You can not turn around without a new streaming service popping up from an established name. There are two targets for most of these streaming services, Netflix and HBO. What can a premium network do to stand out from the rest of the pack? Well if you are Showtime you offer free pilots of your most successful shows to try to get new viewers hooked.

Showtime is only sharing five pilots on YouTube. Homeland, DexterRay Donovan, The Affair and House of Lies. This is a smart move to try to get some attention for its streaming service. You might have missed it but a few months ago, Showtime launched its own standalone streaming service. The service is $10.99 a month. That is more than Netflix but less than HBO’s streaming service. Should you fall in love with a show from the free YouTube Preview you can sign up for a 30-day free trial of Showtime NOW. The full playlist of seven episodes that Showtime just uploaded to YouTube is below: