We tried HBO Now for iPhone and iPad: great content on the go without a cable provider

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We love trying new stuff. Even though we’re not in the United States, we managed to try HBO Now, the new subscription app by, you guessed, HBO.

HBO Now offers you a new way of enjoying the network´s premium content on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. That means you won´t be tied to your TV to enjoy great series and films. Before we continue, you need a US iTunes account to try HBO Now, here how to create one without a credit or debit card.

HBO Now offers you a free 30 day trial. After that, you will have to pay $15 every month. After you download and install the 24MB free app on your mobile device, HBO will ask you if you want to start your free trial.

Create a HBO Now free account (in case you are outside the US, look for a zip code online) and accept the trial´s terms and conditions. Then, you can cancel your subscription in your Apple ID settings, and avoid being charged.

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HBO Now has a home screen with a list of popular videos; a search tool to browse through the app; and a left side menu with different sections, including series, movies and documentaries.

As you know, HBO is the home of the widely popular TV series Game of Thrones. You´ll have access to the series’ 4 seasons; movies like Neighbors, The Lego Movie, and The Internship; and documentaries like Sinatra, The Jinx, and Beyoncé.

If you are outside the US, you´ll need a VPN connection to hide your location. We recommend using TunnelBear, with a $2.99 monthly subscription and a wide selection of countries, in case you want to tunnel to the UK, Switzerland, Italy, etc., beside the US.

HBO Now´s video quality depends on your internet connection, but we noticed the app streams content quite fast. Subtitles are available and you can fast-forward or rewind with the 10x buttons located on the left and right side of the “pause” screen.

We´re definitely looking forward to enjoying that free 30 day trial. What about you? Have you tried the app? Let us know in the comment section below.

Download HBO Now for iOS 7 or later

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