HBO Now 101: How to Manage Your Watchlist

How to Manage Your Watchlist

HBO Now provides subscribers with HBO's vast library of original and non-original content. Between HBO shows like Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley, and The Wire, to a number of must-see movies, there's a lot to check out. So much so, in fact, it can be daunting at first. How can you maintain and organize all the great content you want to watch?

By using the Watchlist, of course! The Watchlist is a great tool that lets you sort the content you are interested in. That way, you don't need to sift through HBO's enormous catalog every time you open the app. If you don't have experience with the Watchlist, check out the instructions below to help sort out your shows!

Adding Shows to Your Watchlist

Adding content to your Watchlist is actually pretty straightforward. First, find an episode or movie you'd like to add, either by browsing one of HBO's content sections or by searching.

When you find a show, tap on its title rather than on the thumbnail to access the episode's main page (if you tap the thumbnail, the show will begin to play). Once the episode's main page has loaded, simply tap "Add to Watchlist."

Viewing Items Your Watchlist

If you want to watch a show that you've added to your Watchlist, it's just as easy. From HBO Now's main screen, tap the hamburger icon in the top-left corner of the display to access the menu, then select "Watchlist." From there, all your Watchlist shows are just a tap away!

Removing Items from Your Watchlist

If you'd like to edit your Watchlist, there's one thing you should know up front: Once you've watched all episodes from one of the shows in your Watchlist, it will disappear, so you don't have to worry about deleting it.

Aside from that, the instructions for manually removing items from your Watchlist will differ slightly depending on if you're using iOS or Android.

For iPhone users, tap the "Edit" button in the top-right corner of the Watchlist screen. From there, you can delete all titles in your Watchlist at once by tapping "Clear All" in the top-right corner. Alternatively, to delete items one-by-one, tap the red minus sign (–) next to each title, then tap "Delete."

On Android, start by tapping the "Edit" button in the top-right corner of the Watchlist menu. Then, to delete all titles, tap "Select All," then choose "Delete" and follow that up by pressing "Confirm." Or, if you just want to delete items one-by-one, tap any title to select it, then choose "Delete" and press "Confirm."

Saving Your Watchlist When You Stop Subscribing

If you decide to stop paying for an HBO Now subscription, you don't really have anything to worry about when it comes to saving your Watchlist for the next time you subscribe. If you're signing back up with your original provider, you won't have to do anything, but if you're changing providers, make sure to follow the guide linked below on transferring your account to another provider, which will retain your Watchlist, minus any movies that are no longer available on HBO Now.

That's it! You have all you need to make your binge sessions a lot more efficient and organized. What's the first show you'll put on your Watchlist? Let us know in the comment section below!

Cover image and screenshots by Jake Peterson/Gadget Hacks

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