How to watch Leaving Neverland on HBO without cable

The searing documentary is coming to HBO. Here’s how cord-cutters can watch.

How to watch Leaving Neverland on HBO without cable
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Executors of Michael Jackson’s estate fought tremendously hard to stop Leaving Neverland from seeing the light of day. The searing documentary, in which two men allege that the pop star molested them when they were children, debuted at Sundance earlier this year to a blitz of harshly worded critiques from the Jackson family. Last month, the estate, along with Optimum Productions, sued HBO, accusing the network of being in violation of a non-disparagement clause, as Hollywood Reporter noted.


But those tough tactics haven’t seemed to quell curiosity around Leaving Neverland, nor will they stop it from finding an audience. This weekend it will get its biggest audience yet, when the two-part documentary premieres on HBO. Here’s the schedule:

  • Leaving Neverland Part 1: Sunday, March 3, at 8 p.m. ET.
  • Leaving Neverland Part 2: Monday, March 4, at 8 p.m. ET.
  • Oprah Winfrey Presents: After Neverland: Monday, March 4, at 10 p.m.

The documentary will also made available for streaming on Sunday.

If you’re a cord-cutter looking to stream Leaving Neverland without cable (either live or after it airs), you have a few options. For viewers with pay-TV login credentials, you can just watch the documentary on the HBO Go website or via its mobile apps on iOS or Android.

If you don’t have those credentials and can’t mooch them off anyone, your best bet is to sign up with a separate streaming service. HBO typically costs about $15 a month, but you can sometimes get a free trial. I’ve rounded up a few options below:

  • HBO Now: This is the obvious choice if you don’t want to tack HBO on to any other services. You can get a free trial for a week, which is plenty of time to watch the documentary and decide if you want to cancel. Find it here.
  • Hulu: If you have a Hulu subscription, you can add HBO and stream it using the Hulu app. Find it here.
  • Amazon Prime Video: This service offers HBO as a standalone channel for Prime members. You can sign up for a free seven-day trial here.
  • PlayStation Vue: If you subscribe to PS Vue, you can tack on HBO. Find it here.

About the author

Christopher Zara is a senior staff news editor for Fast Company and obsessed with media, technology, business, culture, and theater. Before coming to FastCo News, he was a deputy editor at International Business Times, a theater critic for Newsweek, and managing editor of Show Business magazine