- IMDB launched its new streaming service Freedive that is available to desktop and Fire TV users for free.
- The service does not have a mobile app currently, but iOS and Android users can expect a dedicated app soon.
- Along with curated content, IMDB is also airing its original video content at no extra cost.
IMDB released a new free streaming service that brings a number of TV shows and movies to the US. The new service does not have too many recent movies, but users do get access to classics like Gattaca and Panic Room. When it comes to TV shows users can check out popular shows like The Bachelor and Fringe. Reports of the new service first popped up October 2018, and we finally have confirmation of its release.
IMDB CEO Col Needham revealed in a statement “Customers already rely on IMDb to discover movies and TV shows and decide what to watch. With the launch of IMDb Freedive, they can now also watch full-length movies and TV shows on IMDb and all Amazon Fire TV devices for free. We will continue to enhance IMDb Freedive based on customer feedback and will soon make it available more widely, including on IMDb’s leading mobile apps.”
IMDB Freedive users can stream all of the available content on desktops or any Fire TV device. All of the content is ad-supported which is to be expected from free services. IMDB has been operating as an entertainment “wiki” of sorts with information on all popular media available in one place. The new service will integrate a number of existing features from the website like ratings, user reviews and more. A mobile app is currently not available, but it is being worked on and should be available sometime in the near future.
Apart from the selection of movies and TV shows, users will also get access to original video series as well which are also free. IMDB ratings are listed for all content and users can sort by rating to get to the most publicly loved content first. Freedive is available in the US only as of now and the service is expected to be launched in other countries in the future.