HBO to Stream 500 Hours of Programming For Free, Unlocks Nine Original Series

Every season of The Wire, The Sopranos, Succession, and Veep can be watched with no subscription required

The Sopranos
The Sopranos

    Starting April 3rd, HBO will make several of its titles available to stream for free with no subscription required. The network says it’s doing so “to provide some entertainment relief for those doing their part to keep everyone safe and healthy in this time of social isolation.”

    All told, HBO is offering free, unlimited access to 500 hours of programming via its HBO Now and HBO Go platforms. According to a press release, this is the first time HBO has made this volume of programming available outside of a paywall.

    Among the titles available to stream are nine original series: The Wire, The Sopranos, Succession, Veep, Six Feet Under, True Blood, Silicon Valley, Ballers, and Barry.


    Additionally, HBO is making available 10 documentaries and 20 theatrical films from Warner Bros. The latter category includes films like The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, Pokemon Detective Pikachu, Empire of the Sun, and Crazy, Stupid, Love.

    As millions of Americans self-isolate amid the coronavirus pandemic, several other media companies have made their premium products available for free. SiriusXM has unlocked its premium service through May 15th; Shudder is streaming a free month of horror films; and Apple is offering free trials of Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X for the first time ever.

    HBO content available to stream without a subscription includes:

    9 Full Series

    Ballers (5 Seasons)

    Barry (2 Seasons)

    Silicon Valley (6 Seasons)

    Six Feet Under (5 Seasons)

    The Sopranos (7 Seasons)

    Succession (2 Seasons)

    True Blood (7 Seasons

    Veep (7 Seasons)

    The Wire (5 Seasons)

    10 Docuseries and Documentaries

    The Apollo

    The Case Against Adnan Syed

    Elvis Presley: The Searcher

    I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth v. Michelle Carter

    The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley

    Jane Fonda in Five Acts


    True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality

    United Skates

    We Are the Dream: The Kids of the MLK Oakland Oratorical Fest

    20 Warner Bros. Theatricals


    Arthur 2: On the Rocks

    Blinded By the Light

    The Bridges of Madison County

    Crazy, Stupid, Love

    Empire of the Sun

    Forget Paris

    Happy Feet Two

    Isn’t It Romantic?

    The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

    Midnight Special

    My Dog Skip

    Nancy Drew And The Hidden Staircase


    Pokémon Detective Pikachu

    Red Riding Hood



    Sucker Punch



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