HBO goes live on Amazon Prime with The Sopranos, The Wire, Boardwalk Empire and more




Starting this morning most of HBO GO will also be available to stream on Amazon Prime.

The purported $100+m deal that announced in April includes series and miniseries titles like The Sopranos, The Wire, Band of Brothers, Boardwalk Empire and True Blood, and movie titles like Gia, You Don't Know Jack and Temple Grandin.

The deal doesn't include newer titles like Game of Thrones or True Detective, and has a window of three years for new episodes. It also does not include some older titles, like From the Earth to the Moon and Citizen X, which HBO GO doesn't offer either.

If you can't afford HBO and don't know anyone to share an HBO GO password with, this isn't such a bad deal.

Of course, at $99 for the yearly subscription, it's not cheap.

Not to shill for them, and it's a pain that you have to pay it all at once, but it is actually worth it in the long run, especially if you order from Amazon a lot. Throwing in with some friends to account share -- friends you trust since CC info will be available to mess with -- could make it easier to swallow if you don't mind the dubious legality (or at least morality) of such an arrangement.

The free two day shipping that Prime comes with on most orders pays for itself on its own for me, but the streaming library is nice and works on plenty of connected devices and smart TVs. It's not as diverse a lineup as Netflix, but this is a major assault at Netflix's top spot.

See Amazon's HBO page for more details.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.