Activate HBO NOW streaming

This article applies to customers who have Fiber TV. If you have NVIDIA SHIELD TV and are interested in activating YouTube TV, please see instructions on signing up for YouTube TV.
If you added HBO NOW streaming service when signing up for Fiber: You can activate the service only after Fiber is installed in your home.

After you've added HBO NOW streaming service to your Google Fiber account, you'll need to activate the service before you can access it. This one-time activation links your Fiber account to the streaming service.


If you already have an HBO NOW subscription

Before you activate your new HBO NOW subscription through Google Fiber:

Cancel the HBO NOW subscription you have with your other provider. If you activate your new subscription before canceling your existing one, you’ll be charged for two subscriptions until you cancel. Don't worry about canceling your existing subscription: Your HBO NOW account is saved, so you can link it to your new subscription with Google Fiber. 

The steps to cancel your current HBO NOW subscription differ, depending on your service provider. For details, see the HBO NOW Help Center.

After you cancel your existing HBO NOW subscription: 

Wait until your subscription expires, and then activate your new subscription through Google Fiber.

Activate HBO NOW
  1. Sign in to your Fiber account.

  2. Click Streaming on the left.

  3. Click Activate for HBO NOW.

    fiber account activate hbo streaming

  4. In the confirmation message, click Activate. You'll see the following screen, showing details about your subscription:


Next steps: After you activate your HBO NOW subscription, you need to create an HBO NOW account. Or, if you previously subscribed to HBO NOW, you can link your new subscription through Google Fiber to your existing HBO NOW account.

Create a new HBO NOW account

  1. Go to in a new browser window or tab.

  2. Select Google Fiber as your provider.

  3. Sign in with your Google Fiber account. (This is the only time you’ll need to sign in with this account.)

  4. When prompted, allow HBO NOW to access your Google Fiber account data.

  5. Register to create a new HBO NOW account.

    Use the email address and password for your HBO NOW account to sign in to the service from now on.

Previous subscribers: Link your new subscription to an existing HBO NOW account

If you already have an HBO NOW account from a previous subscription you canceled, you can link your new subscription to your existing account, instead of creating a new one. That way, you'll have access to your watchlist and other account information.

  1. Choose to sign in with either device:

    1. On your computer: If you aren't already signed in, go to and in the upper-right corner choose Sign In.

    2. On your phone or tablet: If you aren't already signed in to the HBO NOW app, tap the menu button  in the upper-left corner and then tap Sign In at the bottom of the list.

  2. When asked to renew, choose Link your subscription. If you don't see a renew option, try to play a show or movie. 

  3. Sign in with the email and password for your HBO NOW account.

  4. Choose Google Fiber from the list of TV providers.

  5. Sign in your Google Fiber account. (This is the only time you’ll need to sign in with this account.)

Sign in to HBO NOW

  1. Open the HBO NOW app or go to on your computer.

  2. Sign in with the email address and password for your HBO NOW account.

View subscription details

After you activate HBO NOW streaming service, you can view the following information about your subscription:

  • Monthly fee
  • Renewal date
  • How to access the service
To view subscription details
  1. Sign in to your Fiber account.

  2. Click the Streaming tab on the left.

  3. Click Details for the streaming service to view information about the service:

Google Fiber HBO NOW streaming details

More help

Learn about billing, support, and canceling a streaming service.

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