Amazon Freevee is adding two new channels to its free, ad-supported streaming service — Screambox TV and PlayersTV.
The service, which offers thousands movies and TV shows, has been building out its catalog this year. The sphere of free, ad-supported services is a competitive one. Freevee is racing alongside services like Plex, The Roku Channel, Pluto TV, Local Now, Red Box and Crackle for viewership.
Cineverse’s popular horror channel Screambox TV arrives just in time for spooky season with movies like RoboDoc: The Creation of RoboCop, Ghastly Brothers, Who Done It: The Clue Documentary and Subject. Freevee also features Cineverse brands like The Bob Ross Channel, The Dove Channel, Midnight Pulp, the Nacelle Pop Channel, RealMadrid TV and RetroCrush.
“We’re thrilled to bring the thrills of Screambox TV to an even wider audience with our launch as a FAST (free ad-supported TV) channel on Amazon Freevee,” Tom Owen, managing director of Cineverse, said in a statement. “Screambox has firmly established itself as a premier horror streaming brand and our goal is to continue its exponential growth while making top-quality horror entertainment accessible to more fans than ever before. Advertisers recognize the allure of the horror genre, and our goal will be to continue to offer a diverse and ever-refreshing lineup that keeps viewers engaged and tuned into Screambox.”
Freevee users can also check out PlayersTV, the first athlete-owned TV network that focuses on athlete lifestyle and culture content across a spectrum of genres like reality, comedy and documentaries. PlayersTV aims to target more than just sports fans and give viewers “an exclusive glimpse into the fascinating and inspiring lives of the world’s most celebrated athletes.” The network is owned by more than 50 athletes across the NFL, NBA, WNBA and MLB like Chris Paul, Damian Lillard, Travis Kelce, Dwyane Wade, Vernon Davis, Kyrie Irving, AJ Andrews, Angel McCoughtry and Deandre Jordan. A launch date for the service has yet to be announced.
“We are thrilled to join forces with Amazon,” PlayersTV co-founder Deron Guidrey said. “This relationship marks a significant milestone for PlayersTV, as it allows us to amplify our mission of showcasing the human side of sports through captivating storytelling. Together, we will bring our content to a broader audience, giving viewers an immersive experience that goes beyond the game.”
In May, Amazon said it would bring some of its original Prime shows to Freevee like The Summer I Turned Pretty and The Wheel of Time. Two months later, the service said 20 new channels and dozens of movies would arrive in August. The new content included channels like HSN, Crime Time, and movies like Dear Evan Hansen and F9: The Fast Saga. This month alone, Freevee added more than 40 live channels — 12 from NBCUniversal — shows and movies.
Amazon Freevee is available on Fire TV, Roku, Xbox One, the Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4 and 5, LG smart TVs (2018 and beyond), Samsung Smart TVs released between 2017 and 2021, Comcast Xfinity X-Class and Flex boxes, Android TV devices, Google TV, Fire tablets, Android mobile devices, 4th and 5th generation Apple TVs and other iOS devices.