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IMDb has launched a free streaming service called Freedive. The streaming service will offer a range of Hollywood movies and highly rated TV shows, all completely for free. How? By breaking the content up with the occasional advertising break.
Free, ad-supported streaming platforms are quite common. There’s Vudu Movies on Us, Tubi TV, and many more besides. There are so many we’ve compiled a list of the best free movie streaming sites. And now IMDb Freedive is another one to add to the list.
IMDb Freedive Offers Quality Over Quantity
At launch, Freedive doesn’t boast a big catalog of content. There’s around 130 movies and 30 TV shows available to stream. However, some of the titles are big names you’ll actually want to watch, so it appears IMDb is focusing on quality over quantity.
IMDb has promised that the catalog will be constantly changing too, so if a movie or show isn’t on Freedive at the moment it could be in the future. On the flipside, if there’s a movie or TV show available now you should watch it before it potentially disappears.
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TV shows currently available to watch on Freedive include Fringe, Heroes, Quantum Leap, and The Bachelor. Movies available to watch on Freedive include Memento, Foxcatcher, The Last Samurai, and True Romance. IMDb has also produced a couple of original shows.
All Freedive content is supported by ads, and there’s currently no way to skip past them. IMDb also isn’t offering the chance to buy or rent these movies and TV shows. Instead, you’ll be directed to Amazon if you want to buy or rent the content you’re watching.
How to Access IMDb Freedive
IMDb Freedive is available on imdb.com/freedive as well as on Amazon Fire TV devices. To watch Freedive through the site you’ll have to log in to IMDb. Amazon Fire TV users will find Freedive under “Your Apps & Channels”. Freedive is only available in the U.S.
Nobody likes adverts, but sitting through the occasional ad break in order to watch movies and TV shows for free is surely a price worth paying. Freedive isn’t going to replace Netflix, especially with the increasing quality of Netflix Originals, but it’s a good backup.