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How to Setup and Watch HBO Now Offline with PlayOn

Author: Karen Minton
by Karen Minton
Posted: Oct 18, 2019

Have you ever thought about watching your favorite HBO series offline on HBO Now? Maybe some of you’ve thought this, and actually, it’s possible. HBO Now is the best way to watch HBO series on all your devices. Along with this, you can view the entire HBO’s content wirelessly on any of your devices in your home and outside. In case you don’t have internet access on your device, your entertainment will stop. There are some workarounds which makes you independent of the internet requirement. If you also want to watch your favorite HBO series offline on HBO Now, then read the complete article. You’ll know the methods and processes to watch HBO Now without an internet connection.

Here is how to set up and watch HBO Now offline with PlayOn

Tricks to watch HBO Now offline

In order to watch HBO movies and shows without internet with HBO Now on any device, you’ve to go toward third-party solutions. Because there is no official way by HBO to watch HBO movies and shows offline. You need to use a tool which can record the HBO content and save it to watch offline. There are,

  • PlayOn
  • PlayOn Cloud
  • iPhone TV app

With all of these three tools, you can record the HBO content and watch it offline on your device. PlayOn and PlayOn Cloud require a fee for some features, whereas iPhone TV app only requires to sign up on HBO Now from the app. But, this will not work with the subscription plan.

How to Setup and Watch HBO Now Offline with PlayOn

PlayOn is an application which is used to record the HBO movies and shows, which can then be watched offline. PlayOn app is compatible with Android, iOS, as well as Windows devices. You can use it on your Android phone, tablet, iPhone, or iPad. PlayOn let you browse and choose a video to record and save it to PC. Therefore, you’ll need a PC and mobile device to record with PlayOn. Here is the complete process.

  1. First of all, install the PlayOn application on a PC. However, you can access and watch saved HBO movies and shows offline on your Android or iOS, but to record them you’ll need PlayOn on your PC as well.
  2. Now, open ‘App Store’ or ‘Google Play Store’ on your iOS or Android device.
  3. Search and install the free ‘PlayOn’ app on your device.
  4. Now, launch the ‘PlayOn’ app on your mobile device. It will attempt to connect to your PC’s PlayOn app.
  5. Wait for the devices to get connected.
  6. Now, tap ‘All’ on your mobile device.
  7. Select ‘HBO Now.’
  8. Browse the HBO show you want to watch without the internet and select it.
  9. Then tap the ‘Record’ button.
  10. Let the show to download to your PC’s storage.
  11. Select the other HBO shows or movies to download and record them, in the same way, to watch offline. This way, you can record and save as many as a video with PlayOn to watch offline.

Once you’ve your HBO series saved to your PC, you can transfer them to your Android or iOS device wherever you want. While transferring recorded content, ensure that you have a high internet speed.

How to Setup and Watch HBO Now Offline with PlayOn on Computer

Instead of using an Android or iOS smartphone, you can directly select and save the HBO Now’s content on your PC with desktop PlayOn app. Here are the instructions to set up desktop PlayOn app and record the videos straight from it.

Note: PlayOn is free to download with its basic feature, but many of its features require the premium upgrade, which is paid.

  1. Visit on your PC.
  2. Select ‘Free Version.’
  3. And click ‘Save.’
  4. Install PlayOn like other programs, after it finishes downloading.
  5. Now, launch ‘PlayOn’ on your PC.
  6. Complete the quick start guide by hitting the ‘Next’ button or close it.
  7. Select an option to log in to PlayOn.
  8. After logging in to PlayOn, go to ‘Channels.’
  9. Then select ‘HBO Now.’
    • Open Settings’ in the pop-up dialog box.
  10. Open the ‘Channels’ tab in the PlayOn settings.
  11. Now, find ‘HBO Now’ in the channels list and enter the required info.
  12. Click ‘Login.’
  13. And click ‘OK.’
  14. Browse the HBO show you want to watch without the internet and select it.
  15. Then click the ‘Record’ button. You may need to upgrade your PlayOn to premium to do so.

Once you’ve your HBO series saved to your PC, you can transfer and watch them on your Android, iPhone, TV and other streaming devices.

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Kellie minton is an avid technical blogger, a magazine contributor, a publisher of guides at and a professional cyber security analyst.

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