What if I told you that anyone subscribed to Amazon Prime Video also have access to another streaming service at no additional cost? Well let me introduce you Freevee (opens in a new tab).
Launched in January 2019 as IMDb Freedive, before changing its name five months later to IMDb TV, then finally relaunching once again in April 2022 as Amazon Freevee, the platform offers a multitude movies and TV shows that can be watched for free. The only problem is that all of the content is ad-supported.
Most recently, Freevee rolled out across Germany in August and appears to be increasing its collection of content – first catching my eye this week as Amazon Prime Video’s interface received an overhaul. After seeing Thor: Love and Thunder in theaters, I was recommended Superbob starring Brett Goldstein (better known as the rude Roy Kent in Ted Lasso), a low-budget comedy flick that flew under my radar. The actor also does a delightful podcast, Films To Be Buried With, on Spotify which I have been browsing lately.
I searched all the usual places: Netflix, Disney Plus, Apple, HBO Max and the billion other streamers out there… and nothing. So I gave up, until I stumbled across it thanks to Prime Video’s redesigned homepage. Now, not being a fan of commercials at all, I don’t mind watching a few to get access to a movie I particularly want to see, so I see it as a fair compromise.
Check out a trailer for Freevee below:
Before that, Freevee was hidden under the “Free for me” tab at the top of the page and could be found by scrolling down and eventually coming across a movies and shows bar. It didn’t even have its own pullout under the categories tab, so it was never the easiest to discover. This only applies to those in the UK and the Channel Islands with Freevee available as a separate app but still free elsewhere, such as the US.
Alongside Superbob, Freevee also has the full seven seasons of Westwing, The Breakfast Club, Donnie Darko, Les Miserables, and even his own original shows like Alex Rider. It’s obviously not something worth paying for on its own, but a nice free add-on that makes subscribing to Amazon Prime Video a bit better, especially with the the price should increase.
An Amazon Prime subscription costs $14.99 / £8.99 / AU$6.99 or alternatively, an annual subscription can be purchased at $139 / £95 / AU$59 from September. Something to consider when deciding whether or not to renew. One incentive is that Amazon has Daniel Craig’s latest outing as James Bond in no time to die and the must-watch R-rated superhero show, The boysso be sure to get them watched first.