Unless you’re Ned Stark’s cellmate in King’s Landing for five years, you should know that Game of Thrones Season 6 premieres this April 24. HBO has even more good news: non-subscribers can enjoy a full weekend’s worth of premium HBO for free.
According to The Wrap, HBO has chosen the perfect time and method to promote its HBO Now service and get new subscribers. There’s no arguing that Game of Thrones is currently one of the most popular series on television, as well as the most downloaded in the world.
No matter how much condemnation peer-to-peer file sharing gets, there is no getting rid of it. So HBO is combating this with better services that make the people downloading the series think again. HBO Now is one of the services that give fans a good reason to watch it on HBO if they aren’t doing so already.
The Verge has revealed that fans of the popular medieval fantasy series aren’t only the ones who will enjoy this generous promotion. Besides Game of Thrones, fans will also be able to watch Beyoncé’s Lemonade as well as the pay-TV premiere of Jurassic World on Saturday night.
The Sunday programming will include Silicon Valley and Veep. The HBO original film Confirmation will also be available, as well as Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Anyone interested needs to check with their cable providers and make sure they have access to the promotion.
It is a good move by HBO to give Game of Thrones fans free viewing of the premiere. They absolutely hit two birds with one stone by introducing new fans to the series as well as discouraging would-be pirates from pillaging from torrent sites. All this while acquiring new subscribers to its HBO Now service. Good guy HBO!