How to limit cellular data usage on Android devices

If you have a fast enough cellular data rate (3G or faster), you can watch HBO GO using your cellular connection. However, streaming video uses a large amount of data, so you might want to be careful about when you use your cellular connection.

HBO GO has two video playback settings to help you manage your cellular data usage:

WiFi Only

  1. Open the HBO GO app and sign in.
  2. Tap the Menu button, then tap Settings > Video Playback, and then turn on WiFi Only

When you limit streaming to Wi-Fi connections, you can only play videos when you're connected to the Internet through a high-speed wireless access point (when you're not connected to a Wi-Fi network, you'll get a message telling you about your settings).

Cellular Playback Warning

To get a warning about cellular data usage:

  1. Open the HBO GO app and sign in.
  2. Tap the Menu button, then tap Settings > Video Playback , and then turn on Cellular Playback Warning.

Now before playing a video using your cellular connection, you'll get a message warning you about possible charges from your wireless provider.

Some wireless providers and service plans limit video streaming. Contact your wireless provider to confirm your service plan.