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HBO GO on Roku: How to Add Channel & Watch

A complete guide to install, set up and watch HBO Go your Roku.

HBO GO is a TV everywhere app launched by HBO. With the HBO GO app, you can watch the HBO channels and its content anywhere you want. You just need to sign in with your cable TV credentials. HBO GO is one of the best apps to watch movies on your Roku device. Installing HBO GO on the Roku device is a simple process as the app is officially available on the Roku Channel Store.

To watch HBO movies on the Roku device, you need to do two things.

  • Install the app
  • Activate the app

Some of us are confusing with the HBO GO and HBO NOW app. For starters, both the apps are not the same. HBO NOW is a subscription-based device whereas HBO GO is a TV everywhere app. HBO GO uses cable TV credentials, HBO NOW uses subscriptions.

Steps to Install HBO GO on Roku

Step 1: Turn on the Roku device and go to Streaming Channels option.

HBO GO on Roku

Step 2: Click on the Search Channels on the Streaming Channels menu.

Search Channels

Step 3: Using the on-screen keyboard, type HBO GO or click on the suggestions.

HBO GO on Roku

Step 4: Choose the HBO GO app and click on the Add channel option on the next screen.

Step 5: It will take a minute or two to add the channel. When the channel is added, you will get a pop-up stating that the channel is added to your Roku device.

Steps to Activate HBO GO on Roku

Now that you have installed HBO GO, its time to activate the app on your device.

Step 1: On opening the HBO GO app on your Roku device, it will display a code. Note the code.

Step 2: Now, open any of the browsers on your PC or smartphone and go to

Activate HBO GO URL

Step 3: Enter the code and click the Next button.

Activate HBO GO on Roku

Step 4: When you get an activation pop-up on your PC or smartphone, the HBO GO app will be activated on your Roku device.

Finally, you have installed and activated the HBO GO app on your Roku streaming device. If you can’t find the HBO GO app or if you need any help, go to on your laptop or smartphone. HBO GO app will be a perfect companion for you to watch movies.

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