Some US shows Amazon Instant Video quietly added over Christmas when you weren’t looking

Halt and Catch Fire

Amazon Prime/Instant Video is currently doing its level best to be the UK equivalent to Netflix US – given Netflix UK can’t because of licensing issues – by acquiring as many TV shows as it can, some that haven’t even had a UK broadcast yet. Ripper Street, Vikings, Extant, Constantine – the list goes on.

In fact, over Christmas it got a good deal longer, because Amazon Prime bought up five more shows – and then didn’t bother to tell anyone. Not sure what the strategy is there.

All the same, in case you’re interested, the new shows were:

Also out over Christmas was Amazon original Mozart In the Jungle, but I haven’t watched that yet. I’m sure I’ll get round to it, probably next week. Until then, here’s the first episode so you see if it’s up your street:

  • Craig Grannell

    We have a Prime trial ongoing right now. For some reason, the service is flaky as hell on our Samsung telly, and neither that app nor the iOS one appears to offer subtitles. Poor.