HBO is making The Wire, The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, and loads more free to stream

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For more stuff to do while you're stuck inside, HBO is adding a long list of TV shows, documentaries, and movies to HBO apps for free streaming.

Some of the highlights include The Wire and The Sopranos, both of which are widely considered some of the best TV shows of all time. There's also Six Feet Under; a delightfully macabre comedy set inside a family-owned funeral home; and Barry, the much buzzed-about dark comedy from Bill Hader. Here's the full list of everything coming to HBO Now and HBO Go for free.


  • Ballers
  • Barry
  • Silicon Valley
  • Six Feet Under
  • The Sopranos
  • Succession
  • True Blood
  • Veep
  • The Wire


  • The Apollo
  • The Case Against Adnan Syed
  • Elvis Presley: The Searcher
  • The Inventor
  • Jane Fonda in Five Acts
  • I Love You, Now Die
  • McMillion$
  • True Justice
  • United Skates
  • We Are the Dream


  • Isn't it Romantic?
  • The Lego Movie 2
  • Smallfoot
  • Detective Pikachu

To be clear, everything on the above list is available for free to everyone, with or without a subscription. You will need to download the apps, but no payment is required for viewing. For such a lengthy variation of TV shows, movies, and documentaries, it's definitely a service worth applauding HBO for during these very trying times.

If you're outside of the US though, you'll find geo-restrictions will get in your way. Thankfully, there are ways around that by using a VPN to simulate your device's location so you can enjoy the same viewing options the US does, including US Netflix and Hulu. Check out our guide to the best VPN for the most reliable apps for this.

With everything from video games, movies, and TV shows being delayed in the paralyzing wake of coronavirus, it's always welcome news to see great content made more widely available. Here's the full list of every movie released early due to the pandemic.

Jordan Gerblick

After scoring a degree in English from ASU, I worked as a copy editor while freelancing for places like SFX Magazine, Screen Rant, Game Revolution, and MMORPG on the side. Now, as GamesRadar's west coast Staff Writer, I'm responsible for managing the site's western regional executive branch, AKA my apartment, and writing about whatever horror game I'm too afraid to finish.