How to Activate HBO Go on Apple TV? A Complete Guide [2022]

HBO Go on Apple TV

Activating HBO Go on your Apple TV doesn’t have to be intimidating. But lack of proper knowledge or time can make it so. This article will show you how to activate HBO Go on apple TV without wasting half of your day and nerves.

So how do you activate the on-demand streaming service from HBO on Apple TV? You need to activate your HBO Go account for Apple TV by providing the activation code. Once confirmed, you can start streaming HBO shows on the Apple TV app.

In the subsequent sections, learn the exact steps involved and follow them for activating HBO Go on Apple TV.

How to Activate HBO Go on Apple TV – Installing HBO Go on Apple TV

Before you activate, you need to install the HBO Go app on your Apple TV. In recent versions of Apple TV, the HBO Go app comes pre-installed. So there’s no need to install it again. Also, if you’ve already installed HBO Go, feel free to skip this section.

To install HBO Go, here are the steps you need to follow:

  • Open the Apple TV app store
  • In the search bar at the top, enter HBO Go and hit Search
  • Locate HBO Go from the list and click on the Install button
  • Wait for the process to complete

You’ll see HBO Go listed on the available apps after the installation process is complete.

Activating HBO Go on Apple TV

To start streaming your favourite HBO shows on Apple TV, you need to activate HBO Go. It’s a simple process. Here are the steps to follow:

  • Open HBO Go by clicking on the app
  • Click on Sign In
  • Provide necessary details, and it will reveal the activation code. Take note of this code (do not close the application during this process)
  • Now go to your browser and open (or the activation URL supported in your region)
  • Input the activation code when prompted and click on next
How to Activate HBO Go on Apple TV
  • Select your service provider from the list
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  • On the next page, provide the login credentials of your service provider
How to Activate HBO Go on Apple TV
  • Select the video you want to watch and click on play
How to Activate HBO Go on Apple TV

After a few seconds, the video should start streaming on your Apple TV. Now you can control the playback using the Apple TV remote or interface.

If you face errors while following the above methods, kindly update your Apple TV software. It should automatically install the HBO Go app as well.


HBO Go is an excellent service for HBO fans outside America. It is convenient and on-demand. Thankfully, installing it on Apple TV or any other streaming service is easy. 

Follow the instructions mentioned above and start watching shows like Game of Thrones, The Wire, Sex and the City, and True Blood. In case of any issues, do not hesitate to contact Apple or the HBO support team for assistance.

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