Amazon Prime Video makes some kids shows free to stream

Costume Quest -- Courtesy of Amazon Prime Video -- Acquired via DKC PR
Costume Quest -- Courtesy of Amazon Prime Video -- Acquired via DKC PR /

Some of the top kid’s shows on Amazon Prime Video are currently absolutely free to stream. There’s no need for a Prime membership.

There’s some great news for parents who don’t mind giving their kids a little bit more screentime during the current global pandemic. Amazon Prime Video is making a bunch of kid’s shows absolutely free. No Prime membership necessary at all.

Tech Crunch reports that it’s mostly the family shows that are available, those suitable for preschoolers. Some of the shows will be free globally, while others will be affected by current licensing agreements. The latter is especially the case for the third-party TV shows that Amazon wants to make available for families.

More from Amazon Originals

You can already check for the programs available free for you. In the U.S, many of the child-friendly Amazon Originals are available, including the likes of Costume QuestPete the CatTumble Leaf, and Wishenpoof. Out of the third-party content, we’re looking the likes of Design SquadNature Cat, and WordGirl.

The majority of TV shows that are aimed at preschoolers and younger school-aged children are available for free. Some of them, it’s only the first season, while others will have the full series available.

Amazon wants to make the current situation as easy as possible. Just recently, it decided to avoid stocking the fulfillment centers with non-essential items, making sure there are groceries and medicines available for those who need them. Amazon is also hiring an extra 100,000 people for the distribution centers and to deliver products.

The current move is designed to help parents who are suddenly working from home with no childcare in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. Schools and daycares have completely closed down in many parts of the world, with many businesses moving to home working where possible. Parents are looking for ways to help ease the stress of having the children at home, and Amazon Prime Video programming is certainly going to be popular for many.

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For more information about COVID-19, visit the CDC’s website or the website for your state’s Department of Health.

You can watch the kid’s programming for now without a subscription. If you would like a subscription for more, you can get Amazon Prime Video with a 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime.