Amazon Freevee is an example of the increasingly popular ad-supported streaming services that feature advertising in front of and intermittently during content. These can range from free standalone services like Freevee to versions of other pay subscription streaming services, like Hulu, Max, Paramount Plus, Peacock and now even Disney Plus and Netflix.
The latter services also have more expensive premium subscription packages that remove the ads and allow viewers to watch their content uninterrupted — in certain cases these premium subscriptions also offer additional content not available in the discounted, ad-based packages.
So, does Amazon Freevee have a way to skip the ads and access its library of classic movies and TV shows, as well as its original content, without needing to watch advertising?
Can you watch Amazon Freevee without ads?
Long story short, no, Amazon Freevee does not have an option to remove or skip ads. The ads that play while viewers watch content is what the streaming service states allows them to provide the "premium selection of movies and TV shows for free."
However, if you really hate ads and want to watch what Amazon Freevee has to offer without them, there is a workaround.
How to watch Amazon Freevee content without ads
If you see something on Freevee that interests you and you don't want to watch it with ads, you can manage to do that, but it is going to cost you.
Amazon Freevee titles that are available for rent or purchase on Prime Video or through a Prime Video channel can be accessed through Amazon Freevee. When on Amazon Freevee's webpage, you can select the title you want to watch and go to its standalone page. If next to the box that says "Watch free with ads" there is another box that says "More purchase options" than you have the option to rent or purchase that title through Prime Video without ads.
Should the title be available through a Prime Video channel, like for example Paramount Plus that has a free trial period, you actually can still watch a title you found on Freevee at no cost, so long as you remember to cancel the free trial before the seven days are up and you are automatically billed for a month.
FYI, there are no options to watch Amazon Freevee original content without ads. So if you're trying to catch up with including original Freevee shows like Jury Duty, Leverage: Redemption or Bosch: Legacy, then ads are just something you're going to have to sit through.
You also cannot access these alternative watching options through the Amazon Freevee app, it has to be done on a web browser that can link to Prime Video.
Similarly, no titles can be purchased or downloaded directly from Amazon Freevee for offline viewing. However, if rented or purchased through Prime Video, users can watch the acquired content offline on compatible devices.
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Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Only Murders in the Building, Yellowstone, The Boys, Game of Thrones and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun. Follow on Letterboxd.