Cord cutters have no shortage of places to watch movies and television shows online. Between the paid options such as Netflix and Hulu and the endless number of free services, it’s possible to find just about any content that you want to watch.
However, one service that people frequently overlook is Freevee (formerly IMDb TV). Possibly 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 an entirely free service for watching TV shows and movies. The service has been owned by Amazon since Bezos’ company bought IMDb in 2020, and it underwent a rebrand from IMDb TV to Freevee in April 2022.
This is the third name change for the service, which was initially launched as IMDb Freedive at the start of 2019.
The content on Freevee is ad-supported, so you’ll have to sit through the interludes at the beginning, and during the videos you watch. There is no way to pay to remove the ads, and the ads are unskippable.
Where Is Freevee Available?
At the time of this writing, users in the USA, UK, and Germany can use the service. More countries are set to come online in the coming months.
Which Devices Can You Watch Freevee On?
At one point in time, the only operating system with an app was Amazon’s FireOS. Now, however, the official Freevee app is available for Android and Apple devices, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Roku, LG smart TVs, Xbox, and PlayStation. You can also watch Freevee through any web browser by visiting its site.
What TV Shows and Movies Are Available on Freevee?
Since the rebrand to Freevee, even more content has come online. At the time of writing, you can watch Bosch: Legacy, Top Class, America’s Test Kitchen: The Next Generation, and Black Beauty.
Of course, it still cannot compete with some of its other free competitors like Peacock TV and Crackle, but Freevee is still a solid app to keep in your streaming armory.
If you can’t find what you are looking for, keep an eye on the listings. Freevee is adding new content all the time. Plus, Freevee also offers live programs you can watch in real-time.
How to Find Content to Watch on Freevee
The homepage offers some broad seasonal categories, as well as various “Most Popular” categories. You will also find the broad genre categories that are commonplace on most streaming apps.
You can quickly tell whether a movie or TV show is available on Freevee when you’re using IMDb’s website directory. If the title is on offer, you will see a prominent link labeled “Watch for Free on Freevee” that you can click on.
Are There Watchlists on Freevee?
The only other significant feature worth mentioning is the presence of watchlists. Watchlists are one area where Freevee excels. The service leans heavily on the IMDb database of content to provide much better watchlist usability than services like Netflix and Hulu.
You can order your shows by rating, runtime, number of user ratings, your own ratings, popularity, and IMDb ratings. You can also easily filter by either movies or TV series, rather than having everything in a single list.
Is Freevee Worth Using?
So, is Freevee worth your time? We’re never going to turn down another way to watch free content, but at the time of writing, Freevee still feels like it’s still a work in progress (which, of course, it is).
The issues with content navigation and parental controls need to be resolved. Similarly, even though some decent shows and movies are on offer, 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 rebrand finally sees the app fulfill its potential. It is hard not to feel like it is in the last chance saloon.
Written by Dan Price for MUO©
Source: What Is Freevee? How to Start Watching It (msn.com)
Note: I’ve discovered that Midsomer Murders is available on Freevee, and, it has cc available. Check it out!