The cord-cutting revolution continues. Hot on the heels of announcing their own a la carte streaming service for Apple users, HBO Now is already expanding.
HBO Now on Chromecast & Android
That’s right. Apple may have a three-month exclusive on HBO Now, but that exclusive ends this summer. When it does, the premium channel’s cable-package-independent streaming service will be available to those using Google Chromecast and Android devices.
Do we need to run down the litany of amazing HBO shows that come with $14.99 a month service? Let’s do it for fun: The Sopranos, The Wire, Girls, Deadwood, Sex and the City, Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley, Veep, True Detective and on and on and on. Plus movies and boxing and comedy specials.
Frankly, you can spend almost all your streaming time on HBO Now, and again, no cable package necessary. The day is ours, cord-cutters!
Watch HBO Now on Your Chromecast or Android Through a VPN
We’ve already guided you through the best VPNs and VPN-routers for watching HBO Now, and that list holds true. If you’re looking for the best VPN service providers for maintaining online privacy while watching HBO Now, or if you just want to be able to watch it from outside the country, click on that link at the beginning of this paragraph.
The more important question may be: how exactly do I watch HBO Now on my Chromecast or Android while using my VPN?
While VPNs are not particularly suited for configuration for streaming media devices, it’s still easy enough to enjoy anything you’d want on your streaming device through your VPN. All you have to do is connect to your VPN at the router level, integration limited to open-source firmware, and any activity on your wireless network will be tunneled through the encrypted VPN server of your choice. It’s that simple.
Oh, what the heck. Let’s give you that list of top HBO Now VPNs again:
- IPVanish – Keeps adding more & more servers with some of the fastest server speeds worldwide.
- ExpressVPN – Top choice for US VPN users in Asia and Australia.
- HideMyAss – Top number of servers and IP addresses in US & UK server choices.
Stream HBO Now on Your Chromecast or Android with a FlashRouter
And now, to put this finishing touch on your wireless network to ensure the best possible HBO Now streaming experience, add a FlashRouter.
As the video above explains, our DD-WRT and Tomato-flashed routers are versatile, powerful, and VPN-friendly. If you’re subscribed to any VPN on our official supported provider list, your FlashRouter will arrive ready to work with your VPN right out of the box. Or you can hold onto your old router and use your new FlashRouter as a dedicated VPN device. That’s called the dual router setup and it’s a popular FlashRouter feature.
But really, a FlashRouter is just the best way to make sure your streaming experience, whether it be over a VPN or just on your regular local network, is as fluid and flawless as possible. With an extendable wireless range, bandwidth you can control, and a host of other features, FlashRouters make that dream a reality.
Check out our recent best-sellers list to take a look at some of our more popular routers (and VPNs, for that matter), and enjoy a few suggestions for the best HBO Now routers you can find anywhere:
- Netgear R7000 AC1900 Nighthawk DD-WRT FlashRouter – Our highest powered Netgear router, the Nighthawk has been dominating our best-sellers list since it was introduced last year.
- Asus RT-AC87U Wireless-AC2400 DD-WRT FlashRouter – The ultimate Asus networking centerpiece and a quick favorite around the FlashRouters office.
- Linksys WRT1200AC AC1200 DD-WRT Router – Our most popular economy line DD-WRT VPN Router.