Coronavirus Lockdown: HBO Offers Free Streaming

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With everyone spending most of their time inside during the Coronavirus lockdown, HBO have set up free streamed access to around 500 hours or so of popular shows, documentaries and Warner movies.

The lockdown has left millions with time on their hands, and at the same time squeezed budgets to the limit for many.

In order to draw in customers, several premium streaming networks have offers for US customers.

HBO is offering free streaming, while Viacom’s Showtime are offering a 30-day free trial for new customers. There are also other free streaming services, and CBS All Access are also offering a 30-day free trial

While an extended trial period is ok, you will still have to remember to cancel if you don’t wish to pay the subscription fees after the free trial. HBO’s free streaming offerings may well be a far more attractive offering for most.

It is also a big deal for HBO – it’s the first time they have offered such a selection of shows and movies outside of the paywall. The shows included some of their biggest names, like The Sopranos, Veep and The Wire.

The HBO service is available from Friday April 3, without a subscription through the HGO GO or HBO Now apps, or at and

Here’s a full list of the HBO offerings:

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)

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
  • McMillion$
  • True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality
  • United Skates
  • We Are the Dream: The Kids of the MLK Oakland Oratorical Fest

Warner Bros. Theatricals

  • Arthur
  • 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
  • Pan
  • Pokémon Detective Pikachu
  • Red Riding Hood
  • Smallfoot
  • Storks
  • Sucker Punch
  • Unknown


Carolyn Hucker