The era of cable TVs is almost coming to an end, owing to the development of streaming services that are gaining fame. Amazon Firestick being one of the most affordable streaming devices, serves this purpose more than well. With the inbuilt app store, Firestick offers several options for watching on-demand programming, streaming live TV, and accessing other forms of entertainment and media content. HBO Go is one of the apps available on the Fire TV Amazon store.

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What is HBO Go?

This is a streaming application launched by Home Box Office (HBO), a leading pay-television service provider, to enable you to access the exclusive HBO contents while on the go. It is the favorite of many when it comes to streaming on-demand programs. However, its use is geo-restricted to the United States and the surrounding. The media content available on HBO includes series such as Chernobyl and Game of Thrones, latest shows like Avenue 5, documentaries, and sports. You can now access these services without a cable connection. Thanks to the HBO Go. On Firestick, the app also has exciting features that allow you to create a watch list of both series and movies, and your favorites on social media platforms.  Nonetheless, using HBO Go requires you to sign in with a TV provider.
How To Install HBO Go On Firestick & Fire TV
Can you use the HBO Go app outside the US? Yes. Whether you are a US resident or not, an attempt to stream using the app brings the warning "Not Within Service Area," which can be quite frustrating, especially if you have gone for a one-week trip. But worry not! You can hide your IP address using a VPN and access the same content as one living in the US. Not only does internet encryption give you access to HBO content, but it also safeguards you against being monitored by the IPSs.

Is HBO Go the same as HBO Now? Except for the content library and ability to multi-stream, the applications are different. While HBO Go on Firestick requires you to login with a supported TV service provider, HBO Now is an independent app for the cord users. Again HBO Now has a monthly subscription fee while HBO Go is free.   

How do you install HBO Go on Firestick&Fire TV?

HBO Go is available on the Amazon app store, which is inbuilt in Firestick. Its download and installation are, therefore, quite straightforward. Before you begin the process, you should visit HBO Go official website and create a user account either on your mobile phone, tablet, or desktop. After this, you are ready to go and should start the installation process as follow:

  • Switch on your TV and plug in the Firestick into the HDMI port.
  • Navigate to the Firestick home screen.
  • Locate the HBO Go app by typing “HBO Go” on the search bar. You can also use a voice search with Alexa remote controls.
  • Out of the search results, select on the icon for HBO Go app.
  • Click on the “Get”button to start the installation process. In a short while will have installed.

Important to note, you cannot access the HBO content still even after installation. The app must be activated. So let’s look at;

HBO Go activation on Firestick/ Fire TV.

  • Open the HBO Go app on your FireTV.
  • Select “Sign In” on the welcome screen to login to your previously created account and receive a 6-digit activation code.
  • Using your mobile device or PC, search and open “” on your browser.
  • From the menu, click on the Amazon Firestick option then select the “Next” button to continue.
  • Select your TV service provider from the list under Amazon Firestick.
  • Enter your TV login details. (In case of any problem with the credentials, contact your TV service provider) Note that some service providers may not be supported by Firestick hence will not appear on the list.
  • Key in the activation code from the TV service provider and click on the "Activate Device" button. The code expires within a few minutes, after which you must request a new one.  On successful completion, success message pops-up on both the TV and yourdevice (mobile or PC) screens.
  • Wait for a few minutes for the program to initialize.
  • Click on “Continue” to finalize the process and begin enjoying a limitless world of entertainment on your Firestick using the HBO Go app.

Do you want to sign out of HBO Go on Firestick? We've got you covered. Use your device to access the HBO Go app and select the "Menu" tab. Click on Settings and select the "Deactivate HBO Go button".  You then have to click on the Deactivate Now button to end the logout procedure. 

The processes of HBO Go app installation, activation and deactivation are simple and straightforward, but in case your encounter any challenge, contact the Firestick& Fire TV customer care service. Once you master the procedure of operating HBO Go on Amazon Firestick, installing the app on other Amazon devices, including Fire TV Cube, will be hassle-free. 

Summing it up

Amazon’s Firestick opens a new world of possibilities for entertainment enthusiasts owing to its streaming abilities. The inbuilt HBO Go app lets you catch your favorite HBO live TV shows while you are on the go provided you have paid for the content via your HBO TV subscription. The app has geo-restrictions for official use within the US and its territories only. However, you can still mask your IP address using Virtual Private Network and enjoy the services from wherever you are. Create your watchlist of series, shows, movies, etc. and share your favorite content with friends on Facebook or Twitter only on HBO Go. With the well-elaborated installation and activation procedure outlined above, nothing hinders you from relishing the app offers.