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Amazon lets Prime members add HBO and Cinemax to their plans

Through Channels, you can get access to the two networks without a cable plan.
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12.01.16 in AV
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Amazon already offered Prime subscribers the ability to add streaming services to their account and today it tacked on two more big names. If you're willing to pay a few extra dollars a month, you can now add HBO and Cinemax to that annual membership. Through Amazon Channels, HBO will set you back $15 a month while Cinemax requires an extra $10 monthly fee. Of course, the advantage here is that you're getting on-demand access to content from the two networks without the need for a cable plan.

Showtime was already available through Amazon's Channels program alongside NBC's SeeSo comedy streaming service, PBS Kids, History Channel Vault, Starz and more. As you might expect, any of these networks that you link to a Prime plan are available though the retailer's video app on phones, tablets and connected TVs. Owners of Amazon's Fire TV, Fire TV Stick and Fire tablets also get easy access to any of the aforementioned streaming add-ons.

The best part of the news? HBO and Cinemax are available today for Prime customers. Just head over to the Channels page to get started.

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