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Watch HBO’s Hard Knocks Online & Live Streaming

by Jacob Klein

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Hard 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. This year, as Hard Knocks celebrates its 20th year, the series follows the Dallas Cowboys.  You can catch the five-episode season, which begins on Tuesday, August 10 (10:00-11:00pm ET) on HBO and HBO Max.


The best way to stream Hard Knocks, right off the top is HBO Max. Subscribe here:

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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.

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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What About HBO Now & HBO Go?

HBONowHBOGo-300x174Up until the summer of 2020, the apps HBO Now and Go both offered access to HBO’s library of TV series, movies, and documentaries. With the debut of HBO’s comprehensive new streaming service, HBO Max, HBO is retiring the HBO Go app. Those who wish to stream HBO’s library of content online without gaining access to HBO Max’s diverse offerings can still subscribe to HBO Now under its new name— HBO. This app can be installed on an iPhone, iPad, or Android device.


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.

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

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1 comment

James August 15, 2017 - 3:56 pm

So can I see a live stream on HBO now as the show airs?


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