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 if 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.

Subscribe to HBO Max for HBO Programming & More

how-to-subscribe-to-hbo-max-300x278HBO Max serves as a one-stop streaming service where subscribers can access an array of fresh and familiar content that is sure to entertain, educate, and enlighten. As its slogan “Where HBO meets so much more” suggests, HBO Max represents the merging of HBO’s famously high-caliber content with a larger library of binge-worthy offerings for all ages. Those who subscribe to HBO Max can watch HBO’s vast library of quality content. Additionally, HBO Max, in partnership with WarnerMedia, offers exclusive access to films and television series that cannot be found on the HBO app or other competitive streaming services like Netflix.


Those who wish to subscribe to HBO Max can go to the streaming service’s website and make an account. For many HBO subscribers, access to HBO Max may be included in your plan at no additional cost. It is also possible to subscribe to HBO Max through Hulu, AT&T TV Now, YouTube TV, Apple, and Google Play.

An HBO Max subscription is $14.99 a month. Compared to other streaming services,  HBO Max may seem pricey. But remember that a subscription will grant you access to HBO’s library of acclaimed series, films, and documentaries plus a variety of additional content. In addition to being able to watch HBO’s programming, HBO Max subscribers will have access to original HBO Max content, “select favorites from WarnerMedia’s beloved brands and libraries,” and a wealth of curated films and television series.

Once you’ve subscribed, don’t forget to download the HBO Max app on your preferred device. The HBO Max app will allow you to stream shows and films on your phone or tablet.

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Watch Boardwalk Empire via Hulu Live

With Hulu Live, you can watch HBO online through your Hulu subscription for an additional $14.99 a month after a free first week.

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Watch Boardwalk Empire with Sling TV Premium

Sling TV is a cost-efficient streaming service to which you can add an HBO subscription for $14.99 a month. Via Sling TV, you can stream Boardwalk Empire from your phone, tablet, or laptop.

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View Boardwalk Empire With AT&T TV NOW

By subscribing to AT&T’s streaming service, AT&T TV NOW, you’ll be able to view Boardwalk Empire and other HBO shows as soon as they air. Subscribers of AT&T TV NOW can add an HBO subscription to their base package and watch a wide variety of HBO content online.

HBO is also included in both the AT&T TV NOW PLUS and MAX packages.


Boardwalk Empire on Netflix

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.



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.

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.

Don’t Pirate Boardwalk Empire 

It’s tempting to turn to illegal online methods of obtaining stellar entertainment such as Boardwalk Empire and other HBO shows. However, downloading or streaming pirated content can open you up to legal ramifications and a host of viruses. Moreover, behind your favorite HBO shows are numerous hard-working and talented individuals whose payment is not only well-deserved but needed if they are to continue bringing the stories we love to life.

Why take a risk when there are so many legal and convenient ways to view Boardwalk Empire and your other favorite HBO shows online?

Click here for more information on watching HBO shows online.

Still looking for other ways to subscribe to and watch HBO? Check out our detailed guide.