Amazon’s Free Streaming Service Is Coming To Android

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Amazon’s free (with adverts) streaming service, Freevee (formerly known as IMDb TV), is coming to more devices in the UK, by releasing an app for TV sets based on Android TV.

Furthermore, later this month, Freevee’s standalone app for Android mobiles will be coming to the UK as well (although there are already ways to watch Freevee on smartphones – see below).

IMDb TV  – which turned into Freevee last April – started its life as a US-only streaming service, back in 2019, under the umbrella of the big film database, IMDb – which is owned by Amazon.

Freevee features licensed content from a variety of studios and production companies, as well as original productions. Everything is free to watch – but with advert breaks.

When it first launched in the UK, the service only had on-demand content, but “live” ad-supported linear channels were soon added, with themed categories such as sci-fi, action and horror.

The live channels were only available on the Fire TV app-based version of the service, but will soon be available on the Android TV and Android mobile apps as well.

Unlike many other free streaming services, Amazon’s Freevee features premium originals including the recently launched crime drama Bosch: Legacy.

Freevee also features home-design series Hollywood Houselift with Jeff Lewis as well as upcoming premieres of the service’s first Original film, Love Accidentally on July 15 and the original comedy series Sprung on August 19.

The service also includes an extensive and always updating library of hit movies and television including popular favourites such as Les Misérables, The Voices, Person of Interest, Babylon 5 and The Closer.

Babylon 5 cover
Photo: Warner Bros

How Can I Watch Freevee In The UK?

Freevee is now available to watch in one of three ways:

On the Prime Video app: As a free Prime Video channel.

Prime Video channels are accessible either directly on a computer browser, or with all versions of the Prime Video app, which are available on almost every streaming device – Fire TV, Roku, Google Chromecast and most Smart TVs.

However, unlike most other Prime Video channels, Freevee doesn’t require an Amazon Prime subscription – though you do need to have a (free) Amazon account.

Freevee on Prime Video

The Fire TV App: The app is available on Amazon’s Fire TV devices, such as the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max, as well as on Amazon’s tablets, such as the Fire HD 10. You can install it directly on your device, or via this link.

The Google TV / Android TV App: The Amazon Freevee app is now launching across Google TV and other Android TV OS devices including Sony, Panasonic, Hisense, Phillips, Sharp, Vestel, Nvidia, Xiaomi, TCL and more.

And, in the coming weeks, the Freevee app will launch on the Google Play store, on Android mobile devices.

In the US, the app is more widely available – on iOS, Android, Roku, Smart TVs and more.

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