Last month Amazon and HBO announced a deal that would give Amazon Prime members access to HBO content without an HBO membership. Today the first batch of shows are available on Amazon.

Here's what's going to Amazon today:

  • The Sopranos
  • The Wire
  • Deadwood
  • Rome
  • Six Feet Under
  • Eastbound & Down
  • Enlightened
  • Flight of the Conchords
  • Some seasons of True Blood, Boardwalk Empire, and Treme
  • Miniseries including Band of Brothers, The Pacific, John Adams, Parade's End, and Angels in America
  • Various comedy specials, documentaries, and movies

More shows—specifically current and popular series like Girls and Veep—will be added over the next couple of years. But even without them now, this is an amazingly good deal for everyone. HBO gets to tap into thousands of Amazon Prime subscribers, who get a backdoor into HBO without having to tack it on their cable bills. And Amazon doesn't hear anymore complaints about its recent $20 Prime price hike. The only loser in this scenario is really Netflix, which you can read more about below.

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