The quarantine caused by the coronavirus pandemic caused several online services to release its contents, which are normally paid for, free of charge. The initiative aims to encourage people to stay in prison at home, to prevent the spread of Covid-19. It is possible to have access to Globoplay content, books on Amazon and even a free online psychologist service. Next, check out a list of services that are free in the isolation period. It is worth mentioning that the shares have a limited duration and will then return to their regular prices.
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1. Free books on Amazon
For reading lovers, Amazon has released hundreds of digital books for free download. The e-books are of varied themes: in addition to science fiction and books on history and philosophy, the company also offers copies of classic literature and even master’s and doctoral theses. The works can be purchased at the Amazon Kindle Store or on the company’s website, by selecting the «Books» option and then the «Kindle e-book» format. Once downloaded, books can be read on Kindle devices or, also, in the free application for computers, tablets and Android and iPhone (iOS) smartphones.
Amazon releases digital version of books for free – Photo: Reproduction / Guilherme Ramos
2. More reading options on Scribd
In addition to e-books, Scribd made its entire collection available free of charge. The initiative releases, for 30 days, millions of audiobooks, magazine articles and more, without the need for credit card registration. According to the company’s CEO, Trip Adler, the objective of the action is that anyone can have access to their favorite books, whether for entertainment or seeking knowledge in any area. To take advantage of the promotion, just go to the official Scribd website and redeem the 30 free days that will be available.
Scribd releases its entire collection to the public – Photo: Disclosure / Scribd
As many schools and colleges are suspending classes, Adobe has granted access to some of its applications to facilitate distance learning. The company made programs like Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Connect available for free for students and teachers to continue classroom progress at home. The first, available until May 31, is a set of applications that includes tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat. The second, released free for 90 days, is software for online presentations and conferences.
Adobe makes programs available for free to assist in distance learning – Photo: Disclosure / Adobe
4. Movies and series on Globoplay
Globoplay, TV Globo’s streaming service, made some content freely available to non-subscribers of the platform, aimed at children and adolescents. It is possible to watch children’s series, such as Sítio do Pica-pau Amarelo and Detectives do Prédio Azul, in addition to all seasons of Malhação and the series Sandy e Júnior.
Globoplay gives free access to non-subscribers – Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora
Free content will be available for 30 days and it is possible to access Globoplay in several ways: by computer, Android and iOS mobile phone or tablet, smart TVs, Chromecast, Android TV and Apple TV, with apps independent of each device. To enter the platform, the user needs to use their Globo Account.
5. Yoga classes at Down Dog
For those looking to relax and exercise at the same time, Down Dog (www.downdogapp.com) is offering free Yoga classes until April 1st. The application, available for Android and iPhone phones, also has a web version and already offered some demonstration classes after registration. However, due to the quarantine and the recommendation to avoid crowds, the company released its content free of charge to users.
Down Dog releases Yoga classes for free to any user – Photo: Reproduction / Guilherme Ramos
The tool creates an experience close to that of a Yoga studio, with background music and images to instruct and guide the practitioner. To access, simply create an account on the service.
6. Free Tinder passport
Social seclusion also affects flirting. Still, Tinder has found a way to keep its users from being lonely, even if they are isolated at home. The Passport feature allows you to connect with anyone, anywhere in the world and will be available until April 30 for all Tinder members. Usually, the tool is only released to subscribers of Plus and Gold plans.
Tinder passport will give the user match options in different places around the world – Photo: Disclosure / Tinder
With the Passport, the user will be able to choose a city and then give likes and matches with people from that region. You can only visit a different city each day, but you can change your location (thus allowing other people to find you when they search for that region) as often as you like. Then, just start chatting with the matches.
7. Consultation with free and online psychologist
The portal Psicologia Viva (www.psicologiaviva.com.br) is providing free online psychological assistance to residents of the state of São Paulo during quarantine. The platform allows the user to talk to authorized psychologists with confidentiality, convenience, ease and security.
The portal Psicologia Viva offers free and safe consultations – Photo: Reproduction / Guilherme Ramos
An algorithm assists in the choice of professionals, who are licensed by the regional and federal councils of psychology. This benefit is valid until March 31 and, to schedule an appointment online, just access the official website of Psicologia Viva and fill out a registration with name, email and preferred time.
8. Free movies on Spcine Play
Streaming Spcine Play is making all of its content available for free for 30 days, as a result of an action by the city of São Paulo. The platform seeks to encourage local and national film productions, with films from the city’s film festivals. In addition to films, the site also has concerts and other cultural attractions in São Paulo.
Spcine Play has several film and cultural productions in the city of São Paulo – Photo: Reproduction / Guilherme Ramos
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