AceShowbiz - Andy Samberg didn't treat the audience at the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards to pizza like Ellen DeGeneres did at the 2014 Academy Awards, but he's no less generous than the daytime talk show host. Better than that, the "Saturday Night Live" alum gave away his HBO Now password so that viewers can enjoy the cable network's best programs.
"Speaking of, HBO has the most nomination tonight and I just realized that a lot of you watching it at home right now might not have an HBO subscription," he said when hosting the Sunday, September 20 ceremony, "but lucky for you, the CEO of HBO recently said he doesn't think password sharing for their streaming services is a problem."
Samberg continued, "So, here's my HBO Now log in. The user name is firstname.lastname@example.org, and the password is, of course, password1 - gotta have a number in there, throw them off the scent." He added, "But this is 100 percent real. So all to our millions of viewers, everyone out there, go to town! Check out 'Game of Thrones', watch a buttload of 'Arliss'. HBO doesn't care, they said so on the record."
Some people have tried it and it indeed works. HBO Now even confirmed it on its Twitter account, posting, "Lucky for you, @AndySamberg is a very generous #Emmys host."
HBO CEO Richard Plepler recently said the company didn't really care if people shared their HBO Now passwords. "It's not that we're unmindful of it, it just has no impact on the business," he told Buzzfeed. "We're in the business of creating addicts."