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FreeDive, new streaming service from Amazon's IMDb, offers free films, TV

FreeDive, new streaming service from Amazon's IMDb, offers free films, TV

Moreover, the new service will also feature X-Ray, the IMDb-powered service that offers details about the title's cast, music, crew, and more. It will eventually be available through the IMDb mobile apps as well.

"We have no plans to build an ad-supported Prime Video offering for free at this time", Fildes said, according to a Seeking Alpha transcript. IMDb has yet to confirm whether the service will eventually hit other countries down the line, but given the complexities involved in content licensing, the odds of that happening are low.

Freedive will expand upon the short-form original series, trailers and celebrity interviews that IMDb is now offering.

It is the e-commerce giant's latest effort to grab a larger share of the ad market. The interface is also a little on the basic side with the web version simply consisting of a basic media player.

IMDb Freedive is available beginning today.

It is not a total surprise that IMDb has now launched this serve as it was heavily rumored throughout 2018.

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Amazon aims to use the IMDb Freedive as a platform to catch up with Facebook and Google who are now in the lead when it comes to the digital ad space. While only available in the United States for now, the service will give users access to a multitude of movies and television shows. A free streaming service isn't unheard of, but most don't carry a brand as well known as IMDb.

So many companies are trying to join the streaming bandwagon, even those who have little to no connection with movies, such as Walmart, for example. The services will be available on its website, IMDb, the film and TV website owned by Amazon since 1998.

YouTube recently starting provide a similar route to content through its YouTube Movies arm with access to select movies for free. That's bad! Still, the selection is strong, and if you're looking to watch movies for free, this is a good option.

Freedive is not officially available in South Africa, but obviously with the wizardry of the internet that has never stopped people from getting access to these sorts of services anyway. More will be added going forward.

Amazon is taking this big leap just in time when AVOD - ad-supported video-on-demand is nearly the main focus of the video streaming industry.


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