Stir-crazy homebound kids will soon have more options to pass the time, as Amazon has announced it is opening up free streaming access to more than 40 children’s series (including Amazon Originals) previously available only with a Prime subscription to all of its customers, worldwide.
The newly free package of shows and specials includes animated originals for kids and preschoolers such as Costume Quest, Creative Galaxy, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Jessy & Nessy, Lost in Oz. Pete the Cat, Tumble Leaf and Wishenpoof.
In the U.S., select seasons of PBS KIDS favorites available for free include Arthur season 10, Caillou S1, Cyberchase S1, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood S1 & S2 and Dinosaur Train S1 & S2. (Prime members can subscribe to PBS KIDS through Amazon Channels for $4.99 per month for even more content.)
European viewers can catch third-party offerings including Peppa Pig and Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom.
Plus, kids and families can weather the coronavirus crisis with more than 80 family movies curated by Amazon and available to watch for free (with ads) from subsidiary IMDb TV. These include The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland, All Dogs Go to Heaven 1 & 2, The Care Bears Movie, Early Man, Megamind, The Muppets Take Manhattan, Muppets from Space, The Nut Job, Open Season 2, Rugrats Go Wild, Scooby-Doo: The Movie & Monsters Unleashed, Shrek Forever After, The Smurfs 1 & 2, Stuart Little 1 & 2, Surf’s Up and many more.
Amazon has set up a portal to all its post-paywall children’s content offerings here. These shows and movies are accessible with a valid, free Amazon account to customers worldwide — titles vary by location.
Amazon Prime Video is available with Amazon Prime membership, priced at $119 per year ($59 for Student membership) or $12.99 per month ($6.49 for Student).