IMDb TV, the free ad-supported streaming service from Amazon, is now available on Roku devices. IMDb TV launched 2 years ago, originally named IMDb Freedive, and was only available through Fire TV devices at first. While it has since come to mobile devices and you could access most, if not all, of IMDb TVs content through the Prime Video app on nearly any device, the arrival of an official app on Roku marks the first time the service has received a dedicated app on a streaming device that isn’t a Fire TV.
Roku very notably released its own Roku Channel app on Fire TV devices a few months ago. The Roku Channel is essentially the most direct competitor to IMDb TV, since both streaming services offer free content with ads and both streaming services are owned by companies that have a dominant streaming platform. Whether the arrival of IMDb TV on Roku is a direct response to the Roku Channel arriving on Fire TVs or if it’s a coordinated swap by the two companies is anyone’s guess.
IMDb TV’s selection of movies and TV shows has steadily grown over the years and receives new additions on a regular bases. New additions this month include all 8 seasons of the TV show 24 and movies like After Earth and Drive.