Free shipping, great prices and shopping for products from the comfort of your home is not the only benefits of being an Amazon Prime member. Amazon Instant Video On Demand is an Internet video service that is developed, owned and operated by Amazon.com.
It offers TV shows and films for rental or purchase and as part of Amazon’s Prime subscription, selected titles can be viewed exclusively to full Prime or Prime Video members for free, in which video membership allows viewing without full Prime. Like competitors such as Netflix and Hulu, Amazon has pursued a number of exclusive content deals to differentiate its service, including a multi-year licensing deal with HBO in the United States.
Updated 5/8/17, this post will be updated monthly with the best free content on Amazon Prime.
Here’s our list of top 10 television shows available free to Amazon Prime members in April, 2017:
OASIS: [Pilot episode] Set in the near future, Oasis tells the story of priest Peter Leigh, who is called to a remote planet where a mysterious multinational company is building the first permanent off-Earth human colony. The planet, Oasis, is humanity’s last chance to escape from Earth’s impending collapse, but it quickly becomes apparent that it may not be as hospitable to humanity as it seems…
Stars: Richard Madden, Anil Kapoor, Antje Traue
FORTITUDE: Fortitude is the most northerly town in the world, and the most peaceful – until a prominent member of the community is found eviscerated in his own home, and suddenly the town’s sheriff has his first ever murder to investigate…
Stars: Richard Dormer and Björn Hlynur Haraldsson
BARELY BEER BARONS: Barely Beer Barons shows how three friends found their path to brewery ownership and the promise of fresh craft beer for their San Bernardino, California-based brewery. The show chronicles Brew Rebellion’s dream of brewing up a business, approaching the operation in their brand of unconventional, unfettered acumen. By their own accounts, “It’s ugly, but it’s all theirs.”
Stars: Andy Sutfin, Ed Parker, Brad O’Donnell
HAND OF GOD: The hard-living, law-bending king of San Vicente, Pernell Harris, has finally hit bottom as he faces trial for the murder of a cop. Pernell’s visions and his dead son will slowly lead him through a conspiracy that is bigger than he could have imagined, but will threaten his relationship with his wife and everything he holds dear, forcing him to fight for both his sanity and his freedom.
Stars: Ron Perlman, Dana Delany
FLEABAG: Fleabag is a hilarious and poignant window into the mind of a dry-witted, sexual, angry, grief-riddled woman, as she hurls herself at modern living in London. Award-winning playwright Phoebe Waller-Bridge writes and stars as Fleabag, an unfiltered woman trying to heal, while rejecting anyone who tries to help her and keeping up her bravado all along.
BOSCH Season 3: Harry Bosch is an irreverent homicide detective in Los Angeles. Like any good protagonist he has problems with authority, follows his gut and bends a few rules while achieving the best solved case rate in all of California. Whatever situations the writers put him into he will undoubtedly be entertaining as he pursues justice.
Stars: Titus Welliver, Jamie Hector
VIKINGS: In the midseason premiere, Ragnar’s reappearance in Kattegat triggers a chain of events no one – except the Seer – could have ever imagined. He unexpectedly arrives home to see what has become of his sons and to handle unfinished business in Wessex with King Ecbert
Stars: Gustaf Skarsgård, Katheryn Winnick, Alexander Ludwig
ANNEDROIDS: Anne and her friends Nick and Shania are back for more adventures and experiments with their android friends; Pal, Eyes, and Hand. This season the team bands together and uses scientific approaches to solve problems including: getting lost in the wilderness, dealing with a friend moving, building a robot for competition, and defending the junkyard from Ada’s hostile takeover in an epic series finale.
Stars: Addison Holley, Jadiel Dowlin
GRIMM: Portland homicide Detective Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli) discovers he is descended from an elite line of criminal profilers known as “Grimms,” charged with keeping balance between humanity and the mythological creatures of the world. As he tries to hide the dangers of his new found calling from his fiancé, Juliette Silverton, (Bitsie Tulloch), and his partner, Hank Griffin (Russell Hornsby), he becomes ever more entrenched in the ancient rivalries and alliances of the Grimm world. With help from his confidant, Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell, a reformed Grimm creature himself, Nick must navigate through the forces of a larger-than-life mythology, facing off with Hexenbiests, Blutbads and all manner of ancient evils, including royal lines dating back to the original profilers themselves, The Grimm Brothers. Reggie Lee and Sasha Roiz also star.
Stars: David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby