketCase209
Crashing with chromecast (2/5)
The app keeps crashing with chromecast - Brand Kaye
Worst streaming app out there (1/5)
No portrait support, lost of missing features when compared to Netflix and amazon prime now. Just today I had to uninstall and reinstall the app because it was “out of date” but when I went to update the app there was no update available.
Streaming quality is also sub par when compared with amazon or Netflix. The app seems to buffer a lot for no apparent reason.
This app needs to be redone from the ground up because in its current state, it’s a dumpster fire. - Synthetic sniper
No Spanish??? (2/5)
I want to see GOT in Spanish but this app don’t give us the option. - Natpeflo
Deberían poner contenido en español en todos los programas y no solo en en área de LATINO.
Como por ejemplo GOT no está en español. - jcjel
Awful app went through Hulu instead (1/5)
App freezes on my fire stick ! Awful. Went through Hulu instead to order as add on - yuck hbo now
Waste of time! (2/5)
It’s so difficult to sign in and forget trying to cancel your subscription! That is almost impossible to figure out! Once I figure it out I’m done! - Jess123456xyz
Poor interface (2/5)
I liked HBO however their app has a lot of flaws.
Parental controls are very awkward. You if you set limitations it takes affect for the account and there is no convenient way for the adults to watch shows at a higher rating without going into settings and changing the limitation for the entire account. Other app will let you just entere the PIN number to unlock a show to watch. Please enable this.
The List feature is episode specific for tv shows so if you watch a show you can’t use the list to navigate to the next episode. - OingoBongo
What am I paying for ? (1/5)
The shows keep freezing and glitching during every episode and time lapse is horrible . I can’t even enjoy a show without the glitch occurring . Sometimes it occurs more than 3 times in a role . Very disappointed - trruuueeitworks
Need Profile Options (2/5)
If multiple people stream using the app, separate profiles should be an option so each person can stream their own shows. Being able to create personal profiles within the app would make app utilization more pleasant. - JoeDmor
Not user friendly at all (1/5)
Compared to Netflix and prime , this app is very average . Doesn’t show continue watching .. no personal recommendations .. bad search capability , I can’t search with director names etc .. subtitles option always resets..genres are not proper etc.. shows are good though - upen.kadari
Shows are amazing (2/5)
Love the graphics and so much more. The legends and “magic,” behind all of GOT is reminiscent of Lord of the Rings. - lib7281
Its alright (3/5)
Never had a problem with it, I just wish you can put a download feature, other streaming subscriptions offer download features to watch later and charge less too. - Booooo plan b
I’m paying for a black screen (1/5)
I tape the app to open it up and all that happens is hbo now shows on my screen then it just goes black an nothing loads....i love in the city have great service and great WiFi.... - trenchmonkey92
No subtitles no more idiomas (1/5)
De que me sirve si todo es en puro inglés, pago por ver algo premium pero no cuentan con más idiomas ni subtítulos, solo inglés básico, que pobre! - amc9321
Doesn't even work (1/5)
Won't let me sing in - beetlemeyer
Update not restore purchase (3/5)
I’m so disappointed the app on my iPhone not connect only in my Apple TV 😠
After deleting and reinstall the app started to work on my phone. - Lyrechs
Needs a new look (3/5)
The app itself seems outdated not new but it’s up to date content wise and I had no issues streaming game of thrones for the premiere. So it could use a new layout but everything else is good to go. Haha, GO get it ?! 🤣 - Allke W
Amazing quality, but be prepared to wait (2/5)
I had considered giving this a 3-star review, but when you factor in the wait time, it doesn’t deserve 3. The UI is fairly easy to get used to, because I’ve never much minded searching for the shows I want to watch as long as I can access them rather quickly.
The quality is absolutely fantastic on my tv. I don’t have an HDTV but I of course can still stream 1080p.
What is a considerable disappointment and the reason I cancelled my service is because of the horrible buffering. I’ve had a lot of streaming service subscriptions, but this one is the worst I’ve ever used in terms of buffering.
