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How to Watch Boardwalk Empire Online

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Sometimes a guy or gal just needs to kick back, relax and transport his or herself to another time. If you’re a fan of Americana, booze and sharply tailored suits you’ll want to consider heading back to the roaring 20’s, the stage for HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. Running five seasons in total, Martin Scorsese’s vision of the early days of organized crime in America is one of HBO’s best.

But what id you’re not in front of your TV every Sunday, or ever? What if you’d prefer to watch this show on the go? HBO is making it easier every day to watch Boardwalk Empire online and via streaming sources for your convenience. Here are a few of the ways watching Boardwalk Empire online is possible.

Boardwalk Empire on Netflix and Hulu

The short answer is: No, Boardwalk Empire and all other HBO programming is NOT on Netflix and probably won’t be for a long, long time. There has been some.. competition between HBO and Netflix in particular and the idea of Boardwalk Empire, one of HBO’s premiere series, making it’s way to the $9/month streaming service just doesn’t make sense for the Home Box Office however desperately Netflix and her subscribers wish it so.

Boardwalk Empire on Hulu appears to be almost equally improbable but we’ve heard less about that possibility generally.  Cheap streaming, a la carte  alternatives are probably not in Boardwalk Empire’s immediate future.

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Boardwalk on Amazon, Google Play and iTunes

HBO does offer its shows, including Boardwalk Empire on streaming and download services such as Play, iTunes and Prime but you’ll have to wait some time to get them.  On iTunes and Google’s Play seasons tend to come out with the DVD and Blu-Ray discs ie one full season behind.  Amazon Instant Video works similarly but Amazon Prime members do get access to older episodes of Boardwalk Empire for free!  Check out your Amazon Prime account to see what’s available.

Watch Live Boardwalk Empire with Sling Premium

Sling is a cable alternative that doesn’t require much more than $20 a month to get most of your favorite channels. This doesn’t include HBO or Boardwalk Empire, though and you’ll have to add $15 to that if you want to watch Boardwalk Empire live that way.

You can sign up or explore the service more here.  There’s a 7-Day free trial so this might be a nice alternative if you just want to give it a chance.

Older HBO Shows are Streaming on Amazon Prime

If you’re an Amazon Prime member and you’re trying to watch an older HBO show like The Sopranos or Sex and the City stop what you’re doing and head over there now because older HBO shows stream free with a Prime subscription. Boardwalk Empire is there in its entirety and you get a free month when you sign up so there’s really no excuse not to when you factor in the free shipping on Amazon stuff as well as the large streaming video library. Give it a try.

DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital Discs

One sure-fire way to watch Boardwalk Empire anywhere you want is by picking up the show on DVD and Blu-Ray.  We follow all of the release dates here if you’re interested. How does this let you watch Boardwalk Empire online or streaming?  Well, HBO often includes Digital Download codes with all of their DVD/Blu-Ray combo packs. This lets you choose between iTunes, Google Play and other services to download the show in addition to owning the discs!  This is a great deal for those who want to own a physical copy and also watch online or streaming anywhere they want.

The one downside here is that the DVD and Blu Ray discs usually release almost a full year after the season airs.  Great for older series but not so great for those using this as their go-to method for watching HBO shows online.

 

HBO Go: The Best Way to Watch Boardwalk Empire

HBO Go is available to everyone with an HBO subscription for free.  It’s an app that gives you access to all HBO shows, past and present in a beautiful interface. It’s available on a ton of different devices and that number is expanding all the time.

Even brand new episodes of Boardwalk Empire are available at 9PM EST on Sunday nights so you can watch right along with everyone else as long as you have an internet connection and the app running.

We hope this gives you a start on your quest to watch Boardwalk Empire online. While HBO shows may be a bit more difficult to attain when it comes to streaming and downloads we hope we can find Boardwalk Empire and all of HBO’s other shows with ease using the above strategies.  Good luck.

  • Reddy

    Doesn’t take long to find illegal streams. Time to WAKE UP HBO and get in the game, otherwise people will just find other ways to watch it.

    • disqus_7R0lLcfP7R

      Thank you!

  • Mark

    Watch out for Amazon Prime (crooks). I signed up for Prime to access HBO content like Sopranos. They gave me season 1 of Boardwalk and then charge for each episode after that. CROOKS!

    • I think as shows age they’ll make their way to Amazon Instant Prime. BWE just ended and the DVD set isn’t even out yet.

  • GarlicGuy

    Tried to watch part of the last season on HBO go last night (1/1/15) and it the whole show was missing from the line-up. Bummer, as I had only 5 episodes to go to finish the series.

    • Jef Dinsmore

      I just looked on HBOGo for the show and it shows up there for me. Season 5, the final season, only has 8 episodes.

  • Mark

    We were watching Boardwalk Empire on HBO Demand but looked today and it’s gone. Boo HBO!

    • Mark

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