Frequently asked questions about shows and movies on HBO GO

Here are some frequently asked questions about programming in HBO GO.

How can I find out about upcoming shows and movies?

You can stay up to date on new HBO shows, movies, and bonus content by signing up for the HBO GO newsletter. To find out how, see How do I subscribe to the HBO GO newsletter?

When can I watch new episodes of shows on HBO GO?

Most new movies and shows, such as Game of Thrones, is available on HBO GO when it premieres on TV. To find out when new episodes will be available, go to and search for a series.

Ongoing shows that are part of an HBO reality series are not available when they premiere on TV. Instead, they're added to HBO GO as quickly as possible, typically within 24 hours. Below are estimated times when each show will be available on HBO GO. Actual times will vary.

  • Hard Knocks: Wednesday mornings
  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: 2 AM EST, Mondays
  • Real Time with Bill Maher: 7 AM EST, Saturdays
  • Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel: 5 PM EST, Wednesdays
  • 24/7: 5 PM EST, next day
  • VICE News Tonight and VICE News Weekly: see Vice Series on HBO GO
  • World Championship Boxing and Boxing After Dark: 12 PM EST, Tuesdays

Can I watch live shows and events?

With the exception of VICE News Tonight, HBO GO doesn't stream live content. Most pre-recorded shows are available on HBO GO within minutes of the broadcast start time, though new content may take up to an hour to become available across all devices. HBO's live shows and events require time to be prepared for HBO GO. Such content is normally available within 24 hours of the original broadcast, though boxing events can take longer.

Why isn’t a video I was watching available on HBO GO anymore?

Some movies and shows are only available for a limited time due to agreements with programming providers.

Can I watch shows or movies offline on HBO GO?

No, HBO GO doesn't currently let you download shows and movies to watch offline.

Can I purchase HBO GO shows on a pay-per view basis?

No, HBO GO doesn’t offer any pay-per-view shows or events.

Does HBO GO have kids programming?

Yes. To see what's available in Kids programming, go to Kids in from the HBO GO homepage.