What was once IMDb TV has been rebranded as Amazon Freevee. But does a new name change how viewers can watch the free, ad-supported streaming service?
Amazon Freevee offers plenty of recent and classic TV shows and movies, as well as an expanding slate of original programming, including Bosch: Legacy, Leverage: Redemption and an all new series featuring Judge Judy.
With the streaming market featuring a lot to choose from, some consumers are opening up to free services with an occasional ad break like Freevee than ponying up more money for another subscription. So how can you start watching Freevee right now?
Here's what you need to know about how to watch Amazon Freevee.
How to watch Amazon Freevee
Amazon Freevee is currently available for US and UK viewers, with the plan for the streaming service to launch in Germany later in 2022. As far as how these viewers can start watching Freevee, there are multiple options.
First, Amazon Freevee is available as an app on Amazon's Fire TV and Fire Tablets, as well as being a free channel to access on Prime Video.
There is also the ability to get Freevee as an app on third-party devices. The list of compatible devices includes:
- Roku devices
- Samsung smart TVs (2017-2021 models)
- Comcast's Xfinity Flex
- Xfinity X1
- Chromecast with Google TV
- NVIDIA SHIELD
- Android TV devices
- Xbox One & Xbox X|S
- PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5
- LG smart TVs (2018-2021 models)
Finally, there's the mobile option, with the Amazon Freevee app also available on iPhone, iPad and Android mobile devices.
Again, Amazon Freevee is a free service that requires no subscription because it has ads. On the ad front, Amazon touts that Freevee has half of the ads that traditional linear TV does.
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 Peaky Blinders, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Saturday Night Live, Only Murders in the Building and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun.
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