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Amazon announces deal to stream HBO shows

Amazon Said Set to Debut TV-Viewing Device to Reach Living Rooms

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Peter Larsen, vice president of Amazon.com Inc., introduces Amazon FireTV during a news conference in New York, U.S., on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. The worlds largest Internet retailer unveiled FireTV, a television-viewing device for streaming movies, television shows and other video from the Web.

Today, Amazon announced that they had struck a deal  with HBO to make old seasons of several of their series available for Amazon Prime subscribers to view. They include shows like "The Sopranos," "The Wire," "Deadwood," and "Treme," among a couple of others.

This could be exciting news for those who have wanted to access HBO shows, but haven't been able to afford a cable subscription. Amazon Prime, however, goes for between $79 and $99 dollars for the whole year.

More as this story develops.

 


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