IMDB TV, a streaming service owned by Amazon is making a move to triple the content on the ad-supported platform found on Fire TV devices. If you have never heard of IMDB TV don’t feel bad. Until last week the service was known as IMDB Free Drive. The service quietly launched in January bringing a library of free TV shows and movies to the Fire TV including many well-known offerings. The service is not meant to be a substitute for Prime Video and does not have access to Amazon’s popular originals such as The Man In The High Castle, but like Tubi TV, Pluto TV and The Roku Channel Which is free for all Roku owners, the service provides a vast array of content with limited commercials.
A new deal between IMDB TV and studios Warner Bros., Sony Pictures Entertainment and MGM Studios could substantially increase the quality and quantity of offerings on the service. IMDB TV specifically highlighted the Academy Award-winning La-La Land, which will be available on July 1. It will be the first recently Academy Award-winning movie available on a free ad-supported service.