Last month, HBO announced the impending debut of its new HBO Now streaming service, and now it has officially arrived. HBO Now allows viewers who do not have cable to subscribe to HBO and receive its full programming lineup via streaming on various platforms.
Subscribers who pay the $15 per month fee get on-demand access to HBO's lineup of exclusive series such as Game Of Thrones and Girls, in addition to movies, documentaries, sports and kids programming.
When HBO Now was announced, HBO also touted an exclusive partnership with Apple. For the first three months, only users of Apple devices such as iPhones, iPads and Apple TV could receive the service. Later, it was revealed the deal was not completely exclusive, as Cablevision's Optimum Online Internet service was also making the service available for subscribers in the New York Metropolitan area.
Now, anyone who qualifies and would like to try the HBO Now service out for a month can do so free of charge. Just click on the link here and then hit "start your free trial." Keep in mind that you need to have a qualifying Apple device or Optimum Online Internet account to qualify. Make sure that if you don't plan to continue using the service beyond the first free month, you need to cancel before the 30 days are up or you'll be charged $15 per month going forward.