At a time when the world is fighting the Coronavirus pandemic, social media is filled with images and videos. While some people are showing how they using their time, others have taken a funny approach and are posting memes. Companies like Amazon have taken a different approach to help those who are under lockdown. The Jeff Bezos-led firm has announced that it is offering select content for free to people under lockdown.
The offering includes kids shows and movies. Even if you do not have a Prime Membership, you can access the free content. Additionally, Audible, which is owned by Amazon, is also offering free audiobooks for kids during the lockdown.
Stories entertain. They teach. They keep young minds active, alert, and engaged. And this curated collection is FREE for everyone: https://t.co/3b2jS64fQc— Audible (@audible_com) March 19, 2020
‘For as long as schools are closed, we’re open. Starting today, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, which will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids,’ Audible said on its US website. The offer seems to be only valid in the US. However, when cross-checked on Twitter, the Indian arm of the firm had retweeted the original announcement from the US arm suggesting that users in India can also make most of the offer.
Cooped up in the house with nothing to do? Let us help out. We're giving everyone FREE ACCESS to both our Tinkle and Amar Chitra Katha comic apps for an entire month! Get a FREE one month subscription to our entire catalogue till March 31st, 2020! (1/3)#ACKComicsApp pic.twitter.com/eWb1L7dJVD— Amar Chitra Katha (@ACKComics) March 16, 2020
Amar Chitra Katha, a publication house founded by Anant Pai in 1967, is already offering 30-day free access to their archive, which include over a hundred Tinkle magazines and over 350 Amar Chitra Katha books, to provide content to children who are under self-quarantine. It was announced that the catalogue can be accessed for free till March 31, however, after a 21-day extension of the lockdown, the company is yet to announce any updates on the free subscription.