This Weekend, You Can Watch Game of Thrones, HBO in General for Free

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HBO’s latest attempt to attract new subscribers is a boon for fans of the premium network’s most popular show, not to mention fans of good television in general.

This weekend, HBO is opening its programming up to non-subscribers, offering a 48-hour trial period that happens to align with Game of Thrones’ season six premiere, as well as the season premieres of acclaimed comedies Silicon Valley and Veep.

The free preview begins on Saturday at 9 p.m. EST with the premiere of Beyonce’s mysterious, one-hour event, Lemonade, plus the pay-TV premiere of little-known indie flick Jurassic World. Sunday brings a replay of Confirmation, starring Kerry Washington and Wendell Pierce, at 3 p.m. EST. The weekend’s grand finale includes the Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley and Veep premieres, not to mention a new episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Last but not least, HBO’s promotion also includes access to Cinemax, which is excellent news for fans of these series.

Those without cable can still get free HBO by signing up for a 30-day HBO Now trial. The service costs $15 per month after the trial period, a price you might be forced to pay after you inevitably get hooked on Game of Thrones this weekend.

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