The Best Episode of The Grand Tour is Amazon's Christmas Freebie

By Aatif Sulleyman on at

Amazon has got into the Christmas spirit by making the opening episode of The Grand Tour free to watch for everyone in the UK, but only temporarily. Here it is.

You’ll be able to access it without subscribing to Prime or kicking off a 30-day trial from today (as in, right now) through to midnight on Boxing Day, via your computer browser, the Amazon Video app on smart TVs, mobile or tablet, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire tablets, Xbox, PlayStation, Wii or Wii U.

It’s like the streaming equivalent of when drug dealers give you a free line of cocaine when you make your first order (so I’ve been told), but if you’re a Clarkson fan unsure about whether or not The Grand Tour’s worth your money, it’s a handy promotion.

However, James O’Malley would warn you that episode one has been -- by far -- the highlight of the series, with subsequent shows proving a bit weird.

The opener of The Grand Tour isn’t the only thing available at Amazon’s free Christmas buffet. In fact, the first episodes of all of Amazon’s Original shows -- such as The Man In The High Castle, Transparent and Mozart In The Jungle -- will be available for free over the Christmas weekend.

Fun time-wasting activity: head over to Amazon and see how many you've actually heard of.