Amazon Launches Free Streaming Service ‘IMDb Freedive’

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"Customers already rely on IMDb to discover movies and TV shows and decide what to watch", said Col Needham, Founder and CEO of IMDb. Alternatively, you can view its content through the Freedive channel on Amazon Fire TV devices. If you keep scrolling down, you will find an IMDb Freedrive: Popular Movies and TV - Free with Ads section. There are already many players like Netflix, Amazon, Apple, Disney, YouTube and our own local ShowMax who are all offering loads of content for viewers to stream, but now you can also add IMDb to that list as well. But Freedive is a big clear sign of the two companies' relationship, using the combined power of Amazon's streaming technology and IMDb's audience of enthusiasts to kick-start what could be a very lucrative service. Presently, Freedive is only available for the U.S customers.

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The channel will enable customers to watch hit TV shows including Fringe, Heroes, The Bachelor and Without a Trace, as well as top Hollywood hits such as Foxcatcher, Memento, Monster and The Illusionist without purchasing a subscription. It's available starting Thursday.

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The official IMDb Freedive website - which you visit by clicking here - says it is only available in the United States "at this time". The company is yet to comment for the Freedive launch in other countries. It's also available through the IMDb website (PC and laptop) and on all Amazon Fire TV devices.

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On the IMDb desktop website all IMDb Freedive title pages will have an option to "Watch for Free on IMDb Freedive". Amazon added that it would soon be available on mobile via the IMDb app. Freedive is free, but its offering of full-length movies and TV shows does come with ads.

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