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Amazon launches Freevee in Germany: Free video streaming with advertising | news

After the USA and the United Kingdom, it is now Germany’s turn: Amazon is now also offering advertising-financed free video streaming in this country. The new offer from the online retailer is called Amazon Freevee. Unlike Apple TV+ or Netflix, for example, this is not a completely independent service. Rather, the service can be found as a so-called channel in Amazon Video, but has nothing to do with the paid Prime Video and can therefore be used without a subscription.

Numerous films and series, many in-house productions
Amazon hat Freevee equipped with quite attractive content to start with. The offer includes numerous films and series, including the in-house productions “Bosch: Legacy” and “Moment of Truth”. The BBC hits “The Night Manager”, “Broadchurch” and “The Medici” as well as “Royal Pains”, for example, can also be streamed free of charge. Some of the most popular movies available in Freevee include The Centenarian Who Walked Out The Window And Disappeared, the documentary Klitschko, the musical Chicago, and the classic To Kill The Nightingale. There are also some live channels such as “BBC History” or “Top True Crime”. Amazon wants to continuously expand the range in the coming months, for example “Fast & Furious 9” and other cinema hits have been announced.

A maximum of nine minutes of advertising per hour
An Amazon account is required to use Freevee; the free streaming service is not available without registration. Amazon interrupts films and series episodes for a maximum of nine minutes per hour to present advertising. The clips cannot be skipped. Like Amazon Video, Freevee is available on smart TVs, in the Prime Video app, for example on Fire TV devices, iPhones and iPads as well as Apple TV and on the online retailer’s websites. However, caution is advised when it comes to the recommendations for other “possibly interesting” content: These also include paid films and series, which are only marked with a small euro symbol.

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