IMDb TV is a streaming service owned by Amazon.com. It is part of the popular ratings and information site, IMDb (International Movies Database). Since the website redirects to Amazon, many would still consider it a channel at this point. Since it’s currently a benefit with your Prime account, you can watch the channel or service for free. However, there is a catch currently. At this time, you can only watch it in the US. To watch it out of the country, you would need to connect to a VPN.
Quickstart Guide to Watch IMDB TV Outside the US
Follow these steps to watch IMDb TV outside the US.
- Sign up for ExpressVPN (includes a 30-day money back guarantee).
- Once you have opened the client, find and connect to a server in the US.
- Now, open a browser and go to IMDbtv.com, Amazon Prime, or the Amazon Prime Video app on your favorite device (they both go to the same place, currently).
- By using these methods, you should be able to see the various IMDb TV offerings.
This service originally started as Freedive
In 2019, this ad-supported free entertainment channel rebranded to IMDb TV. At that point, they tripled the amount of content they offered. Although some TV services in their title are live, IMDb TV is strictly Video on Demand. Anyone can enjoy IMDb TV through the Amazon Prime app, providing you are in the US or UK.
In 2021, When Amazon announced it was expanding the service to the UK, they made it a point to say that the UK version of the service would not include UK-made originals. That differs from regular Amazon Prime. Of course, the solution is to connect to a VPN in the US to enjoy it, as we mentioned.
Let’s take a look at some of the great offerings you can stream on the service that are part of IMDb TV.
- Judy Justice
- Clean Slate
Of course, because of the power of Amazon, you should not be surprised to see quite a few 3rd party options including the AMC channel’s popular show Mad Men, NBC’s Chicago Fire, the BBC’s Last Days of Anne Boleyn, Egypt’s Sunken City and more.
You have access to all of these and too many other shows and movies to mention here. While the channel has great options, remember it supports the content with ads. If you have issues with watching ads during programs (like those of us older grew up), you may want to skip this option or be ready for the commercials. We suggest getting up, moving around, using the restroom, or grabbing food or drink when those happen. That way, you can still enjoy the shows without them completely engulfing you.