From Tinder to MasterClass – the best free premium content you can get now
Take a MasterClass with Martin Scorsese, learn how to code and more
No more suryanamaskars with your besties in Jogger’s Park. The vacation to Paris to see what Mona Lisa has been smiling about will have to wait. Unfortunately, your mother’s morning motivation messages have only got more intense. When things started to seem bleak in lockdown, various companies are offering free premium content for people stuck at home.
This won’t just encourage people to stay at home and abide by social distancing as we try to level the Coronavirus curve, but maybe even help us learn and try something new.
Free premium content to indulge in right now
MasterClass is a renowned subscription-based online education platform that hosts tutorials and video lectures from experts in various fields. These range from a filmmaking course by Martin Scorsese to voice lessons from Christina Aguilera and makeup class with Bobbi Brown.
As a gesture during the lockdown, MasterClass is letting members gift a free year-long MasterClass all-access pass to someone of their choosing as a special thank you.
Physique 57 Mumbai
Fitness company Physique 57 had to shut its studios worldwide, so they took their lessons online. Starting March 25, Physique 57 launched online group classes via Zoom that are complimentary till the end of this month.
So, even if you’re stuck at home, you can still get in a full-body workout by signing up for their daily sessions. You can check out the full schedule on Physique 57 Mumbai’s Instagram handle and don’t forget to sign up for each day’s class.
The brand announced that with the beginning of curfew, they’ve made their app free for all to access. Available on both App Store and Google Play, they’ve also kick-started a #ReadInstead Lit Fest to keep us entertained through lockdown including masterclasses with Manu Pillai and Rujuta Diwekar, a writing workshop with Neharika Gupta and who doesn’t want to listen to Konkona Sharma read a story?
Girls Who Code
So, you want to try something new during a lockdown? Why not coding?
Girls Who Code, an educational group encouraging female programmers to bridge the gender gap in the technology industry announced their new program called #CodeAtHome.
They’re releasing a new at-home curriculum comprising of educational coding activities that people can download free of charge around the world. The activities will be released weekly and vary in levels of difficulty.
Amazon Prime Video and Audible
Jeff Bezos may be a lot of things, but he clearly heard the silent pleas of parents struggling to keep their children entertained through the lockdown.
Amazon Prime Video has made some premium content free with titles for kids and family-friendly watching on their platform. The Economic Times reported that shows such as Pete the Cat, Baahubali: The Lost Legends, JustAddMagic’ and many nursery rhymes are available now free of charge for Indian viewers.
On Audible, they’ve given access to a curated collection of free audio stories to keep “young minds active, alert, and engaged.”
To combat the growing Coronavirus anxiety and cabin fever taking hold globally, Sanvello, a digital self-care platform and mental health app announced that they’re making premium content free for both their iOS and Android users.
You have access to their guided meditations, health tracker and more using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy techniques and mindfulness to cope with depression and anxiety.
You may not be able to have date nights at a swanky restaurant right now but you can still meet and connect with people. Tinder is making sure of that.
They’ve their Passport feature free for everyone till April 30. Tinder’s Passport allows you to switch your location (previously locked to your current location) to anywhere in the world, opening up the scope of potential matches and conversations beyond borders.
We think Fitbit got disappointed in us as the trackers slowed down with our self-imposed house arrest.
To overcome our lack of gym access, the company is making 40 new pieces of premium content free in the Fitbit app.
“Anyone new to Fitbit Premium can get a 90-day free trial of this paid subscription, which includes personalized health insights, health guidance, advanced sleep tools, customized programs, and 150+ workouts from fitness brands,” stated the company’s CEO James Park.
If the premium isn’t available where you live, they’re also offering a 90-day free trial where you can stream video workouts on your phone and computer.
We never thought the day would come that PornHub became the philanthropic hero we need.
Not only has the company pledged to donate 50,000 surgical masks to medics and first responders in New York City but for the rest of us, they’re offering free premium content worldwide to keep people… occupied and in their homes.
However, with the porn ban in place in India, we may need to whip out our thinking caps on how to circumvent the page blocks.
Stay home and help flatten the curve! Since COVID-19 continues to impact us all, Pornhub has decided to extend Free Pornhub Premium worldwide until April 23rd. So enjoy, stay home, and stay safe 🔥 https://t.co/ZponKGKSJn #StayHomehub pic.twitter.com/DxWJGBnNkC
— Pornhub ARIA (@Pornhub) March 24, 2020