You know how when HBO debuted its standalone streaming app, HBO Now, you promised yourself you’d finally sign up for the premium cable service? Well, if you have been dragging your feet on that process, Andy Samberg gave you a chance to check out the home of Game of Thrones, Sex and the City, etc. for free at Sunday’s Emmys. Yes, for FREE!
During a segment at the awards show, the Brooklyn Nine-Nine star brought up a point that many people in attendance (and at home) may not have the opportunity to view all the shows nominated because, well, they haven’t signed up for one of the company’s services. He stated, “Luckily for you, the CEO of HBO recently said he doesn’t think password-sharing for their streaming services is a problem. So here’s my HBO Now login!”
He then shared both the email address (KhaleesiFan3@emmyhost.com) and password (password1) for the account, which worked for us — but since every American clearly had the same idea, the account is overwhelmed.
HBO clearly is okay with Andy’s password share, at least for the night, as they even tweeted the login info themselves. But they then followed that up with a playful tweet about signing up for your own account, so this could just be some extremely social media-driven, buzzworthy marketing at its finest. Either way, thanks for the password, Andy!
What will you be watching on HBO Now courtesy of Andy Samberg’s password-sharing? Let us know in the comments.
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