Millions of children around the world are still at home for at least a few weeks – some will not go to school until autumn – and parents and guardians have to keep them entertained and busy all day, every day. To help with this monumental task, Amazon Prime Video has raised the payment limit to 44 children’s and family programs.
According to Variety, child and family content that was previously only available with a paid subscription to Amazon Prime is now free for anyone with a free Amazon account.
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The exhibition features original Amazon series such as Just Add Magic, Pete the Cat and If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. There are also selected seasons of PBS Kids: Arthur (season 10), Daniel Tiger’s Neighbors (seasons 1 and 2), Odd Squad (seasons 1-3), Kailu (season 1), Cyberchays (season 1), and the Dinosaur Train (seasons 1 and 2).
Other titles include Costume Search, Lost in the Land of Oz, Dangerous Book for Boys, Beetle Diaries and The Creative Galaxy. Amazon also has the option to subscribe to PBS Kids and unlock all programs for their children for as little as $4.99 a month.
The programming is available worldwide for Amazon customers, but the availability of some names depends on the location. In the United Kingdom the contents include Peppa Pig and Holly’s Little Kingdom.
To access free content, users must first login to Amazon with their free account, and the company has set up a landing page for all free content. There are three categories to choose from: Show for toddlers, show for 6-11 year olds and PBS Kids.
Amazon has gone even further with its subsidiary IMDb, offering more than 80 free home movies – with advertising – on IMDb TV. These titles include : Shrek forever, Scooby-Doo: Movie, Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters going wild, Stuart Little, a short circuit, backbones going wild, Muppets conquering Manhattan and Muppets coming out of space.
Amazon Prime Video is the largest streaming service to date to offer free content related to the Covid 19 pandemic. Shudder expanded its free trial offering to attract new customers, while Disney+ rushed to streaming sites such as Frozen II and Onward three months ahead of schedule.