Introducing IMDb TV (formerly: IMDb Freedive)

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UPDATE: Effective June 11, 2019, IMDb Freedive is now known as IMDb TV. For more information, please see: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/imdb-freedive-is-now-known-as-imdb-tv

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Introducing IMDb Freedive - a free streaming video channel available in the United States on the IMDb website via laptop or personal computer and on all Amazon Fire TV devices. 



IMDb Freedive, an ad-supported channel, enables customers to watch hit TV shows including Fringe, Heroes, The Bachelor and Without a Trace as well as top Hollywood hits like Awakenings, Foxcatcher, Memento, Monster, Run Lola Run, The Illusionist, The Last Samurai, True Romance and more without purchasing a subscription.

IMDb is expanding its video offering beyond short-form original series, trailers and celebrity interviews. IMDb Freedive offers popular, full-length movies, hit TV shows – for free, with ads. Customers can dive even deeper into the titles they are watching on Freedive by using X-Ray, which is powered by the authoritative information on IMDb about cast, crew, trivia, soundtracks and more. Popular IMDb original video series, including The IMDb Show, Casting Calls and No Small Parts, are available to stream on IMDb Freedive now.

The IMDb Freedive catalog will continue to evolve, with new titles added regularly.

IMDb Freedive is currently available to US-based customers with an IMDb account. You will be prompted to log in to IMDb when you attempt to play a movie or TV episode. 

Have questions about IMDb Freedive? Please visit the IMDb Freedive FAQs for further details.

Launched January 10, 2019
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Dibyayan Chakravorty, Champion

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Hi Claire,

Thank you so much to you and your team for the update.

The feature sounds great.

Waiting for a wide launch outside US.

Any scheduled date or plan for launching this feature in India?
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Joshua Tavenor

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How is that fair? Only in the U.S.?

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Manish

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How about an overseas launch?
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Vincent Fournols

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It is alright, but:
1. this is not what I expect from IMDb. There are tons of streaming platforms around the world, and only one worldwide data repository of that magnitude. So please, keep your investment priority on the latter.
2. it is bound to be limited to the Amazon catalogue of acquired rights. Much too narrow for my taste.

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vance

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Yes too limited attached to Amazon Prime and just one of many. 
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gromit82, Champion

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Claire: I notice that the FAQ says, "We do not currently offer the ability to search for Freedive titles via the IMDb Advanced Title Search."

Are there any plans to do so? That would make Freedive even more useful.
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https://www.imdb.com/search/title
Add to ...

Instant Watch Options
[_] IMDb Freedive
[_] US Prime Video (Rent or Buy) [_] US Prime Video ($0.00 with Membership)
[_] UK Prime Video (Rent or Buy) [_] UK Prime Video ($0.00 with Membership)
[_] DE Prime Video (Rent or Buy) [_] DE Prime Video ($0.00 with Membership)
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Jack, Employee

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Greetings gromit82,

I am pleased tell you that Freedive is now included via the IMDb Advanced Title Search on desktop using the "IMDb Freedive (US Only)" option in the Instant Watch Options section.
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Jeorj Euler

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Thanks, Jack.
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gromit82, Champion

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Jack: Thanks, that's what I was looking for.
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https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/freedive-on-app

Freedive on app
I can't find the new Freedive on the IMDB app on my android?
Posted Jan 11 2019
by Karen Stewart
Joined on January 11, 2019
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/people/karen_stewart_7gx97v329cuuw
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https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/issues-hsx60qq59hx9l

Issues
Please can I watch and download movies with this application.
Posted Jan 12 2019
by Blessing Nwachukwu
Joined on January 12, 2019
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/people/blessing_nwachukwu
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Col Needham
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Col Needham
IMDb member since October 1990
Founder and CEO of IMDb
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https://www.imdb.com/user/ur1000000/lists - 201 lists

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls041634294/
IMDb Freedive Recommendations - 15 titles
This is a work-in-progress list of movies available on IMDb Freedive
by Col Needham

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls041634420/
Watchlist (IMDb Freedive) - 15 titles
by Col Needham
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Vincent Fournols

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ACT,

it would really help if you could structure your valuable input with sentences, rather than just providing raw data and links.
This forces your readers to try to understand what you are aiming at, when you could just introduce it!
But anyway, keep on the good job :)
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled How do I get our TV show on IMDB Freedive.

