How To Watch ‘Girls’ Season 4 Premiere Online Because Your DVR Is Going to Be Maxed Out This Sunday

If you thought your Sunday night TV watching schedule was jam-packed before, that’s nothing compared to what Jan. 11 has in store. (And no, I did not mean for that to rhyme.) Not only will the 2015 Golden Globe Awards be airing live, but you’ll still have a bunch of your usual Sunday favorites to contend with, such The Good Wife, Revenge, Resurrection, and even ABC’s brand new musical comedy Galavant. Oh, and did I mention the Girls Season 4 premiere will also be kicking off on HBO that evening? So yeah, like I said — there is a ton of great TV watching to be had, and unfortunately your DVR (if you are lucky enough to have one) can only do so much. There’s just no way you’ll be able to see everything at once unless you're somehow able to have five different television channels going on at the same time. (And if that’s the case, can I come over?)

No, it’ll be more than likely that many of you will opt to tune into the Globes (it is live, after all) and wait to catch up on everything else later on. But how? Well, if you’re looking to get your Hannah Horvath fill ASAP and a DVR is out of the question, I just so happen to have a few alternatives for how to watch the Girls Season 4 premiere online with no muss or fuss.

Wake Me Up Before You HBO Go

If you or someone you know owns a subscription to HBO, then you also have access to the network’s highly convenient feature known as HBO Go, which gives its members to view brand new episodes immediately after they’ve aired. So since Girls airs at 9 p.m. (ET), you will be able to access the episode on HBO Go as early as 9:35 p.m. (ET), give or take a minute or two. Not a bad deal, if you ask me.

I Tube, YouTube, We All Tube

With any luck, HBO will decide to once again be sympathetic to our Sunday night woes and make the Girls Season 4 premiere available for free on YouTube like they did last year for Season 3. It’d be a great way to help further promote the series (which just got picked up for a fifth season BTW) as well as make life just a tad bit easier for the rest of us.

When In Doubt, Recap It Out

If worst comes to worst and you really can’t find any other way to watch the actual episode, you can always resort to reading a recap online. It’s not the ideal scenario, mind you, but it will keep you in the know and fully prepared for the following week when you’ll (hopefully) have better luck watching the show live. Shoshanna believes in you!

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