Netflix Unlocks 10 Documentaries and Series to Stream for Free on YouTube
Netflix is the once again joining the growing list of streamers offering free content during the COVID-19 pandemic. The streaming giant announced that 10 of their original educational documentary films and series will now be available to watch for free on their YouTube channel.
According to Variety, Netflix has previously given access to teachers, allowing them to stream various titles in their classrooms. However, since schools have shut down and they can’t gather students in one space, access on YouTube makes it easier. In addition to the films and series, Netflix is also giving access to “educational resources with each title, including study guides and Q&As with some of the creators behind the documentary projects,” Variety reports.
Titles included are, Ava DuVernay’s “13th,” season 1 of “Abstract: The Art of Design,” five episodes “Babies,” “Chasing Coral,” seven episodes of “Explained,” “Knock Down the House,” “Our Planet,” “Period. End of Sentence.,” “The White Helmets,” and “Zion.” As it stands, all titles are in English. However Netflix revealed they will be adding subtitles in more than a dozen languages.
Last month, Amazon gave access to children’s content that was previously exclusive to Prime Video customers, including Amazon original series “Just Add Magic,” “Pete the Cat” and “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.” Select seasons of PBS Kids shows such as “Arthur,” “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” “Odd Squad” and “Wild Kratts” are also available, and in Europe, third-party content includes “Peppa Pig” and “Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom.”
The company has also unleashed a host of movies on the ad-supported IMDb TV, which includes “Shrek Forever After,” “Scooby-Doo: The Movie,” “Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed,” “Stuart Little,” “Stuart Little 2,” “Short Circuit,” just to name a few.