IMDb Freedive is Amazon's new ad-supported streaming service

Freedive is available through your computer or Amazon Fire TV device.                  Sarah Tew  CNET

Amazon-owned IMDb launched a new movie streaming platform today called Freedive, and it's basically Prime Video Lite.

The service though at least initially, doesn't offer as much variety or the latest content that Amazon Prime subscribers get, so anyone who subscribes to Amazon and is perhaps feeling ripped off by the news, need not feel that way as this service will focus mostly on older, classic movies and TV shows for now. Fire TV customers will see the new IMDb Freedive icon in the "Your Apps & Channels" row, making it easy to find free movies and TV shows.

Launching in the US, Freedive will let audiences watch movies and TV shows on their laptop as well as on mobile and Amazon Fire devices.

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As far as TV shows are concerned, you'll be able to choose from episodes of Heroes, Fringe, Gilligan's Island, The Bachelor, and many others. The content is from the global movie database, or IMDb, which Amazon owns. The content joins IMDb's existing short-form original videos like The IMDb Show and No Small Parts.

Customers can also dive deeper into the titles they are watching by using X-Ray, powered by the information on IMDb about cast, crew, trivia and soundtracks.

The company said the Freedive catalog will continue to evolve, with new titles added regularly.

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"Customers already rely on IMDb to discover movies and TV shows and decide what to watch", Col Needham, founder and CEO of IMDb, said in a statement.

For customers in the US, IMDb Freedive is available right now on on IMDb's website and on Fire TV devices.

Oscar winning film Monster and Academy Award nominated films such as The Last Samurai and Foxcatcher are available on IMDb Freedive.

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