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What Channel Is HBO on DISH Network? (2024 Update)

What Channel Is HBO on DISH Network? (2024 Update)

HBO has a reputation for creating some of the most remarkable TV. While not all of them are home runs, the creativity, talent, and drama behind their shows consistently help the network make its mark. From classics like The Sopranos and The Wire to more recent gems like Watchmen, The Last of Us, and Game of Thrones (and its fantastic spin-off), there’s always something gripping to watch on HBO. If you’ve got a DISH network package, you could be wondering how to tune in. We’re going to show you how to access HBO channels on the DISH network, so you can stream their latest and greatest shows.

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How Do I Watch HBO on DISH?

In an ideal world, it’d be pretty simple to figure out how to watch your favorite shows. But alas, streaming these days can get a little complicated. HBO has existed in many formats over the years. These include HBO Go, HBO Now, and HBO Max, the last of which has rebranded recently to simply be known as “Max.” As far as HBO’s live programming goes, you can access it via your satellite service or the DISH Anywhere app. But to do this, as well as watch any of the available HBO channels (HBO East, West, 2, Latino, Signature, and Family), you need to add the Max plan to your pre-existing DISH package (unless you already have an HBO Max subscription.) For DISH subscribers, this plan is currently priced at $16 per month.

Where Are HBO’s Channels on DISH?

Once you’re a Max subscriber, you have a few options for tuning into HBO. The six channels are available on 310 through 315:

Channel NameChannel Number
HBO East310
HBO West311
HBO 2312
HBO Latino313
HBO Signature*314
HBO Family*315
*These channels are only available through a DISH Hopper DVR, and require an internet connection.

While you can access live programming through these channel numbers, you have much greater streaming freedom if you download the HBO Max app. With the app, you can watch a huge selection of original HBO shows on demand. What’s more, great content from Cartoon Network, DC Universe, Wizarding World, and the Warner Bros. library is at your fingertips.

What to Watch On HBO

Honestly, if we wanted to list everything worth watching on HBO, we’d be here all day (or probably longer). But here are some of our top picks that shouldn’t be missed.

Still from House of the Dragon on HBO.
The much-anticipated prequel to Game of Thrones calls HBO its home.

The Wire

Although not everyone rated The Wire particularly highly (it didn’t perform very well during its weekly slot), it was acclaimed by many. The show became even more popular once it was streamable (and therefore bingeable), attracting new viewers years after its initial run. The complex and darkly realistic take on conflict and corruption within the police system and society is sadly still relevant to this day. Each season is consistently well-made, and the show deserves a watch if you’re lucky enough to discover it for the first time.

The Sopranos

Often tying for first place when it comes to classic HBO dramas, The Sopranos helped inspire many of the shows we love today. The intricacy and unpredictability of the storyline kept viewers on the edge of their seats. No one knew quite what would happen next (and who would meet an unfortunate end.) While James Gandolfini certainly stole the show, there’s a lot within the tense mafia world of The Sopranos that keeps you hooked until the last episode.

Game of Thrones & House of the Dragon

If you’ve turned your TV on in the last decade (or spoken to basically anybody), it’s impossible to have not heard of Game of Thrones. It’s relatively rare for a TV show to do a book series justice (and that point may well be controversial), but this series certainly made an impression. It’s probably best to start with the original series before moving on to the prequel. But House of the Dragon is excellent enough in its own right to captivate new and old audiences.

The Last of Us

Though the setting of The Last of Us may seem particularly dire given our recent real-life pandemic, the emotional and unconventional depictions of family and survival captured viewer’s hearts. The show successfully surpasses what we expected to come out of a video game adaptation. Although viewing can be difficult at times, the characters and the storyline make it worthwhile.

Frequently Asked Questions

What channel is HBO on DISH?

The six main HBO channels are available on numbers 310 through 315.

How do I access all HBO channels on DISH?

To access HBO through DISH, you’ll need to subscribe to the Max add-on as part of your service. You can watch via the channels or by using the HBO Max or DISH Anywhere apps.

How much does HBO Max cost?

For Dish subscribers, the add-on Max package costs $16 per month.

What's the difference between HBO Max and Max?

Nothing. HBO Max rebranded to “Max.” The rebrand was probably motivated to better reflect the broader range of content available on the subscription service and to try to target a younger demographic.

What's included in an HBO Max subscription?

As well as HBO’s six major channels, you get on-demand access to tons of original and acquired series, content from the Warner Bros. library, DC Universe, Wizarding World, and more.

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