Amazon Prime Adds HBO and Cinemax Subscription Options


Amazon Prime already offers Showtime as a packaged option to add for paying subscribers, and now a couple of other options are joining the ranks.

Amazon has officially announced today that Amazon Prime subscribers can now attach not only HBO onto their streaming package, but also Cinemax by way of Amazon Channels. Pricing is different for both options, though. For HBO, Amazon Prime users will need to fork over $14.99 per month for access to the streaming option, while Cinemax will cost an additional $9.99 per month if they choose to add that option as well.

“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. “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.”

It’s another option for Prime subscribers, which already offers Starz and Showtime, but it’s up against growing competition. AT&T just announced DirecTV Now, for instance, which offers the option to include HBO streaming, and access to HBO Go, for only $5 per month.

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