Need more to stream? Amazon adds some free HBO content, no Prime Video required

Need more to stream? Amazon adds some free HBO content, no Prime Video required

15 Apr    Finance News Inc. is bolstering its streaming lineup with some free HBO programming.

Starting this week, full seasons of five critically acclaimed HBO series — “Ballers,” “Barry,” “Big Little Lies,” “Silicon Valley” and “Succession” — will be available for free for a limited time to U.S. customers who log into their Amazon AMZN, +5.27% accounts — no Prime Video membership required.

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Ten HBO documentaries and docuseries — including “The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley,” about Elizabeth Holmes and the Theranos scandal, and “McMillion$,” about a mob scheme to cheat on McDonald’s Monopoly — will also be available for free, along with 20 Warner Bros. movies, including “Crazy, Stupid, Love,” “The Lego Movie 2” and “Pokémon: Detective Pikachu.”

Twenty episodes of “Sesame Street” will also become available.

HBO and Warner Bros. are both units of WarnerMedia, which is owned by AT&T Inc. T, +3.11%

Earlier this month, HBO made almost 500 hours of original programming available for free on its streaming apps.

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Additionally, for Prime Video subscribers in the U.S. who are missing sports, Amazon is adding 30 Major League Baseball games from 2019 and nearly 80 NBA Hardwood Classics.

Amazon Prime Video will also stream “One World: Together at Home,” a cross-platform global special celebrating the efforts of health-care workers amid the coronavirus pandemic, starting at 2 p.m. Eastern on Saturday. Lady Gaga will curate the virtual concert, which will feature appearances from artists such as Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish and Paul McCartney, and will be hosted by Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert. Click here for a full lineup of performers.

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