Launching a new service with Amazon that will allow users to stream TV shows and movies for free
Amazon has rebranded one of its services to allow TV users to watch thousands of shows and movies for free. Their TV IMDB will now be called Freevee and will go live on Fire TV devices, smartphones, and tablets starting Wednesday, April 27.
This means that TV lovers will be able to access blockbuster movies and popular box sets for free. It comes as Amazon pledges to dramatically increase the number of episodes and movies available to watch for free on the service, with a promise of a 70% increase this year.
Freevee, which started as IMDB TV, started in the United States with the brand linked to the industry standard movie database, which is owned by Amazon. It launched in the UK last year, with a number of shows including Alex Rider, based on best-selling books by UK author Anthony Horowitz, available exclusively on the ad-supported app .
Amazon’s Freevee service competes directly with other ad-supported streaming services, like Samsung TV+, which is built into all Smart TV models sold by the South Korean company, and The Roku Channel, which is available on all Roku-branded streaming boxes, smart TVs and Sky Q digital decoder.
Under the new Freevee banner, Amazon will increase the number of shows available on the service, depending on the To express. The new shows will begin with a new spin-off of his hit streaming show Bosch entitled Bosch: legacy and a romantic comedy, accidentally loving with Brenda Song and Aaron O’Connell.
Later this year, a new home improvement show, Hollywood Houselift with Jeff Lewis will debut on Freevee, followed by a new comedy from Greg Garcia ( My name is Earl, I bring hope ) entitled On springs and a scripted series titled High school adapted by Clea DuVall ( Argo, the happiest season ) and based on the New York Times best-selling memoir by Grammy-nominated artists Tegan and Sara Quin.
In addition to originals that aren’t available anywhere else, Freevee is bolstering its library with a number of titles that will be familiar to TV fans, like the remastered Babylon 5 series, The A-team fan favorite Community and blockbuster movies like Pulp Fiction, Life is beautiful and Cloverfield .
Freevee offers a number of its biggest shows and movies on demand, but it also offers a series of ad-supported linear channels. To like cinema of the skythese are themed around categories such as sci-fi, action, and horror.
Ashraf Alkarmi, Director of Amazon Freevee, told the Express: “Customers are increasingly turning to streaming ad-supported premium content, and we have developed Amazon Freevee to provide them with highly sought-after content with limited advertisements.
“Our new name clearly communicates who we are: an easy-to-navigate streaming service available free to users whenever and wherever they choose to watch some of the best original and licensed content available.”
Just like IMDB TV, Freevee will be available as Main video channelaccessible through a web browser or in Prime Video application – versions of this application are available on almost all streaming devices, including Fire TV, Roku, Google Chromecast, Apple TV, the latest generation of game consoles and most brands of Smart TVs.
Since Freevee is free to connect, there is no need for a subscription. However, you will need a free amazon account to start watching.