Noob Friendly Guide On How to Get HBO GO on Vizio Smart TV

HBO GO is among the most popular apps for binge movies and web series. It has a plethora of movies and series for continuous binging.

On the other hand, Vizio smart TV is one of the coolest and sexiest smart TVs present to date. The combination of both HBO GO and Vizio smart TV makes a perfect heavenly combo for the series lovers.

How to get hbo go on vizio smart tv

In this blog, we will be revealing some of the possible ways to get HBO Go and casting it to your Vizio Smart Tv. Stay tuned till the end because the best is yet to come.



HBO GO is one of the oldest television services that is now an app similar to Amazon Prime, Disney Plus Hotstar, and Netflix giving ample amount of movies and series to stream on your smart tv. The only difference is you get to watch HBO Channels as well.

HBO GO can be accessed on your TV using a cable connection. If your cable connection has the subscription of HBO Channels then you don’t have to pay for it additionally.

What is Vizio Smart TV?

There are different smart TVs available in the market to stream and watch anything you want. But Vizio smart TVs are the most popular and coolest TVs available in the market especially if you are going for HBO GO. Vizio Smart TVs have two types – Smartcast TVs and VIA TVs.

Smartcast TVs can be connected to your PCs, smartphones and can directly stream movies or series of your choice directly on the TV.

On the other hand, VIA TVs is the one that uses the app on the TV to cast your favorite shows directly on the TV. Though both are quite different from each other, yet the interesting thing is VIA TVs can be used as smart cast TVs.

If you too wanna add and cast HBO on your Vizio Smart TV and don’t know how to do it?

How to get HBO GO on Vizio Smart TV?

HBO GO is not directly available as an app on Vizio. Therefore, we have to get the app first on the TV and then can cast any of your favorite shows and enjoy watching.

Here’s how you can do this. Let’s get started.

Installing HBO GO on Vizio Smart TV

The app installation takes place only on the higher versions of Vizio TVs- VIA and VIA Plus Platforms.

Installing HBO Go on VIA (Vizio Internet Plus)

1. Press the V button on the remote two times to see a window described in step2.

Installing HBO Go on VIA (Vizio Internet Plus)

2. A full screen will appear depicting VIA Plus Window. In this window, you will see your installed apps under “My Apps”

3. Browse Featured, latest, or All Apps to search for the app you want to install.

Browse Featured, latest, or All Apps

4. Once you have found HBO GO, click on install.

5. Wait for the installation to complete and then you can stream your shows.

Installing HBO GO on VIA

1. Press the V button on the remote.

2. Choose Connected Via TV.

3. Select All Categories to browse the HBO GO app.

4. Once it is done, click on install.

5. Wait till you see HBO GO in your apps section.

Half of the tasks were done with the installation. The other half includes casting your favorite shows on the TV. Let’s make it happen too.

How to cast HBO GO on Vizio Smart TV?

Here are few simple steps you can follow to cast HBO GO on your Vizio TV:

Cast HBO GO on Vizio Smart TV

1. Connect your smartphone Wi-Fi on the same network as your Vizio Smart TV is connected. If not, then connect it to your hotspot via phone.

2. Once done, open HBO GO app on your TV and log in with the credentials required.

3. Click on the Smart Cast Icon on the top right corner of the screen.

4. Your smartphone will look for the nearby connected device when Vizio Smart TV is displayed on your device.

5. After completion of all these steps, you can now choose to play anything you want.

These are the only methods to install and cast HBO GO on your Vizio Smart TV. If you are willing to pay for devices such as Amazon, Firestick, Roku, etc. then you can stream them. Otherwise, you can stream your shows on HBO GO that either comes with a cable subscription or you can cast it as mentioned in the steps above. At later stages, it may come as an app directly in your Vizio Smart TV to simply cast it from there.

HBO GO app is available only in the USA and not the other parts of the world.


HBO GO and Vizio Smart TV make the perfect combination in a budget-friendly manner for all binge watchers. These simple steps can help you if you are new to this. Try this out and do let us know your way to add and cast HBO GO on your Vizio TV.

Happy Streaming!

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