Amazon Partners with HBO To Stream Several Series (But Not GAME OF THRONES)
By Amy Ratcliffe on April 23, 2014
If you’ve been on the fence about signing up for Amazon Prime at $99 per year, we have some news that may affect your decision: They’ve just signed an exclusive deal with HBO to stream several HBO series beginning Wednesday, May 21st. Before you ask, no, this does not include Game of Thrones or True Detective. The agreement does cover many other older series that could be on your to-watch list. I know they’re on mine.
Amazon Prime will be the only online streaming service where you can watch The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, The Wire, Big Love, Deadwood, Eastbound & Down, Family Tree, Enlightened, and early seasons of Boardwalk Empire and True Blood. You’ll also be able to watch mini-series such as Band of Brothers and John Adams. Early seasons of other shows like Girls and Veep will eventually be available as well, about three years after they’ve aired on HBO.
Additionally, owners of Amazon’s Fire TV will be able to access HBO Go by the end of the year.
This is a big win for Amazon in the online streaming battle; It will be interesting to see what Netflix does to counter this move.
Which of these series are you most looking forward to watching? Let us know in the comments.