How To Use HBO GO with Chromecast

Ho to use HBO Go with Chromecast

HBO GO is an excellent application to use with your Chromecast.  Maybe you’ve just started watching Game of Thrones and want to catch up before the new season airs.  You can do that with the HBO Go app and your Google Chromecast.  You could also watch movies, comedy, kids shows, or any HBO series from the past such as True Blood.

You do have to have HBO as a service from a cable or satellite television provider to use the HBO GO application.  You’d be silly not to take advantage of using HBO GO especially since you can use it anywhere.  Install the app on your mobile device and use your service provider credentials to get setup.

So, get ready to binge watch some HBO with the HBO GO application and your Chromecast.  We’re going to show you how.

Get the HBO GO App

HBO GO App

The HBO GO application is available for various devices depending on your television provider.  So, grab the application from the Apple App Store or Google Play.  Once installed on your smartphone or mobile device you can access it through the Google Home application which works with your Chromecast.

When you use HBO GO through Google home, it’ll want to open the HBO GO application.  You get a glimpse of what’s available to watch, scroll through and get information about the show, movie or preview of what’s available for viewing on the Google Home app.                                                                                                                                                                              HBO GO Google Home App

However you open the HBO GO application, you’ll need to sign in before you can begin watching anything.  Tap on the three horizontal lines in the upper left-hand corner of the HBO GO app.  Then, go down to Sign In and tap on it.  Sign In HBO GO app

Then, scroll through and choose your TV provider from the list.  When you’ve selected your provider, the next screen prompts you for your login credentials for your residential account.  Verizon Fios is our provider and this is what’s needed for us to sign in and use the HBO GO app.                                                                                                                                                   Residential account info

After entering your User ID and password for your cable or home satellite provider tap the Sign In button.  Once you’ve got everything setup, you can now begin watching HBO GO on your Chromecast.  Tap on the Chromecast icon at the top of your device.  Chromecast icon select

Next, choose your Chromecast device and start casting from the HBO GO app to your Chromecast device.  Chromecast Device List

That’s how you use HBO GO with your Chromecast from your Apple or Android mobile devices.  Just set everything up and start casting.

HBO GO and Chrome Browser

You can also use HBO GO from your computer with the Google Chrome browser and cast to your Chromecast device.  Navigate to the HBO Go website then, in the upper right-hand side click on Sign in.  On the next page that opens, you’ll select your TV provider as you did on the mobile application.                                                                                                                                          TV Providers

You’ll need the same sign-in information for your residential TV account to access HBO GO in the Chrome Browser so you can cast to your Chromecast from your computer. After you’ve signed in choose what you’d like to watch on HBO GO.  HBO GO choices

Then, click on the Chromecast icon at the top of your Chrome browser and click on your Chromecast device in the list.  Chromecast from browser

Now you’re casting directly from your computer to your Chromecast.  Sit back and enjoy the show!

That’s a wrap.  You can now use your Google Chromecast device with the HBO GO app from your mobile devices or the Google Chrome Browser on your computer.  Easy Peasy.

Posted by Heather on January 6, 2017

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