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Amazon just added a bunch of free-to-stream content, including HBO shows

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Amazon has expanded its selection of free-to-stream content to include critically-acclaimed HBO TV shows, big-name movies, and a whole bunch of Sesame Street episodes.

Five HBO original series are available via Amazon Prime Video (though you don't need a subscription to stream them for free): Ballers, Barry, Big Little Lies, Silicon Valley, and Succession. These are some of HBO's most beloved shows, so you're almost sure to find at least one you fall in love with.

Then there's a swath of Warner Bros. movies coming to Amazon for free streaming, and that list includes Detective Pikachu, The Lego Movie 2, and the strange romantic horror from 2011, Red Riding Hood.

You'll also find a selection of HBO docuseries and documentaries, including The Apollo, The Case Against Adnan Syed, and The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley. I can only personally attest to The Case Against Adnan Syed, which is a gripping supplement to the excellent Serial podcast from a few years back.

Finally, a whopping 20 episodes of Sesame Street are available to stream for free at Amazon. If you've got a kiddo at home, I can only imagine what this means to you right now.

Here's the complete list of new free-to-stream content at Amazon Prime Video (via Variety):

HBO original series

  • Ballers
  • Barry
  • Big Little Lies
  • Silicon Valley
  • Succession

HBO docuseries and documentaries

  • The Apollo
  • The Case Against Adnan Syed
  • Elvis Presley: The Searcher
  • I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth v. Michelle Carter
  • The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley
  • Jane Fonda in Five Acts
  • McMillion$
  • True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality
  • United Skates
  • We Are the Dream: The Kids of the MLK Oakland Oratorical Fest

Warner Bros. movies

  • Arthur
  • Arthur 2: On the Rocks
  • Blinded by the Light
  • The Bridges of Madison County
  • Crazy, Stupid, Love
  • Empire of the Sun
  • Forget Paris
  • Happy Feet Two
  • Isn’t It Romantic?
  • The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
  • Midnight Special
  • My Dog Skip
  • Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase
  • Pan
  • Pokémon Detective Pikachu
  • Red Riding Hood
  • Smallfoot
  • Storks
  • Sucker Punch
  • Unknown

HBO meanwhile has its own selection of free-to-stream content, which includes a lot of the same movies and TV shows as mentioned here, as well as The Wire, The Sopranos, and Six Feet Under.

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