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Amazon’s new IMDb Freedive service streams ad-supported movies and TV shows in the US

IMDb, a company owned by Amazon, today launched a new film distribution platform, named Freedive which is basically Prime Video Lite. The ad-supported service is available from today in the United States on the Web and via Amazon's Fire TV devices.

IMDb, a company owned by Amazon, today launched a new video streaming platform, Freedive, which is essentially Prime Video Lite for moviegoers.

The service features Hollywood movie titles such as Awakenings, Foxcatcher, Memento, Monster, Run Lola Run, The Illusionist, The Last Samurai and True Romancean and television shows such as Fringe, Heroes, The Bachelor and Without a Trace .

If a title is available for broadcast on the new service, a "Watch for free on IMDb Freedive" button appears on the IMDb desktop site, which will launch the movie or broadcast on your computer. However, the site's search engine does not yet have a filter for Freedive titles in its database.

In the FAQ section it is clearly stated that you can not buy movie titles or pay fees to get rid of commercials from now on.

We first heard of Amazon's plan to offer a free streaming video service in in August 2018. Its launch was scheduled a week after the release of the report, but it has been until now to officially launch it. It will compete with Roku's advertising-funded service in the United States and give Amazon an opportunity to generate more revenue through advertising.

The company stated that its existing video content – trailers, interviews and original short series – would be incorporated into the new service. Earlier this week, the multimedia software company Plex also announced that it would offer advertising-funded content later this year.

You can check IMDb Freedive here .

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