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Not in the US? Access HBO anywhere in the world through Playmo Tv!

HBO Now free trial gives you 7 days access to the HBO network with on demand streaming options for hundreds of boxsets and movies. Available on most devices and Amazon Channels, Hulu, DirecTv Now and Playstation Vue.

 

How can I get a free trial of HBO?

You can get HBO Now free for a 7 day trial through our link on this page as an add-on channel on your amazon account.

If your looking to binge on back to back episodes of fantastic TV with only the occasional weekend movie like most people the we found this to be the easiest option.

Other ways to get a HBO Free Trial

1. Direct - If you go to https://www.hbo.com/ then you can singup direct through them. 

2. Hulu with HBO free trial - Go through https://www.hulu.com and signup for the correct Hulu package that includes HBO and you will have a trial not just for HBO but many other great networks.

3. DirecTV gives you 3 months of some of the top networks including HBO, Starz, Cinemax and showtime for free within one of its package options with a 7 day money back guarantee.

What Shows are on HBO Now?

HBO has boxsets of all its orginal shows, here is a list of the most noticaeable... 

  • The Sopranos (6 seasons)
  • Game of Thrones (8 seasons)
  • The Sopranos (6 seasons)
  • Game of Thrones (8 seasons)
  • The Larry Sanders Show (6 seasons)
  • The Leftovers (3 seasons)
  • Six Feet Under (5 seasons)
  • Veep (7 seasons)
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm (9 seasons)
  • Big Little Lies (2 seasons)
  • The Young Pope (1 season)
  • Rome (2 seasons)
  • Deadwood (3 seasons)
  • Sharp Objects (1 season)
  • Sharp Objects (5 season)
  • Westworld (2 seasons)
  • Boardwalk Empire (5 seasons)
  • Band of Brothers / The Pacific (both mini series)
  • My Brilliant Friend (1 season)
  • Barry (2 seasons)
  • Sex and the City (6 seasons)
  • Big Love (5 seasons)
  • Succession (2 seasons)
  • Girls (6 seasons)
  • True Detective (3 seasons)
  • True Blood (7 seasons)
  • Treme (4 seasons)
  • Oz (6 seasons)
  • Carnivàle (2 seasons)
  • The Night Of (1 season)
  • Insecure (3 seasons)
  • Flight of the Conchords (2 seasons)
  • Eastbound and Down (4 seasons)
  • Enlightened (2 seasons)
  • Ballers (3 seasons)
  • Togetherness (2 seasons)

What devices is HBO Now available on?

HBO app is available as an app on the follwoing devices

Mobile Devices
 
     
 
TVs and Connected Devices
 
Game Consoles
 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

How to access HBO Now outside the US?

It is possible to access all HBO services inlcuding Now, Go and the future HBO Max! First step will be to setup an account on Playmo Tv.  Once you have signed up for your 7 day no credoit card free trial you will need to access HBO Now (or any HBO service) and signup.

Non US Payment - Next hurdle is if you are not a US citizen and need to enter payment details? This is easily fixed by purchasing a HBO gift Card. Just google HBO gift card and you will find plenty of places to buy them! If an address is needed then a fake address or any address on google maps should suffice. Happy Streaming!

As you have purchased a giftcard the concept of a free trial is now void, sorry about this but it is the best option I have found.

Do you get HBO for free with Amazon Prime?

HBO is only free for 7 days on top of your Aamzon Prime subscription after which it is $14.99 per month. Amazon Prime also has a cost of $12.99 per month or $6.49 if you are a student. However Amazon Prime has a 30 trial period, you 3 will need to cancel both if you are not interested in continuing the service.

How do I cancel HBO free trial on Amazon Prime?

To cancel your HBO free trial on Amazon you simply navigate to ‘Your Account’ page and then click on ‘Prime Video Channels’ under ‘Subscriptions’. Here you will be able to add and remove channels.

Is HBO free on Amazon Fire Stick?

