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Amazon to distribute some Prime Video shows through Freevee

Amazon says it will begin offering users of its Freevee service free access to more than 100 of its original programs that were once exclusive to its subscription service Prime Video.

More than 50 titles became immediately available to stream on Freevee earlier this month, including hit series like “Bosch,” “Mozart in the Jungle,” “The Grand Tour,” “Troop Zero” and “Late Night,” with additional titles being added to the service in the coming months.

Some other programs, including new seasons of “The Wheel of Time,” will offer select episodes on Freevee to generate interest in the shows when they debut on Prime Video.

Shows and movies on Freevee are free to access without a Prime membership or a separate subscription, with revenue generated through short advertisement breaks that are inserted during programs. Original programs available on Freevee will remain free of advertisements when streamed through Prime Video, except shows that are exclusive to Freevee like the new comedy-based reality series “Jury Duty.”

Freevee is widely supported on streaming TV platforms, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Android TV (Google TV), as well as popular smartphones and tablets. Outside the United States, Freevee content is accessible within the Prime Video app.

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