Amazon Prime Video Will Allow Users to Stream First Season of Select Shows
Amazon announced that starting today subscribers can watch the first season of select shows through Prime Video Channels at no additional cost. Each first season will be made available for a limited amount of time and the list of available shows will be refreshed each month.
Showtime’s “Kidding,” starring Jim Carrey, STARZ’s “Black Sails,” PBS’ “Jamestown” and Acorn TV’s “Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries” are some of the shows whose first seasons are available right now.
Shows Available to March 31
- Are You Being Served: Season 1 (Britbox)
- Black Sails: Season 1 (STARZ)
- Craig Ross Jr.’s Monogamy: Season 1 (Urban Movie Channel)
- Expecting: Season 1 (UP Faith & Family)
- Jamestown: Season 1 (PBS Masterpiece)
- Kidding: Season 1 (Showtime)
- Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries: Season 1 (Acorn TV)
- Roadkill: Season 1 (MotorTrend On Demand)
- Secrets: Season 1 (Smithsonian Channel Plus)
- The French Chef: Season 1 (PBS Living)
- The Restaurant: Season 1 (Sundance Now)
- Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum: Season 1 (PBS Kids)
In January, Amazon released their Q4 2019 earnings report and announced that the time viewers spend watching Prime Video content is growing.
“Prime members watched double the hours of original movies and TV shows on Prime Video this quarter compared to last year, and Amazon Originals received a record 88 nominations and 26 wins at major awards shows,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO.
Though Amazon has never officially released its audience numbers, their streaming service’s shows have continued to garner popularity. “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “Fleabag” were both nominated and snagged multiple trophies this past awards season.