Filmzie, a Slovakian-based ad-supported movie and TV show streaming service, has launched operations in the United States via the Roku platform.
The platform touts more than 1,500 licensed movies and TV shows across the action, drama, family, short, and documentary genres. Titles include noir film Detour, fantasy/sci-fi Ink, and dark comedy A Bad Idea Gone Wrong.
With the launch on Roku in the U.S., Filmzie hopes to replicate a successful strategy in the U.K. and Europe offering ad-supported movies and TV shows, according to CEO Matej Boda.
“The U.S. viewer is incredibly receptive to finding great films wherever they may be,” Boda said in a statement. “Through distributing on the Roku platform, we are able to provide a large audience of streamers the ability to discover interesting content and watch for free, from great dramas, documentaries, comedies, art-house, and all the wonderful other genres out there.”