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IMDb’s ad-supported 'Freedive' movie and TV streaming service is now live in the US

As far back as August, we reported that Amazon and IMDb were teaming up to launch a new ad-supported streaming service for Fire TV devices in 2019, offering free access to a huge number of movies and TV shows. 

Now, that service is officially open for business in the US – dubbed IMDb Freedive, the video-on-demand offering currently provides users with around 130 movies and 29 TV shows to stream for free, as reported by Variety

Along with a selection of high quality films available on the Freedive video channel – which includes the likes of Drive, Adaptation, True Romance, Memento and The Last Samurai – viewers will also be able to stream a somewhat random mix of television shows, such as Gilligan's Island, The Bachelor, Duck Dynasty and Heroes. 

Although it was previously speculated that Freedive would be available exclusively for Amazon Fire TV devices, today's launch has revealed that users will be able to watch the new service from their computer's internet browser. 

People in the US can head over to the IMDb Freedive website to sign up for the service now. There's currently no word on if or when Amazon plans to open up access for viewers outside the US.  

Stephen is a Senior Editor who primarily covers phones and entertainment for TechRadar in Australia, and has written professionally across the categories of tech, film, television and gaming for over a decade. He's obsessed with smartphones, televisions, and consuming all forms of media at the highest quality possible. He's also likely to talk a person’s ear off at the mere mention of Android, cats, sneakers or Italian horror cinema.