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Amazon launches new free movies and TV streaming channel through IMDB

Amazon launches new free movies and TV streaming channel through IMDB

Amazon said the IMDb Freedive catalogue of free movies and TV shows "will continue to evolve with new titles added regularly".

It has a collection of great Hollywood movies like Run Lola Run, The Illusionist, The Last Samurai, True Romance and more.

We first heard about Amazon's plans to offer a free streaming video service back in August 2018.

Amazon, through its subsidiary IMDb, has launched Freedive, a free, ad-supported streaming service that will be available to watch on PCs and Amazon Fire TV devices.

TV shows on IMDb Freedive include past seasons of "Fringe", "Heroes", "The Bachelor" (seasons 20 and 21), "Gilligan's Island", "Duck Dynasty", "Quantum Leap", "Born This Way" and "Without a Trace".

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Amazon has owned IMDb since 1998.

Still, with IMDb already a popular place for many people to visit, it could certainly draw viewer in and serve as a further experiment for the ad-driven streaming market to see just how viable and desirable it is to the broader market. Customers don't need a subscription to enjoy Freedive content, but they do need either a Fire TV device or a computer to access the content through IMDb's website.

IMDb Freedive also includes a feature X-RAY, powered by IMDb search that brings information about the cast, music, crew, etc. The content joins IMDb's existing short-form original videos like The IMDb Show and No Small Parts. Freedive represents a bigger push to monetize video content with full-length movies and hit TV shows.

"Customers already rely on IMDb to discover movies and TV shows and decide what to watch", IMDb CEO Col Needham said in a statement.

Amazon has announced the launch of a brand new service on IMDb which lets people stream movies and TV shows for nothing.


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