Amazon is making a number of children’s shows and movies available for free as children stay home during the coronavirus pandemic.

What’s going on:

  • Amazon announced that 40 family and children shows will be available to stream on Prime Video for all customers, including those who already have Prime memberships.
  • Just sign up for an Amazon account and you can access the videos for free.
  • Amazon will include Amazon Original shows like “Just Add Magic,” “Pete the Cat” and “If You Give A Mouse A Cookie.”
  • Other shows include: “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” “Odd Squad,” and “Arthur.”
  • There will also be 80 free movies on IMDb TV, including “Scooby-Doo: The Movie,” “Shrek 2” and “The Smurfs,” according to The Verge.

Other streaming services offer free content

Amazon’s decision comes as a number of other streaming services have offered free content to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, according to The Verge.

  • The NBA has offered the NBA League Pass for free while the season remains on hiatus.
  • The NFL has offered fans a free subscription to the NFL Game Pass to watch archived games, too.
  • Sling TV announced it would offer free content during the COVID-19 pandemic, including news shows.
  • Hulu has also added free live TV news for its on-demand service, too, according to TechCrunch.