How to Watch IMDb TV Outside of the US?.
Contrary to popular belief, you can actually legally watch movies and TV shows online for free. There are several sites that offer this service for free and have a decent directory. One such service is IMDb TV, it has a catalog of popular movies like Social Network, Gravity, Megamind, Hacksaw Ridge, and La La Land. Some of the popular TV shows include Nightmares in Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen, Team A, Dallas, and more.
IMDb TV is a completely free but ad-supported service for watching TV shows and movies. One caveat: IMDb TV is only available in the US. However, you can still watch it outside of the US, let’s see how.
Watch IMDb TV outside of the US
1. On a web browser
Step 1. Go to IMDb.com/tv using a web browser on your computer. You will see this error message “IMDb TV is currently only available to US customers.”
To fix this error, you just need a good VPN. Install a VPN on your computer if you haven’t already. Turn it on and connect to a US server, but you can experiment to see which one works best for you. I am using a Smart DNS Proxy VPN Server and it worked on Los Angeles servers on some devices and NYC servers on others.
Step 2: Now, if you go back to the IMDb TV page and refresh it, it should show you a normal screen where you will need to login or create an account. Click the “Login” button to continue.
Step 3. If you already have an IMDb account, you will have to create a new account, since IMDb associates your original country of residence with the account. Just create a new account with VPN enabled and you should be fine.
Step 4: After creating your account, login to IMDb. You may need to verify your email, and once you do, you can watch IMDb TV for free outside of the US.
The entire directory is ad-supported and there is no option to pay to remove ads and the ads cannot be missed like on a regular TV, but without a cable subscription.
2. In the application
While there are no dedicated IMDb TV apps for Android and iOS, you can still watch IMDb TV using the stock IMDb app. But this is quite complicated, let me show you how it works on Android and the steps should be the same for iOS.
Step 1. Start by installing the IMDb app from the Play Store or App Store. Don’t open it yet, because even if you open, there is no way to play IMDB TV. To work around this issue, we will use the mobile browser on your smartphone.
Step 2. Just like on your computer, open the VPN app, connect to a server in the US and continue working.
Step 3: Next, open a web browser on your smartphone and log into your IMDb account. Make sure this is the same account we created in the previous method.
Step 4: After logging in, you will see a page like this, click on the movie or video you want to play, and it will redirect you to view in IMDb app. The video should play immediately after the advertisement.
Final thoughts: Watch IMDb TV outside the US
Overall, thanks to Amazon’s deals with production companies such as Warner Bros., Sony Pictures Entertainment, and more, IMDb TV offers a good catalog compared to other free streaming services.
There are not-to-miss ads, you cannot download TV shows or movies to watch offline, there is no parental control, and the interface is inferior to Netflix (it is actually based on Amazon Prime). However, for a free streaming service, this is fine with me.
The only downside I see here is that the search function on IMDb TV is not as good as Netflix’s. There is no way to find movies and TV shows by genre like you can do on another streaming service. I hope this will be fixed in the future.
You can check out our list of the best free online streaming services if you want other options like IMDb TV.