Coronavirus: eight online services that are free during quarantine

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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.

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, the books can be read on Kindle devices or, also, in the free application for computers, tablets and Android and iPhone (iOS) smartphones.

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.

3. Adobe programs
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.

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4. Globoplay films and series
Globoplay, TV Globo’s streaming service, made some content freely available to non-subscribers of the platform, aimed at children and adolescents. You can watch children’s series, such as Sítio do Pica-pau Amarelo and Detectives do Prédio Azul, in addition to all the seasons of Malhação and the series Sandy e Júnior.

The 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 quarantine and the recommendation to avoid crowds, the company released its content free of charge to users.

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 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. Normally, the tool is only released to subscribers of Plus and Gold plans.


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