Amazon.com announced a new deal with HBO that will bring several of the pay-TV network's shows to the company's Prime streaming video service.
The online marketplace will add unlimited streaming of past series like The Sopranos, Deadwood, Rome and The Wire along with select seasons of shows like True Blood and Boardwalk Empire.
The exclusive deal will make available seasons of HBO shows that are at least three years old and also includes a wealth of other material such as miniseries ("Band of Brothers," "John Adams"), original movies ("Too Big To Fail," "You Don't Know Jack"), documentaries, comedy specials and more.
For newer shows, fans will still have to subscribe to HBO, which also offers its own streaming service, "HBO GO," which gives paying subscribers the ability to stream any HBO shows or specials.
Unfortunately fans of "Entourage," "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Sex and the City" will have to wait until other deals the pay-net signed with basic cable networks to air those shows expire.
And, naturally, HBO's current flagship "Game Of Thrones" won't be available on Prime.
HBO's content for Amazon Prime, which makes that recent $20 annual increase for the service worth it, will be available starting May 21.