If you call yourself a fan of The Daily Show you know full well who John Oliver is. When he made his way to HBO it was a big moment for both his old show, and HBO as well. While Real Time with Bill Maher has been a Home Box Office subscriber favorite for years, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is a little bit different format for HBO. It’s only a half an hour, once a week so John gets to make his shows extremely potent and on point with issues that affect all of us.
This is a show that thrives online with interactive campaigns and streaming options abound. The show was built for the internet generation and seems to thrive on its audience interacting with John via the internet.
There are several streaming options for watching Last Week Tonight with john Oliver online. Here are some of the more convenient choices.
Watch John Oliver 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 John Oliver, though and you’ll have to add $15 for HBO to that if you want to watch John Oliver 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.
Try DirecTV Now for Free and Add HBO for $5
This is actually the cheapest way to get John Oliver 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.
Is John Oliver on Netflix or Hulu?
Neither Netflix nor Hulu has much access to late night talk. That, and the fact that HBO keeps it’s content close to the vest and you’ll know that Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is not on Netflix or Hulu. We wouldn’t expect the show to appear on these streaming platforms any time soon either because, if anything HBO is keeping their content even more exclusive these days.
Watch John Oliver Online for Free with HBO Go or HBO Now
You can always get John Oliver on HBO with their two streaming apps and websites. HBO Go is what you have if you’re a cable subscriber. You’ll need a log in and password from Comcast or whoever your provider is. The app is free with your normal subscription.
As for HBO Now, you won’t need a cable subscription at all to use this, of course. John Oliver can be streamed the following day with both of these services. Because the show is live, like Real Time with Bill Maher, you won’t get it instantly online.
Is there a John Oliver HBO Live Stream?
Not officially. That’s the only bummer about HBO Go and HBO Now is that these live shows aren’t available via streaming. John Oliver and Last Week Tonight will have to wait until the following day if you’re wanting to stream them legally.
Illegally, however you can always do a Google search for an unofficial live stream. Be aware that viruses, malware, sexually explicit ads and choppy streams await you inf you choose this method!
John Oliver and Last Week Tonight Free on YouTube
Another free option is to wait until the following day when HBO uploads the best of John Oliver to YouTube on their official stream. Check those out if you don’t want to subscribe and don’t need the full thirty minutes of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver online necessarily.