Amazon has announced some new moves for its free streaming video channel IMDb TV, formerly known as IMDb Freedive. The tech major has announced that it will triple its content selection, bringing thousands of new titles to the ad-supported service in the coming months. Additionally, IMDb TV will also launch in Europe later this year, bringing a premium collection of movies and TV shows to customers for free.
Through new deals with studios like Warner Bros., Sony Pictures Entertainment and MGM Studios, customers can enjoy award-winning, box-office hits like Academy Award-nominated Captain Fantastic (Viggo Mortensen) available now and La La Land (Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling) available July 1, marking the first time the Academy Award-winning film is available on an ad-supported streaming service.
“With IMDb TV, viewers have discovered TV the way it ought to be – a free collection of premium TV shows and movies available anytime,” said Mark Eamer, Vice President of IMDb TV. “We deliver a top quality discovery experience that makes it easy to be entertained. With more titles than ever before coming to IMDb TV and our upcoming European expansion later this year, we’re excited for customers to tune in and enjoy all that IMDb TV has to offer, all at no cost.”
IMDb TV offers titles customers love across a range of genres, including comedy, kids and family, romance, thrillers, science fiction, documentaries, horror and more. Popular series include Fringe (Joshua Jackson), Kitchen Nightmares (Gordon Ramsay), Duck Dynasty (Jase Robertson) and The Bachelor, and fan favorite movies include Academy Award-nominated Drive (Ryan Gosling), Donnie Darko (Jake Gyllenhaal), Academy Award-winning Monster (Charlize Theron) and Academy Award-winning Dances with Wolves (Kevin Costner). A new wave of movies will join the IMDb TV lineup on July 1 such as Academy Award-winning Sense and Sensibility (Emma Thompson), Draft Day (Kevin Costner) and A Knight’s Tale (Heath Ledger).
In addition to being available in the U.S. on the IMDb website and as a free channel within the Prime Video app across hundreds of devices, IMDb TV is available on Fire TV, the #1 streaming media product in the U.S. with over 34 million active users worldwide. Fire TV customers in the U.S. have enjoyed IMDb TV since it launched earlier this year, and this free service has quickly become one of the top ad-supported apps on Fire TV.
“Our Fire TV customers are always looking for compelling content at a great value. In fact, usage of free, ad-supported apps has increased by over 300 percent in the last year,” said Marc Whitten, Vice President of Fire TV. “IMDb TV brings some of the best free content into the living room and we’re excited that our U.S. customers now have access to even more free TV shows and movies through the app and that customers in Europe can soon enjoy this great service on the biggest screen in their home.
— Press release
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