Bored? Stir-Crazy? Here are several ideas for filling your time while at home. Most of the items below are free or at least free for a certain amount of time. One great quarantine boredom buster has always been going to the movies. Universal Pictures is now releasing their movies that are currently in theaters online to rent at home for a limited time because of the coronavirus. You can watch them on your streaming TV platforms like Roku, Fire Stick, and Netflix. Rental cost $19.99. You have 30 days to start viewing and 48 hours to watch.
List of artists offering free online concerts while you are stuck at home.
The Metropolitan Opera offers a free nightly opera stream. Access the stream, with subtitles, via the link below or through the Met Opera on Demand apps for Apple, Amazon, and Roku devices and Samsung Smart TV. The free streams are available on the apps without logging in by clicking “Browse and Preview” in the apps for connected TV, and “Explore the App” on tablets and mobile devices. View Schedule and Links here
Royal Opera House is streaming free ballet and opera online during coronavirus outbreak. Live-streamed via Facebook and YouTube, virtual performances will include appearances from some of the industry’s most talented ballet dancers and opera singers – and they’re all completely free.
Broadway HD is a streaming service that allows you to watch your favorite Broadway hits. It is Free for one week but has a subscription service if you do not cancel before it ends.
Popsugar Fitness has many videos on YouTube.
Peloton is offering 90-days free on its app. The app can be used with any bike or tread, and the offerings also include floor workouts, yoga, and meditation classes. Other companies are offering free workouts and Yoga classes on social media sites like Facebook, youtube and IGTV.
Reading, Research and Online Education
Scottsdale libraries offer free ebooks, audiobooks, music, movies, magazines, AcornTV, newspapers and kids’ books that can be accessed on computers and mobile devices. All you need is your library card and 4-digit PIN. More information and help can be found at Scottsdalelibrary.org/downloadables.
“Frozen” actor Josh Gad is reading to kids on Twitter each night. You can watch the ones you have missed here.
Hoopla is a web and mobile library. You can borrow movies, TV shows, comics and more for free
Resources for parents including educational resources are available here
Live Zoo and Aquarium Webcams
- San Diego Zoo Live Webcams
- Kids Activities and Games from San Diego Zoo
- Watch Safari’s from home with the Cincinnati Zoo
- Houston Zoo Webcams
- National Zoo
- Georgia Aquarium
We hope you found a few resources to engage your mind, body or spirit. Be safe during these crazy times. If you have questions about COVID-19 be sure to get your answers from a reliable source. Visit the CDC dedicated page for COVID-19 here.