Amazon’s Free Streaming Service, Freevee, Is Coming To iOS

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Amazon’s free (with adverts) streaming service, Freevee (formerly known as IMDb TV), is coming to Apple devices in the UK, by releasing an app for iPhones, iPads and Apple TV.

Amazon’s Freevee features premium originals including crime drama Bosch: Legacy, home-design series Hollywood Houselift with Jeff Lewis, and the service’s first Original film, Love Accidentally, as well as the upcoming premiere of the Amazon Freevee Original comedy series, Sprung on August 19. 

Freevee’s iOS launch comes a month after the standalone Freevee app was also released for Google TV and other Android TV devices including Sony, Panasonic, Hisense, Phillips, Sharp, Vestel, Nvidia, Xiaomi, TCL and Android mobile devices.

And, as before, the Freevee app is also available on Amazon’s own Fire TV streaming devices, with the service also available on Amazon’s Prime Video app, which is even more widely available (including on Roku streaming sticks, and on Sky and Virgin Media’s devices).

Watching IMDb TV UK

Freevee was originally known as IMDbTV, when it turned into Freevee last April. It 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 TV shows and films 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 now be coming to the iOS (and before it, Android) versions as well.

Unlike many other free streaming services, Amazon’s Freevee features premium originals, including the recently launched crime drama Bosch: Legacy, which is a spinoff series to Prime Video’s Bosch.

The service also features an extensive and frequently updated library of hit movies and television including popular favourites such as Les Misérables, Babylon 5, The Breakfast Club, Person of Interest and Without a Trace.

How Can I Watch Freevee In The UK?

Freevee is now available to watch in one of several 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 available across Google TV and other Android TV OS devices including Sony, Panasonic, Hisense, Phillips, Sharp, Vestel, Nvidia, Xiaomi, TCL and more.

The Android Mobile App: Available for Android phones and tablets, on the Google Play store.

The iOS App: Available for iPhones, iPads and Apple TV 4K / Apple TV HD on Apple’s App Store.

In the US, the app is also available on Roku devices, as well as on many Smart TVs – but those versions aren’t available in the UK yet.

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