About one month ago, premium cable behemoth HBO and everything-you-could-ever-want-behemoth Amazon announced a deal that would bring many (but not all) HBO shows to Amazon Prime for streaming by Prime subscribers. Naturally, this was an exciting announcement for television fans, giving them a low-cost option to watch much of the high-quality programming that HBO has become known for during its existence. Now, nearly a month later, shows have been made available for viewing for Amazon Prime members.
Classics like Six Feet Under, The Sopranos, Deadwood and The Wire all found their way onto Amazon’s site in their entirety for your viewing pleasure, as did more recent viewing fare like Eastbound and Down and Enlightened. Big Love and Rome are also available for subscribers.
Furthermore, older seasons of Boardwalk Empire and True Blood—which are still being aired by HBO—are also available.
HBO has been known for its stinginess regarding allowing other platforms to stream their content. Before the Amazon/HBO partnership, the only way to legally view HBO shows was by paying for a subscription for the cable channel, which in turn gave you access to HBO Go for streaming on other devices. Now, HBO programming’s audience has achieved a wider reach than ever before. Happy viewing, and may I recommend Deadwood? Underrated stuff.