You Can Watch Movies on Your Phone for Free With IMDb’s New App
In January, IMDb launched a free streaming platform called Freedive, but in June changed the name to IMDb TV. Through the website and Amazon Fire, you can stream more than 100 movies and TV shows for free (though, yes, there are ads). Now, Lifehacker reports, IMDb TV has finally launched a free downloadable app. Which means that you can now stream everything in their catalog on your Android, iPhone, and iPad.
IMDb TV recently inked deals with Warner Bros., Sony Pictures Entertainment, MGM Studios, Paramount, and Lionsgate to bring more variety to the platform, too. Their catalog of movies includes 1980s and early 1990s hits like The Karate Kid (parts I through III), Stand by Me, Flatliners, and Young Guns II; rom-coms like My Best Friend’s Wedding; classic films such as Easy Rider, Funny Girl, The Way We Were, High Noon, and Love Story; chillers like The Craft, Wild Things, Donnie Darko, Single White Female, the Keanu Reeves Dracula, and Drive; and several Oscar-nominated (and winning) films including Jerry Maguire, Dances With Wolves, The Age of Innocence, The End of the Affair, An Education, and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The service also has an entire section of family entertainment that currently includes Monsters vs. Aliens, Max (about a military dog), Step Dogs (not to be confused with Step Brothers), and the Olsen twins film It Takes Two.
As for TV, IMDb has a pretty great lineup of classic series. You can choose from Alf, all 14 seasons of the original Dallas, plus every season of Quantum Leap, The A-Team, Columbo, I Dream of Jeannie, and Gilligan’s Island. Reality show classics including The Bachelor, Kitchen Nightmares, The Surreal Life, and, um, Duck Dynasty are also available. (Though, as with any streaming service, the titles rotate monthly.)
Besides the films and series, IMDb TV also has a section entitled IMDb Originals, in which they attend the Oscars and films fests like SXSW and Toronto International and interview celebrities. In order to watch, you do need to register with IMDb or Amazon. The best part about IMDb TV is that, while you’re streaming something like Step Dogs (come on, you know you're curious), you can easily look up information about the title as well—after all, the service is through IMDb.