Games, apps, music, videos, messengers, ebooks & video conferencing released for free during quarantine:

It is recommended to visit WHO website if you need current info regarding coronavirus pandemic, COVID 19.

COVID 19 has created havoc with social life of public as the only escape available from this deadly infection is isolation and home quarantine.

Luckily there are many outlets, networks, digital libraries and channels providing free-games, ebooks, videos and much more to make life relaxed during quarantine.

These are difficult times. Different people are reacting differently to the deadly pandemic.

As entertainment centres are closed due to the newly emerged concept of ‘social distancing’, people require other ways to keep themselves amused.

Since the jobs are closed for millions people, money problems necessitate free means of entertainment.

Thankfully there is no dearth of free materials. There are various enterprises, outlets and other resource centres providing free materials. The list is very long which is further being enlarged with the passage of time.

The question arises why free? The answer is because these facilities are ad- supported.

Free stuff released during lockdown including video games, video conferencing, music, videos, ebooks & magazines are available below:

Free games, music, videos & ebooks during quarantine

Free Videos:

The resources like Netflix, HBO, Hulu are flooding the audience with free videos. Just have workable internet connectivity and patience for ads. Some other free stuff is available at:

Free videos during quarantine
Free videos during quarantine
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  • Kanopy
  • The Roku Channel
  • Tubi TV
  • Plex
  • Internet Archive
  • IMDb TV 
  • Vudu
  • Hoopla
  • Crackle
  • Pluto TV 
Amazon has developed a full-fledged library for children which are 100% free for all users.

Free ebooks and magazines:

Books are generally read only once, so why spend money on purchase of books when free materials are available.

You can get ebooks from your libraries.

In addition, you can also get free digital magazines from your library.

Just find out how your library can help you with free reading materials. Besides your library there are numerous other outlets and resources which are capable and willing to assist you in providing free reading materials.

If required, you can also download free ebooks from the following resources:

Free ebooks & magazines during quarantine
Free ebooks & magazines during quarantine
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  • ManyBooks
  • Goodreads
  • Project Gutenberg
  • Smashwords
  • Digilibraries
  • Authorama
  • LibriVox
  • BookBub
  • BookLending
Luckily free contents are also available which are meant specifically for your kids. The Audible has a huge collection of audiobooks the Youngers can enjoy and appreciate as well.

Free video games:

Free ebooks are not the only option to pass time during isolation strategy, there are various modes of entertainment including free games?

A little search will show that you need not spend money on games as there are many enterprises, outlets and resources available to satisfy your interest.

Free video games during quarantine
Free video games during quarantine
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  • Apex Legends
  • League of Legends
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic
  • Fortnite: Battle Royale
  • Call of Duty Warzone
  • 27 more free games from GOG

Free video conferencing:

As pandemic has compelled people to stay at home and work from home, the need and utility of videoconferencing is beyond any dispute. Though in use for a long time, but never utilized, the availability of videoconferencing and video chat has offered a golden opportunity to the government departments, business corporations and enterprises.

Free video conferencing during quarantine
Free video conferencing during quarantine
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  • Marco Polo
  • FaceTime
  • Skype
  • Facebook Messenger
  • Zoom
  • Google Meet
  • WhatsApp

Free music and audio:

It is a fact that entertainment business has suffered a lot due to coronavirus as music shows, stage performances and other such modes of entertainment is no longer allowed.

Free music & audio during lockdown
Free music & audio during lockdown
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Don’t be disappointed. There are numerous venues and enterprises willing to provide free or cheaper music:
  • Pandora
  • Podcasts for iPhone
  • Google Podcasts for Android
  • An Act of God
  • The Half-Life of Marie Curie
  • Amazon Music
  • Evil Eye
  • Spotify
  • Proof of Love
  • Sakina's Restaurant
  • Feeding the Dragon
  • The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey

Luckily free contents are also available which are meant specifically for your kids. The Audible has a huge collection of audiobooks and stories the Youngers can appreciate.

Free educational resources:

The deadly coronavirus has forcibly closed all schools and other educational institutions. Not certain when the school, colleges and universities are opening again and the academic year might certainly be wasted if the utility and available opportunity of distance learning not adhered to:

Free educational resources for kids during lockdown
Free educational resources for kids during lockdown
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Don’t worry; there are many tools available to keep your kids academically busy during such perplexing times of school closures:
  • PBS Kids
  • Prodigy Math
  • Scholastic Learn at Home
  • Age of Learning
  • Mystery Science
  • Khan Academy

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