Unfortunately, the HBO Go app or service is no longer available since July 31st, 2020. Warner Media company has removed the app to avoid confusion with its latest releases, including HBO Now, HBO Go, and HBO Max. So they rebranded HBO Now to HBO and replaced HBO Go with HBO Max. While you can access the HBO Go content on the website, you require HBO Max to stream content on smart TVs. Upon considering such changes, the section guides you on how to watch HBO Go on Sony Smart TV.

HBO Go on Sony Smart TV

As said earlier, if you are searching for the HBO Go app, you probably wouldn’t get it. So it is better to find HBO Max and install it on Sony Smart TVs. The HBO Max app is available only in the USA now. To access HBO Max, you would require pay-TV service providers.

Apps NameSupported Devices
HBO MaxSony Android TV
Sony Smart TV 2016 and Later version
HBO (HBO Now)Sony Android TV 2016 and Later version

HBO Max or HBO on Sony Android TV

Sony Android TVs have got the Play Store, from which you can easily download the HBO Max or HBO app. Follow the steps given below.

Step 1: Power on the Sony TV. Then connect it to the internet.

Step 2: Press the home button on the Sony TV supplied remote.

Play Store on Sony TV
Play Store on Sony TV

Step 3: Now, hover to the Apps section. Then select the Google Play Store and open it. On the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system, select Apps >> Get More apps >> Google Play Store.

Step 4: On the Play Store, select the Search bar. Then, type HBO Max or HBO with an on-screen keyboard. You can also search for the name using the Voice search feature.

Step 5: Choose the app from the suggestions.

Step 6: On the app installation page, click on the Install tab.

Now launch the app to activate your account. HBO Max requires a service provider login and in the case of HBO, log in with your account credentials. And then activate the account using the activation code.

Related: Install HBO Go on Samsung TV

HBO Max on Sony Smart TVs 2016 and Later

If your Sony TV is a non-Android TV, you need to install apps in a way different from that of Android. Remember, not all apps can be installed on non-Android TVs. Only selected apps are supported based on the Sony TV model.

Few TV models that came after 2016 and later in the USA have the HBO Max app support. Some models even have got the app preinstalled.

Step 1: Power on the Sony TV. Then connect it to the internet.

Step 2: Press the home button on the Sony TV supplied remote.

Step 3: Now choose All Apps or Applications or All Applications. Browse the HBO Max app.

Step 4: Select the app and install it.

Alternative Way!

If you cannot find the app in the Apps section of Sony TV or on the Play Store, use the casting method. With the Chromecast, you can stream the contents from your mobile phone or laptop.

Most of the Sony smart TVs have got inbuilt Chromecast support. Even otherwise, you can use the external Chromecast device to stream the contents on your TV.

Related: Learn to install HBO Go on Vizio TV

Chromecast HBO Max or HBO from Smartphone

  • Make sure to connect your smartphone and your Chromecast device or Chromecast TV to the same Wi-Fi network.
  • Then open the HBO Max app or HBO app on your mobile phone.
  • Play any of the content you want to stream on Sony TV.
Chromecast HBO
Chromecast HBO
  • Tap the cast icon in the top-right corner.
  • Choose your Chromecast device from the list of available devices.

And that’s it.

Chromecast HBO Max or HBO from PC (Using Chrome Browser)

The HBO Go app has been discontinued. However, you can stream the contents from the HBO Go website.

  • Make sure to connect your computer and your Chromecast device or Chromecast TV to the same Wi-Fi network.
  • Open the Google Chrome browser and visit the HBO official site.
Cast-on-Chrome
Cast-on-Chrome
  • Right-click on the screen, then choose Cast.
  • Choose the Chromecast device from the list of available devices.
  • Select the Cast Tab in the Sources dropdown.

And start streaming.

That was all the possible ways in which you can stream HBO Go (HBO Max) on Sony smart TV. If you still have any queries, hover to the comment section and put your thoughts.