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HBO streaming service now live, and you can get it for free

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HBO’s stand-alone streaming service is now live: HBO Now, as it’s titled, is available starting today for anybody with an Internet connection and at least a begrudging acceptance of Apple products — no cable or satellite service required. Cord cutters rejoice! 

Intriguingly, HBO is making a special offer available. Customers who sign up for HBO Now this month will get a 30-day introductory free trial period. We’re not saying you could sign up and then binge all four seasons of Game of Thrones for free then unsubscribe or anything … but you could, in theory, hypothetically, if you really wanted to. Of course, once you’re on the Westeros heroin, you would want to keep subscribing to watch the rest of season 5 to get your fix. 

Here’s a list of HBO titles available, ranked in order of this writer’s personal binge preference: Game of ThronesThe SopranosThe WireRomeDeadwoodTrue DetectiveSex and the City, VeepSilicon ValleyGirlsTrue Blood and The Leftovers

The details: Subscribe by downloading the HBO Now app on iPhone or iPad, or directly via Apple TV. The cost is $14.99 per month.