HBO like to take chances on 30 minute comedies. Ballers is no exception. Who would have predicted that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was going to star in his own series on HBO during the Golden Age of Television? Not us. Ballers follows not just the lives of professional football players but their agents, behind the scenes making the deals and getting the big money. Think of it like “Entourage for Jocks”.
So if Ballers is like Entourage then the audience will surely skew young. Young people prefer to stream their content online. To watch Ballers online you’ll have to do a bit of hunting but luckily we’ve done the research and have your options here. Here’s how to stream HBO’s Ballers online:
Try DirecTV Now for Free and Add HBO for $5
This is actually the cheapest way to get Ballers online that we know of. You subscribe to DirecTV’s new service for about $35 which gives you tons of channels (almost all cable channels you could think of) and then for $5 more you can add HBO. Usually it’s about $15 anywhere else. Give it a shot! There’s a 7-Day free trial so it can’t hurt to give it a try.
UPDATE: DIRECTV NOW is offering a $25 per month discount on the service for anyone who has AT&T Unlimited (AT&T is the parent company of DIRECTV. They’re also throwing in HBO for free which is pretty amazing. This is the best deal in town, folks.
Watch Ballers Live 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 Ballers, though and you’ll have to add $15 for HBO to that if you want to watch Ballers 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 want to give it a chance.
Stream Ballers with HBO’s Official Streaming Apps HBO Go or HBO Now
If you have a cable subscription to HBO you most likely have access to HBO Go for free. That means you can stream Ballers from almost any connected device just by logging in and choosing an episode. If you don’t have a cable subscription then you can sign up for HBO Now, HBO’s stand alone service that doesn’t require cable, only an internet connection. Ballers is available on both of these platforms immediately after it as it airs on HBO proper. If you’re on the west coast you can even start watching at 6PM PST each Sunday.
This is easily the best option for watching Ballers online if you’re an HBO fan and are supporting the network and shows you love.
Is Ballers on Netflix or Hulu?
In short: no. Ballers is not on Netflix or Hulu because none of HBO’s content is on Netflix or Hulu. In fact, Netflix and Hulu are HBO’s rivals these days with all three companies jockying for position in the online streaming TV space. Ballers is no exception and will probably never be on Netflix nor Hulu.
Download Individual Episodes of Ballers on Amazon, iTunes and Google Play
You can also download full episodes of Ballers on Amazon or iTunes but you’ll have to wait a few months after the newest series has ended. HBO has been shortening these timelines and may, someday shorten them to live streaming. But for now the only way to download full episodes of Ballers is to wait until they’re released on HBO’s schedule.
Other, More Sinister Ways of Watching Ballers Online
The above are the more legit means of watching Ballers online. But as you probably know, there are other choices out there. We won’t link to any of them because they most likely contain malware or sexually explicit material. We know that some of you live in other countries so it may be difficult to choose the light side of the force on this one. International streaming rights are contrived.
Good luck out there and we wish you the best in your quest to stream HBO’s Ballers from the device of your choosing.