This guide will review IMDb TV and show how to install on Firestick/Fire TV, Roku, Android, and more.
IMDb TV is a streaming service owned and operated by Amazon.
It serves up Movies and TV Shows for streaming and is 100% FREE.
Users can stream content through the IMDb TV App on Fire TV devices such as Fire TV Stick Lite, Fire TV Stick 4k, or any other Firestick variation.
Content from IMDb TV is also featured in the Amazon Prime Video app.
NOTE: IMDb TV does feature in-play advertisements while streaming. However, these ads are usually short and are what help keep IMDb TV free!
If you are a Roku user, you can also install the IMDb TV App on your device from the Roku Channel Store.
Although we cover Roku devices on this Website, we don't recommend them due to their closed system. We recommend the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K due to its low price and ability to easily Jailbreak it which will allow for free movies, TV shows, live channels, sports, games, and more.
Currently, this service is only available within the United States.
Table of Contents
- 1 What is IMDb TV?
- 2 How to Use IMDb TV
- 3 IMDb TV App on Firestick/Fire TV
- 4 How to Install IMDb TV on Roku
- 5 Frequently Asked Questions
What is IMDb TV?
IMDb TV is a free streaming video channel that offers movies, TV shows, documentaries and IMDb original shows. It is available through the following platforms:
- IMDb app
- IMDb website accessed via laptop or personal computer
- Amazon Prime Video app
- Amazon Fire TV devices such as Firestick or Fire TV
- Roku Streaming Devices
Cinephiles and movie buffs are familiar with IMDb’s history.
Most remember Internet Movie Database (IMDb) began as a fan website that collated movie and TV show information.
Over time, it was able to include millions of titles to its library complete with info on cast and crew, ratings and reviews.
IMDb became a subsidiary of Amazon in 1998 and since then, Amazon Prime Video subscribers have been able to access the website through their Amazon account.
In January 2019, IMDb Freedive was launched. It began offering ad-supported TV shows and bundled short-form originals as well as trailers, cast interviews, and more.
The service was eventually renamed to IMDb TV five months later.
Since then, it expanded its offerings with movies and content from MGM Studios, Paramount, Lionsgate, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Warner Bros. the following summer.
The complete list of movie and TV show categories in the platform include:
- Recently Added Movies
- Recently Added TV
- Most Popular Movies
- Popular TV Series
- Hidden Gems
- Movies of the Week
- IMDb Originals
- Criminally Good TV
- Top Rated Movies
- Chills and Thrills
- Action and Adventure
- Date Night Picks
- Movies for the Whole Family
- Real-life Dramas
Clicking on the menu button will take you to the IMDb website’s categories so you can access its huge library of content. These include:
- TV Shows
- Awards & Events
How to Use IMDb TV
Firestick or Fire TV users can easily access IMDb TV from the home-screen of their device
If you want to use your computer, you need to go to IMDb.com, create an account and start watching.
Content that is available to stream on the platform will have a Watch Free on IMDb TV button similar to the one below.
Does IMDb TV come with ads?
Since the service comes for free and without a subscription, it is ad-supported.
These ads cannot be skipped or eliminated, similar to most free streaming services.
In my experience, the ads typically run from 1 to 1.5 minutes with an average of 8 ads for a two-hour video.
Shorter content such as 30-minute sitcoms typically only have two ads.
Compatible Devices with IMDb TV
At its initial launch, IMDb TV (then still called Freedive) was limited to Firestick and Fire TV devices only.
Through the Amazon Prime Video app integrated on these devices as well as current smart TVs, the service is made easily accessible without having to download IMDb TV anymore.
It started offering the service to mobile devices (both iOS and Android) through the IMDb app in August 2019.
In early 2021, the app was also introduced into the Roku Channel Store.
Use the instructional guide below to learn how to install IMDb TV on Roku.
We also have instructions for using the app on a Firestick or Fire TV.
Users don’t have to download a separate app since the service comes preinstalled on your device.
IMDb TV App on Firestick/Fire TV
Scroll over from the home screen of your Firestick device to IMDb TV where it will populate suggested streaming options.
You can either browse through these or click the IMDb TV icon to launch the IMDb TV app.
You can now browse for Movies and TV Shows. Enjoy!
How to Install IMDb TV on Roku
- From your device home-screen, click Search
- Search for IMdb
- Choose IMDb TV
- Click Add channel
- Wait for channel to install
- Click OK
- Choose Go to channel
- The app will now launch for use. Enjoy!
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Frequently Asked Questions
Are there ads on IMDb TV?
Yes, there are since the free service is supported by advertising. The ads cannot be skipped.
How can I skip ads?
The ads cannot be skipped. If you want ad-free entertainment, you may rent or purchase the movie on Amazon Prime Video.
I’m having issues with playback. What should I do?
This can be caused by a number of factors. Try restarting your device and launching the app again. If there are too many devices connected on your network, try checking if the bandwidth cannot handle the load. Your internet connection may also not be meeting the minimum requirements.
Is my Parental Control Settings on my Amazon account recognized on the app?
No, it is not. If you are using Firestick or Fire TV, however, your settings will be recognized.
What is IMDb Pro?
Dubbed by the company as “the essential resource for entertainment professionals,” this service provides access to titles that are in development and not yet on IMDb, the latest news from the entertainment industry, and industry contacts.
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