When HBO launches a new series everyone takes notice. The series is sure to become a major draw as everyone becomes obsessed (on an off the screen) with finding out just what happened on October 14th when two percent of the world’s population vanishes. This will inevitably bring people to search engines looking for ways to watch The Leftovers online so they’re not driving themselves nuts wondering what happens next. Okay, well we can’t promise that watching a new episode of The Leftovers will cure your insanity but HBO does offer several ways to view the show online. Let’s go through some of them.
DIRECTV NOW Has HBO and The Leftovers for Five Bucks
DIRECTV is a cable bundle except the channels are available for streaming as opposed to traditional cable or satellite. The price is much lower and you get channels like HBO for $5. They have a seven day trial you should use to see if it works for you.
Sling is similar but has a lower price and a different channel lineup. HBO and The Leftovers will cost a little extra but you’ll still save a ton over cable.
Older HBO Shows are Streaming on Amazon Prime
If you’re an Amazon Prime member and you’re trying to watch an older HBO show like The Sopranos or Sex and the City stop what you’re doing and head over there now because older HBO shows stream free with a Prime subscription. The Leftovers isn’t there yet but you get a free month when you sign up so there’s really no excuse not to when you factor in the free shipping on Amazon stuff as well as the large streaming video library. Give it a try.
The Leftovers Streaming on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime
As with all of HBO’s shows, you won’t find The Leftovers on Netflix or Hulu anytime soon. There have been tensions in the past between Netflix and HBO in particular that make that reality very unlikely any time in the next decade or so. You can, however expect to see The Leftovers on Amazon Prime but not for about three years. Amazon recently signed a major deal with HBO allowing them to stream all of their older episodes to Amazon Prime members so be sure to check that out. HBO series, in the USA at least, are not typically available on any other streaming platform either.
The Leftovers on DVD & Blu-Ray
Don’t want to stream it on a service? Grab the Leftovers DVDs and Blu Rays now on Amazon.
Is there a Leftovers Live Stream?
HBO doesn’t have an official live stream for any of their shows, including The Leftovers but you can watch it on HBO Go or HBO Now at the same time it’s released on traditional TV. I suppose you could call that a Leftovers live stream. The cool part is you can do that on EST time so if you’re on the west coast you can actually watch it a bit early.
Download Full Episodes of The Leftovers Online
HBO releases episodes to pay-per-episode providers such as Google Play, Amazon Instant and iTunes around the same time as their DVD releases. Recently, they’ve been releasing the digital versions MUCH earlier, as in 2 months or so after the season concludes on the air. So be on the lookout at your favorite digital download streaming service and we’ll be sure to report on that news as well.
HBO Go is the Best Way to Watch The Leftovers Online
Ultimately, the best way to watch The Leftovers online or any HBO series for that matter is to get set up with HBO Go. Currently HBO Go requires an HBO subscription through a cable provider such as Comcast or Time Warner Cable. You’ll just log in from almost any device and be streaming The Leftovers anywhere! Pretty cool, right? This might not be a perfect solution for international or monetarily challenged individuals but it is by far the easiest way to watch The Leftovers at your convenience. How do YOU watch The Leftovers? Live? Streaming? Leave us a comment below with your method of choice.