Nothing is ever free, you will need it on your Amazon subscription, but once you have you will be able to watch through your Firestick.

What is the difference between HBO GO and HBO now?

HBO Go is what is available through your TV network and you must have a paid cable subscription to acess. HBO Now is a stand alone paid service which allows you to watch both HBO Go and stream box sets, films and all HBO TV anytime. HBO Now is the reccomended servcive as it gives you access to all the boxsets and movies anytime wihtout any cable or satellite subscription.

Does HBO On Demand cost?

HBO on demand is HBO Now, it is $14.99 pm for the basic package direct or through Amazon Channels. Also available at various prices through Hulu, DirecTv Now or Playstation Vue. DirecTv Now is the only service to offer the basic package meaning it also has it inlcuded with your free trial.

Can you watch Game of Thrones on Firestick?

Yes you can watch GOT through HBO Now channel on Amazon firestick. You can watch both through a HBO channel or you can rent or buy GOT direct from Amazon video.

Can I get HBO without cable?

You can get HBO without cable through Amazon Prime HBO Now. Alternatively there are many cord cutting options which will inlcude the HBO network and On-demand content

How Does HBO Compare with other Streaming Options

This is purely a matter of opinion and taste, however I have done a full analysis of a number of competitors, see my full report on the best streaming services. To start with it may be about what shows you wish to watch, HBO has some great content such as Sopranos and GOT but it sdosn't have everything.

Cord-cutting options although more expensive offer more content with HBO included in many packages but if your not looking to spend so much money thensomething like HBO Now or Netflix are a more attractive option.

HBO Now Review

HBO Free Trial will give you access to some of the greatest TV we have seen. The big names include Boardwalk Empire, OZ, The Sopranos, The Wire and finally the king of of TV shows Game of Thrones. HBO has quickly become one of the most sort after free trials. Although the unlimited box-sets puts HBO ahead of even Netflix in terms of TV shows it does not miss out on Movies either. At the time of writing HBO are offering movies such as The Kingsman, Blade Runner , Gone in 60 Seconds and Die hard among many.

Due to my own personal love of the box-sets on offer this is my personal favorite streaming service, for this reason I have given it the full 5 stars, and I have to give at least one service the full 5 stars.

So popular is the HBO service that many consider it to be a cord-cutting option, however technically I would not consider it as such. The reason being is it only offers the content which is shown on the HBO channels, although if all you watch is a handful of TV series and the odd movie and are not interested in sports or news then I can easily see how you could live off HBO alone. The free trial I recommend is through Amazon Channels which makes it really easy to cancel.

HBO Content Quality

It is no secret that HBO has a lot of flagship shows, all of which are available in their entirety however it lacks any anime which its competitors does. This may be important for a lot of users as anime is a huge market and growing faster than most.

HBO Stream Quality

Bar a few streaming services most still lack 4k or HDR streaming options, it is not like it cannot be done as Curiosity Stream offers a 4K package. It is very frustrating when viewing on a 60 inch LED tv that you may as well be just using a 32 inch CRT as the quality doesn’t seem to go much higher. I suppose in this aspect having HBO through a cable network with a recordable box is still the best way of watching premium TV, however the quality isn’t an issue if you watch on the go and on multiple devices a lot.

Can I download programmes on HBO Now

Another real drawback to HBO Now is the lack of ability to watch programmes on the go offline. Major competitors such as Netflix and Amazon offer this. I personally still must use Netflix and Amazon to watch movies and Tv shows whilst on an aeroplane simply because they have this option. So if your're like me and travel a lot then HBO may cause you some annoyance.

Conclusion

HBO Now lacks a lot of the features that large competitors have which allow for easy and smooth user experience and convenience, however it is pretty much the only place to watch some of the best shows and has a fantastic selection of movies. If they can sort out the software behind how it all works, then it could easily be as good if not better than Netflix as it already has the content to compete.

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