April 02, 2020
HBO will offer nearly 500 hours of free streaming content beginning Friday as the premium network looks to provide quarantined households with more entertainment during the coronavirus pandemic.
The following free series will be available in their entirety: "The Sopranos," "The Wire," "Veep," "Succession," "Six Feet Under," "Silicon Valley," "Ballers," "Barry" and "True Blood."
An additional 20 Warner Bros. movies, including "Crazy, Stupid, Love" and “Pokémon Detective Pikachu,” will be available as part of the free offer, along with documentary series such as "McMillion$" and "The Apollo."
Absent from the list are HBO favorites "Game of Thrones" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm."
The move comes as WarnerMedia plans to launch HBO Max in May, a $14.99 subscription that will feature all HBO content along with originals, library titles and licensed content.
In addition to the app downloads, the free HBO content will become available through participating distribution platforms in the days to come.