Jan 11, 1:46 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Danny Vena 01/10/19 AT 10:44 PM Competition in the free, ad-supported streaming segment just got a little tougher for players like Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU) and Hulu. IMDb (Internet Movie Database), the popular movie information website owned by Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) announced the launch of its streaming video channel, IMDb Freedive. The service will initially be available in the U.S. and can be accessed on the IMDb website via laptop or personal computer, as well as on all Amazon Fire TV devices.In a prepared statement, the company said it was expanding its video offering beyond the short-form original series, trailers, and celebrity interviews that currently populate the site. IMDb Freedive will offer popular, full-length movies and hit TV shows, for free, without a subscription.Let’s dig a little deeper into the announcement and explore why Amazon is making this move.Streaming beyond PrimeThe new streaming channel will feature hit TV shows including Fringe, Heroes, The Bachelor, and Without a Trace as well as Hollywood movies like Awakenings, Foxcatcher, Memento, Monster, Run Lola Run, The Illusionist, The Last Samurai, True Romance, and more. The platform will also help customers dive deeper into the programs using X-Ray, a feature that connects viewers with information about the cast, crew, trivia, and soundtracks, and driven by IMDb’s… Read full this story
- Amazon Weighs
- The best free movies and TV shows available right now on Amazon Fire TV
- From Amazon to Zuckerberg: 25 years of technology
- Best live TV streaming for cord-cutters: Sling TV, Hulu, YouTube TV and more
- Here’s Why You Can’t Watch Peacock on Roku
Amazon's IMDb Launches Its New Streaming Service have 270 words, post on www.ibtimes.com at January 9, 2019. This is cached page on CuBird. If you want remove this page, please contact us.