Amazon Prime has just inked a deal with HBO to bring all of their television shows, limited series and movies over. The first installment of content is now available for residents of the US who want to watch The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, The Wire, Deadwood, and Rome. There is also shows available via Prime that are currently on television such as True Blood, Boardwalk Empire, and Treme.
These shows reflect the first wave of HBO content that is crossing over to Amazon. Sadly, the super popular current shows such as Game of Thrones, Veep, the Newsroom and Girls will not be available for at least a year or two. Customers will have to rely on the HBO GO app that will be available in the Amazon App Store soon.
“We’re thrilled to deliver this collection of groundbreaking, beloved content from HBO to Amazon Prime members for unlimited streaming at no additional cost,” Brad Beale, Amazon’s director of Digital Video Content Acquisition, said in a statement. “Given the number of customers who purchase these titles from Amazon, we know how much customers love these shows.”
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