If you’re a loyal Amazon Prime subscriber, you may have been a little miffed recently when they forced the service formerly known as LoveFilm Instant upon you. It’s a great service, undoubtedly, allowing you to stream thousands of TV shows and movies to any device you’d care to name. But to make it an obligatory, paid upgrade for people who were subscribed to an online retailer? It was an interesting move. Good thing that Amazon has put some effort in to making it worthwhile.
HBO has steadily become the king of quality television, and Amazon has just acquired some of its best works. Classic shows including The Wire, The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire, Deadwood and Generation Kill (a personal favourite, definitely worth the cost of subscription alone) will all be available over Prime as of May 21st, whilst other more recent shows will be made available three years after their first broadcast. That means you shouldn’t have long to wait for shows like Game of Thrones, True Blood and Veep. What’s more, if you have an Amazon Fire TV set-top box you’ll be able to watch all of these shows through a brand new HBO Go app, set to launch in Q4 of this year