“Ballers” is now heading into its fourth season on HBO and it stars the mighty Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson who can’t help himself when it comes to appearing in literally every movie and TV series at the moment. The series has been a massive success for HBO and it continues to stay away from Netflix. Here’s why Ballers isn’t on Netflix and where you can stream it instead.
Dwayne Johnson really needs no introduction as he’s become a cult figure after first appearing on WWE decades ago. He’s since become a staple in the “Fast and Furious” movies as well as appear in many other action-oriented movies too. Just this year, he’s appeared in titles Skyscaper and Rampage.
The show, Ballers is a departure from what you’re probably expecting from the actor as it centers around a group of football players and their home life and professional life. As of right now, the third season is currently airing on HBO.
Why Ballers isn’t on Netflix and won’t come to Netflix
“Ballers” will never come to Netflix.
The reason is because of the relationship between HBO and Netflix. Since Netflix entered the streaming arena, HBO has been committed to keeping its shows exclusive and no matter how much money is offered, they won’t put their new shows on Netflix or any other third party platform.
There was a spell where Amazon picked up its older titles, but that’s no longer the case.
Much like Game of Thrones, you’ll have to find alternative methods or even adopt Netflix’s DVD service as it’s never coming to Netflix streaming.
Where else you can stream seasons 1 to 4 of “Ballers”
Fortunately, the series is streamable on other platforms. In the US, HBO in recent years has expanded their digital offering so if you have a cable subscription you’ll be able to stream the entire three seasons. Additionally, there’s a digital-only subscription called HBO Now where you can also stream the whole series. You’ll have to be careful when it comes to coverage on devices as HBO isn’t on nearly as many devices as Netflix.
Of course, there’s also the video-on-demand option paying for either each episode individually or buying up the season.
In the United Kingdom, most to all of HBO’s offerings gets snapped up by Sky and that’s where Ballers is too. The good news, however, is that Sky’s NowTV service currently holds all three seasons and gets new episodes frequently too.
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