HBO and Cinemax arrive for Amazon Prime customers

Posted December 02, 2016

Amazon doesn't quite have an online TV streaming service as yet but it has the next best thing called Amazon Channels which enable members to subscribe to major networks.

TV Line reports that Amazon Prime subscribers will now have the ability to pay for subscriptions for HBO and Cinemax through Amazon Prime.

Well, if you are an Amazon Prime subscriber then the wait is over.

"HBO has produced some of the most groundbreaking, beloved and award-winning shows in television history", said Amazon VP of digital video Michael Paull in an official statement. "Their selection of blockbuster movies is unsurpassed, including hits like Batman vs. Superman, The Revenant, and Deadpool". But with Amazon bringing in channels like HBO and Cinemax like this, it's presumably only a matter of time before they get other channels and subscription services on board. It offers up a chance to effectively watch the network live, whereas with Amazon you'll have to wait until after the programs have aired. A current Amazon Prime subscription costs $99 per year or $11 per month. "We have a very successful partnership with this great company that continues to evolve".

Amazon is still trying to take over cable.

According to Amazon, its HBO option includes access to all of the network's programming, including "Game of Thrones", "Westworld", and "The Sopranos".

Are you dying to dive into the drama of Westeros or find a new favorite movie? There is also news-focused content, like John Oliver, Bill Maher and VICE.

Documentaries including Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, 3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets, Everything Is Copy, Jim: The James Foley Story and more. It also allows people to stay within the Amazon Video ecosystem when flipping between channels rather than having to cycle through multiple apps.