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Tue, May 19, 2020 7:09 PM

How to remove IMDB TV from Amazon Prime

I do not want to watch advertisements on IMDB TV content. How do I remove the IMDB TV channel from Amazon Prime Video?

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8 months ago

Go to the Amazon page and see what other options they have.
For instance:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/amzn1.dv.gti.82a9f7a0-582e-3d72-aa70-d8bed01fe40d
You can watch it free with ads, or you can rent it for cash.
You can get to the Amazon page directly from the IMDb page:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2209418/

Open that 3-dot menu, and click on the narrow sliver saying Prime Video:


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8 months ago

There is no option to remove IMDB TV content from Amazon Prime there? Do you have that option?

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I don't think so. That's like asking Amazon to remove the option of watching titles on StarZ, or some other affiliated streaming partner. As I pointed out, there might be other options on the Amazon page to watch the title.

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Your response is silly.  If I added Starz (which you pay for) it is easy to remove.  Your IMDB TV is "free" and there is no way to remove it.  Amazon Prime Video said to contact you.

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It's not _my_ IMDbTV. I'm not an employee, just a fellow user. But an IMDb staffer did mark this thread as Answered.

I interpreted the question as wanting to remove the IMDbTV offer from a title.
So, different analogy: It's like asking to remove Amazon Originals from your Prime Video menu. I never signed up for either AO nor IMDbTV, but they both show as options under the Your Channels heading, and as carousels of available titles. Is there some way to remove Amazon Originals from the menus?

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So, how do I remove it?

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The IMDb staffer marked this thread Answered after this reply:
I don't think so. That's like asking Amazon to remove the option of watching titles on StarZ, or some other affiliated streaming partner. As I pointed out, there might be other options on the Amazon page to watch the title.
But if you find a way, be sure to come back here to share it.

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My question was not answered. As I said in my original post, I do not want to watch advertisements as I paid to watch ad free programming. IMDB TV content has ads and since my time is a value, I believe I am paying extra(my time) to watch the IMDB programs. It looks like there is no way to sort the programs with advertising and the ad free programs. I guess I might as well drop Amazon Prime. I subscribed to Amazon Prime with the understanding that the programming was ad free. Just another bait and switch tactic by a big corporation.

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When you see that a title is available from IMDbTV, you know you'll get ads. When you see the title is available from Amazon Prime, you know it will be ad-free.

I think they make it pretty clear that you're going to get ads before you play the title.

The answer to your question appears to be that you cannot "remove" IMDbTV from your Prime choices. But you can certainly avoid them.

Or is your complaint that you don't get these warnings within the method you're using to watch Amazon Prime Videos? Perhaps this information is NOT clearly displayed on the platform you're using? (These screen captures are from the desktop site.) If that's the case, you should specify the platform you're using. And that will likely be an Amazon problem. (Amazon does not reply on this forum at all.)

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I just got off the phone w a Prime Video representative and she insisted that there was no way to remove it.  She used the phrase "part of the PrimeVideo platform".  That is their way of not taking responsibility for any of this. 
It's a bait and switch scam.   She refused to do anything about it except register my complaint.  Yeah..... sure..... that's going to help.   Disgusted with Prime video. 

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6 months ago

Frustrated as I am in the same boat.  However, I added a few titles to my queue that were Amazon Prime and are now IMDB.  That sure feels like they brought me/us material, to get us watching it... and then sold or let the rights go, just as they knew that IMDB would pick it up and they would get more revenue (vs. a cost). I was watching Outrageous Fortune, which is a foreign show and was going to watch Madmen... but not now.  I'll just be watching more content on Netflix and Hulu, as I subscribe to all 3.  My goal is the same... NO COMMERCIALS... PERIOD.

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6 months ago

Amazon will become worse than Comcast. This is what a monopy looks like. You paid for 1 thing, the are changing it on you. And you can't do anything about it. The feedback is clear: we paid for something - ad free content.

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Right. But Prime doesn't provide everything FREE. A lot of Prime video is pay-for-use (rent/buy). So now, some titles, clearly marked as free-with-ads, is offered too. Some of THOSE are offered both as free-with-ads and a rent/buy. So you can choose to watch or not. 

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And that's complete b/s. I don't want this "free with ads" garbage. There should be a way to disable it. I'm not EVER interested in watching anything with ads.

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And I never want to watch titles they charge for. Yet they still show up in search results.

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What's your point?

Amazon Video started up as platform with included Prime movies as well as pay per view movies. Now they changed this and started DOUBLE-DIPPING with both charging for Prime as well as nudging people towards the ad-based content. I can't stand ads during movies.

The fact that one doesn't watch titles they charge for isn't relevant to this thread.

I am upset with the fact that there's no way to disable the ad-based content.

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I don't understand what you mean by "disable ad-based content."

Titles that are offered with ads are not also available without ads. That's not how the licensing agreement was formed. The content owner likely gets some of the ad revenue.

So "disabling" ad-based titles means what? They won't show on search results?

Hence my analogy with fee-based titles.

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6 months ago

I have Amazon Prime AND I also pay for Acorn TV via Amazon Prime? Tonight I clicked on an episode of McLeod’s Daughters which is included with Acorn TV and suddenly I was dumped into IMDB and had to endure endless ads during the episode. How can I watch what I paid for on Acorn without being hijacked intoIMDB?

