IMDb TV vs The Roku Channel: Two Great Free Streaming Services Compared




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Family Watching TV At Night Sitting On Sofa TogetherWith so many streaming services to choose from, it can be difficult to choose which you’ll add to your cord cutting set up. Luckily, there are plenty of great free options that will give you plenty of content at no charge.

In this post, we’re looking at two free streaming service, IMDb TV and The Roku Channel.


Amazon created their free streaming service back in January, with the name Freedive. Since then, the name has changed to IMDb TV and the free service has gained thousands of titles in its content library.

If you’re looking for free movies, IMDb is a great option. You’ll find both classics and more recent titles in the app, which is now available on iOS and Android devices. While IMDb TV currently has on-demand content only, Amazon is reportedly planning to add live content in the future.

Browse these categories to find exactly what you want to watch.

  • Recently Added Movies
  • Most Popular Movies
  • Popular TV Series
  • Top Rated Movies
  • IMDb Originals
  • TV Shows
  • Comedies
  • Chills and Thrills
  • Dramas
  • Action and Adventure
  • Date Night Picks
  • Documentaries
  • Aliens, Area 51, and Sci-Fi
  • Movies for the Whole Family
  • Real-Life Dramas

The Roku Channel

The Roku Channel is an ad-supported streaming service with both live and on-demand content. Through the app, you’ll be able to watch free content, as well as subscribe to premium channels for a monthly fee. The channel is growing so quickly that it’s now the most popular free streaming channel dedicated to TV and movies on Roku.

The Roku Channel is easy to use for those with a Roku device, but it’s also available on other streaming devices. Just use the web browser available on your device and visit The Roku Channel website to stream.

Here are all the live channels currently available on The Roku Channel:

  • ABC News
  • WeatherNation
  • Newsy Top Stories
  • NewsMax TV live
  • TYT-Go
  • Cheddar News
  • USA Today
  • Now This
  • Stadium
  • Outside TV+
  • Combat GO
  • EDGEsport
  • ESTV
  • Adventure Sports Network
  • Fubo Sports Network
  • TMZ
  • People TV
  • Complex
  • Comedy Dynamics
  • Tastemade
  • Fail Army
  • America’s Funniest Home Videos
  • The Pet Collective
  • People Are Awesome
  • Food 42
  • FilmRise: Hell’s Kitchen| Kitchen Nightmares
  • FilmRise: Free Movies
  • FilmRise: Classic TV
  • FilmRise: Family
  • The Asylum
  • The Works
  • Unsolved Mysteries

Which one of these free services do you prefer? Leave us a comment and let us know what you think.

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