IMDb launches its own movie streaming service
IMDb the website which is almost known by everyone for looking up details for any film, has recently launched its own movie streaming service. The company has recently launched Freedive, a free streaming platform that’s supported by periodic ad breaks.
The service’s films and TV shows are available to registered IMDb or Amazon users and Amazon Fire TV owners. Fire owners can navigate the service by way of a new icon in the Your Apps & Channels section or by telling their Amazon smart device, Alexa, go to Freedive.
The site says it will continually add new offerings to the site. The site will also indicate on a film’s page if it’s available on Freedive.
The service is quite similar to free, ad-supported platforms like Tubi, Vudu’s Movies On Us, or YouTube’s Free to Watch selection. Word of the program came last year, with a report that Amazon would announce the ad-supported service as a way to help the company compete in the $70 billion-per-year television advertising market.
Now what makes Freedive intresting is that it breaks up films into categories such as Hits of the 80s, Sci-Fi, Chills and Thrills, and Movies for the Whole Family.The service also has a small range of original projects, like No Small Parts and The IMDb Show.