Hey. I need your suggestion. I am a HBO Now subscriber while I will go on a trip to China for 6 months. I don’t want to give up HBO Now, but it is only available in US. Is there a way to carry my HBO Now with me to China? What do I do?
HBO Now is HBO’s stand-alone video-on-demand streaming service which is very popular in many countries. It is very convenient for you to watch video because it doesn’t require a cable subscription or satellite TV subscription to use. Many users choose it because it has the great content, unlimited access to all of HBO. On this platform, you can watch every episode, every season, hit movies, sports, thought-provoking documentaries, and comedy specials. Everything HBO broadcasts like Game of Thrones, Westworld, The Deuce, and so much more are available for you while you don’t have to pay a premium price for hundreds of channels you will never watch. You download its app on your phones, tablets, set-top boxes, gaming consoles, and more so that you can watch it anytime you want. If you don’t want the app, you also can watch it on HBONOW.com on Safari, Firefox and Chrome etc. It is such a great service. The only issue with the service is that you’re not able to use it unless you’re located within the United States of America. After you travel abroad, it does not allow you to access the app or website. It is particularly difficult to use it in China because there are many Internet limits. The Great Firewall of China blocks most of the western video-sharing platforms. You need to overcome the geo-restriction as well as the firewall to access HBO Now in China.
Is it possible to access HBO Now outside the US? Yes, it is possible. The HBO Now subscription can travel with you. For example, you still are able to access your favorite videos when you are on a trip in China. In order to watch HBO Now from abroad, it is needed to make the HBO Now website server believe that you are actually located in the United States. The IP address is the key to solve the problem because the website server knows your location according to your IP address. You need to mask it with a US-based one. Where and how can you get such an IP address when you are in China? We can tell you that a VPN provides such IP address. You need to sign up a VPN plan and they will give you an American IP address which will make streaming services believe that you are located in the United States.
What is a VPN? VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. It creates an encrypted and secure connection between you and the website you are visiting. The VPN server plays the role of a middleman between you and the website that you are visiting. Given that the network traffic between you and websites is encrypted like a tunnel, the ISP will have no idea of your traffic emerges without signs of who you are or where you’re connecting from. The VPN server provides US-based IPs to replace your real IP. With the help of VPN, you will be able to watch HBO Now any time when traveling in China.
Before you read the steps, let us tell you something important. Some VPN websites are filtered by the Chinese government almost every day, and hence there may be a possibility that some of these websites are not working anymore. So make sure that you have seen the updated VPN list before choosing one.
How to safely access HBO Now on iOS in China
Below you can see simple instructions how to access it in China.
1. Click Settings > General > VPN
2. Tap Add VPN Configuration
3. Select L2TP VPN and enter you VPN account data. You will receive your VPN server, username and password in the e-mail
Server address must be exactly as in your account data (without http://, www or any other symbols).
4. Save your VPN configuration. Once you have created VPN connection you can switch it ON and OFF on the main settings screen
How to access HBO Now on Samsung S8+ in China
To use it on your Android device you need to make a VPN connection between you and VPN server. You do not need any additional software or applications. All you need is make a few simple steps:
1. Tap Settings
2. Select Wireless & Networks and tap on VPN
3. Add VPN Network
4. Input connection name (Sahrzad VPN), select the type of your VPN connection – PPTP VPN, input VPN server address from your account data.
Please be carefully – don’t use any additional symbols like spaces, http://, www, / …etc in the server address.
5. Input your Username and password that you received from VPN account service in e-mail.
Save it and tap Connect
When you are connected to VPN, you can access HBO Now without any restrictions.
For connection to vpn server:
1. Select Home > Menu > Settings
2. Tap Wireless & networks
3. Tap VPN settings
4. The VPN connections you have added are present in the list
5. Tap the VPN you wish to connect to (Sahrzad VPN)
6. A dialog box will open asking for your credentials, enter them and click connect
When you are connected to VPN, you will see an ongoing notification in the Status bar on your Android device. If you are disconnected, you will receive a notification and an option to go back to the VPN settings section.
1. Always choose the server that is near China so that one can get the fastest possible results.
2. These VPNs are not free of cost hence ready to pay some affordable price to get the access to the Telegram and other blocked websites.
3. Moreover, never search or do something that can be offensive to Chinese authorities something traceable by GFW.
How VPN works while you are trying to access a website?
In order to let you know the functions of VPN, let’s talk about how it works in detail. You run VPN and click on link you want to visit. The browser sends encrypted your account & password and request to your VPN service first. Then, VPN service decrypts the communication and sends it to the targeted website. After the website receives data, it generates session cookie and send it to your VPN service. VPN encrypts the session data it received and then sends it back to your device. In this way, you can view the website you like after your browser received the session cookie. You may think that the process is too complicated and it will take a long time before you can access the targeted website. In fact, everything we mentioned above happens at an amazing and unbelievable speed. In the blink of an eye your request will be sent and everything will respond. Your Internet connection is secure, encrypted and extremely fast with VPN service.
Problems that you may meet while using VPN service
Problem 1: I can connection VPN service via 4G mobile data on my phone, but I can’t connect it via WiFi hotspot? I saw WIFi signal bar there while it still used my mobile data.
The problem may be that WiFi hotspot sets limits on VPN connection. NAT of VPN, namely PPTP/L2TP has been limited. WiFi hotspot refuses to transfer your data to the VPN service.
Problem 2: I failed to visit some regular websites after I turned off VPN. I could access those websites before I first used VPN. I am a Chinese user and I use VPN service to access Google, Tinder, OneDrive,Dropbox, Vimeo, Facebook, Twitter and watch Youtube. Now, I can’t visit my favorite Chinese websites in a normal way. I have to run VPN so that I can access them.
Firstly, there may be something wrong with your routing tables. Check your default route and VPN gateway.
Secondly, your DNS may have been hijacked. Check your DNS and scan your computer for malicious programs
Thirdly, it may be the mechanism network problem or Internet proxy. Check your Internet settings.
Fourthly, it may be caused by non-normal exit. Next time, remember quit it in a normal way.
Problem 3: I can’t access local area network after I connect to VPN.
It may be caused by IP address conflict. Check your network line and correct the settings. Find your original gateway address via command.
Problems 4: Why I have blue screen after I run VPN?
Probably, your drive is not compatible with the VPN service you use. Besides, some anti-virus programs, game protection drive and bank security controls will bring blue screen when you use VPN.
Do you want instant access to hundreds of hours of high quality video entertainment on HBO Now from abroad? Are you still struggling with the Great Firewall to access the famous services like Facebook and YouTube that are blocked in China? Acquiring an American IP address allows you to unblock HBO Now outside US. You also can escape from the powerful firewall as you are in the “US”. VPN enables you to get a US IP address and connect to servers in the US. It is the very right time to get a VPN. It channels all of your traffic through a US VPN server so that you can unblock HBO Now in China, UK and Ireland etc. Besides, VPN also encrypts all your traffic. It keeps your online privacy and security from the ISPs and snoopers. The amazing thing is that your our Internet speed will not be reduced. You can stream the original show, licensed series, and movie on HBO Now fast and stably with a reliable in China. Not only HBO Now, but also Netflix and Hulu are available outside the US. Only a VPN can help you access so many services in China. It is worth every cent. Let a VPN help you unblock HBO Now in China and others countries.
Kindly Reminder: If you have any question regarding how to safely watch HBO Now on iPhone X in China and how to Set up VPN on your device, please live chat with YooCare online expert for help.
Published by Emerson L. Sullivan on November 16, 2017 11:34 am and last modified on November 20, 2017 4:51 am.