HBO has announced it will make 500 hours of programming free to stream over HBO NOW and HBO GO without a subscription, starting Friday, April 3. Audiences can stream award-winning shows from the HBO vault including The Sopranos, The Wire, Veep and Barry. Movies include Arthur, The LEGO Movie 2, Crazy, Stupid, Love and docuseries including McMillion$ and Jane Fonda in Five Acts.
This extra info is from MHOTC reader Brian D (and we thank him for his tech advice)…. Hundreds have complained online that the HBONow channel on Roku does not allow access to the free shows or movies beyond the 7-day free trial. They are correct, it does not, and that is a bug.
The workaround is to search for the show or movie within the Roku Channel. (See the list below to know what they are.) When you find it, select the show and click the “Watch free” option. We have watched one movie and some episodes of “Silicon Valley” this way, it’s been great.
Another option would be to view the shows on the HBONow website and connect an HDMI cable from your computer to the TV, but that method is far less user-friendly.
The full list of HBO content available to stream without a subscription includes:
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 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
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
Happy Feet Two
Isn’t It Romantic?
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
My Dog Skip
Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase
Pokémon Detective Pikachu
Red Riding Hood