How To Watch HBO's ‘Westworld’ Series Premiere Streaming Online: Will These Cowboys Dream Of Electric Sheep?

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Ed Harris plays a murderous cowboy in the HBO remake of 'Westworld.' HBO

Westworld looks like the perfect remake. The original Michael Crichton movie is fun, but far from a classic, making it ripe for a reimagining. Plus, our rampant development and research has brought robotics and machine learning far forward of where it was in 1973. We’re not much closer to artificial general intelligence, but the debate around it has become more sophisticated, as AI researchers, philosophers and cognitive scientists attempt to sort out the future possibilities, both dangerous and hopeful, barrelling down on us.

So how can you get your greasy eye-mitts on the Westworld premiere when it debuts Oct. 2 at 9 p.m. on HBO?

HBO NOW

Nope, you don’t need an existing cable subscription to stream HBO online. HBO NOW is like Netflix, but more expensive, with a smaller selection ( The Larry Sanders Show , Veep , Game of Thrones … still pretty worth it).

You can get the first month of HBO NOW free. After that it’s $14.99 a month. It works on most streaming platforms, including Roku, your phone and video game systems. The HBO NOW streaming service can be downloaded from the Apple App Store, Google Play Store or Amazon.

HBO Go

Streaming HBO online with HBO Go requires you to have the cable network and account sign-in info of an HBO subscriber. By hook or by crook…

Of course you can always go to a bar or a friend’s house. I watched the Red Wedding episode of Game of Thrones in a bar full of people and it was quiet enough to hear the air whistling out of Catelyn’s cut throat.

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