IMDb now has its own streaming service available in the U.S. Called ‘IMDb Freedive’ it’s an ad-supported streaming channel offering many films and TV series to watch for free.
If you’re into series and films, chances are you know and use IMDb, the database any film or TV buff consults for related information and trivia. So, the next logical step was what Amazon did last week when it launched the IMDb Freedive service.
In case you didn’t know, IMDb has been owned by Amazon since 1998, and it’s the online database that Amazon Prime sources X-Ray trivia information from. IMDb Freedive’s service offers a pretty extensive selection of TV series and Hollywood feature films, which are now available to watch, all without a paid subscription. Prime’s X-Ray feature is also available, of course.
At launch, users can watch many TV series like Fringe, Heroes, The Bachelor, and Without a Trace, but more are coming. Films like Awakenings, Foxcatcher, Memento, Monster, Run Lola Run, The Illusionist, The Last Samurai, and True Romance are also currently available, organised by category.
There is also an “IMDb Originals” category that includes celebrity interviews, documentaries, short series, trailers, news, film festival and award show coverage and coverage of other related events. A free streaming service had been rumoured for Amazon Fire devices since the summer, and now it’s here. Fire TV users can find the IMDb Freedive channel as a menu choice just like Amazon Prime or Netflix – no need to log in.
However, Freedive is also available on IMDb’s website, where you will need to log in with your Amazon, Facebook, or Google account. You can of course also create a free IMDb account.
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