Rejoice, parents! Amazon has announced that it will stream more than 40 children’s shows to all customers for free worldwide.
This means that the e-commerce and streaming giant will not require you to have an Amazon Prime account in order to access the content.
The content at this point will be all family-friendly programming that will include a mix of Amazon Original kid and family shows, PBS kid series and other select third-party family movies and TV series licensed from studio partners.
According to TechCrunch, Amazon will continue to work with content partners in order to add to the collection over time.
Most of the current content in the collection is for preschool through 11-year-olds, and doesn’t include any recently released movies.
Also, though access to the company’s family-friendly titles is free, users must sign in with a valid Amazon account, which is also free. Additionally, parents should take note that the specific availability of titles will depend on your location.
Amazon will be providing full access to its original kids’ series and specials, including titles such as The Dangerous Book for Boys, Lost in Oz, Pete the Cat, Costume Quest, and Tumble Leaf.
In the U.S., Amazon is offering a few PBS Kids shows for free, including season 10 of Arthur, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Odd Squad, and Dinosaur Train.
The company has set up a landing page for the free kids’ titles at this link.
In addition, the eCommerce company has also put together a list of over 80 family movies that are likewise available to watch for free — with ads — through its IMDb subsidiary, IMDb TV.
The free IMDb TV movies include: Scooby-Doo: The Movie and Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, both Stuart Little films, The Muppets Take Manhattan and Muppets From Space, both The Smurfs movies, Megamind and All Dogs Go to Heaven.