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:


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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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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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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Yes too limited attached to Amazon Prime and just one of many. 
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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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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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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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Thanks, Jack.
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Jack: Thanks, that's what I was looking for.
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Col Needham
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Col Needham
IMDb member since October 1990
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IMDb Freedive Recommendations - 15 titles
This is a work-in-progress list of movies available on IMDb Freedive
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Watchlist (IMDb Freedive) - 15 titles
by Col Needham

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Vincent Fournols

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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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