Amazon Freevee: everything you need to know about the free streaming service

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One of the biggest free streaming services on the web is Amazon Freevee, which is known as a FAST service (Free Ad-Supported streaming Television). This means that you can enjoy from a variety of live channels and also a large library of classic and new TV shows, and instead of paying for a subscription, you just have to watch ads before or during your show or movie.

Formerly known as IMDb TV, Freevee is one of many popular free streaming options like Pluto TV, The Roku Channel, Tubi or Plex; don't confuse it with Amazon's Prime Video, because you do have to pay for that. 

Whether you're drawn to Freevee for its big originals like the Neighbours reboot, Bosch: Legacy or Jury Duty or its massive library of older classics (the list of which various by region), here's everything you need to know about the free service.

What is Amazon Freevee? 

Owned by Amazon and building off what IMDb TV had started, Amazon Freevee is a free streaming service that offers a slate of original programming with a continuously updating library of movies and TV shows across a wide variety of genres.

As a Free Ad-Supported streaming Television platform, Amazon Freevee is, as its name implies, free and requires no subscription and allows users to watch all of their content on demand, as well as select live channels. Freevee is available as a Prime Video channel or as a standalone app. 

Ads will play intermittently throughout a program, similar to what would happen when watching TV normally. You can tell when they'll show up, as the duration bar at the bottom of the video window will show a little yellow mark.

Amazon Freevee shows

Amazon Freevee has been putting a focus on its slate of original content, which includes reboots and spinoffs of popular shows, as well as some brand new content that has drawn some buzz. Here is a look at Amazon Freevee's lineup of original shows:

  • Alex Rider
  • Almost Paradise
  • America's Test Kitchen: The Next Generation
  • Bosch: Legacy
  • Bug Out
  • Casa Grande
  • Dr. Seuss Baking Challenge
  • High School
  • Hollywood Houselift with Jeff Lewis
  • Hotel for the Holidays
  • Judy Justice
  • Jury Duty
  • Leverage: Redemption
  • Love Accidentally
  • Luke Bryan: My Dirt Road Diary
  • Moment of Truth
  • Moonshine
  • Play-Doh Squished
  • Post Malone: Runaway
  • Pretty Hard Cases
  • Primo
  • Rowdy
  • Sprung
  • Timewasters
  • Top Class: The Life and Times of the Sierra Canyon Trailblazers
  • Tribunal Justice
  • Troppo
  • You're Not a Monster

And here are some upcoming originals that have already been announced:

  • American Rust
  • Beyond Black Beauty
  • Classified
  • Clean Slate
  • Cruel Intentions
  • Dinner with the Parents
  • Flipping Out
  • The GOAT
  • God. Family. Football
  • Jokah & Tutty
  • Justice on Trial
  • Mock the Week
  • Neighbours
  • On Call
  • The Pradeeps of Pittsburgh
  • Uninterrupted: Top Class: The Life and Times of the Sierra Canyon Trailblazers

Amazon Freevee library titles

Freevee's library of movies and TV shows change every month. The best way to see all that the ad-supported streamer has to offer is to scroll through its homepage, but here's a look at some of the most high-profile titles that we found in the US:

  • American Psycho
  • All in the Family
  • Back to the Future trilogy
  • Bill & Ted Face the Music
  • Brittany Runs a Marathon
  • Columbo
  • Dallas
  • Date Night
  • Good Times
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2
  • The Hunger Games franchise
  • In & Out
  • Kick-Ass
  • Late Night
  • Lost
  • The King of Staten Island
  • Mad Men
  • Murder, She Wrote
  • Pitch Perfect 2
  • Promising Young Woman
  • Spy
  • The Twilight Zone
  • Waiting to Exhale
  • Wind River

Amazon Freevee channels

If you don't feel like picking a specific movie or TV show, you can let Amazon Freevee do it for you, in a way. Freevee offers FAST channels, which airs content live that you can jump in on at any time. Channels can be genre-centric or all about a specific show; Freevee also has FAST channels for news, sports and music.

Here are some highlights of the FAST channels that Freevee offers:

  • ABC News Live
  • Amazon Originals
  • Bosch
  • Court TV Live
  • Criminal Minds
  • Judy Justice
  • Jury Duty
  • LiveNOW by Fox
  • MLB
  • Neighbours
  • PGA Tour
  • The Price Is Right: The Barker Era
  • Project Runway
  • QVC
  • Tastemade en Español
  • Teen Wolf
  • Top Gear
  • Unsolved Mysteries
  • USA Today
  • USA Today Sports
  • Vevo
  • The Washington Post
  • World's Most Evil Killers
  • XITE

Where is Amazon Freevee available?

Amazon Freevee is currently available in the US, UK and Germany.

What devices is Amazon Freevee on? 

Amazon Freevee is available as an app on Amazon Fire TV, Fire Tablets and as a free channel to Prime Video subscribers.

The streaming service is also available as a standalone app on third party devices, including:

  • Roku
  • Samsung smart TVs (2017-2021 models) 
  • Comcast's Xfinity Flex 
  • Xfinity X1 
  • Chromecast with Google TV 
  • Android TV devices
  • Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
  • PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
  • LG smart TVs (2018-2021 models)
  • iPhone, iPad
  • Android mobile devices
  • Apple TV

You can also watch Amazon Freevee on a web browser through the Amazon website.

Michael Balderston

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.