My internet does just fine with Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, and PlayStation Vue, so there is absolutely no reason why it shouldn’t smoothly stream this app—so it tells me it’s the app itself since I’ve seen tons of other people saying the same exact thing.
If you guys can fix the crazy buffering issues, then you will be able to retain the customers you’ve lost. - red_silhouettes
Parental controls are a pain (4/5)
The app is pretty easy to browse through and watch but it a huge pain to keep changing parental controls when ever my kids want to watch something and then switch back. It would be a lot easier to allow streaming of restricted content by entering a quick passcode only parents know instead of going to setting and changing everything. This method would also prevent any mistakes in which parents forget to switch restrictions back on after watching. Not well designed for people with kids. - ch<3sen
This app stinks, can’t update billing info on app (1/5)
While the user interface has improved a lot and everything looks wonderful it’s completely non functional as you have to leave the app and go to a website if you want to update information, for example billing information can’t be updated in the app which is beyond stupid, don’t you want your money HBO? I’m on the fence about paying for HBO now anyway so if it expires whatever, I’m not jumping through hoops to give my money up. - Pm4747454347&
False advertising (1/5)
When it says 7day free trial then it should be a 7 day free trial not we need credit card info first before you get it. If companies are gonna do free trials then you need to ask for that after the trial ends, it’s false advertising and it’s pathetic. - Daoust26
Be sure to double check your free trial or they will steal your money! If you accidentally pay because you didn’t know it was only 7 days they have a no refund policy! Don’t give them your money! Don’t trust this app or company! Thieves! - damvbe4134
cancel before the end of my trial period and I was charged (2/5)
cancel before the end of my trial period and I was charged - Eduardito M
Zero stars (1/5)
I would give this app zero stars if I could. I signed up for the free week trial and on the 6th day I spent an hour and a half on the phone to cancel it. It was a huge hassle! I was assured I wouldn’t be charged for it. Looked at my credit card statement last night and I was charged for it. I did an online chat with a rep last night and she said “they don’t do refunds.” After chatting with her for 20 minutes, she told me I would be sent an email from the “higher up’s”. I did not receive said email. Do NOT download this app unless you want to be charged for it. - laura109272727
Never worked (1/5)
After about an hour of trying to view shows, I managed about 50 seconds of viewing and the rest was just watching the three blue dots of buffering. - efrommd
Inferior in all ways to HBO Go?!? (1/5)
I lost access to HBO because of the corporate spat with Dish network. So I finally subscribed through HBO Now, but was astounded how incredibly inferior their UI was compared to their Go app, The whole process of adding watchlist items and navigating was so much better there than this clumsy feeling now I am forced to use now. How is it they offer a parallel app to the same content and generate such a terrible user experience in comparison?
But the worst thing: according to their user support there is absolutely no way to disable auto play. That is of significant issue with me and I will most certainly drop this app within a couple of months purely because of this. Even the most egregious streaming apps for forcing auto play down their users throats have come around to allowing it to be disabled. - RobertInLA
Game of thrones (5/5)
Why you don’t put game of thrones in Spanish ? - ggujvfrjngd
Porque no agregan la opción de cambiar de idiomas y subtítulos a las series ! - Eduardo Espinal
Serie mejor si tuviera subtítulos en español - jpaularellano1992
Famous series doesn’t have Spanish audio version (2/5)
In my tv when I had Dish network, HBO had Game of Thrones and all the programming in spanish. The app it's not like the HBO in the TV. Tech support you need to improve this, the app needs to be the same as the HBO on the tv with other networks. We need other audio languages. - JuanCPR
Why no download option? (3/5)
Decent app and of course a great selection of movies, but no option to download shows/movies when you will be away from wi-fi. I fly a lot for work and would love to be able to download movies to watch on the plane.
