Connect your Android device to your TV using an HDMI cable

You can watch HBO GO on your TV by connecting your Android phone or tablet to your TV. To do this, you need:

  • An Android device with HDMI out capability
  • An HDMI cable and/or adapter to connect your Android device to your TV
  • An HDTV that supports HDCP and has HDMI ports 

After you connect your Android phone or tablet to your TV, open the HBO GO app and start watching something. When you do this, audio and video from your Android device should play on your TV. If this doesn't happen, try the following:

  • Disconnect both ends of your cable and reconnect the cable to your Android device and TV.
  • If you're using an adapter, make sure the adapter is securely connected to your HDMI cable.
  • Try connecting the HDMI cable to another HDMI port on your TV.
  • Make sure your TV is set to the correct HDMI source.
  • If video plays without sound, you might need to change the audio source on your TV or audio receiver.
  • Check to see if there's a software update for your Android device (go to Settings > Software Update (or Settings > About Phone > System Update on older versions of Android). 
  • Make sure you have the latest version of HBO GO installed (go to the Play Store on your Android device and see if there's an HBO GO update). 

See also: What should I do if I get an HDCP error?