Free to Watch: 1st Episodes of Amazon’s Original TV Shows

Dave LeClair 24-08-2016

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But there’s another reason to have Prime: the entertainment Amazon offers, specifically, the original TV series that are available. And while the shows haven’t made nearly as many waves as some of the mega-hits on Netflix 5 Ways to Find Good Movies or TV Shows to Watch Next on Netflix Netflix knows exactly what you want to watch, but its recommendations section isn't always helpful. Get fantastic recommendations with these apps and sites on what to watch next. Read More , there are still some solid offerings.

Eager to let fans see for themselves, Amazon has taken to YouTube This "Feature" Is the Funniest Way to Watch YouTube Videos Want to have some fun while watching YouTube videos? Turn on this feature and let the good times roll! Super funny, but don't overdo it. Read More to let people see the first episode of its shows, free of charge.


You’ll find the episodes on Amazon Video’s YouTube channel, specifically in this playlist. In total, there are 10 different shows available. Here’s a list of all of them (I’m most intrigued by The Man in the High Castle and Bosch myself):

  • The Man in the High Castle
  • Transparent
  • Red Oaks
  • Bosch
  • Mozart in the Jungle
  • Just Add Magic
  • Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street
  • Tumble Leaf
  • Annedroids
  • Wishenpoof

Obviously, Amazon is hoping that you’ll sign up for Prime after watching the shows, and if you watch them and enjoy them, it definitely might worth a look Which Amazon Prime Subscription Is Right for You? Potential subscribers formerly only had one option when it came to Amazon Prime. However, now, Amazon is offering three different subscription plans so you can pick the one that best suits your needs. Read More if you want to find out what happened.

Do you watch TV with Amazon Prime? What’s your favorite show available on the service? Let us know in the comments!

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  1. Tom Dignam
    September 11, 2017 at 10:30 am

    The 4 best comedies are.
    Hools and horses.
    Vicar of Dibley.
    Last of the summer wine. While Compo and Foggy were in it.

    I don't how you came up with your selections. Clive Swift was one of the worst actors and Josephine Tewson one of the worst actresses on British tv.

  2. Anonymous
    August 24, 2016 at 11:07 am

    I have a house full of Fire TVs.

    Transparent is worthy of every award it has received. I do sort-of think it's a case where there is actual gratuitous nudity, but the actual trans characters and the ideas around fluidity and non-conformity in gender are handled so, so well. Especially when they're brought to light by a 70 year old man instead of a 19 year old stereotype on Tumblr. Netflix's Grace and Frankie mines some of the same ground (and has a ridiculously strong cast) but it pales in comparison.

    Mozart in the Jungle is basically "sex lives of people who really like violins", but the hyper-competitive nature of working classical musicians is a real thing. I can see why it wouldn't be everyone's cup of tea but I like it a lot.

    Bosch is better than it probably better than it should be for a straight-up Noir-ish LA Detective. Titus Welliver brings a lot to that role. I marathoned the second season the day it was released. The show gives LA a more cinematic presentation than is normally seen on TV.

    Man in the High Castle's first season adaptation is very faithful to the Philip K. Dick's original story and one of the small number of times his work has been successfully adapted to the screen, but there's going to be a second season. Which is going to have to be new material, 'cause season one covered everything Dick wrote. Man in the High Castle is probably the most compelling thing available in Amazon's 4k streaming, if you have a set-up that allows for that.

    I can't speak to the quality of Amazon's children's programming.

    I'd also like to say that for Prime Members who have access to it, the newest live action version of The Tick is a lot of fun. I know the costume looks weird but both Ben Edlund and Patrick Warburton are involved in the production and if you have fond memories of either the cartoon or the 15-year-old live action series, there's plenty to be happy about. It definitely needs love in the form of positive reviews from members who can see it so that we can get more episodes made.