Andy Samberg is inviting Emmy Awards watchers to check out some pay television with him.
The Emmys host gave out a password to HBO's streaming service HBO Now, saying he knew many watchers couldn't afford to pay for the service. He also noted that the pay network has said it isn't concerned about paying customers sharing their passwords.
Samberg gave out a username that references a character on HBO's "Game of Thrones" and the less-than-original password, password1.
Sure enough, even 15 minutes after Samberg's announcement on stage, the info Samberg gave out worked and it was possible to watch HBO Now. However, shortly after the Emmys the account was no long accessible.
If HBO was peeved at Samberg's stunt, the network didn't let it show. HBO simply sent a tweet out to remind viewers they can subscribe for their own logins.
— HBO (@HBO) September 21, 2015
The Associated Press contributed to this report.