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What’s the difference between HBO NOW and HBO GO?

Let's make the difference clear so you can get back to watching your favorite HBO shows.

HBO NOW is a standalone streaming service that doesn't require a cable TV package. HBO GO is included with a paid cable TV subscription that has HBO. See below for more comparisons of HBO GO vs. HBO NOW.


All of HBO

Addictive series, the latest movies, docs, sports and more.

Stream on Phone, TV, Tablet and Laptop

Use multiple devices to stream from anywhere.

Stream Live Episodes

Watch big premieres as they air on TV.

TV Package

Included with your HBO subscription from your cable provider.

No TV Package

Standalone, HD streaming service that you subscribe to on a monthly basis (a cable subscription is not required).

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