Amazon is still trying to take over cable.
The tech giant’s TV replacement, Amazon Channels, is adding HBO and Cinemax. HBO will cost $14.99 a month for Prime members, and Cinemax will cost $9.99 a month.
Amazon Channels lets users pay for some specific channels, rather than an entire cable subscription. The offering is more of a replacement for traditional TV than Amazon’s streaming services, Amazon Video and Prime Video.
Users can already pay fees in the $10-a-month range to subscribe to about 80 on-demand channels, counting both traditional TV channels like Starz as well as digital-only channels like Seeso. Amazon has reportedly also been working on introducing a live TV option to compete with the likes of Dish’s Sling TV, Playstation Vue and DirecTV Now. Read more…