Monday, 17 June, 2019

IMDb launches its own free, ad-supported streaming service, Freedive

Freedive is available through your computer or Amazon Fire TV device.                  Sarah Tew  CNET Freedive is available through your computer or Amazon Fire TV device. Sarah Tew CNET
Lora Ball | 11 January, 2019, 15:36

The catalog of available titles, which includes recent TV shows such as "The Bachelor" and "Duck Dynasty" and classics such as "Dallas" and "Gilligan's Island", will continue to evolve, IMDb said. IMDb is a wholly owned subsidiary of Amazon.

Films featured at the top of the home page on Thursday included "Memento", "True Romance", "Awakenings", "The Last Samurai" and others.

Now, that service is officially open for business in the USA - dubbed IMDb Freedive, the video-on-demand offering currently provides users with around 130 movies and 29 TV shows to stream for free, as reported by Variety. Called IMDb Freedive, it's available to USA viewers on the IMDb website and Amazon Fire TV devices.

Amazon-owned IMDb launched a new movie streaming platform today called Freedive, and it's basically Prime Video Lite.

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IMDb Freedive will compete with AVOD offerings including those from Tubi, Pluto TV and Walmart's Vudu.

To date, IMDb has produced short-form original series, such as "The IMDb Show", "Casting Calls" and "No Small Parts", as well as trailers and celebrity interviews. IMDb believes it can capture share in the market because its has millions of visitors who are actively interested in entertainment. Presently, Freedive is only available for the U.S customers. The site says it will continually add new offerings to the site.

IMDb Freedive also includes a feature X-RAY, powered by IMDb search that brings information about the cast, music, crew, etc.

IMDb Freedive is available beginning today at http://www.imdb.com/freedive, on IMDb's website via laptop or personal computer and on Fire TV devices.

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