Posted by William Charles on January 10, 2019
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Published on January 10th, 2019 | by William Charles

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IMDb/Amazon Launches New Ad Supported Streaming Service ‘Freedive’

Amazon owned IMDb has launched a new ad supported streaming service called ‘Freedive‘.

  • Sample TV shows: Fringe, Heroes, The Bachelor and Without a Trace
  • Sample Movies: Awakenings, Foxcatcher, Memento, Monster, Run Lola Run, The Illusionist, The Last Samurai, True Romance

After a bit of sample testing it looks like you’ll receive anywhere from 1-3 ads per 30 minute viewing (more likely to be 2 or 3 ads). I’m surprised Amazon launched this via IMDb rather than Amazon directly.



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Gino
Gino

Pls fix the name of the service – freedive 🙂

TheMonkeyTech
TheMonkeyTech

Some good classics on there, going to see if there is an app for this so I can watch on apple tv. Looks similar to Tubi.

JoeConsumer
JoeConsumer

I already feel like I’m being force-fed ads when I fire up the Roku and begin watching something on (my PAID subscription to) Prime Video, as Amazon is seemingly hellbent on showing me previews of that lame Mrs. Maisel show. OK, I don’t know if it’s lame or not, but I have no desire to find out now.

Bodiddely
Bodiddely

Is there content that isn’t available with Prime? Or is it just a subset of existing Prime titles?

Gadget
Gadget

William Charles IMDB is owned by Amazon. Probably chose that namesake because Amazon services are paid by customer…. whereas IMDB is ad supported.

Google owns Youtube… so that will be the next competing service. Well, they may already have one.

Frank

Wow TIL

Gadget
Gadget

William Charles Also, you have at least two typos… it is Freedive…. Not drive. No diving board required. 🙂

Chuck

Fixed, thank you 🙂

cowsareverywhere
cowsareverywhere

Pretty amazing selection honestly. Curious why they didnt just make this a part of Prime Video.

Jeff H
Jeff H

Modeled after Hulu and Free with ads VUDU ?

Ann
Ann

Unless they’ve changed back again, Hulu did away with their free-with-ads model several years ago, unfortunately.

Waingro
Waingro

Yup, same thing as VUDU free

Bhavik
Bhavik

IMDb is still owned by Amazon. They may have tried this to avoid diluting the Prime Videos brand which is synonymous to a subscription service. It would have been confusing to have a free tier.

Electroman
Electroman

Since IMDB deleted all their discussion boards, they are dead to me.

Amy
Amy

Me too. There just wasn’t–and isn’t–any place like it for discussing TV shows and movies.

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