UPDATE:Well, HBO has either gotten wise or some joyless wonder went and changed the password on the rest of us. Either way, the username and password supplied by Andy Samberg doesn't seem to be working any longer. Boo!



Well, thanks, HBO and Andy Samberg!

The host of the 2015 Emmy Awards had a little segment during the show where he offered up "his" HBO Now log-in, to give millions of viewers instant online access to the most nominated network. His username and password sounded so fake it was almost not worth seeing if they'd work -- until fans online started noting that it did work.

So we followed the instructions and entered this username and password into HBO Now:

Khaleesifan3@EmmyHost.com
password1

Before "Andy," the user name in the top right corner read "Thanks" and was later changed to "SAMBERG," so don't be surprised if it keeps changing. If you click on "Andy" -- or whatever -- it takes you to this page with his name and what was a "fakefakefake" e-mail address but is now apparently being changed (by fans?) every few minutes. Here's how it looked around 9:30 p.m. ET on Emmys night:

However it looks, it gives you a free trial of HBO programming. So now fans are catching up on "Game of Thrones," "Veep" and other shows they couldn't afford to watch before: Thank you, HBO and Andy! No idea how long this will last, so enjoy it while you can.

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