Amazon is making kids’ content free for everyone

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While kids are out of school because of the coronavirus pandemic, Amazon Prime Video is offering parents some help.

Right now (but presumably for a limited time) some kids’ content on Prime Video is free, even if you do not have a Prime membership. The deal includes Amazon Original shows and other third-party family series and movies. This offer includes more than 40 children’s shows and 80 movies!

All you have to do to watch the free content via the Prime Video app on your TV or device is create an Amazon account, which is also free.

Content is broken down into three age groups: preschool, ages 6-11 and PBS Kids series. “Pete the Cat,” “If You Give A Mouse A Cookie,” “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” and “Arthur” are just a few of the shows that are included in the U.S.

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Amazon is also offering a free month of educational books and shows for kids with Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, a service that provides access to thousands of kid-friendly books, movies, TV shows, educational apps, games and premium Alexa skills aimed at kids. It also includes hundreds of ad-free radio stations and playlists, plus Audible books. All content is compatible on Fire, Fire TV, Kindle, Android and Apple iOS tablets or phones.

After the free month, Amazon FreeTime Unlimited starts at $2.99 per month per child, but you can cancel at any time, including before the trial period ends, to avoid any fees.

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There are also other services offering free fun for young children right now, including Moonbug, which provides content for kids from infancy to 12 years old. Moonbug‘s shows are available on a number of major platforms like YouTube, Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video.

PBS also offers 24/7 content with its free PBS Kids Video app, though if you’re going for the Prime deal, some of the content will likely overlap with Amazon’s current free content. There is no subscription required for the PBS app, which offers live streams and on-demand episodes of a number of their shows.

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