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While on the Amazon Prime page,
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JJPVMLL/
choose More Purchase Options.
Then select Watch with Acorn TV.

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Thanks for suggestion, when I go to the page you linked, it comes up with Acorn TV on that same screen, the more purchase options dropdown does not show anything else. I am already paying for Acorn, but IMDb seems to take priority over my purchased subscription for this series. I called Amazon but they were unable to help, did not seem aware that IMDb had suddenly appeared under My Channels (I never clicked it), and suggested I contact Acorn. I have emailed Acorn but I suspect that IMDb has invaded Prime and I will have to unsubscribe Acorn on Prime and get a separate subscription I can watch on my smart TV. To say that I am NOT happy with IMDb for hijacking my Acorn subscription is an understatement!

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I have found several shows that I am watching have changed into the same thing.  SO NOT WATCHING.

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sew1106,

Is your problem also with Acorn TV?

Which shows?

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I will start watching a show, either on Prime or Acorn, and before long, they will be only available on IMDb.  Sorry, I pay to NOT watch commercials and if I have to, will cancel the Acorn if they continue to transfer my shows to IMDb.  What is the point of having it?  Maybe sign up for Britbox instead, unless someone knows if they are doing the same thing.

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3 months ago

Well...my series are all messed up. My Samsung smart TV isn't able to play IMDB content apparently, and the "commercial free" series I WAS watching for 3 seasons because it was part of my annual Amazon Prime paid subscription all of the sudden only plays through IMDB, and with commercials. In other words, I lost one of the main benefits of having a prime membership because of the switch. So even if I DID have a TV that plays IMDB content, I no longer have commercial-free episodes even with a $100+/year Amazon Prime subscription. Isn't that double-dipping? Guess I'll just watch something else (somewhere else) and re-evaluate whether the "free shipping" I get with prime is worth the subscription fee since I base the "is it worth it" decision each year on the combination of services, and that combination of services just got drastically reduced.

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dapostalboy, Sounds like bad luck that multiple series you were watching turned into IMDbTV offerings. Not every Prime freebee is from IMDbTV.

So far as your Samsung Smart TV, here's a reply in another thread:

Taylor
  Employee

2 months ago
 

The issue you described is due to the manufacturer's settings for your smart TV. Please know that IMDb TV is only available on devices that support ad-supported channels. For Smart TV requirements, please see supported devices for the Amazon Prime Video App.

And from another:

https://help.imdb.com/article/imdb/discover-watch/imdb-tv-faq/GZML3SK6UQK8EMYV?ref_=helpsrall#issue

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2 months ago

@bderoes  thanks for the replies and insights, but you might be missing the point. It seems like Amazon's deliberate double dipping strategy (IMDb Tv ad supported shows under the PrimeVideo No Ads umbrella). Unlike Starz you can turn on or off, I call BS on this as well.

"IMDb TV Free with ads" under Prime Video that you pay to avoid ads defeats the purpose especially if both are Amazon's offerings.

You are right though, one can choose to avoid - until they make it the norm and you have no choice. 

I will avoid, and will also look into if it's worth paying the prime membership if this continues to expand. 

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I have an AppleTV 4K box and I can watch Mad Men on Amazon Prime without ads. I recently got a Firestick 4K and it will only let me watch Med Men on IMDB tv with ads. There is no option that I have found to watch it without ads on the Firestick. Maybe that’s the difference between a $200 device and a $30 one, ads subsidizing a cheap device, like the ad supported Kindle. 

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jpfletcher,

When I access Amazon Prime via desktop without logging in, it only offers free access to Mad Men via IMDb TV. So it's not an Amazon device issue. (It also seems to be included with an AMC+ subscription.)

Perhaps you're accessing Amazon Prime differently through your Apple TV box, like maybe through AppleTV/iTunes? (BTW, you're sure you can still get it free without ads on your AppleTV box right now?) Maybe your AppleTV subscription is what's paying for the Mad Men access on that device.

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13 days ago

why you are demanding this bcz i think this is very useful servie in my openion i am using this plateform from many years and couldnt find any problem if you have some issue then tell me i wil give you the solution.

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4 days ago

IMDB is now an Amazin system app. Ever since the change, it doesn't work the same for me. It keeps glitching and crashing and only offers programming with ads. Since it is taking up space in my firestick, I did the following:

I downloaded ES Explorer (file explorer). I went to the apps file. I located the IMDB file. I clicked on the options button (the button with three lines) on my remote. It gave me the option to uninstall. I uninstalled IMDB TV. My understanding is that I will never be able to reinstall since it is now a system app. I hope this helps.

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4 days ago

IMDB is now an Amazin system app. Ever since the change, it doesn't work the same for me. It keeps glitching and crashing and only offers programming with ads. Since it is taking up space in my firestick, I did the following:

I downloaded ES Explorer (file explorer). I went to the apps file. I located the IMDB file. I clicked on the options button (the button with three lines) on my remote. It gave me the option to uninstall. I uninstalled IMDB TV. My understanding is that I will never be able to reinstall since it is now a system app. I hope this helps.