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HBO is making some of its most popular shows free to stream

Published Apr 2nd, 2020 5:06PM EDT
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  • HBO is going to make nearly 500 hours of original and licensed content free to stream on HBO GO and HBO NOW starting on Friday, April 3rd to entertain everyone during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • The nine HBO original series that will be free to stream are Ballers, Barry, Silicon Valley, Six Feet Under, The Sopranos, Succession, True Blood, Veep, and The Wire.
  • There are also ten documentaries and twenty Warner Bros. theatrical releases streaming for free.
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It’s not hard to find streaming content worth watching as you socially distance yourself from others during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but we aren’t going to complain if more shows and movies start streaming for free. Thankfully, that’s exactly what happened this week, as HBO announced on Thursday that will see nearly 500 hours of its most popular content will be available for free on HBO Now and HBO Go starting on Friday, April 3rd.

The nine original series that will be available for free are as follows:

  • 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)

HBO is also making the following documentaries available to stream for free:

  • 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

And finally, a bunch of movies from Warner Bros. are going to be free as well:

  • 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

The content will only be available for free for a limited time, so be sure to catch up on all of the shows and movies you’ve been meaning to watch before they go back behind the paywall.

Jacob Siegal
Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.