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Americans all over the United States are being encouraged to telecommute if possible and practice social distancing, which means extra time spent at home.
With bars, restaurants, gyms and theaters closing rapidly in an effort to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, more people are looking for ways to entertain themselves, which means an uptick in the demand for new content on streaming services such as Netflix, Disney+, and Amazon Prime Video.
Now streamers are competing against each other in order to win viewers by releasing new shows and movies and even offering free or discounted trial periods.
Check out a few deals below:
Unlimited TV shows, movies, documentaries, and more during a 30-day free trial period. After that, it's $9-16/mo.
It's new drama series "Little Fires Everywhere" released three new episodes one day earlier than its scheduled release date.
If you just want Hulu, a 30-day free trial is available for basic access (with ads) and a 7-day trial is available for content with no ads. After it's $6-12/mo.
There is also a free seven-day trial or you can do a bundle package with Disney+ and EPSN+ for $13/month.
"Frozen 2" dropped three months earlier than planned for home viewers. "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" is also being released early.
It's offering its usual rate of a 7-day free trial period. After, it's $7/mo. Plus, subscribers get access to National Geographic, Marvel, Pixar and other Star Wars content.
The programming is free during a seven-day trial period.
Amazon Prime Video
It's programming, such as "Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" and the "Jack Ryan" series, is free during a 30-day free trial period. After it's $13/mo or $119/yr.
The programming is free during a seven-day trial period. After it's $15/mo.
CBS All Access
The programming is free during a seven-day trial period. After it's $6-10/mo.
The programming is free during a seven-day trial period and features series such as "Billions," "Homeland," and "Ray Donovan."
It's offering thousands of hours of free programming on a temporary basis because of coronavirus. Viewers can access different news programs like ABC News Live to stay informed about the pandemic as well as entertainment for kids.
The streamer is owned by AMC Networks and features documentaries and dramas. It's extending their seven-day free trial to 30 days.
“As many people face prolonged isolation and potential economic hardship in the coming weeks, we are extending our free trials from 7 days to 30 days to give consumers an entertaining escape during this difficult time,” Miguel Penella, the president of AMC Networks SVOD, said in a statement to Adweek.
The faith-based streaming service, which is home to "The Chosen" and "Dry Bar Comedy" will stream content for free until March 30.
"Our company decided to work from home before it was recommended by the state of Utah or the Federal Government," CEO Neal Harmon told Fox News. "When we saw how difficult it was for our own children not to see their friends, we decided this would be the best way we could help."
Another faith-based streaming service, Minno has elected to offer a free "church at home" feature, "an easy-to-use, home-based digital Sunday School experience," according to a statement obtained by Fox News.
“Using Minno Church at Home, families can worship, learn, pray together, and download activities with the click of a button on Sunday and throughout the week," said Minno CEO Erick Gross in the statement. "On weekdays, while children are out of school, parents can take advantage of free daily devotionals, as well as selections from our catalog of programming that is always curated on the foundations of care for others.”
Crown Media Family Networks, the parent company of the Hallmark Channel, is giving new users a free 30-day trial to Hallmark Movies Now. The SVOD platform is sure to delight fans as it features hours of Hallmark series and movies.