HBO is kicking off a new documentary tonight called McMillions. This is the first of six parts that will air weekly. The first episode airs on HBO on Monday, February 3 at 9 p.m. Central (10 p.m. Eastern.) The first section of this story will contain live stream details, the second section will look at HBO Go and Now options, and you can learn more about the schedule for the documentary in the third section.
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If you’re an Amazon Prime subscriber or you want to start a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime, you can watch all live and on-demand HBO content via the HBO Amazon Channel, which comes with a seven-day free trial:
Once you’re signed up for both Amazon Prime and the HBO channel, you can then watch the show either live as it airs or on-demand anytime after.
For either option, you can watch on your computer via the Amazon website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone compatible), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or other streaming device via the Amazon Video app.
AT&T TV Now (formerly DirecTV Now) offers six different channel packages. The two cheapest bundles (“Plus” and “Max”) both come included with HBO and a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for AT&T TV Now, you can watch the show live as it airs, or you can watch it on-demand anytime after.
You can watch on your computer via the AT&T TV Now website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other compatible streaming device via the AT&T TV app.
Whether you already have Hulu or you want to sign up for a new subscription, HBO is available as an add-on to either Hulu or Hulu with Live TV:
Once signed up for Hulu and the HBO add-on, you can watch the show live as it airs, or you can watch it on-demand anytime after.
You can watch on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 (on-demand only), Nintendo Switch, Echo Show or other streaming device via the Hulu app.
HBO Go vs HBO Now
You can also stream via HBO.
HBO Now is HBO’s standalone streaming service and provides all of HBO’s programming via the internet. You don’t need a cable or satellite subscription for this one because it’s standalone. But if you’re already paying for HBO elsewhere, you won’t get this one for free. The service costs $14.99 per month — but it offers a seven-day free trial. You must cancel before the end of the trial to avoid charges. To use the service, download the HBO Now App on your phone or tablet. It’s available in the App Store, Google Play store and Amazon Appstore, and more.
If you have a cable subscription that includes HBO, you can stream via HBO GO instead and it won’t cost you any extra.
HBO Go is HBO’s other streaming service. HBO GO would be your choice if you have a cable or satellite subscription that already includes HBO in the package. But unfortunately, HBO Go isn’t available with all cable companies. Some are still negotiating terms to be able to use HBO GO. So you should check before tonight to make sure that your cable company lets you access and use HBO GO to watch the series.
Each episode will be available On Demand on Tuesdays.
‘McMillions’ Schedule & Preview
McMillions (also called McMillion$) is a look at an elaborate con that allowed one man to rig the McDonald’s monopoly game for nearly 10 years. This documentary will air in six parts, one episode every week.
Episode 1 will air today on February 3. The synopsis reads: “In 2001, FBI Agent Doug Mathews of the Jacksonville, FL branch clocks an intriguing post-it note that piques his interest. The anonymous tip speaks of a con surrounding the much-beloved McDonald’s Monopoly game and a mysterious mastermind behind it all: a man going by the moniker of ‘Uncle Jerry.’ With the help of McDonald’s employee Amy Murray, the investigation, codenamed ‘Operation Final Answer,’ prompts Agent Mathews to propose an unorthodox undercover sting involving a video production crew. The operation tests nerves but leads to an early breakthrough in what promises to be a bizarre but unforgettable case.”
Here’s the rest of the schedule:
- Episode 2 – February 10 at 10 p.m. Eastern
- Episode 3 – February 17 at 10 p.m. Eastern
- Episode 4 – February 24 at 10 p.m. Eastern
- Episode 5 – March 2 at 10 p.m. Eastern
- Episode 6 (finale) – March 9 at 10 p.m. Eastern
In total, $24 million was stolen from McDonald’s Monopoly game in the 1990s as a result of the con.
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