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Freevee from Amazon lands on Apple TV devices

The logo of Amazon’s free streaming service Freevee. (Logo: Amazon/Graphic by The Desk)

Amazon’s free, ad-supported streaming service Freevee is now supported on Apple TV devices, the company announced on Monday.

The service, which is a rebranded version of Amazon’s prior streamer IMDb TV, relaunched under the Freevee name on other platforms earlier this month, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Android TV (Google TV).

Before Monday, Amazon’s Freevee content was available to view on Apple TV by way of the “Free to Me” tab on the Amazon Prime Video app, where it is still available.

Now, customers who don’t have an Amazon Prime membership but who still want to take advantage of Amazon’s free television shows and movies can download Freevee separately.

Amazon says it will incorporate a slew of original programs into Freevee, including the spinoff show “Bosch: Legacy”and the second season of the critically-acclaimed show “Pretty Hard Cases.”

A new cooking contest called “America’s Test Kitchen” is slated to debut on the service, and Freevee recently unveiled its debut season of “Justice Judy” hosted by former family court judge Judith Scheindlin of “Judge Judy” fame.

Along with its assortment of on-demand TV shows and movies, Freevee offers a handful of linear channels, including Game Show Central, Buzzr, FilmRise Family Movies, BBC Home, AccuWeather Now and Newsy.

Freevee is available to download on all popular smartphones, tablets and streaming TV devices. The Freevee app is also available for Sony PlayStation and Microsoft XBox consoles, on Vizio SmartCast, LG WebOS and on Vizio SmartCast.

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Matthew Keys is the publisher of The Desk and reports on the business and policy matters involving the broadcast television, streaming video and radio industries. He previously worked for Thomson Reuters, Disney-ABC, Tribune Broadcasting and McNaughton Newspapers. Matthew is based in Northern California, has won numerous awards in the field of journalism, and is a member of IRE (Investigative Reporters and Editors).