Amazon is rebranding IMDb TV as Amazon Freevee to better emphasize the “free” aspect of its streaming service. To coincide with the rebrand, Freevee also announced its selection of original programming will expand by 70% this year.
Despite being an entirely free service, IMDb TV never managed to gain a strong foothold in the streaming marketplace. That’s changing, however, with parent company Amazon claiming monthly active users have tripled over the past two years. The new Freevee branding could help speed up its growth, as Amazon tries to hammer home the value of its free service.
Instead of relying on monthly subscriptions from users, Freevee is entirely funded by commercials and advertising.
“We’re looking forward to building on this momentum with an increasing slate of inventive and broadly appealing Originals, and are excited to establish Freevee as the premier AVOD (advertising-based video on demand) service with content audiences crave,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios.
Amazon recently acquired MGM in an $8.5 billion deal – and it might play a role in Freevee’s plan to build upon its roster of original content. MGM is home to thousands of films and TV shows, and Amazon is bound to offer some of that content across its various streaming platforms.
What Can I Watch on Amazon Freevee?
Although it doesn’t have the same heavy-hitting programs found on Netflix, HBO Max or Hulu, Amazon Freevee has a surprisingly deep selection of TV shows and movies. Best of all, Freevee is accessible across a wide variety of platforms, including iOS, Android, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, Google TV, Android TV and more.
Be sure to check out the full Freevee catalog, but here are some of our favorite TV shows and movies, all of which are free to view and supported by ads:
Best Movies on Freevee
- Napoleon Dynamite
- Fifty Shades of Grey
- The Founder
- Tommy Boy
- Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
- Final Destination
Best TV Shows on Free
- Mad Men
- Blue Mountain State
- Malcolm in the Middle
- White Collar
- Bates Motel