Let me guess? You're stuck at home and running out of things to watch. You've seen every episode of The Office and are looking for something fresh and exciting to binge. Thankfully, many streaming services and other tech companies are now offering their services for free during this time of crisis. Whether it's movies or music, we have something for you to occupy your extra time. Continue browsing the next five slides to learn about 25+ free things you can get in quarantine right now.
Free Streaming TV and Movies
- HBO: HBO is enticing people to stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic by making almost 500 hours of its most popular programming available to stream for free. You can watch popular shows like The Sopranos, Veep, Succession, and more.
- AMC: AMC is offering hours of popular programming from across its networks, including shows from AMC, BBC America, IFC, and SundanceTV.
- Quibi: The recently launched video service offers short video clips designed for your phone. Enjoy a free 90-day trial if you sign up by April 20.
- CBS All Access: Customers who sign up for a 30-day trial can extend it to a free 60-day trial with the code ENJOY. Y0u can watch all the best episodes of Picard, Hawaii Five-O, and Survivor, to name a few.
- PBS Kids: PBS is making some of its kids shows available for free on Amazon. Free titles include select seasons of Arthur, Wild Kratts, Word World, and more.
- Amazon Prime for Kids: Amazon's Prime Video is streaming free entertainment and educational content for kids and their families. All it requires is a basic Amazon account.
- Noggin: Parents with young children will appreciate Noggin from Nickelodeon. It has all the classic kids shows, such as Dora the Explorer, Blue's Clues, and Peppa Pig. You can sign up for free and enjoy an extended 60-day trial of the streaming service.
Free Fitness Apps
- Peloton: Known for its high-tech bikes, Peloton has a companion app with workouts that'll help you avoid the "corona 20" weight gain. A new user can take advantage of an extended 90-day trial of its subscription.
- Golds Gym: Work up a sweat with more than 600 audio and video workouts as well as motivating DJ mixes to keep you going. Users can access this content through the Goldsamp app until the end of May.
- Echelon: Use your free time to take a live or on-demand online fitness class with one of Echelon's trainers. The service is offering a free 90-day trial of its FitPass app, which is available for Android and iOS. Once the free trial is over, FitPass costs $20 per month.
- Walk the Distance: Hike the Appalachian trail for free with Walk the Distance, a virtual hiking app for iOS that converts your daily steps to miles on the national scenic footpath.
- GOG: GOG is offering twenty-seven classic and indie games for free. Some are old, some are new, but all of them are a great way to pass the time.
- Google Stadia: Google is waiving the $130 signup fee, and it is making its online game catalog available for free.
- Steam: Steam is always discounting games, and right now, it is offering Drawful 2 for free. Grab it soon as it is only available until April 11. When that title is gone, you can scour the catalog to see what other games are free or nearly free to play.
- Epic Games: Epic Games gives you free games every week. Check out the free games and free to play games here. Titles include World War Z, Figment, Fortnite: Battle Royale, and more.
Free Music Streams
- SiriusXM: SiriusXM is making all of its music channels and talk shows, including Howard Stern, available to stream for free until May 15. You can listen online or via the SiriusXM app.
- The Metropolitan Opera: The Metropolitan Opera is offering a nightly opera stream until it re-opens. Each day, you can watch or listen to a different selection from the opera house's Live in HD series. Each show is available for a little less than a day.
- SXSW Film Festival: Pining for the quality indie films at SXSW? Then look no further than Amazon, which will be screening select SXSW films for free for ten days. These films will be available to anyone, not just Prime members.
- Amazon Music HD: Amazon is offering a 90-day trial to its Music HD subscription. This is an excellent alternative if you don't subscribe to Spotify or Apple Music.
- Nugs.tv: Nugs is streaming free concerts from its archives in exchange for a donation MusiCares, a fund to help musicians struggling during this time of social distancing.
- Seattle Symphony: The Seattle Symphony is playing music that will soothe your soul, and they are doing it for free on YouTube and Facebook.
Free Sports Videos
- MLB, NHL, NBA, and NFL: All the major sports leagues are making archived games and documentaries available for free for a limited time. Find out more here for the MLB, NHL, NBA, and NFL.
- Baseball: Missing early-season baseball? Then PBS has got you covered. The broadcast network is making the 1994 Ken Burns documentary Baseball available for free.
- WWE: Cheering on your favorite wrestling personality can be quite the stress reliever. Watch the best of the WWE network for free with a 30-day trial.