Amazon adds free kids content for families stuck at home

In the wake of an unprecedented number of people working from home and staying home from school during the Coronavirus outbreak, Amazon is offering up some free content for kids worldwide.

More than 40 shows, including popular shows like Arthur, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, and Wild Kratts are available, plus Amazon originals like If You Give A Mouse A Cookie and Pete the Cat. The content does vary just a little by region though. For example, viewers in Europe will get perennial favorite Peppa Pig, but the precocious porcine won’t be a part of this program in the US.

To access the content, you will need to sign up for an Amazon account if you don’t have one. But there’s no purchase necessary. Once you’re signed up, visit this link where you’ll see the available shows.

Amazon’s attempt to placate cooped up kids comes after a number of other organizations have offered up free streaming content, including the NBA, the NFL, PBS, and Sling TV. In fact, if you take advantage of free signup offers, you can actually test out every single major streaming service totally free.     

There’s no clear answer how long this free content will last, so if you have kids, you’d better take advantage while it’s available. There’s a decent chance it will stay around for a while though, as it’s great advertising for Amazon’s streaming service, usually a part of the $119.99 Prime package.

Artie Beaty