We are interested in getting "Horror Hotel" staring Lamia Queen of the Dark on IMDB Freedive. Can you tell me how to go about this. We now broadcast nationally on Retro TV, The Action Channel and have over 50,000 channel installs on Roku
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Hi, Ray Szuch. That's a good question and it deserves an answer. I'm guessing that requests are not being taken as of this time. You might want to at least consider signing up for IMDb Title Scorecard, so that you can upload trailers and featurettes for your studio's particular works.
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Jeorj Euler

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For getting your work onto Amazon Prime, please have a look at https://videodirect.amazon.com/home/landing. Such could serve as an alternative for the time being.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled The Alexa ads on freedrive activate and make my echos and dots inplay songs , st....

Love the new service but the Alexa ads are making me regret owning all my echos and dots. The ads activate and make the play songs , start to order, all sorts of annoying things. It even turns my lights on and off from the Alexa ad. Soooo annoying.
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Hi Blake, thank you so much for this callout, we've communicated your feedback to the Advertising team!
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Jack, Employee

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Thank you so much for all of your feedback and passion for IMDb and its content! We're very excited about the launch of IMDb Freedive and bringing full length content to US customers on our desktop site (https://www.imdb.com/freedive).

Currently we don't have details or timelines that we can share with regards to extending Freedive outside the US or on mobile.  Per our FAQ, the selection of titles included with Freedive is always changing, and titles you're interested in might become available in the future. We're constantly working to improve our catalog to ensure that customers have access to the best selection of movies and TV shows possible.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled freedive unavailable on Amazon Fire Stick?.

The Freedive App loads, but when I try to choose a movie, it tells me that the content can not be played on my current source.
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Hi Martin,

I'm sorry to hear you experienced this issue with IMDb Freedive on your Fire TV. If you're still experiencing issues selecting and watching a movie on IMDb Freedive, please reach out to Prime Video support for further assistance.

Let us know if we can offer any further help.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled When will Freedive avaible in other country ?.

My question is on the title. I'm excited to see it in my country
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled We would like to integrate IMDb Freedive on our website ..

We would like to integrate IMDb Freedive on our website.
Please provide me the contact details of Integration team.
Is there API available for integrating IMDb Freedive
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Hi Raj,

Thank you for the feedback.
We do not support integration of IMDb Freedive but will take this request into future consideration. 
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I keep getting an error message that my iPad Air 2 cannot play iMBd Freedive movies, contrary to what the FAQ states.
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Hi Cyn,

IMDb Freedive is not supported on mobile devices at this time. IMDb Freedive is currently available on the IMDb website via laptop or personal computer and on all Amazon Fire TV devices.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Playback Impossible.

Playback or reverse!  I used to like this app but not I hate it.  You can not rewind unless you view an Amazon commercial, that is not so bad, but the commercial keeps in a loop and plays over and over again. The movie never comes back all you see are commercials.  I will not watch any of these movies any longer  
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Sorry for the trouble, Linda!

Following up here so we can best assist you. The video will be split into several sections separated by the ad breaks. Are you rewinding to an earlier section (i.e. before the last ad you saw), or rewinding within the same section of video?

Additionally, it seems from your message that you are stuck in a loop of ads without returning to the content - are you noticing this issue on multiple browsers or devices, or have you only tried on a single device/browser? If so, which device and browser have you been using?

Thanks in advance!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Freedive is playing with picture during show, only during commercials..

Show is streaming however there is no picture during the show only during commercials. You can hear the sound of the show and nothing else.
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Hi Constance,

Apologies for the difficulties!
If you're experiencing playback issues with IMDb Freedive, please first review the Prime Video System Requirements for Computers.

If you've confirmed that your device, web browser, and internet connection meet the minimum requirements and are still experiencing playback issues, please contact Prime Video support for further assistance.

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