Credit: John P. Johnson/HBO Photo: Sookie Stackhouse in True Blood Season 6, Episode 9: "Life Matters."

If you can only scrounge up enough change under the sofa cushions to afford a subscription to Amazon Prime and not to HBO, today is your lucky day.

Amazon announced today that it will be adding 1,700 HBO titles to its Prime streaming service, meaning that Prime subscribers can stream those titles for free starting on May 21.

"HBO original content is some of the most-popular across Amazon Instant Video — our customers love watching these shows," says Amazon's Brad Beale in a press release. "Now Prime members can enjoy a collection of great HBO shows on an unlimited basis, at no additional cost to their Prime membership."

Here's what we know will be available, per the press release:
 

  • All seasons of classics like The Sopranos, The Wire, Deadwood, Rome, and Six Feet Under — and of recent favorites like Eastbound & Down, Enlightened, and Flight of the Conchords

  • Miniseries including Angels in America, Band of Brothers, John Adams, The Pacific, and Parade’s End

  • Select seasons of current series such as Boardwalk Empire, Treme, and True Blood

  • Seasons of current series like Girls, The Newsroom, and Veep — three years after their airdates

  • Original movies like Game Change, Too Big To Fail, and You Don’t Know Jack

  • Documentaries including the Autopsy and Iceman series, Ghosts of Abu Ghraib, and When the Levees Broke

  • Original comedy specials from Lewis Black, Ellen DeGeneres, Louis CK, and Bill Maher

The press release doesn't mention other HBO hits — like Game of Thrones, Sex and the City, and Entourage, but the news is still plenty exciting.

Somewhere in Internetland, Netflix is having a crummy day!


Dan Clarendon is an assistant editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!