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HBO is giving 500 hours of free content during social distancing

‘The Sopranos,’ ‘The Wire,’ ‘True Blood,’ ‘Silicon Valley,’ ‘The Lego Movie 2,’ ‘Detective Pikachu’ and more are all now free to watch

In this image released by HBO, Tony Hale, left, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus appear in a scene from the comedy series, “Veep,” which will now be free to stream during social distancing.
In this image released by HBO, Tony Hale, left, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus appear in a scene from the comedy series “Veep,” which will now be free to stream during social distancing.
HBO via AP, Lacey Terrell

Starting April 3, HBO will begin allowing people to stream select series, documentaries and films — composing 500 hours of content — for free, CNN reports.

The content will be available for the next month on any platform where HBO Now and HBO Go are available, meaning smart TVs, smartphones, streaming boxes like Roku, and even through cable boxes, CNBC reports.

In order to start watching, Newsweek reports users must download the HBO Now and HBO Go apps, or visit their respective websites, and they can begin streaming the content without using a subscription. The catch: It’s only available within the United States.

While the newly free content doesn’t include some of the more recent HBO hits like “Game of Thrones,” “Westworld,” “Euphoria,” “Big Little Lies” or “Chernobyl,” it does include some new Emmy-nominated series, such as “Barry” and “Succession,” and some all-time classics like “The Sopranos” and “The Wire,” Forbes reports.

Here is the list of all the newly free content, per Variety.

Series:

  • “Barry” (2 seasons)
  • “Succession” (2 seasons)
  • “Ballers” (5 seasons)
  • “Six Feet Under” (5 seasons)
  • “The Wire” (5 seasons)
  • “Silicon Valley” (6 seasons)
  • “The Sopranos” (7 seasons)
  • “True Blood” (7 seasons)
  • “Veep” (7 seasons)

Movies:

  • “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”

Documentaries:

  • “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”