HBO: About: Frequently Asked Questions: Sharing Content FAQs

  1. What options exist for sharing video with others?

    To share a video or slideshow with your friends, hover over Share on the playbar and click Email, Embed or Post. The playbar appears when a video or slideshow is in playback or pause mode. If you don't see the playbar during playback, just move your mouse anywhere on the screen and it will appear. Selecting Email allows you to send a link of the video or slideshow that is playing to your friends. Selecting Embed opens an overlay with the embed link for the video that is playing. Click the Copy button to copy the code to your computer's clipboard, then paste it into your site or blog. Selecting Post allows you to post the video or slideshow that is playing to a social network. Click on a social network to sign in and post your content. Content intended for mature audiences (TVMA) cannot be shared.

  2. What type of content can be shared?

    Videos, slideshows, articles, bios, community discussions and community polls can all be shared via email or by posting to a social network. Videos can also be embedded in your site or blog. Look for the Share button on the playbar of media content or next to the headline of text-based content. Content intended for mature audiences (TVMA) cannot be shared.

  3. How can I email content to a friend?

    To email content to a friend, hover over Share on the playbar of media content or next to the headline of text-based content and click Email. Follow the instructions on the form to send a link to the content to your friend. You can email up to 3 friends at a time.

  4. I'd like to include more than 3 people on my email, why can't I?

    HBO.com currently only allows you to input three email addresses at a time.  To share with additional friends, you'll need to fill in a new form.

  5. How can I post to social bookmarking/networking sites?

    To post content to a social network or bookmarking site, hover over Share on the playbar of media content or next to the headline of text-based content and click Post. Click on a social network or bookmarking site to sign in and post your content. Content intended for mature audiences (TVMA) cannot be shared.

  6. How come I need to log in to my social networking site before posting?

    To post content to a social network or bookmarking site, you will be prompted to log in to the site in order to use their service. Logging in will allow your post to be associated with your profile on the site.

  7. How do I embed video?

    To embed a video on your site or blog, hover over Share on the playbar and click Embed. The playbar appears when a video is in playback or pause mode. If you don't see the playbar during playback, just move your mouse anywhere on the screen and it will appear. Selecting Embed opens an overlay with the embed link for the video that is playing. Click the Copy button to copy the code to your computer's clipboard, then paste it into your site or blog. Videos intended for mature audiences (TVMA) cannot be embedded.