Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Coronavirus: Amazon Prime Video unlocks kids content for free streaming during Covid-19 pandemic.

by Thinus Ferreira

With millions of kids worldwide sitting at home during the growing Covid-19 novel coronavirus pandemic Amazon has decided to drop its paywall and make a raft of its kids content including movies and series available for free on its streaming service, including South Africa.

MultiChoice last week opened up access to some of the TV news channels and some others, including some library content, for free on its DStv Now streaming platform to all DStv subscribers and now Amazon is making a bunch of children's shows accessible for free viewing as well.

Amazon also created a link for parents to access the content.

The majority of the content is aimed at preschool and younger primary school children.

People worldwide can now watch Amazon Studios original series like Just Add Magic, Pete the Cat, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, The Dangerous Book for Boys, Lost in Oz, Costume Quest, Tumble Leaf, Bug Diaries, Creative Galaxy, Jessy & Nessy, Wishenpoof, Annedroids, Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street and The Snowy Day, as well as outside produced shows like Peppa Pig and multiple other titles.

Amazon warns that some titles won't be available in certain territories like South Africa because of existing rights and exclusion reasons.

To access the free Amazon Prime Video kids content a valid Amazon account is needed to sign in but people can sign up for free and then log in.