How to Watch HBO GO On Roku Streaming Devices

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HBO Max is a recent sensation on the HBO Network. With HBO Max, their old streaming platforms HBO GO and HBO NOW take a major hit. Especially, HBO GO users are missing the service and searching for an alternative. HBO GO is a TV everywhere app where you can use your TV provider credentials to watch HBO movies and series. In this article, we explore the way to watch HBO GO on the Roku device.

After the launch of HBO Max on May 27, the old streaming apps HBO GO and HBO NOW are removed from the Roku Channel Store and Amazon App Store. As of now, HBO Max is only available on the Play Store and App Store. With an active subscription, you can watch HBO GO on Roku devices by following the alternate method mentioned below.

Watch HBO GO on Roku

The only difference between the HBO GO, HBO NOW, and HBO Max is the name. The contents in the app are more or less the same. With the app, you can get to watch all the HBO movies, series, original shows from your smartphones. As the Roku has built-in support for Screen Mirroring, you can cast the HBO GO app from your smartphone to your Roku device. To do so,

(1) Open the HBO GO app on your smartphone. Install the HBO GO app from the Play Store if you don’t have the app.

(2) Sign in with your HBO GO account.

(3) Now, on your Roku, go to the Settings option on the Home screen.

Settings option

(4) Navigate to the Screen mirroring (beta) option and tap on it.

(5) Tick the Enable screen mirroring option.

(6) On the next screen, choose the Prompt or Always allow option. Choosing Prompt will ask you for confirmation while casting. Choosing Always allow will screen mirror your smartphone without any permission. We suggest you choose Always allow.

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(7) Then, take your smartphone and connect it to the same WiFi network as your Roku.

(8) Go to the Cast icon on the control center and tap on it. The name of the icon may vary based on the brand of the smartphones.

Cast icon

(9) Now, the smartphone will look for a nearby casting device. When your Roku device is detected, tap on it.

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(10) After that, your entire smartphone’s screen will appear on Roku.

(11) Open the HBO GO app and play any movie or series, and it will appear on your TV via Roku.

(12) If you want to stop the mirroring, tap on the Cast icon, and choose Stop Casting.

As the HBO GO is removed from the Channel Store, you need to use the screen mirroring method to watch HBO contents on your Roku. If you want to know anything about HBO GO or HBO Max, tell us in the comments below.

Related: How to Install HBO GO on Firestick / Fire TV

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can you watch HBO GO on Roku?

You can watch by screen mirroring the HBO GO app from your smartphone to your Roku streaming device.

2. Why can’t I get HBO GO on my Roku?

HBO GO app is removed from the Channel Store and no longer available.

3. Is HBO GO being discontinued?

Yes, HBO GO was replaced by the HBO Max on the Roku Channel Store.