Amazon Prime is a wonderfully convenient way for subscribers to stream a vast library of TV shows and movies. Now, the service is about to get even more convenient for any who want more than just what the Prime library has to offer. Prime subscribers have the brand new option of adding HBO and Cinemax to their Prime library to watch the latest and greatest that the premium cable networks have to offer.

HBO and Cinemax won't be available as part of the regular Amazon Prime subscription, unfortunately. Any who want access to these series will need to shell out some extra cash each month. An HBO subscription will cost $14.99 per month, and a Cinemax subscription will cost $9.99 per month in addition to the regular fees for Amazon Prime.

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That said, Amazon has made it incredibly easy to access the premium cable channels. Amazon Channels comes as part of the Prime membership and enables subscribers to gain access to specific networks without paying for a whole cable package. Subscribers will be able to enjoy the added benefit of accessing multiple cable channels from one account on one website. The options may not be as cheap as we all might like, but they're awfully convenient.

An HBO subscription via Amazon Prime will give access to shows like the phenomenally popular Game of Thrones, the breakout hit Westworld, Divorce, Silicon Valley, and Insecure. Additionally, movies like Batman v Superman, Deadpool, and The Martian are part of the HBO library that will become available with subscription.

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With Cinemax, subscribers will be able to watch shows like The Knick, Banshee, Strike Back, Outcast, and Quarry as soon as they air. Additionally, movies like Mad Max: Fury Road and Fifty Shades of Grey will be options for streaming.

HBO and Cinemax are the latest networks to join Amazon Prime, but they're definitely not the only ones. Some of the other available channels include Showtime, Starz, Lifetime Movie Club, Sundance Now, Gaia, Smithsonian Earth, and Acorn TV. For those who don't have a cable package but still want to keep up on big shows on these channels, Amazon Prime is a fantastic option. HBO and Cinemax are available now, so Amazon Prime subscribers don't even need to wait to give them a try from their existing account. Both HBO and Cinemax offer a 30-day trial to folks who want to give them a shot before committing to the $14.99 and $9.99 monthly rate. Why not?

Be sure to check out our midseason TV premiere schedule to see what you can watch without an Amazon Prime subscription.

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