Amazon’s free, ad-supported streaming service IMDb TV is getting its personal cell app. The corporate introduced the information as we speak at its first-ever NewFronts presentation to advertisers, the place it additionally shared that its over-the-top streaming companies mixed — which means, IMDb TV, Twitch, dwell sports activities like Thursday Evening Soccer, Amazon’s Information app and others — have now grown to greater than 120 million month-to-month viewers.
This over-the-top enterprise, or Amazon OTT because it’s referred to as, consists of anyplace adverts present up alongside content material on the IMDb TV app, Twitch’s sport streaming website, throughout dwell sports activities Amazon streams by means of Prime Video, its 3P community and broadcaster apps and its Amazon’s Information app for Fireplace TV.
IMDb TV viewership, particularly, jumped 138% year-over-year, Amazon famous.
The ad-supported service, which possible benefited from the identical pandemic bump that drove streaming service viewership greater throughout the board final yr, is one thing of a rival to different free, ad-supported streamers, like Fox’s Tubi, ViacomCBS’s Pluto TV or Roku’s The Roku Channel. Nevertheless, extra like Roku’s hub, Amazon leverages IMDb TV to assist it promote its personal media units by promising customers quick access to free, streaming content material.
As we speak, that’s resulted within the IMDb TV app seeing nearly all of its utilization on Fireplace TV. However over the previous a number of months, the app has grow to be extra broadly accessible, with launches on Roku, Chromecast with Google TV, PlayStation four consoles, Xbox One and Sequence X units, LG Good TVs, Nvidia, Sony Android TV and TiVo Android TV units, Amazon says.
Now it’s going to get its personal devoted cell app, as properly, as an alternative of solely a small part contained in the IMDb app the place the service’s content material will be discovered as we speak on smartphones. The brand new standalone app will arrive this summer time on each iOS and Android, says Amazon.
Amazon additionally informed advertisers about IMDb TV’s present person base, noting that 62% had been in between ages 18 and 49. They usually spend 5.5 hours per week on the app, on common.
The forthcoming cell launch was one in all a number of bulletins Amazon made as we speak at its Newfronts presentation as we speak.
The corporate additionally detailed its upcoming IMDb TV slate, together with unscripted collection “Luke Bryan: My Filth Highway Diary,” “Bug Out” and “Untitled Jeff Lewis Undertaking” in addition to scripted releases “Blessed and Extremely Favored,” “Greek Sweet,” “Primo,” “The Fed,” and “The Pradeeps of Pittsburgh, PA.” Music duo Tegan and Sara’s memoir “High School” will be adapted as an unique collection for IMDb TV. IMDb TV additionally introduced a brand new crime drama, “Leverage: Redemption,” and police drama, “On Name.”
IMDb TV mother or father firm Amazon, in the meantime, expanded its deal with the NFL for Thursday Night Football, which now runs 11 seasons, beginning with the 2022 season as an alternative of the next yr.