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HBO coming to Amazon Prime Instant Video, Fire TV


Amazon has just reached a deal with HBO that will see some of the network’s content arrive for Amazon Prime Instant Video users and later on the new Fire TV hardware. That includes select programming from the network (so maybe not everything?) and the press release notes previous seasons of shows will become available “approximately three years after airing on HBO.” With a Amazon Prime Instant Video subscription required for access, the companies noted, “this is the first time that HBO programming has been licensed to an online-only subscription streaming service.”

In addition, HBO GO will become available on Fire TV, targeting a launch by year-end. HBO GO is HBO’s authenticated streaming service offering subscribers instant access to over 1,700 titles online including every episode of new and classic HBO series, as well as HBO original films, miniseries, sports, documentaries, specials and a wide selection of blockbuster movies.

HBO will officially arrive on May 21 for Amazon Prime members and FireTV will get access to the app later this year. Here’s what you’ll get:

  • All seasons of revered classics such as The Sopranos, The Wire, Deadwood, Rome and Six Feet Under, and of recent favorites such as Eastbound & Down, Enlightened and Flight of the Conchords
  • Epic miniseries, including Angels in America, Band of Brothers, John Adams, The Pacific and Parade’s End
  • Select seasons of current series such as Boardwalk Empire, Treme and True Blood
  • Hit original movies like Game Change, Too Big To Fail and You Don’t Know Jack
  • Pedigreed documentaries including the Autopsy and Iceman series, Ghosts of Abu Ghraib and When the Levees Broke
  • Hilarious original comedy specials from Lewis Black, Ellen DeGeneres, Louis CK and Bill Maher

So you’ll only get access to the shows mentioned above for now, and Amazon says previous seasons arriving later will include “Girls, The Newsroom and Veep.” 

Check out our hands-on with the Fire TV here.

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