Amazon Freevee: everything you need to know about the free streaming service
Here's everything you need to know about Amazon Freevee, a free ad-supported streaming service
Amazon Freevee, formerly known as IMDb TV, is a free, ad-supported streaming video (AVOD) platform with a full library of TV shows and movies available to watch. But there's more that separates Freevee from its predecessor than just its name.
While big name streaming services like Disney Plus, HBO Max, Hulu, Netflix and Prime Video require monthly subscriptions to view content, Amazon Freevee is one of a growing number of free streaming options, including the likes of Philo TV, Pluto TV, The Roku Channel and more.
Here's a quick primer on what you need to know about Amazon Freevee.
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 an AVOD 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.
What can you watch on Amazon Freevee?
Amazon Freevee's library titles update periodically, but they offer a wide range of TV shows and movies across different genres. This includes a film licensing agreement with Disney. This deal includes Deadpool, Deadpool 2, Logan, Hidden Figures, Murder on the Orient Express and The Post. This is the second licensing deal with a major movie studio, the other being NBCUniversal that gives Amazon Freevee a rotation of 2020-2021 Universal movies.
But a big focus for Freevee moving forward is its own original content. Here are the list of already released Amazon Freevee original series and movies:
- Alex Rider
- America's Test Kitchen: The Next Generation
- Bosch: Legacy
- Bug Out
- Dr. Seuss Baking Challenge
- High School
- Hollywood Houselift with Jeff Lewis
- Hotel for the Holidays
- Judy Justice
- Leverage: Redemption
- Love Accidentally
- Luke Bryan: My Dirt Road Diary
- Moment of Truth
- Play-Doh Squished
- Post Malone: Runaway
- Pretty Hard Cases
- Top Class: The Life and Times of the Sierra Canyon Trailblazers
And here are some upcoming originals that have already been announced:
- Almost Paradise
- American Rust
- Beyond Black Beauty
- Clean Slate
- Dinner with the Parents
- Flipping Out
- God. Family. Football
- Neighbours — returning in 2023
- On Call
- The Pradeeps of Pittsburgh
- Uninterrupted: Top Class: The Life and Times of the Sierra Canyon Trailblazers
The streaming service also provides what is known as FAST (free ad-supported TV) channels, more than 75 of them. The FAST channel lineup includes exclusive linear channels for Kim's Convenience (which starred a pre-Shang-Chi Simu Liu) and the original The Kids in the Hall comedy series.
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:
- 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.
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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 Peaky Blinders, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Saturday Night Live, Only Murders in the Building and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun. Follow on Letterboxd.