Amazon Instant Video Acquires HBO Shows

Starting on May 21, Amazon Prime members will be able to stream a number of HBO original programs: The SopranosSix Feet UnderThe WireDeadwoodEnlightened, and more. Seasons of current shows like Girls, The Newsroom, and Veep will also become available.

This is a huge move for Amazon Instant Video in its competition with Netflix and is the first time HBO programming has been licensed to an online-only streaming site. It will, no doubt, attract audiences who don’t have an HBO subscription or access to HBO GO.

Amazon also announced that HBO GO will become available on its new Fire TV device, hopefully by the end of the year.