Face it, we all need some solid streaming options. Being stuck indoors and away from the rest of humanity for an extended period of time means that your various streaming subscriptions are worth more than ever. However, sometimes, even with the thousands of options on Netflix, the platform just might not have what you’re looking for. That’s where HBO comes in, with its offer of free streaming programming to spice up your self-isolation.
According to the network, HBO is now opening up its HBO Now and HBO Go streaming services to folks without a subscription. However, those people will only have a cherry-picked selection of content to choose from. That being said, the shows and films that HBO has chosen are pretty great and will surely provide some great alternatives to whatever you were forcing yourself to watch on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon.
On the series side of things, HBO is now offering shows such as “Barry,” “Succession,” and “Veep,” as well as older series such as “The Sopranos,” “The Wire,” and more. Even if it was just the series that the network was offering, that would still be a treasure trove of incredible content.
But wait, there’s more!
If documentaries are more your speed, you now have access to recent series such as “McMillion$,” “The Case Against Adnan Syed,” “The Inventor,” and more. If you haven’t caught it already, “McMillion$” is an excellent, light choice that will tickle your true crime fancy and serves as a slightly less insane “Tiger King” alternative.
Finally, you can’t talk about HBO without talking about narrative features, and the network has some of those available for free, also. “Detective Pikachu,” “Smallfoot,” “The LEGO Movie 2,” and other selections are now available without a subscription, providing families with some Disney alternatives.
Basically, HBO is offering some free content as a way to promote its streaming options during a global pandemic. And sure, you can be cynical about that. Or, better yet, you can just enjoy the fact that the network is offering anything at all and gladly watch the greatest show of all time, “The Wire.”