Free, Ad-Supported IMDb TV Streaming Service Launches Standalone Mobile Apps

IMDb has released standalone iPhone and iPad apps for its free, ad-supported TV streaming service, meaning users looking to access its video offerings no longer need go searching for it in the standard IMDb app.

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IMDb TV offers viewers free access to a range of popular shows and movies, such as "Mad Men," "Malcolm in the Middle," "Wolf of Wall Street," and "How to Train Your Dragon." It also features originals from Amazon Studios, and the company says IMDb TV has half as many ads as traditional terrestrial TV.

The Amazon-owned subsidiary originally launched the free service as Freedive in January 2019, before renaming it IMDb TV. After first rolling out to Roku, IMDb TV apps were released in March for LG smart TVs, PlayStation 4, NVIDIA Shield, and TiVo Streak 4K. The IMDb TV app is also available on Amazon's Fire TV and as a free channel on the Prime Video app.

The launch of iOS and Android apps completes the platform rollout, and should allow the service to expand its U.S. mobile audience. A report last year suggested the company is planning to make the free service available globally, with Mexico and the U.K. possibly becoming the first regions to gain access, with more European countries and Latin America following suit.

(Via Variety.)

Tag: IMDb

Top Rated Comments

velocityg4 Avatar
18 months ago
Doesn't matter how much content they have. I'm not interested in watching ad supported content. I don't know why so many people put up with it.

You can get unlimited ad free streaming for under $8 a month from at least one service. So, it won't have everything or that specific show or movie you want to watch. There'll be something else entertaining to watch.

It's mostly crap anyways. Even the good shows and movies are mostly idiotic. It's rare for something to be truly well made.

I just don't think anything is good enough to watch. To sit through ads. Even if it's a good movie. The ads break up the pace and ruin it.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Morgenland Avatar
18 months ago
Just like bureaucracy, advertisement is a monster in mankind that is difficult to reduce. It always preys most aggressively on those who do not buy their way out, and get their heads dumped with 'info' garbage, 'always free'.
There are too many people who made money within advertisement or bureaucracy in the last generation.

I actually don't think an ad sales app should be a topic for Macrumors.
It's not a rumor, nor is it about Apple, not even a threat to Apple's entertainment market, where ad insertion never plays a role.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
scheinderrob Avatar
18 months ago
TIL IMDB has a streaming service. Who doesn't these days?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DanTSX Avatar
18 months ago

Anyone else surprised Google doesn't have a streaming service yet? How did the website that you went to 10 years ago to see where you've seen that guy in the movie you're watching before get a streaming service before Google?
They do. It’s called YouTube.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
velocityg4 Avatar
18 months ago

The field is a little too crowded and in all honesty, I think a site dedicated to documenting actor's filmography feels like a poor fit to suddenly provide shows/movies. I think they'll have some tough sledding against the heavy weights like netflix and disney+
It's owned by Amazon. It gets plenty of exposure and backing.

Originally intended as something to tick off Prime Video users. Into thinking a show or movie is included with Prime. When it's actually ad laden garbage IMDB channel. Which you can't disable or remove.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MallardDuck Avatar
18 months ago
I so detest this service, but it’s better that. What they’ve been doing with the bait and switch in prime video. Start watching an ad free show and then surprise, now its only available with a large number of ads. And no way to filter them out in the listings. Almost enough to get me to dump prime.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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