Amazon adds free HBO shows, Warner Bros. movies and Sesame Street to Prime


A few weeks after they added free content for kids stuck at home during quarantine, Amazon is giving grown-ups a freebie too (plus some more kids programming).

Starting this week, Amazon Prime is adding several HBO shows (every episode of Ballers, Barry, Big Little Lies, Silicon Valley and Succession), a number of Warner Bros. movies (The Lego Movie 2, Pokémon Detective Pikachu and Smallfoot to name a few) and select recent episodes of Sesame Street to their streaming service for no extra charge.

In addition, the 24 hour CBS News network is also available for free. Amazon is also just one of the sources that will be streaming the free star-studded One World: Together at Home concert coming up on April 18.

While the recent additions to Amazon aren’t new content. In fact, HBO just made these very same shows free on their own platform. But it means users can now easily watch them easily through a Fire TV device.

And sports fans, you’re not left out of the mix. For Prime members who live in the United States, Amazon recently made 30 classic MLB games and 80 classic NBA games free for viewing as well.

This isn’t necessarily entirely free content like other services have been offering (you will need a Prime subscription), but it’s nice to see Amazon stepping up to provide some new content to people stuck at home.

Artie Beaty