Watch HBO GO in UK How to Unblock via DNS Proxy vs VPN
How to watch HBO GO in UK? HBO Now is now exclusively available in US. However, UK fans of HBO’s Game of Thrones (GoT) aren’t so lucky since HBO Now and HBO Go are geoblocked in UK. Fortunately, there are two ways to bypass geographic restrictions and unblock HBO GO in UK. Smart DNS and VPN both enable you to stream your favorite US channels in UK. Read the following guide on how to unblock and watch HBO GO in UK.
Watch HBO Go in UK – Unblock with Smart DNS
You can use VPN to unblock HBO Go in UK. VPN channels all your traffic through a VPN server located in USA. This will change your UK IP address to a US one as long as you are connected to the US VPN server.
- Obtaining an American IP address through VPN unblocks all US-only channels in UK. (US Netflix, HBO Now, HBO Go, Hulu Plus, Vudu, Pandora, CBS All Access, WWE Network, Sling TV, WatchESPN…)
- VPN performs a full data encryption to protect your personal info from online threats.
- While VPN is easy to install on iPad, iPhone, and Mac, you do need to set it up on a VPN router instead if you want to unblock HBO Now on an Apple TV.
Using VPN does slow down your Internet speed by a margin of 10% only if you use fast VPN provider like ExpressVPN. Some free VPN providers do slow down your Internet speed much more than that. You can always perform a speed check before and after you are connected to the VPN server.
How to unblock and watch HBO Go in UK – Smart DNS Proxy
HBO Now, similar to HBO Go, is only accessible in US. Therefore, you need to spoof your location using Smart DNS. This will trick HBO Now into thinking you are actually located in US. Once you setup your device with Smart DNS, you get to watch HBO Now, HBO Go, and other US-only channels in UK.
- Smart DNS works with Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, Mac, Roku, PS3, PS4, Xbox, Android and all other streaming devices.
- Smart DNS allows you to unblock your favorite US geoblocked content while maintaining your full Internet speed.
- Your IP address doesn’t change when using Smart DNS. Therefore, you can still access all services and channels that are exclusively available in UK. (BBC iPlayer, 4oD, Sky, Now TV)
Finding a reliable Smart DNS proxy service is very important. I found Unlocator a while back and they are always adding new channels to their 203 unblocked streaming services. They do offer a free 7 day trial in addition to setup guides for all your streaming devices.
HBO Go in UK
HBO offers an impressive list of TV shows and movies.
- Game of Thrones (Season 6)
- True Blood
- True Detective
- The Wire
- Sex and the City
- Silicon Valley
- Jersey Boys
- The Leftovers
- X-men: Days of Future Past
How to Watch HBO GO in UK with Smart DNS Proxies or VPN?
HBO Go offer some impressive original content like GoT, Entourage, and True Blood. The geo-restrictions imposed on HBO Go outside USA are annoying. All you need is Smart DNS proxy or VPN to unblock HBO GO in UK.