Many of you have wanted it for a long, long time now, and today HBO made it official: a standalone cable-free HBO GO service will be made available at some point in 2015.
This of course means that instead of having Comcast or another cable provider and paying extra for HBO—a current requirement in order to use HBO GO and watch your favorite shows and movies on your tablet or gaming console and so on—you’ll soon have the option to pay a certain fee just to use HBO GO. Ideal for those of you watch Game of Thrones on a loop all day every day. Don’t judge! I’m studying the symbolism, and counting snowflakes…because math!
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Amazon has announced a new multi-year content licensing agreement with HBO, bringing their exceptional library of content online exclusively to Amazon Prime members through the Prime Instant Video service.
Series and mini-series that will be available for Prime members to watch include The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, The Wire, Rome, Big Love, Deadwood, Eastbound & Down, Band of Brothers, John Adams, early seasons of Boardwalk Empire and True Blood, and much more. Other series, such as more recent hits like Girls, The Newsroom, and Veep, will eventually be made available to watch over the course of the new agreement, approximately three years after they first air on HBO.
Continue below for a full rundown of what will be available.