Good news for people who don’t subscribe to HBO, but bad news for Netflix.
Beginning May 21, Amazon Prime will start streaming a pant load of HBO shows, movies and specials. Every episode of The Sopranos, The Wire, Deadwood, Rome and Six Feet Under, Eastbound & Down, Enlightened, Flight of the Concords and Oz; selected seasons of current shows Boardwalk Empire, Treme and True Blood; HBO minis Angels in America, Band of Brothers, John Adams, The Pacific and Parade’s End; many HBO movies and documentaries including Game Change; and a bunch of HBO comedy specials from the likes of Louis CK and others.
While early seasons of Girls, The Newsroom and Veep will eventually also land on Amazon Prime, there are no current plans for HBO’s uber-popular Game of Thrones.
HBO shows have long been available to stream on Amazon and elsewhere, but they always cost at least a dollar more per episode than anyone else’s shows. This is the first time these shows will be available to stream at will for Amazon Prime subscribers.
(via Press Release)