Watch-HBO-Hard-Knocks-Online-FreeHard Knocks follows an NFL team (a different one is chosen each year) as they go through pre-season training. This may sound boring but it’s really anything but. Rookies get cut, stars give it their all and a team comes together before the first big game. You’ll also be watching them on Sunday Night Football late on and you’ll actually recognize them!

There are a few different options for streaming HBO’s Hard Knocks online so let’s get to them. The weird thing here is that HBO’s Hard Knocks is usually NOT live on HBO Now. So you’ll need to use a different option unless you’re fine waiting until the day after.

Watch Hard Knocks Live with Sling 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 Hard Knocks from your phone, tablet, or laptop.

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Hulu Live Has HBO and Hard Knocks 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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By subscribing to AT&T’s streaming service, AT&T TV NOW, you’ll be able to view Hard Knocks 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.


Is Hard Knocks Streaming on Netflix or Hulu?

No. In fact no HBO program is on Netflix or Hulu at the moment. HBO’s Hard Knocks will probably never be on Netflix or Hulu because they’d need to square that deal with both the Home Box Office (a rival of both of those streaming services) as well as the NFL.

Watch Hard Knocks Online with HBO Go or HBO Now

One of the easiest ways to stream Hard Knocks live and binge-watch other shows that HBO has to offer is to subscribe to one of HBO’s online streaming services.

Access to the “HBO GO” app is included with a traditional HBO cable subscription, allowing you to watch your favorite shows, movies, and documentaries on an array of devices in addition to your television.

If you do not have an HBO cable subscription, you can also sign up for “HBO NOW,” a service that will allow you to stream HBO content on your laptop, tablet, or phone.

Subscribers of both apps have instant access to fresh HBO content as it broadcasts live, not to mention the ability to dive into HBO’s vast library of films, shows, and more.

An HBO NOW subscription is $14.99 a month, although new users have access to a seven-day free trial.

Starting in the spring of 2020, the upcoming streaming service HBO MAX will also be an option to explore. A subscription to HBO MAX will allow viewers to watch HBO series such as Hard Knocks in addition to a host of shows from other networks, not to mention original content.




Fans can purchase and download episodes of the show from Amazon Prime, Google Play, and iTunes. However, there is usually a delay between an HBO show’s season finale and the show’s availability for purchase through such services.

Those who choose to buy episodes of the show or the complete season through iTunes, Amazon Prime, or Google Play will not be able to watch the show as it broadcasts live and may have to wait a few months before Hard Knocks becomes available for purchase.

Pirating Hard Knocks

We can’t recommend trying this because most of the HBO live streams are simply bogus. Not only are you bombarded with ads, but you’re also very likely to catch a virus when trying to pirate the Hard Knocks. All on a tiny screen with no High Definition, fuzzy sound and a sinking feeling in your stomach that you just stole a product you love.

Do yourself a favor and subscribe to HBO Now so that you’ll get the show in glorious HD.  It really is the best, free solution for watching Hard Knocks online. No excuses this year, Pirates! It’s available and easy to watch without cable.

Can you hear the theme music in your head?  GET IN THE GAME!

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