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How To Use HBO Go on Roku

You can watch all your favorite HBO shows directly from your Roku device.  First, you’ll need to get the HBO Go application, which is probably not a surprise. After that, sign in to your cable provider’s account. From there, your cable provider will then verify your HBO subscription.  Finally, you’ll use the code given on your TV screen through your Roku device with your provider, and then you’re good to start watching HBO from your Roku device.

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If that seems a little abridged, don’t worry. We’re going to tell you how to use HBO Go on your Roku device. You’ll have to be an HBO subscriber for the HBO Go application to work through your Roku device, though.  Otherwise, you’re going to be out of luck, as actually purchasing the subscription does tend to be necessary for using a subscription service. Unless you decide to sign up for HBO and add it to your current television lineup.

Get HBO Go from the channel Store

On your Roku device, you’ll need to download and install the HBO Go application. You can do that by navigating to Streaming Channels on the Roku home screen.

Now, we’ll move on to setting up the HBO Go channel on your Roku device.

Setup HBO Go

On your Roku remote, click the Home button, which is the one with the house icon on it.  Scroll down to the bottom of your Roku channels you’ve already got installed.  Unless you’ve already shuffled things around, HBO Go will appear at the end of your channel list.

When you click on the HBO Go channel application, you’re going to want to activate it on your Roku device.  Here’s how to get it done.

If you don’t have an HBO subscription through your television provider, you won’t be able to proceed any further until you sign up for one. But assuming you’ve already done that step, then that’s it; you’re all set up and ready to watch HBO right from your Roku device.


When you want to watch all your HBO favorites without switching between your cable box and your Roku device, now you can.  All you need to do is grab the HBO Go channel application form your Roku device’s channels store.

Then, just grab a computer or mobile device and go to the link given to you to set up the activation for your Roku device, to use HBO Go through your television provider.  Once it’s verified that you have an HBO subscription, you can enter the code provided on your Roku device with them.

After you do that, you’re ready to roll.  Enjoy all the available HBO shows and movies directly through your Roku device.  No more switching between cable or satellite and your Roku device, when you can instead watch everything from one device.