What Is Freevee? How to Start Watching It

Cord cutters have no shortage of places to watch movies and TV shows online. Between paid options like Netflix and Hulu, and loads of free services, you can find just about anything you want to watch.

However, one service that people often overlook is Freevee (formerly IMDb TV). Maybe because they’ve never heard of it. What is Freevee? Who can use it? What type of content is available? And is it worth your time? Let’s take a closer look.

What is Freevee?

Freevee is a completely free service to watch TV shows and movies. The service has been owned by Amazon since Bezos’ company bought IMDb in 2020, and it underwent a rebranding from IMDb TV to Freevee in April 2022.

This is the third name change for the service, which was originally launched as IMDb Freedive in early 2019.

Content on Freevee is ad-supported, so you’ll have to look through the interstitial at the beginning and throughout the videos you watch. There is no paid way to remove ads and it is not possible to skip ads.

Where is Freevee available?

At the time of this writing, users in the United States, United Kingdom, and Germany can use the service. More countries are set to go online in the coming months.

For now, if you live anywhere but the US, UK, or Germany, you’ll have to use a VPN to watch Freevee. You can try one of the best free VPNs for your PC, but we recommend ExpressVPN and CyberGhost thanks to their low price and high reliability.


On which devices can you watch Freevee?

At one point, the only operating system with apps was Amazon’s FireOS. For now, however, the official Freevee app is available for Android and Apple devices, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Roku, LG smart TV, Xbox, and PlayStation. You can also watch Freevee through any web browser by visiting its website.

Download: Freevee on Android | iOS (Free)

What TV shows and movies are available on Freevee?

Freevee is tight-lipped about the exact amount of content available on its service. However, the company confirmed that the amount of content tripled at the time of the rebranding to IMDb TV.

It has contracts with many of Hollywood’s top TV studios and studios, including Warner Bros., Sony Pictures Entertainment and MGM Studios.

These deals mean there’s a huge amount of critically-acclaimed content for you to peruse, unlike many free movie and TV offerings. Some of the best movies available on Freevee at the time of this writing include Deadpool, Atone, Napoleon Dynamite, and Hurt. You will also be able to find some classic TV shows that you already know and love. There’s a little bit for everyone, from drama to comedy and action.

Since the rebranding to Freevee, more content has appeared online. At the time of writing, you can check out Bosch: Legacy, Top Class, American Test Kitchen: The Next Generation and Black Beauty.

Of course, it still can’t compete with some of the other freebies like Peacock TV and Crackle, but Freevee is still a solid app to have in your streaming arsenal.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, keep an eye on the listings. Freevee is always adding new content. Plus, Freevee also offers live shows that you can watch in real time.

How to find content to watch on Freevee

The homepage offers several extensive seasonal categories, as well as various “Most Popular” categories. You’ll also find extensive genre categories that are common across most streaming apps.

You can quickly tell if a movie or TV show is available on Freevee when you’re using IMDb’s website directory. If a title is provided, you’ll see a prominent link labeled “Watch it for free on Freevee” that you can click on.

Are there parental controls on Freevee?

Another area where Freevee is lacking is parental controls. If you look through your web browser, there are no parental controls. This, since the service includes children’s TV shows and movies, will be of interest to parents. This has been an issue since the original app, so it’s surprising it’s still unresolved.

It doesn’t matter how Freevee displays its content. For example, check out the image above. There’s a series of films that are completely unsuitable for children like Fifty Shades of Gray interspersed with more appropriate children’s films like Shark Tale.

On the TV app, the situation is a bit better. Freevee can pull viewing restrictions and PIN settings from your Amazon account. But that’s a cumbersome way of doing things.

In general, parents need to be very careful when letting children use Freevee on their own. Most people would be better off using other streaming services that are more suitable for kids.

Is there a watchlist on Freevee?

The only important feature worth mentioning is the presence of a watchlist. Watchlists are one area where Freevee excels. The service relies heavily on the IMDb content database to provide much better usability of watchlists than services like Netflix and Hulu.

You can sort your programs by rating, run time, number of user ratings, your own rating, popularity and IMDb rating. You can also easily filter by movies or TV series, instead of having everything in a single list.

Is Freevee worth using?

So is Freevee worth your time? We’ll never deny another way to view free content, but at the time of writing, Freevee still feels like it’s still in the works (of course).

Issues with content navigation and parental controls need to be addressed. Likewise, although some good shows and movies are offered, the size of the library needs to be expanded before it becomes a viable alternative to some of its competitors.

Like everyone else, we hope that the latest rebranding finally sees the app reach its full potential. It’s hard not to feel like it’s in the last chance pub.

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