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Former President Barack Obama will appear on a special episode of LeBron James’s HBO show “The Shop: Uninterrupted” to discuss the importance of voting, the 2020 election, and America’s growing racial justice movement. The episode will premiere on HBO tonight at 9 p.m. ET, and be available to watch for free on HBO Max from October 31 to November 28.
Obama shared a preview of his socially distanced conversation with James on Twitter, along with a link to More Than A Vote, an organization created by Black athletes to help people figure out how to properly cast their ballot in this year’s election.
James reportedly contacted Obama earlier this summer after the NBA players held a work stoppage in protest of police violence. The former president advised players to continue the season and lobby for the NBA to make team arenas around the country into polling locations for the coming election.
James began hosting “The Shop” on HBO in 2018; so far this year’s guests have included the late Chadwick Boseman, who died of cancer in August, and Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes. Every episode of the show is available to stream on HBO Max, which costs $14.99 per month.
How to watch former President Barack Obama and LeBron James on ‘The Shop: Uninterrupted’
The episode of “The Shop” featuring former President Barack Obama will be free to stream on HBO.com, HBO’s YouTube channel, and HBO Max from October 31 to November 28. If you’re already an HBO or HBO Max subscriber, you can watch the episode as soon as it premieres on October 30 at 9 p.m. ET.
After November 28, you’ll need an HBO Max subscription to watch this and every other episode of “The Shop.” The service costs $14.99 per month, though new members can receive a free seven-day trial. Beyond HBO original series like “The Shop,” HBO Max has a huge library of classic movies and shows from sources like DC Comics, Turner Classic Movies, and Adult Swim.
HBO Max launched in May as a replacement for the HBO Now and HBO Go streaming services. If you already subscribe to HBO through your cable provider, there’s a good chance you can get HBO Max for free. You can see if your current subscription supports HBO Max here.
The HBO Max app is available on Android, iPhone, PlayStation, Xbox, Chromecast, PC, Mac, Samsung TVs, and Apple TV. The app isn’t available on Roku or Amazon Fire streaming devices yet.
The HBO Max app only supports resolutions up to 1080p; a spokesman for the service previously said that 4K streaming and HDR support will come to the app at a later date.
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