Guess it’s a good thing I also have Netflix. - TikiMike4711
Fix this garbage app (1/5)
For a big name I would expect the absolute best. What are your developers doing? When watching on the computer it’s so glitchy while in full screen. Y’all need to tighten the hell up before the season of GoT is over or I’m sure you will be losing tons of consumers. - Yoshimiitsu
Charged twice (1/5)
I am very angry. I was charged two twice: once by hbo now and once by Apple. Trying to figure out how cancel and I’m getting the run around. Once I figure it out, I will not be renewing - boopkitty 456789
DOESNT WORK (1/5)
Fails to play any movie or show even with the most capable internet connection - Just wanna watch GOT
Impossible to cancel without a laptop (1/5)
Can’t cancel trial subscription from the site on an iPad, and the app tells you to go to the site (which doesn’t have the option).
Don’t sign up for the trial. Not worth it - JoeZ77
Access error (1/5)
After an hour of trying, cannot log in on the app via my ps vue subscription. Aggravating. - Wawawawaaawa
App crashes (1/5)
Every time I try to chrome cast to my tv the app says “something went wrong try again” then I do and the app crashes .. so much for trying out HBO to see if I want to start a monthly subscription 👎🏾 - Enduh
Very misleading ‘free’ trial. (1/5)
I clicked on what was said to be a 14 day free trial. I was immediately charged $16.04. I don’t know what happened but I do know that I was charged and did not want to be. I will never use HBO nor will I make another AppStore purchase. - I accept all quickly!
Pp doesn’t work (1/5)
All this app did was buffer every few seconds we watched for an hour and only got through half an episode- we are cancelling HBONOW immediately and switching to another streaming device. It’s not our connection because we are watching successfully with HULU right now. - CeciG66
Downloaded app PAID for my subscription and went to watch the most important series GOT, and NOTHING BUT BUFFERS! Ugh...!!! Please fix - BottomsUp72
HBO NOW ONLY WORKS ON ONE DEVICE! (1/5)
I’m sitting on their customer service line and the wait has been over 20 minutes. You also cannot reset your password, so I’m basically locked out of my account that I’m paying for no reason. I checked my spam folder, I checked everywhere...no password reset from HBO; Terrible customer service. - KelsoDunes
Buffet buffet buffet (2/5)
Constant buffering makes watching impossible. Don’t tell me it’s the provider because Netflix works fine. - Darcyquinn
Buffers all the time (1/5)
Amazon Prime shows/movies I never have a single issue with. I watch it every single day when I work out. Always works perfectly. This app buffers all the time and is so slow. Three dots circling all the time :( - bufferingallthetime
Doesn’t work if you select the Choose a provider). (1/5)
I have FrontierTV, I choose it as the provider and entered the username and password. It takes the credentials but never goes past a black screen. - thebringerofrain
HBO no (1/5)
As a Dish customer I’ve been very upset about HBO pulling their channels. I was surprised that Dish recommended HBO NOW. I signed up for it, then realized I can’t watch anything live. And what I have watched is like going back to the old dial up speeds! Stop and go, stop and wait. It took at least 50 minutes to watch a 30 minute show! This app isn’t worth it! - wellplayedplayer
iPad Pro optimization & Functionality. (3/5)
This app needs to be optimized to for the new iPad Pro 11 inch.
This is an update to the review. Thanks for updating the app. It still lacks functionality & ease of use but its getting there. - cisk0
Doesn’t function well on my TV (3/5)
Works fine on my tablet, but it intermittently hangs or crashes whenever I try to pull up a show on my TV. Please fix this issue, so that I can use on my tv without issues! - pwwright74
Programming access (2/5)
I initially wanted to try this app because it advertises the ability to watch episodes of shows, such as “Game Of Thrones,” the day of its premiere. I downloaded the app with this expectation, and obviously what is available, are the seasons they’ve been previously aired. The app would be much improved (as an insensitive,) if the programming offered, is for early viewing the day of its release, not so much after its been aired on the network. - michaelusk
Simply doesn’t work. (1/5)
I have tried logging in with 3 or 4 different methods such as prime or my Tv provider, then the app asks me to create an account. The app has never gotten past this point as it says “Oops! Something went wrong!” Every time you try to create an account. If I try to sign in to an account, the app just says it will restart, every single time. As of today this app is useless. - CaptainMonkeyMan