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Watch HBO’s Westworld Online or Streaming for Free

May 6, 2017 [Updated]


Sometimes it takes a long time for our favorite shows to make it to the silver screen. HBO’s Westworld is no different. Like Game of Thrones, the show was delayed several times and the drama on and off set was reported on far and wide. But eventually Westworld will air online and offline and hopefully the amount of work they put into the final product makes it all worth it. The show features several household name actors like Anthony Hopkins and Ed Harris. But that’s not the only reason to watch. Science Fiction on HBO is something that’s never been done before and you know you have to find out what it tastes like.
There are several ways to watch HBO’s content, and Westworld online and streaming for free. Here are the most convenient.

Stream Westworld Live with Sling TV

Another way to get Westworld without cable is to sign up for Sling. It’s a cable alternative that gets you several channels. HBO is an extra add on here. 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.

Watch Now Free for 7 Days with Sling

Watch Westworld with DIRECTV NOW

Another service making the rounds is DIRECTV NOW. You can watch Westworld by adding HBO to your $35 subscription. It’s only five more bucks which is the cheapest HBO is anywhere. Stream Westworld live with this service similar to Sling. There’s a 7 Day free trial there too so give it a shot!

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.It’s free anyway.

Try DIRECTV NOW Free for 7 Days

Watch Westworld with HBO Go or HBO Now

For a long time HBO only had a streaming service called HBO Go which required, and still requires a cable subscription of some kind. With that, though, they were ahead of their time before many channels had their own app at all. Now, in the age of Westworld, HBO has released another app that is nearly identical except for the very important detail that you can subscribe “stand alone”, without a cable subscription. It’s $15 per month.

How is that free streaming of Westworld, you ask? Well HBO Now has a 30 day free trial period so you can binge all of your favorite shows in that time if you feel so inclined, including Westworld. We bet you’ll want to stick with it because there’s just no way you’ll get through all of the other , non-Westworld HBO stuff in that time.

Is Westworld on Netflix or Hulu?

Nope. No HBO content is currently on Hulu or Netflix and that’s going to be the case for a long time. They’re competitors and Westworld is one of the Home Box Office’s crown jewel. Westworld is not streaming on Netflix. Westworld is not streaming on Hulu. The old version of Westworld might be online there, though! Search through their catalog and see.

Download Full Episodes of Westworld

If you’d rather own all episodes of Westworld without having to subscribe to HBO or HBO Now you can always head to your favorite digital retailer like Amazon or iTunes or Google Play to add them to your collection. It’s about three or four dollars per episode of Westword just just be mindful. It may make more sense to subscribe, right?

Amazon Prime members get a ton of HBO content for free with their subscription but Westoworld won’t be streaming there until years later. You’ll be able to buy the episodes, of course but it won’t be free. They do have Mr. Robot, though which might appeal to this audience.

Avoid Illegal Westworld Streams

If you know how hard it is to put shows like Westworld together than you know it’s worth paying for the right to stream the show online. It’s not always free in the end but HBO has given you several ways to watch Westworld without a cable subscription that are legitimate. Give the trials a chance or watch at a friends house if you must.

The other thing these illegal streams have going for them is a whole mountain of malware and viruses for your computer! Between that and the buffering and the foriegn ads all over the screen, this isn’t the way Westworld was meant to be watched online or otherwise.

Do you have another way to watch HBO’s Westworld series online? Leave us a comment below with your examples.


  1. Aleks Ivanovic /

    Those who cannot access HBO go must get a VPN to unblock and watch from anywhere. For example try Ivacy VPN. It’s working fine for me.

  2. “… you can always head to your favorite digital retailer like Amazon or iTunes or Google Play to add them to your collection.”

    @HBO Watch. Did you research this or just assume? Amazon currently does not offer any purchase (or rental) options for Westworld; viewing is only available via HBO NOW subscription. This is likely the case for all digital venues at this time, while HBO sadly keeps a tight lock on distribution options, outside of the narrow-minded subscribe model. A shame it is too; i’d be in line to buy the season or individual episodes.

  3. Steve Curless /

    I have SlingTV and would like to watch “Westworld” on my TV via the HBO add on. But if I subscribed to this add on, would the whole first season of “Westworld” be available to me On Demand, or would only a limited number of episodes be available at any one time? And would it be the same if I subscribed to HBO NOW and watched it via its standalone app?

  4. darion d'anjou /

    if i get hbo go, can i watch it on my computer? it keeps telling me i need to download some kind of app to watch

    • Jef Dinsmore /

      Let’s make sure you are signing up for the right thing Darion.

      HBO Go – is a streaming site you are automatically eligible to use if you are a paid subscriber through a TV provider.

      HBO Now – is a streaming site you sign up for and pay for to view HBO content if you do not otherwise pay for said content.

      If you are on a computer both of the above are websites. If you are trying to access via a tablet or phone you must download an app first.


  5. kimura kano /

    the only future cable has is pay per episode/season at video rental prices OR lower (like a couple of bucks per episode). The wave of illegal streaming will be hard if not impossible to control. they are on their 11th hour and they know it, but the execs can’t move in a radical manner to fix a sinking ship. Rogers just pulled Shomi. Decent attempt, but doomed to go against Netflix giant. Rogers is offering print magazines as an incentive. Really? let’s to prop our sinking cable ship with an already dead print business?

  6. zombietimeshare /

    “It may make more sense to subscribe, right?”

    Nope. I cut the cable long ago, not enough worthwhile content. Of all the HBO shows on iTunes, and there are quite a few, I only see one other I might be interested in watching. If Westworld is good I’ll buy the season, if not I’ll save a few bucks.

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