Andy Samberg Gives Out A Functioning HBO NOW Login On Tonight’s Emmys
So remember that time when HBO CEO Richard Plepler said that he didn’t care if users shared their HBO account passwords? Apparently, so did Emmy host Andy Samberg. Joking around tonight at the 67th Annual Emmy Awards, the comedian gave out what he said was his login and password to the HBO NOW streaming service.
But it wasn’t just a joke as it turned out – it was a functioning HBO NOW account.
“Luckily for you, the CEO of HBO recently said he doesn’t think password sharing for their streaming services is a problem,” Samberg said. “So here’s my HBO Now login!”
The login details, in case you’re interested:
“[email protected]” is the user name, and “password1” is the password.
“Gotta have a number in there, throw ’em off the scent,” said Samberg.
“You’re welcome,” he added.
Of course, we tried the account immediately, assuming that it was just a joke. But to our surprise, the login actually worked. We were in!
Well, for a minute, at least. Upon subsequent attempts, the account no longer works.
As it turned out, much of America had the same idea to try the login as well. And now the account gives the error message that there are “too many devices in use.”
It was good while it lasted!
— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) September 21, 2015
So Andy’s HBO Now works… pic.twitter.com/70uB7cPMk0
— Christina Warren (@film_girl) September 21, 2015
— James Viscardi (@JimViscardi) September 21,
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