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Amazon Launches an Ad Supported Free Streaming Services

Amazon Launches an Ad Supported Free Streaming Services

Instead of having to deal with costly monthly bills and a confusing matrix of programming tiers from cable providers, streaming services provide us with a much simpler and affordable alternative.

IMDb Freedive offers a variety of content, spanning film and television, at no cost.

Amazon.com has increased its video streaming options by launched its first advertising-supported channel on Thursday. There are over 130 movies available to watch, and 29 different TV shows to chose from.

IMDb (www.imdb.com), the #1 movie website in the world, today announced the launch of IMDb Freedive (www.imdb.com/freedive), a free streaming video channel available in the United States on the IMDb website via laptop or personal computer and on all Amazon Fire TV devices.

Older movies like The Illusionist, Memento, and The Last Samurai are now available to watch on the service.

As far as TV shows are concerned, you'll be able to choose from episodes of Heroes, Fringe, Gilligan's Island, The Bachelor, and many others. You can also view IMDb originals through the service.

Col Needham, founder and CEO of IMDb, said in a statement that Freedive will eventually be made available more widely, including on IMDb's mobile apps.

The Amazon-owned movie database site has launched IMDb Freedive (imdb.com/freedive), a free streaming video channel available in the U.S. IMDb declined to say how many titles are initially available; the site now lists over 130 movies and 29 TV shows to stream for free. On Fire TV, simply say "Alexa, go to Freedive", to immediately access, browse and enjoy free movies and TV shows.

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