Amazon Prime adds HBO and Cinemax channels
Amazon launched new HBO and Cinemax options on Amazon Channels. Now Prime members can now sign up for a monthly HBO subscription to get HBO’s award-winning content for just $14.99 per month. Available today, Prime members can watch the latest episodes of HBO’s newest hits including Westworld, The Night Of, and Divorce, catch up on all seasons of Game of Thrones and Silicon Valley, watch hit movies including Deadpool, Straight Outta Compton, and Steve Jobs, and tune in to VICE News Tonight.
The option is similar to opting for the HBO Now service, but instead of going through multiple pay-points, you can subscribe to premium channels through one location. Amazon recently did the same thing with Showtime, allowing Prime members to access premium content through its already existing video-portals. Now you can watch HBO and Cinemax content the exact same way that you watch Amazon Prime content.
The HBO subscription on Amazon Channels lets Prime members stream HBO whenever they want – without the need for a cable subscription. Prime members receive a 30-day free trial and then pay $14.99 per month thereafter. HBO – including series, original films, miniseries, sports, documentaries, specials and a wide selection of blockbuster movies – is available to stream today.
Cinemax on Amazon Channels is also available today for $9.99 per month. Prime members can now enjoy original series like The Knick, Quarry, Outcast, Banshee, and Strike Back. Cinemax also features the hottest blockbuster movies as part of the subscription including American Sniper, Mad Max: Fury Road, Pitch Perfect 2 and Vacation as well as Trainwreck and Jurassic World, arriving in December.
You can find more more information on HBO, Cinemax and Amazon Channels visit amazon.com/channels.
“HBO has produced some of the most groundbreaking, beloved and award-winning shows in television history. Their selection of blockbuster movies is unsurpassed, including hits like Batman vs. Superman, The Revenant, and Deadpool. And, our customers have been asking when all that wonderful content will be available on Amazon Channels,” said Michael Paull, Vice President, Digital Video, Amazon. “Prime members can now watch the latest episodes of the critically-acclaimed Westworld and Game of Thrones without the need for a cable subscription. We’re thrilled to work with HBO to bring their cutting-edge content to Amazon Prime members with Amazon Channels.”
“For years now, Amazon has demonstrated an incomparable capability for bringing customers exactly what they want, in all the ways they want it,” said Sofia Chang, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Digital Distribution and Home Entertainment, HBO. “We have a very successful partnership with this great company that continues to evolve. We share the goal of providing Amazon customers more ways to access all of the high-quality HBO and Cinemax programming they’ve been asking for.”
Beginning today, Amazon Prime members can sign up for HBO to get unlimited streaming access to all episodes of the newest and most popular HBO series such as Westworld, Divorce, Insecure, Ballers, and Game of Thrones. You will also find movies like Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Revenant, Deadpool, Joy, The Martian, Ride Along 2, Sisters, Straight Outta Compton and more. There is also news-focused content, like John Oliver, Bill Maher and VICE. If you need to catch-up on older content, you will find hits like The Sopranos, Sex and the City, True Blood, The Wire and Deadwood. Viewers will also find documentaries, including Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, 3 ½ Minutes, Ten Bullets, Everything is Copy, Jim: The James Foley Story, Three Days of Terror: The Charlie Hebdo Attacks, The Ties that Bind.
The service lets you pay only for the channels that you want, without a cable package, and lets you watch the content anywhere, anytime on over 650 compatible devices. Since you will be streaming from Amazon Video, you will also get extra features like IMDb X-Ray integration.