HBO offers 500 Hours of Free Streaming
HBO said it would be making 500 hours of programming free to stream over HBO NOW and HBO GO without a subscription, starting Friday, April 3.
Shows that audiences can stream include some of the best television shows ever made, like “The Sopranos” and “The Wire,” and other very good HBO shows like “Veep” and “Six Feet Under.”
Movie titles like “Pokémon Detective Pikachu”, “Crazy, Stupid, Love” and back catalog gems like (one of my favorite movies of all-time) “Empire of the Sun” join docuseries including “McMillion$” and “The Case Against Adnan Syed” as free-to-stream offerings as well.
Hallmark Channel Announces Free 30-Day Trial to Stream Your Favorite Series and Movies
The company is offering new users a free 30-day trial to its SVOD platform, Hallmark Movies Now. The service, which is now doubling up on its popular Christmas movie offerings, features hundreds of hours of Hallmark series and movies. You can sign up here.
Hallmark Publishing is also offering a free e-book, A Country Wedding, on its website in addition to hosting a virtual book club about the novel on Facebook. Select e-book titles are available for $0.99.
Amazon Opens Free Streaming Kids’ Shows to All Customers Worldwide
Amazon is now offering some of its kids’ content previously available free only to Prime Video members.
To access the content you need to have a free, valid Amazon account and use it to sign in. Click here
The kids’ titles available vary by country/region. In the U.S., the selection includes PBS Kids series such as “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” “Arthur” and “Bali”; and Amazon Originals such as “Pete the Cat,” “The Stinky Dirty Show,” and “Costume Quest.
Audible Is Offering Free Audiobooks to Kids Stuck at Home
Audible is offering free audiobooks for kids.
“For as long as schools are closed, we will be open,” the company posted on its site. “Keeping to our founding belief that the spoken word can be inspiring and transporting in deeply intimate ways, we have created Stories.Audible.com — a place where anyone, in any country, can enjoy unlimited streaming of hundreds of titles for kids and families for free.”
To start listening, download the free app to your phone or visit the site. You will find a variety of children’s stories for all ages up to teens, including classics like “Winnie the Pooh”, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”, “Aladdin”, “Frankenstein” and “The Call of the Wild.”
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Don’t forget your local library! While most branches are closed, they offer digital resources including ebooks, audiobooks, movies and music.