Amazon is now making family-friendly content on its Prime Video service accessible free of charge for its customers. Users just need to log in to their Amazon account in order to access the content.
The scope of the free-for-all offering from Amazon Prime Video includes shows aimed for preschool kids, programs for 6 to 11-year-old children, and content from PBS KIDS series.
Free original content and more
The free-for-all kiddie content on Prime Video will include Amazon originals such as Pete the Cat, The Stinky Dirty Show, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Bug Diaries, Click, Clack, Moo, Costume Quest, Danger & Eggs, and The Dangerous Book for Boys among many others.
As for the free PBS KIDS series content, they will include Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Arthur, Bali, and Caillou, just to name a few.
It should be noted, however, that, while the free-for-all kiddie content offering from Prime Video is available at international markets, specific titles may not be accessible depending on the market due to licensing variations in each country.
Furthermore, the freely accessible shows will also be available via the Prime Video app, which can be downloaded on smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, game consoles, Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, Fire TV sticks, and Fire tablets. Users can also enjoy free access via their web browsers through Prime Video’s official website.
Expanding accessibility of home entertainment amidst global crisis
The family-friendly content used to be only accessible by members of Amazon’s Prime service. This time, however, the company has decided to grant access to any Amazon.com account holder, provided that the users log in to their account while viewing the kiddie content.
With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, schools around the world are being shut down, leading families to prepare for several weeks of staying home with their kids. With its decision to offer its kiddie content on Prime Video freely accessible for account holders, Amazon should help alleviate the boredom of households stuck in self-isolation for an indefinite amount of time.
However, many believe that Internet usage is expected to spike in the weeks to come, as more and more people choose to keep themselves at home, stay online and, presumably, access streaming content such as those offered by Amazon, Netflix, and YouTube, just to name a few.
In Europe, worries about user influx have compelled streaming giant Netflix to reduce the video quality of its content, in order to lessen the strain on the continent’s Internet usage. YouTube has since joined in.
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