The Internet Movie Database, better known as IMDb, has put itself in play in the world of streaming services, and, it’s free. That isn’t a typo, the new service called Freedive is free, all one needs is an IMDb account. However, with free stuff on the internet, one thing is for sure, advertisements.
The ads are said to be plentiful and will interrupt whatever piece of content the user is watching. However, the titles available are not bad at all, scrolling through their list films that grabbed my attention were Momento, Last Action Hero, and The Illusionist. As far as television series, Heroes and Fringe are some notable series that are available to watch. All in all the service offers around 29 television shows and 130 movies. You can check out how often the pop up below.
Founder and CEO of IMDb, Col Needham:
“Customers already rely on IMDb to discover movies and TV shows and decide what to watch. With the launch of IMDb Freedive, they can now also watch full-length movies and TV shows on IMDb and all Amazon Fire TV devices for free. We will continue to enhance IMDb Freedive based on customer feedback and will soon make it available more widely, including on IMDb’s leading mobile apps.”
IMDb was one of the first film sites, it’s been around almost as long as the Internet, well, what most of us think of the Internet anyway. A free streaming service isn’t unheard of, but most don’t carry a brand as well known as IMDb. Personally, I would rather pay the $10-15 for services like Netflix and Hulu, which are ad-free with the right subscription. Though recent news implies Netflix may be trying to cleverly put ads within their suggestions.
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