Here's how viewers stream True Blood online, including some free options. True Blood premiered in September 2008 and ran for seven seasons before concluding in 2014. The series, created by Alan Ball, was based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries by author Charlaine Harris. True Blood aired during the height of the vampire craze, making it one of HBO's most popular shows in the network's history. This wasn't an innocent young adult series however, True Blood featured many adult themes and a ton of gore.
Even though True Blood ended five years ago, HBO has a tendency to advertise their decades worth of original programming. In the age of streaming and binge-watching, it's never too late to jump on a show's bandwagon. For those looking to watch True Blood for the first time or the umpteenth time, there are plenty of ways to stream the series, but it won't technically be free.
The easiest way to watch True Blood or any other content owned by HBO would be through the network's streaming services, HBO Go or HBO Now. Both services are similar in terms of content but they are used by a different segment of viewers. HBO Go is free for those who have an HBO cable subscription whereas HBO requires a flat-rate monthly fee to use the stand-alone service. The services can be used online and through apps on a wide variety of devices. HBO Now comes with a 14-day free trial, so you can watch two weeks worth of True Blood before paying a cent.
Another option for those looking to stream True Blood would be through an Amazon Prime account. A lot of HBO's content is available on Prime Video even if the account user doesn't have an HBO subscription. Unfortunately, Prime Video only has six seasons of True Blood on its streaming service. The seventh and final season of True Blood would only be found after adding an HBO Now subscription through Amazon. This is likely to do with licensing, although works as a clever way to urge users to get HBO Now so that viewers could access the final season of the series.
Of course, there are also various other streaming services that allow viewers to rent or buy content, including True Blood. The entire series is available through Google Play, iTunes, Fandango Now, and Vudu. The prices vary for each service and carry options for SD and HD viewing options.