HBO NOW ending tomorrow (21st) for Australia

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  1. macbroadcast macrumors member

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    For anyone who yet have not received the email, will HBO NOW still work tomorrow for those people or is HBO somehow ending services etc to Australia for safety reasons wether you got the email or not?

    I have tested it today and is working okay. Using a VPN btw.
     
  2. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    There is no HBO NOW service in Australia. The cancellation will affect only those who got the email.
     
  3. macbroadcast thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the reply. Why have some got caught and others not? Does using a VPN vs a DNS save you from getting caught?
     
  4. iOrbit macrumors 6502a

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    well its ending for more than australians.. anybody outside the U.S. can get the email. i got it. (uk here).


    assuming we can still watch stuff right now.. lets enjoy the last episode of GoT Live in HD on it.
     
  5. macbroadcast thread starter macrumors member

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    I'll enjoy it alright :) Did you receive the email from the email you used for your US itunes account? And what service were you using? VPN or DNS?
     
  6. iOrbit macrumors 6502a

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    DNS (via "dns4me" trial)

    and the email i used was the iTunes US Account.


    glad i didn't buy the iTunes voucher yet, or go passed the DNS trial.

    would've been a waste.
     
  7. macbroadcast thread starter macrumors member

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    I have found most people who are getting caught are using a DNS instead of s VPN server. I'm using unblock us atm. It's confusing because articles have mentioned hbo are cracking on people who use unblock etc. I guess it's luck for some.
     
  8. iOrbit macrumors 6502a

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    if someone can find a certain to work solution, i will try it. but it has to work with Apple TV, otherwise for me theres no point.

    even on my 27 iMac, i don't want to be sat at my desk watching shows..

    not when i got a 60" tv to use..
     
  9. macbroadcast thread starter macrumors member

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    Well try using unblock us and set up a U.S. iTunes account and use a U.S. gift card. That for me is working at the moment.
     
  10. 2010mini macrumors 68040

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    Why didn't AUS get HBO Now? Do they already have a stand alone service already in place?
     
  11. macbroadcast thread starter macrumors member

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    Foxtel is the only resource we have here to watch HBO content. Foxtel is to much of a hassle when you've got a simple service like HBO NOW on ATV.
     

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