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IMDb TV

Quick Look: IMDb TV is a free video-on-demand (VOD) service from Amazon that was previously available on Roku only through Amazon's Prime Video app. While now available as a standalone Roku app that does not require users to sign in with an Amazon account, you'll find extremely limited content as compared to using IMDb TV within the Prime Video app.

On the IMDb TV standalone app you'll find content in the category of "Popular movies & TV" (and, strangely, "Popular movies" and "Popular TV") as well as the movie genres Sci-Fi, Action and adventure, Romance, and Drama. Those are the genres listed when I was signed in. Signed out, the available movie genres are Sci-Fi, Comedy, Action and adventure, and Documentary. Whether signed in or not, each genre has only about two dozen titles. This compares to over a hundred titles per genre when accessing IMDb TV from the Prime Video app, which also has many more categories of both movies and TV shows.

On the topic of signing into the app, you need a free Amazon account in order to access IMDb TV from within Prime Video, but you don't need one for the standalone app. If you do sign in, though, your watched list will sync between devices.

If you want to watch IMDb TV on this app and not through Prime Video, you'll still have access to many popular TV series such as Hoarders, Malcolm in the Middle, Lost, and 24, along with older shows like Little House on the Prairie and The Rifleman. Movies currently include older hits like The Karate Kid (1984), Speed (1994), and Shrek Forever After (2010).

-- Information is current as of January 29, 2021

Developer's Channel Description: IMDb TV is a free streaming video service with thousands of Hollywood movies and TV shows available anytime. You can watch the biggest blockbuster movies. Binge popular TV shows like Mad Men, Chicago Fire and Lost. Stream exciting IMDb TV Originals like Alex Rider. Plus, IMDb TV updates its library constantly, so come back to discover new hit movies and shows each month. There’s content for everyone including comedy, family, romance, thriller, science fiction, documentaries, horror and more. We’re redefining free entertainment by offering thousands of premium video titles at no cost to you. No paid subscription necessary. Install the free channel on your Roku and enjoy the entertainment.

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