IMDb, which has proven over the years to know a thing or two about movies, is getting into the business of streaming them, along with TV shows, via a new service from the Amazon-owned company called Freedive. IMDb Freedive, an ad-supported channel, enables customers to watch hit TV shows including Fringe, Heroes, The Bachelor and Without a Trace as well as top Hollywood hits like Awakenings, Foxcatcher, Memento, Monster, Run Lola Run, The Illusionist, The Last Samurai, True Romance and more without purchasing a subscription. The ad-supported service is available from today in the U.S. on the web, and via Amazon's Fire TV devices. There's actually quite a bit of content on there, and the Amazon Prime Video app already is pointing folks toward the ad-supported service.More news: Missing Wisconsin 13-year-old Jayme Closs found alive
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IMDb Freedive is available beginning today at http://www.imdb.com/freedive, on IMDb's website via laptop or personal computer and on Fire TV devices. (There are multiple categories on the service, including drama, comedies, horror, action, family, and so on.) The streaming service also boasts of a few IMDb original series' that take a look at the movie and TV industry. Many of those viewers spend their time in ad-free Netflix and Amazon Prime. Meanwhile, Amazon's entire ad business has been growing rapidly, and it is now the No. 3 digital ad company in the US, according to eMarketer.