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Amazon recently announced it’s removed the paywall from it’s Amazon Prime Kids video section giving parents across the world something to cheer about.
We are all living in some very unusual times right now. Many parents, kids, business travelers, employees, etc, are all learning a new reality: work from home and stay at home. Some families are struggling to find ways to keep their kids from getting too restless while still trying to work from their home offices. Amazon has offered one additional solution to the mix.
In a spate of good news, Amazon announced that it has opened it’s Amazon Prime Kids video section up free of charge. We recently covered Amazon and their new Amazon Cinema feature which brings in-theater movies to the Prime Video platform. This is another step in providing additional content for disrupted customers struggling to keep their sanity while spending an excessively long period of time home (and likely indoor).
Previously, Amazon had offered most of (if not all) of it’s kids section free to Amazon Prime subscribers. The difference here is that Amazon is now offering access to this section even if you are not a current Amazon Prime customer. You will only need to have an account with Amazon (which is free, of course).
This is a savvy move on Amazon’s part and will likely result in an uptick in new Amazon Prime subscribers when it’s all said and done.
The downside (if you can even call it that) to this new “offer” from Amazon is that the target demographic for most of the Amazon Prime Kids shows is younger aged children typically pre-school to younger ages (around 11). Middle school aged children and above probably will not find anything that piques their interest.
What Shows are Available on Amazon Prime Kids?
- If you give a mouse a cookie
- Pete the Cat
- The Odd Squad
- Ready Jet Go
- Wild Kratts (a huge fav in our house!)
What do I need to get Amazon Prime Kids Free?
All that is required to get access to Amazon’s new free kids shows on Prime is a free Amazon account. A Prime membership is NOT needed.
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Thanks, be safe, and stay home
Be safe out there, everyone. We are living in some unusual times, that’s for sure. Be safe. Stay home and love your family!
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