Best Amazon Prime TV shows (April 2018): great series to watch today

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The perks of being an Amazon Prime member don't just end at free, super fast delivery on your Amazon orders. The Prime membership also provides you with instant access to hours and hours of great TV (and not to mention movies), which is available through Amazon Prime video. 

There's a big catalogue of shows, from TV series made by Amazon itself through to classics and brand new series that get everyone talking about what's going to happen next and speculating about fan theories. Like with all streaming services, the most difficult part is finding the shows you'll enjoy in Amazon's vast library. 

But don't worry, that's where TechRadar can help.

Over the next few pages you'll find our pick of the best Amazon Prime TV shows. We have options for comedy lovers, thriller fans and those who think there's nothing better than a sci-fi drama adventure. 

[Update: From two Golden Globe winning The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel to the fantastic The Tick, Amazon has really upped its game when it comes to the television shows it's creating. Most recently, it's added season 3 of the post-apocalyptic TV series Into the Badlands.]

A promo shot for the TV show The Looming Tower

(Image: © Amazon Prime video)

Over the past few years, Amazon Prime has been quietly growing into a media powerhouse. Taking Netflix's self-serving model to produce its own content, which are now called Amazon Originals or Amazon Original Series.

These are the best Amazon Prime TV shows that can be watched instantly when you have Amazon Prime access. There are many more shows you can watch through Amazon, but some of these have to be purchased in order for you to start streaming. 

We'll be keeping this list constantly updated – if any paid shows become free that we feel need to be included, they'll be added.

Scroll through to see our picks that we've divided up into the following categories: drama, comedy and thriller.

If you can only watch one...

Electric Dreams

Amazon Prime has finally got its own Black Mirror rival and it comes in the form of Electric Dreams. Originally shown on Channel 4 in the UK, each episode is an adaptation of a Philip K Dick story and it's star packed, too. The likes of Bryan Cranston, Greg Kinnear and Steve Buscemi pop up in the show and it's been created by Ronald D Moore, of Battlestar Galactica fame.

Amazon Prime or Netflix? Check out our comparison video below!