Amazon and some streaming services are offering free content now


Amazon is one of several streaming services that has made changes to its platform as more people stay in due to the coronavirus, as millions of people around the world are confined to their homes.

It is now offering many children’s TV shows and movies for free on its Prime Video platform. But Amazon Prime membership is not needed to access them, just sign up for a free Amazon account on the homepage. Amazon will have over 40 free children’s shows via Prime Video, and another 80 movies through IMDb TV, which Amazon owns. This will vary by country.

A movie for free on Amazon

SlingTV is offering free children’s programming along with free access to news platforms like ABC News Live, PBS made Ken Burns’ latest documentary free on its site, and Disney Plus moved up the release of “Frozen 2.” Sports streaming sites like NFL Game Pass and NBA League Pass now offer free content as well. Acorn TV streaming service is offering a 30-day free trial to customers who use the code FREE30 when signing up. Sundance Now, owned by AMC Networks has a similar offer giving access to a variety of dramas and documentaries. The Public Broadcasting Service is making Ken Burns’ Emmy-winning documentary series Baseball available for free on its site and all other PBS digital platforms. More similar opportunities to come !


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