(Gothamist)

Are you borrowing your mom's neighbor's son's HBO Go password so you can tune in to Girls reruns? (Oh that Hannah, will she ever get it together?) Well, you will soon have the option to stream their shows on your own dime, as they announced today they'll offer a stand-alone streaming service come next year. Just in time for True Detective 2.

Currently, you can only get HBO Go streaming if you are already a cable customer. And only millionaires are cable customers. Everyone else uses Apple TV or Roku these days, and those allow you to add your own one-off channels, so you don't end up with a bloated bill or list of unneeded channels.

According to Engadget, "At a Time Warner investor meeting today, HBO chairman and CEO Richard Peipler announced that the company would flip the switch on a web-based streaming service next year. The over-the-top option will leverage HBO's current partners and offer access to its content without the need for a full cable package." Peipler said, "We will work with our current partners. And, we will explore models with new partners. All in, there are 80 million homes that do not have HBO and we will use all means at our disposal to go after them. This is the most exciting inflection point domestically and internationally in the history of HBO.”

You can go ahead and cut that cable cord now; if HBO is doing this, the rest aren't far behind.