Focus on the Family has launched a free streaming service for families stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, while VidAngel has extended its free access through the end of April.
Focus on the Family’s new platform, called [email protected], includes well-known Focus on the Family video content, such as Adventures in Odyssey and McGee and Me, as well as feature films like Every Boy Needs a Hero and Mully. Additional content will be added in the coming weeks.
The free platform is available at FocusontheFamily.com/Streaming. A sample of Focus on the Family’s Adventures in Odyssey audio series is available at [email protected] The full Adventures in Odyssey audio library can be accessed at OACLUB.org, where a 28-day free trial is available.
“During this pandemic, we know a lot of people are struggling to find creative ways to engage their families and their kids, which is why we’re dedicated to offering resources through this platform at no charge,” said Focus on the Family president Jim Daly. “Apart from our faith, nothing is more important than family in times like this. Together we can make the most of it and create a stronger family unit than ever before.”
Meanwhile, VidAngel has extended its free offer through April 30. The streaming service offers titles such as The Chosen, The Riot and the Dance, Chasing American Legends and Dry Bar Comedy. VidAngel allows families to skip objectionable content on Netflix and Amazon Prime. (A subscription to either Netflix or Prime is required.) Visit VidAngel.com.
“During the last two weeks, we’ve been grateful that so many families have accessed VidAngel and enjoyed bringing us into their homes,” said Neal Harmon, CEO of VidAngel. “... Like so many wonderful American companies, we’re so happy to be able to pitch in some small way to make this difficult time a little easier.”
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Michael Foust has covered the intersection of faith and news for 20 years. His stories have appeared in Baptist Press, Christianity Today, The Christian Post, The Leaf-Chronicle, the Toronto Star and the Knoxville News-Sentinel.