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How to Watch HBO for Free During the Coronavirus Quarantine

Binge your heart out for free this month


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If you’re among the many U.S. citizens being told to stay inside and self-quarantine as a way to mitigate risks of the coronavirus spreading, you’re likely looking for some binge-worthy shows to watch. Luckily, HBO is here to help. For the month of April, the television network announced it will offer some of its most popular shows entirely for free.

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Just download the HBO Now or HBO Go app, and you’ll be able to bypass any prompts asking you to start a free trial. Upon downloading, you’ll be able to stream a number of shows including “The Sopranos” and “Silicon Valley.” The streaming service is also providing a number of free documentaries and movies. You can watch anything from “Crazy, Stupid, Love” to “Happy Feet 2.”

If you’re looking for ways to stay active, try some of these at-home exercises while you watch your favorite shows. Or, set up a video chat with loved ones as a way to stay in touch during coronavirus quarantine. You can watch a movie or show together while you chat. And HBO’s offer is perfect for those of you working from home with kids. Toss on a kid-friendly movie and check some things off your to-do list.


But if you don’t find what you’re looking for on HBO, don’t worry. We’re living in an age with seemingly endless streaming options. And if you’re looking for some positivity during these uncertain times, here are the best happy shows you can stream right now.