Starting Friday, April 3, HBO Now is helping people with their social distancing by joining the ranks of streaming platforms offering up free content.
About 500 hours of content will be made available at no charge in the HBO Now or HBO Go apps, including the entire run of several shows – The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, Veep, Succession, Ballers, Barry, Silicon Valley, Tru Blood, and The Wire – plus 20 movies including The Lego Movie 2, McMillions, Pokémon Detective Pikachu, and other documentaries.
If you’re expecting Game of Thrones though, you’ll be disappointed as it’s not included in the free streaming bonanza.
The free streaming offer does come as many other streaming services have added free content, but it also comes just before the highly anticipated debut of HBO Max – which will coincidentally have all this same content.
The free content will be available “for a limited time,” according to HBO. It’s not clear how long that is, so if anything on this list interests you, you’d better watch quickly.
Here’s what else you’ll find for free:
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
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