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How to Access HBO NOW with Your Cable & Satellite Credentials on Roku & Fire TV, After HBO Go Disappears

Jason Gurwin

Historically, cable and satellite subscribers could access HBO content using HBO Go across streaming players like Roku and Fire TV. But that’s going away.

On July 31st, WarnerMedia is sunsetting HBO Go and moving everyone to HBO Max and a rebranded HBO NOW App called HBO. Yesterday, Roku warned users that they may not be able to access HBO very easily after that.

Unfortunately, for Roku and Amazon Fire TV users, HBO Max is not yet available on the platforms, and with HBO Go is going away, how are cable subscribers supposed to access HBO on Roku and Fire TV?

We found a quick workaround that will let cable and satellite subscribers use their credentials to access HBO NOW on Roku and Amazon Fire TV. For this to work, your cable or satellite service must include HBO Max in your subscription.

1. Authenticate HBO Max with Your Cable/Satellite Credentials

You first need to go to the HBO Max website and authenticate using your cable or satellite credentials. Just choose your cable or satellite provider and log-in using your user name and password.

2. Create an HBO Max Account

Once authenticated, you will be prompted to create an HBO Max account. It will ask for your email, but not a password.

3. Add a Password to Your HBO Max Profile

Since there is no password tied to your account, you will have to go to your profile and add a password. Click your “Profile” in the top right, then select “Account.” Once you do this, your account will work with both HBO Max and HBO NOW.

4. Install HBO NOW on Roku or Fire TV

Once you have your HBO Max account set-up, you can easily log-in to HBO NOW on Roku or Fire TV, after you install the HBO NOW App.

5. Log-in to HBO NOW Using Your HBO Max Credentials

Once the App is installed, you can easily log-in to HBO NOW on Roku or Fire TV.

Just log-in to HBO NOW with your HBO Max credentials (not your cable or satellite credentials). That’s it! Now you’ll be logged in and can access HBO content from the HBO NOW App.

Unfortunately, you still won’t be able to access HBO Max content like “Friends” or originals like “Love Life” on Roku or Fire TV. The two sides will still need to reach a deal to make that happen. But, until then, you will still be able to use the HBO App to watch HBO shows and movies.

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