VidAngel Giving Free Access to Families Stuck at Home Amid Coronavirus

With millions of American families being cooped up in their homes in response to the coronavirus outbreak, the streaming video service VidAngel made its platform free for two weeks to ensure access to family-friendly entertainment. 

The California-based company announced this week that all of its content can be accessed for free without a credit card until March 30, including the platform’s popular original series “The Chosen.”

“We understand how strapped working parents are right now trying to juggle kids at home and work from home, and we also know from personal experience how being away from school and not seeing their friends is a real challenge for all of our kids,” VidAngel CEO Neal Harmon said in a statement Monday.

“That’s why we’re making VidAngel completely free for the next two weeks.”

Harmon hopes that free access to VidAngel’s content will serve as a “relief” to families in the “face of stress.”

“The VidAngel family, just like your own, has an opportunity to pitch in and do whatever we can to help our communities weather this crisis. We hope that in some small way this will help,” Harmon said.

Along with its original content, VidAngel allows families to skip distasteful and objectionable content found on Netflix, Amazon’s Prime Video and other media streaming platforms by linking their subscriptions.

While no credit card is required to access the content, VidAngel will make users agree to “practice social distancing” during the coronavirus pandemic. So far, the virus has killed over 10,000 people worldwide. There are over 14,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the United States with 210 confirmed deaths as of Friday.

Along with “The Chosen” (about the life of Jesus Christ), families will also get access to programs like James Dobson’s teaching series, “Building a Family Legacy,” VidAngel’s original series “Family Night Out,” as well as hundreds of episodes of its family-friendly standup comedy show “Dry Bar Comedy,”

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Samuel Smith

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