Last month we learned Amazon would be adding HBO shows to its streaming Prime Instant Video service. This morning, Jeff Bezos made the official announcement of the expanded Prime library. You won’t find the latest Game of Thrones or Silicon Valley episodes on Prime, however. The HBO additions mainly include older, completed original and mini series such as The Sopranos, The Wire, Deadwood, Band of Brothers, and The Pacific.
There are some select seasons of currently running HBO series that have been added to Prime as part of the deal, including the Golden Globe-winning drama Boardwalk Empire and the supernatural thriller series True Blood. The new additions give Prime subscribers a great chance to catch up on Seasons 1 through 3 of True Blood, with unlimited instant streaming access.
Additional HBO shows will be added to Amazon Prime during the multi-year agreement. Some, approximately 3 years after airing on HBO. Amazon says titles like Girls, The Newsroom and Veep will eventually become part of the Prime Instant Video library.