HBO Now to cut off Australian users

Australian users who have used a VPN service in order to obtain HBO Now has started receiving emails from HBO Now saying that they have signed up for a service that is not available in their area and so will be cancelling their accounts.

“It has come to our attention that you may have signed up for and viewed video content on the HBO NOW streaming service from outside of the authorised service area (the United States, including D.C. and certain US territories), We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that the HBO NOW streaming service is only available to residents of the United States, for use within the United States. Any other access is prohibited by our Terms of Use.”

The geo location service has changed the way people access online content so they can watch their favourite shows when they first air. Those who have received the email so far say they either used Getflix, or Unotelly to access HBO Now services. Most also used their Australian credit cards.