Amazon’s entry into online streaming business

Last Updated On: April 30th, 2014


Recently, the e-commerce giant, Amazon managed to strike a deal with HBO Entertainment. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Now, viewers can watch HBO programmes for free bu they need to be a paid member of Amazon’s Prime Video Instant Service.

Previously, we had to subscribe channels via cable networks but later with the help of internet we can now, stream media content online. At present, Netflix dominates this sector but Amazon has pried a way through it and hence has become a potential threat for the former. This is a major breakthrough for the e-commerce giant.

But there are always cons. Although, people can stream HBO content online through the service without spending a fortune, they can only do so to access old media content. It is evident that the entertainment channel is planning to keep its new and existing shows for cable subscribers only.

Earlier cable subscribers needed to access the HBO Go service to stream HBO content online but now with the help of the new service they can enjoy quality entertainment online anywhere,anytime via any gadget like smartphone,tablet,laptop,etc.

Who knows, what else can Amazon do? Ranging from smartphone business to online shopping along with streaming, perhaps Amazon will become the future.

Amlan is a hardcore gaming freak, who is the COO and Editor-in-Chief at Tech Legends. Presently, he is pursuing his B.Tech in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. He is an avid fan of gadgets and always keeps in touch with what's happening around in the tech world. Apart from gaming and technology, he loves to research a lot regarding the culture and geography of various countries, cities, etc. He is also a writer and his first book titled,"A Brief Study of Japan", was published when he was in 9th grade. His motto is, "Keep moving forward and never ever give up".


  1. I simply want to tell you that I’m newbie to blogging and actually enjoyed your web blog. Likely I’m going to bookmark your website . You certainly come with very good articles. Thanks for sharing with us your website page.

  2. My spouse and i ended up being now fortunate when Peter could conclude his reports from your ideas he came across while using the web pages. It’s not at all simplistic just to continually be offering secrets the rest may have been making money from. And we all know we have got you to give thanks to because of that. The specific explanations you have made, the simple website menu, the friendships you can make it easier to promote – it’s got many unbelievable, and it is leading our son and our family believe that the content is thrilling, which is quite vital. Many thanks for all!