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HBO, Cinemax Programming Now Available Through Amazon Prime

Cord cutters looking to binge-watch the latest episodes of Westworld and Game of Thrones can now do so via Amazon.

Beginning today, HBO and sister net Cinemax will offer subscriptions through Amazon Prime for $14.99 and $9.99 per month, respectively.

Similar to the standalone HBO Now streaming service, a subscription to the premium cable network via Amazon will allow viewers to watch the newest episodes of all current HBO programming — including Girls, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, Divorce, Insecure and Ballers — as well as marathon classic series such as The Sopranos, Sex and the City, True Blood and The Wire. (As for Cinemax, its catalog includes Quarry, The Knick, Strike Back and Banshee, among others.) An array of blockbuster films will also be available through each subscription.

But unlike HBO Now — which, we should note, also costs $14.99/month — a subscription through Amazon will not grant you access to a live channel stream. Instead, subscribers will be able to watch premium titles after they air, similar to HBO Go.

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7 Comments
  1. Mark says:

    Does this get you the movies airing on HBO and CInemax, or just the original programming?

  2. Spence says:

    Damn, I thought this meant that by having Amazon Prime you could begin streaming HBO programming, not just pay for a streaming service through HBO. Sad

    • Jason Jones says:

      They do have a lot of the old HBO programming on there through Prime. That’s how I finally watched The Wire and first 2 seasons of Veep.

  3. 2Much says:

    I wonder how long after a show live airs before we can watch it? 24 hours seems to be a standard. Maybe even a week. Less, way less, than 24 hours would be ideal. I’d definitely get this subscription. Since Amazon Prime is bringing the series/movies to amazon.ca, I hope we’ll get access to this subscription as well. Thanks for the good news.

    • Bartimeus says:

      Well I used to use HBO Now for GoT and it was available within minutes of the television airtime. If you’re paying the full price I’d imagine you could use that app if it’s not up immediately through Amazon. Just a guess though.

  4. tg says:

    So we would be paying for HBO and Amazon Prime and HBO channel from Amazon? $$$