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PCU Zeitgeist: Free for Quarantine

A few things to do in quarantine…

Since the start of the Quarantine 2020, varying streaming platforms and mobile apps have offered longer than usual free trials to fight the boredom while we all stay home.  I’ve done my best to compile a list.


  • All links included are current information as of April 3, 2020
  • I live in Washington, DC, USA, so some of these offers may not be available in your area.
  • I presume the free trials are for new subscribers only. Please read the provider’s page for more information.
  • I’ve only included services with subscription fees. Some may require a credit card to sign up.
  • None of the links in this post are affiliate links. Neither Pop Culture Uncovered, nor I will benefit from your patronage.

Starting off, if you are a cable subscriber, check your provider, they are making varying channels available across all service tiers. For example, The Cooking Channel is not included in my channel line up but my provider has made it available for a few weeks. The channels and times will vary; check your provider’s website for current offerings.


Verizon Fios



Streaming Television

All the following are offering 30 Day Trials

CBS All Access – expires April 23, 2020

Acorn TV with code FREE30.

Showtime Anytime expires May 3rd

Shudder with promo code SHUTIN


Hallmark Now

Sundance Now with promo code SUNDANCENOW30

Amazon Prime Video

If you are a member of Amazon Prime, search around the channels inside the app, there may be offers hiding in there. In a search conducted on April 3, Curiosity Stream (documentaries) is offering a 30-day free trial; this offer is not available on their website. Check back as the channel offerings could change.


For Fitness lovers:

Peloton 90 days free classes. It’s not just for exercise bikes.

Fitbit Premium 90-day free trial of Premium to help you stay active, sleep well, and manage stress. Unlock it all in the Fitbit app

Daily Burn  60 days free trial

Nike Training Club premium subscription is free indefinitely

Down Dog Free until May 1.

Centr  6 weeks free. This is Chris Hemsworth’s Fitness App because we all want to work out with the God of Thunder.

For Crafts & Hobbies

Bluprint all classes for free until April 16th.

Nikkon offering free photography classes

For Forever Students

Skillshare always offers 60 day free trials

Coursera all the courses are free, you only pay if you wish to receive a certificate that you took the course.

LinkedIn Learning/ 30 day free trial

This is what I could find as of today. Did you find anything giving an extended free trial? Let me know in the comments and I’ll update the post!

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