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HBO is offering hundreds of hours of free shows and movies right now

The premium cable company wants you to #StayHomeBoxOffice.

A scene from HBO's "The Sopranos." HBO

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HBO wants to help you pass the time while staying at home.

The premium cable company is making almost 500 hours of programming available to stream for free for a limited time starting Friday, April 3, as part of its #StayHomeBoxOffice promotion. By downloading the HBO Now or HBO Go apps or visiting hbonow.com or hbogo.com, you can watch classic HBO shows like “The Sopranos,” “Six Feet Under,” “The Wire,” and “Veep,” as well as recent Warner Bros. films like “Pokémon Detective Pikachu” and “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part.”

The announcement comes ahead of the expected May 2020 launch of the company’s new HBO Max streaming service, which will be available for $14.99 a month. The service will feature HBO’s programming library, original Max-only shows like Mark Wahlberg’s docuseries “Wahl Street,” as well as programming libraries from CNN, TNT, Cartoon Network, and more. Top shows available on the service include include every episode of “Friends,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “Rick and Morty,” and “South Park.”

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Here’s a full list of shows and movies you’ll be able to access without a subscription.

Shows

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

Docuseries/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”

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”

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