Just like millions of other users, if you are in love with HBO Now video on demand, here is what you should know –
Whether it be HBO Now app or website, there is no functionality in the HBO Now using which you will be able to watch videos offline. You would therefore, need third party apps or services for HBO Now to stream offline
Now, let’s say, your favorite movie or show has expired on HBO Now or you don’t have a stable Wi-Fi connection or a speedy connection for that matter. Now, what would you do? You would probably move elsewhere to watch your favorite series or shows, which could be a good move!
But, you might stick to HBO Now and look for a way out instead. Here are some ways using which you can watch HBO Now shows offline.
1. Through PlayOn Services
Whether you an Android, iOS or Desktop you can download PlayOn all platforms to view HBO Now shows offline.
(i) PlayOn Desktop
The PlayOn Desktop streams HBO Now shows offline on a PC just like a streaming DVR. the files are saved as .mp4 files to your PC’s hard drive. Once these are saved to your hard drive you have the choice of moving your HBO Now content on any which device you want.
Here are the steps for downloading PlayOn Desktop to stream HBO Now shows –
- Download PlayOn for Windows which will appear as a PlayOn.exe file. Once this file is downloaded follow the installation instructions that will appear on your PC’s screen
- Login using your HBO Now and password by clicking on the ‘channels’ tab
- In the search bar type in the show or series that you wish to watch
- Once the show or movie you can record the HBO Now shows offline by clicking on the record button. You can add as many titles in the queue as you want and download them later
Once recorded you can download the HBO Now movie or show. The best part you will not have to hamper your working on your PC. You can carry on with the other tasks on your PC and the recording for HBO Now shows offline will continue in the background
(ii) PlayOn Cloud
The PlayOn Cloud app for HBO Now is a cloud-based recording service and is available for both the Android and iPhone users.
As of now, you might not be able to find the PlayOn app on Google Play Store, so you may have to install the app from the third-party app sources. Make sure that you install the app from a trusted source as you might fall prey to infected files and malware.
Just to keep yourself protected from any malware, you can always have a dedicated Anti-Malware app that has the capability of protecting your device from any infected files or malware. One such app is Systweak Anti-Malware. The app keeps you on guard while you are surfing the internet too.
It is very important that you have high speed Wi-Fi network. The app works by using the login information that you use on HBO Now. After attaining that information, it records all the movies that you choose. Once the movies and shows are recorded, you can then download these movies and shows for offline streaming.
But, the only drawback is that the app charges a small fee for every movie or show that you have chosen to record.
2. iPhone TV App For iOS 12.3 Or Newer Versions
- If you are an iPhone user you will first have to update your iOS to 12.3 to play HBO Now through iPhone TV app. Here’s how you can update your iPhone (if you haven’t up until now)
Settings > General > Software Update
Note: You will have to cancel your existing HBO Now subscription if you wish to download offline content through iPhone TV app.
Once you have updated your iPhone and have cancelled your existing HBO Now subscription, follow the steps mentioned below for viewing HBO Now shows offline via the iPhone TV app –
- Open the iPhone TV app > Swipe down to see all Apple TV Channels
- Tap “Try It Free” on HBO promotion subscription (You get one week of free trial on HBO Now shows with Apple TV)
- Tap on the cloud icon to download HBO Now shows offline
You will see all your downloads in the library.
To Wrap Up
You needn’t jitter if your Wi-Fi speed has crashed or the show on HBO has expired (or has been taken off), use one of the above ways to download HBO Now shows offline and you would never again have to miss on any movies.
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