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Starting Tuesday, you can buy an HBO subscription without having to pay for cable.

You can now sign up for HBO without having cable
Grounded Reason is supported by a small commission for purchases made through some product links on this website. The premium cable channel's HBO NOW service started to welcome subscribers on Tuesday, a few days ahead of the channel's biggest premiere of the year, the new season of "Game of Thrones. It goes out every Thursday and keeps you up to date on information relevant to cord cutters. If you enjoyed this article, please Subscribe to our weekly newsletter. In the interview, Plepler referenced the "10 to 11 million broadband-only homes in the United States" that previously couldn't pay for HBO because the channel was bundled with cable.

How to Watch HBO without Cable

All The Ways To Watch HBO Without Cable

HBO is a unit of Time Warner, one of the country's biggest media companies. This web site is also owned by Time Warner. The launch also came with a brief humorous explainer of the service from the network's "Last Week Tonight" host, John Oliver. Tuesday's launch is a historic moment, accompanied by the sort of drama one usually sees on HBO shows like "True Detective" and "Veep" -- because HBO Now is a symbol of television's streaming future.

It is simultaneously thrilling and, for some media executives, slightly terrifying, because it alters the relationship between programmers and distributors. Subscribers to HBO NOW still have to bring their own broadband Internet connection, but they don't have to pay for a cable bundle, so it is an example of "unbundling. HBO announced its plans for an unbundled version of the channel late last year.

HBO says it wants to attract young people who don't currently pay for a cable bundle, but would like to have live and on-demand access to its dramas, comedies, movies, talk shows and documentaries. In the interview, Plepler referenced the "10 to 11 million broadband-only homes in the United States" that previously couldn't pay for HBO because the channel was bundled with cable.

That's part of what informed this," he said. That means you can watch Game of Thrones when everyone else in the world does and not have to wait until the next day. Below are instructions for signing up for the series on each device. HBO Now provides a 1 Month free trial regardless of the device you own. Simply fire up the app and follow the onscreen instructions. Signing up was a breeze. You may have to log in to your iTunes account to continue. Once the app is downloaded, fill out the form pictured below and you are ready to enjoy everything available to traditional HBO subscribers.

Then start the app and follow the onscreen instructions. Navigate to the Channel Store on your Roku player. Start the app and follow the on-screen instructions.

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