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You can now watch a slew of the pilot episodes of Amazon's original series without signing up for Amazon Prime Video.

The e-tail and streaming giant has made pilot episodes from 10 series available on its YouTube and Facebook pages, available to be watched by anyone with an internet connection.

These include 'Mozart in the Jungle', 'Transparent', 'The Man in the High Castle', 'Bosch', 'Red Oaks', and some kids' series like 'Just Add Magic' and 'Annedroids'.

This isn't the first time Amazon has made some episodes available for free. In the US last year, it premiered the comedy 'Catastrophe' on Facebook. ('Catastrophe' airs on Channel 4 in the UK.) Later this month, you'll be able to watch its latest round of pilots on the Amazon-owned streaming service Twitch, though only for 24 hours. (Twitch is better known for streaming esports.) Amazon Prime members will be able to watch them through Prime Video from this Friday.

Offering some content for free is becoming increasingly popular with pay-TV companies. BT Sport recently broadcast the Champions League final for free on YouTube, while Sky launched Sky Sports Mix, which offers some sports action for non-Sky Sports subscribers.

Source: YouTube, Facebook

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