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HBO fans could find solace by taking surveys for money
It's not uncommon for many loyal fans of hit HBO shows such as "The Wire" or "Curb Your Enthusiasm" to pay a fair chunk of change for their regular subscriptions. However, they're probably unaware of a new deal between Amazon and HBO, which would allow them to watch these programs at a discount by making money online on Opinion Outpost, a website that rewards people with cash through PayPal accounts.
HBO coming to Amazon
Aside from ordering seasons of "Treme" and "Girls" on Amazon, those who subscribe to Prime are in for quite a treat. According to Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Amazon recently announced that it will offer the HBO Go app on Fire TV in addition to allowing Amazon Prime members the ability to watch select HBO shows.
Unfortunately, this means that all of the "True Detective" or "Game of Thrones" fans out there are out of luck. However, if you're going to complain about the convenience of watching all six seasons of "The Sopranos" or the (unfortunately) short-lived "Deadwood," then you might as well use the iTunes gift cards acquired from Opinion Outpost to buy the latest seasons of recent HBO shows as they are released.
Aside from the perks associated with taking surveys for money and other benefits on Opinion Outpost, Amazon's deal with HBO may lead to the demise of cable television. Bloomberg BusinessWeek reported that many consumers have refrained from abandoning their TV subscriptions because canceling would hinder them from watching reruns of "Six Feet Under" or the decade-old prison drama "Oz." However, now that Amazon is offering people the opportunity to either watch particular programs on Prime or get the full HBO package with the purchase of a Fire TV, people may give up the luxury of watching CSPAN.
"It's not TV..."
There are more than a few people out there who would agree that HBO exceeds expectations when it comes to producing quality television. Between the research and writing required to develop programs such as "Carnivale" and "Entourage," HBO customers often believe that the shows they watch accurately mimic the environments being portrayed. Take for example the depiction of historical figures such as Al Capone and Charles "Lucky" Luciano in "Boardwalk Empire." It's difficult to ignore the realistic (at the very least, believable) interpretation of the 1920s criminal underworld and how mobsters such as Capone and Luciano took advantage of prohibition.
That's what makes HBO so popular - its ability to create shows that accurately depict what it means to be human. Due to the new deal between HBO and Amazon, Prime subscribers will have the opportunity to dive into the world of Baltimore's drug trade, the environment of a notorious New Jersey mobster and the political atmosphere of ancient Rome.
The beauty of this deal? People can get paid for taking surveys on Opinion Outpost to pay for their Prime subscriptions. In addition, they also have the option of receiving iTunes gift cards through the websites, which can be used to purchase HBO originals such as "The Pacific" or (if you're in for a good cry) "Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee."
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