Amazon Expands Prime Instant Video With HBO Shows – But Not Game of Thrones

AmazonAmazon Expands Prime Instant Video With HBO Shows - But Not Game of Thrones Amazon sweetened their Prime membership offer this morning with a new deal with HBO.

Amazon Prime subscribers can now enjoy select seasons of select HBO shows, including The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, The Wire, Big Love, Deadwood, Eastbound & Down, Family Tree, Enlightened, Treme, early seasons of Boardwalk Empire and True Blood, as well as mini-series like Band of Brothers, John Adams and more.

The deal with HBO is part if a multi-year license agreement which will see new episodes be added to Prime Instant Video approximately three years after airing on HBO, which means that Game of Thrones won't be available for another few months (or it might have been excluded).

The first of the new content will be added on 21 May, and whatever existing content was available has been removed. I'm pretty sure some shows like Veep already were available to Prime members, but that is no longer true. In related news, Amazon is also announcing today that HBO's streaming video service HBO GO will become available on Fire TV, hopefully by the end of the year.

Amazon Prime Instant Video is one of several benefits available under Amazon Prime, a $99 membership program that offers reduced shipping costs, free ebooks, and other benefits.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

2 Comments

  1. Fbone23 April, 2014

    Game of Thrones was excluded according to this article.
    http://recode.net/2014/04/23/amazon-makes-a-big-move-snags-older-hbo-shows/

    Reply
    1. Nate Hoffelder23 April, 2014

      I was betting that would be the case. Thanks!

      Reply

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