You Can Stream all of HBO’s The Sopranos for Free Today

Popular series are streaming for free to help us cope with COVID-19

As we follow the COVID-19 pandemic social distancing and stay at home rules, we’re also consuming mass quantities of streaming content. The limit is often what you can pay for. HBO’s decision puts a whole new menu of free content in front of us.

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HBO has launched its #StayHomeBoxOffice program and is making hundreds of hours of typically premium content free on HBO Now and HBO Go.

What do we get: Complete series for The Sopranos, Veep, Six Feet Under, True Blood and The Wire are now streaming outside the paywall. There’s also a collection of HBO documentaries, including Jane Fonda in Five Acts, McMillion$, and Elvis Presley: The Searcher.

Wait, there’s more: HBO, which is owned by Warner Media, will also stream a small collection of Warner Brothers films, including Arthur, Pan, Empire of the Sun, Crazy, Stupid Love, and Sucker Punch. Not all are gems. The short list also includes Arthur 2: On the Rocks and Happy Feet Two.

Will it last? HBO didn’t define the duration of the free streaming program, only describing it as a “limited time” offer.

How to get it: You have to install HBO Now or HBO Go on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, your Smart TV, or get the mobile app, then create an HBO account. You can then begin streaming the selected content for free. A monthly HBO subscription usually costs $14.99 a month.

Bottom Line: If you’ve run through all of Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video, the HBO offering is your streaming life-raft.

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