According to Avery Hartmans from Business Insider, Amazon is making a major change to its Prime Video platform amid the coronavirus pandemic: it’s now offering many children’s TV shows and movies for free… Support our news coverage by subscribing to our Kindle Nation Daily Digest. Joining is free!
Beginning Monday, Amazon is offering shows like “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” and movies like “Shrek Forever After” for free for anyone with an Amazon account, whether or not they have Prime.
Amazon will have over 40 free children’s shows via Prime Video, and another 80 movies through IMDb TV, which Amazon owns. The offerings will vary by country — users in Europe, for example, will be able to stream “Peppa Pig,” but it’s not available for free in the US, according to The Verge.
Amazon is one of several streaming services that has made changes to its platform as more people stay in due to the coronavirus. 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.